Stone tile fabricator Island Stone has introduced a mosaic tile product featuring Halo Edging, a process that combines a defined perimeter shape with precise placement of specially cut stones.
“At Island Stone, we’re known for our expertise in creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind mosaics, from the sourcing of natural stones from locales around the world to the precise hand-placement of those stones in the finished product,” Sander Nauenberg, director of sales and marketing, says. “With Halo Edging, we wanted to blend that expertise with growing consumer demand for geometry.”
Once the outer edges of the product are established, the center is filled in with tightly placing individual stones to create the finished sheet. As a result, the modern geometric mosaic tiles combine the best of both worlds: finished tiles ready to be placed en masse in a repeating pattern while still maintaining the feel of natural stone mosaics.
Though mosaics in geometric shapes is available in the market place, creating those shapes from non-geometric, naturally occurring, and custom-placed individual stones is truly unique, the company says.
The Halo Edging technique launches with Honeycomb, a hexagon shape measuring just under a foot, tip to tip. Each piece is made with natural Indonesian stone in Random, featuring tumbled shapes, or Cobble, which boast a pebble-like appearance. Both styles are available in six color blends.
The mesh-backed hexagon mosaic pieces are installed by using standard spacers to create a ¼-inch grout joint. A contrasting sanded grout is recommended to highlight the design.
Products can be used for walls and floors in exterior and interior applications.