Creating a custom, vintage, hexagon tile floor pattern

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This board describes how YOU can glaze existing hexagon shaped tiles to make your own vintage, custom, hexagon file floor patterns.

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6 If you feel you are unable to create your own hexagons, try searching in Bing or Google Images under the words, "Hexagon Ceramic Tiles." You also might be able to find what you are looking for from a Mosaic Tile supplier.

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5 Your hexagon ceramic tile patterns can simple or ornate like this one.

5 Your hexagon ceramic tile patterns can simple or ornate like this one.

4 It's highly recommended that you do a test on a single tile first, to be certain you have just the perfect coverage on the tile. Glazes are touchy; too much causes bubbling, too little results in a streaky looking finished tile.  Always use a ceramic fan brush when you apply the glaze to the tile. Too much pressure makes streaks, so when you drag the brush across the tile, barely make contact.

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3 Once you know how many tiles make up your floret pattern, pull those off of your tile sheets, and clean the tile thoroughly.  Take those tiles to a local "ceramics" store, a potter, or ceramic artisan. They might be able to over-glaze the tiles for you to the color you desire.   If not, go to your local ceramic store, purchase a bottle of glaze and do it yourself.

3 Once you know how many tiles make up your floret pattern, pull those off of your tile sheets, and clean the tile thoroughly. Take those tiles to a local "ceramics" store, a potter, or ceramic artisan. They might be able to over-glaze the tiles for you to the color you desire. If not, go to your local ceramic store, purchase a bottle of glaze and do it yourself.

2. Plan out your design; for example, a floret. Each floret is comprised of 6 hexagons.   Now, how many do you require for your floor? Calculate your space and decide.

2. Plan out your design; for example, a floret. Each floret is comprised of 6 hexagons. Now, how many do you require for your floor? Calculate your space and decide.

1. Start with purchasing a base white or porcelain tile from your tile store.

1. Start with purchasing a base white or porcelain tile from your tile store.