Our Pique Assiette Porcelain Flats are hard durable porcelain pieces fired with classic china patterns for use in traditional pique assiette mosaic work. While most edges are kiln rounded, nearly all bags contain a few broken pieces with sharp edges. Given that, please do not order if handling sharp edges will be an issue. These are equally suitable as cutting stock and as finished tile. Smooth out any sharp edges with a Diamond-Grit File. Product image shows 1/4 kg of material (.55 lb). This amount will cover roughly 4×4 inches (16 sq. in).
Pique Assiette Porcelain Flats
- tile size: irregular shapes with some breakage
- sales unit: 1/4 kg
- thickness: roughly 5mm
- material: porcelain
- variety: glazed
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
One bag of 1/4 kg will cover approximately 4×4 inches (16 in^2). Product photos show 1/4 kg.
These are slightly thicker than the glass tile we sell, and as such will be ideal if you are wanting your mosaic to have texture with tiles and regions that are a little higher than others. (Raised elements might present issues on a functional table top or floor, but for other decorative mosaics and art, texture and dimension are an easy way to add visual interest to your work).
Cutting Porcelain Flats
Cut these durable porcelain tiles using our Compound Tile Nipper.
Pique Assiette Porcelain Flats in Mosaic Art
Make borders around mosaic mirrors and mosaic pictures, or use as accents in mixed media mosaic artwork made from various types of tile. You can mix glass, porcelain, and stone tiles with souvenirs made of durable materials. Our Salvage Assortment includes a wide variety of tile shapes and materials.
Pique Assiette Mosaic StylePique assiette is a style of mosaic art traditionally incorporating broken china and found objects. It is a centuries-old folk art form of recycled art. See our Irregular Glazed Ceramic Tile for another ceramic option with a similar “broken” style.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or cutting and grouting tile, please see our Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions. You can also visit our How To Mosaic blog or our Mosaic Information Guide.