Mosaic construction boards - It's what's under your mosaic that counts!
Mosaic boards provide a strong, waterproof, long-lasting substrate for mosaic decoration. Our boards are suitable for covering in tiles or over-the-top tesserae! An ideal substrate for thin bed tiling on walls and floors or even render finishes! The mosaic boards are of high performance, waterproof extruded polystyrene, faced with fibreglass mesh embedded into a cement polymer mortar on each side, which adds extra strength and rigidity to the board.
Board Sizes: (available in 1cm and 2 cm thickness)
30cm x 30cm
30cm x 60cm
60cm x 60cm
30cm x 30cm Weight = 230gm
Lightweight base - takes the hassles out of weighty substrates.
A great solution for mosaics to be displayed at art shows.
Save money on freight and postage.
Makes your mosaic lighter to carry around!
It's durable, waterproof and easy to cut to shape.
Use a saw or Stanley knife to cut the board into preferred size.
Purchase our fittings for hardware hanging (remember to purchase more fittings if you cut into more pieces!)
Fittings are only required if you wish to hang your mosaic.
Purchase OzMos 3000 # STANDARD and a suitable base colour and spread a coat over the sides and top of the board surface to strenghten and cover the hardware - gives a smooth finish. If you are transferring a mosaic made by the mosaic fibreglass mesh method, your board will be even stronger!
-Purchase the mosaic rubber float spreader and the notched trowel for ease of applying the mesh mosaic or spreading thinset topping on your mosaic board.
Purchase fibreglass mesh as a joining mesh if you wish to join boards together to make a larger board. Use the thinset as the mesh adhesive.
-Want a thicker board? Use thinset to glue to pieces of board together!
-Joining two or more pieces of board? Use a strip of fibreglass mesh over the join, front and back and then coat in thinset.
INSTALLATION OF HARDWARE: Mountings, countersunk screw, 40mm washer, small washer, D-ring, nut. Weight – 40gms per set of two
Price = $3.50 per set of two mountings - available in shop.
Select where you want to place the D-rings and then punch or drill a hole approx 4mm
Insert the screw through the 40mm washer so that it sits flush
Insert the screw into the hole in the Marmox board
Place the small washer onto the protruding screw
Place the D-ring onto the screw
Attach the nut and tightenwith a philips driver in the screw head and a pair of pliers on the nut. Don’t overtighten.
*It is recommended to put a coating of THINSET over the screwhead and washer on the mosaics side of the board, and along the exposed edges of the board.