Mosaic Cost Guide


At MEC, we create stunning custom mosaic tile art that reflects your unique style and vision. We understand that the cost of a custom mosaic project can be a concern, so we’ve created this cost guide to help you understand the factors that contribute to pricing.

Four factors that effect mosaic cost

Factors that Matter in Custom Mosaic Pricing

Several factors influence the cost of a custom mosaic project, including:


Glass mosaics are generally more affordable than marble mosaics. This is because glass is more readily available and easier to work with. Marble mosaics offer a wider range of textures and finishes, but their higher cost reflects the more specialized materials and techniques involved.


Water jet cutting is a precise and efficient method for shaping mosaic tiles, allowing for intricate designs and complex patterns. However, the specialized equipment and expertise required for water jet cutting make it more expensive than hand cutting. Hand cutting is a traditional method that produces unique, handmade tiles, but it is a more time-consuming process, which is reflected in the cost.

PIXL Mosaic

Low: Pixel cutting typically offers a cost-effective solution for basic designs and patterns.
Medium: As complexity increases, so does the cost. Medium-priced pixel cutting covers a range of intricate designs.
High: For highly detailed and intricate pixel-cut mosaics, the cost is at the higher end due to the precision required.

Handcut Mosaic

Low: Hand-cut mosaics start at a moderate price, suitable for simpler and less intricate designs.
Medium: As the design complexity and craftsmanship increase, so does the pricing. Medium-priced hand-cut mosaics cater to a broad range of artistic choices.
High: The highest price range is reserved for exceptionally detailed and labor-intensive hand-cut mosaic designs.


Waterjet Mosaic

Low: Waterjet cutting, known for its precision, starts at a higher base price, even for simpler designs.
Medium: The medium price range covers a broad spectrum of intricate waterjet-cut mosaics, offering a balance between complexity and cost.
High: The highest pricing tier applies to the most complex and detailed waterjet-cut mosaics, where precision and quality are paramount.


We offer a wide range of standard and specialty colors for our mosaic tiles. Standard colors are generally more affordable, while specialty colors or custom blends may incur additional costs due to their rarity or complexity.


The size and scale of the mosaic project significantly impact the overall cost. Larger mosaics require more materials, labor, and time, leading to higher costs. Similarly, intricate designs with complex patterns will naturally incur higher costs compared to simpler designs with fewer details.

We understand that the cost of a custom mosaic project is an important consideration, and we strive to provide our clients with transparent and fair pricing. By understanding the factors that influence pricing, you can make informed decisions about your project and ensure that your vision comes to life within your budget.

At MEC, we have a team of experienced mosaic artists and experts who can guide you through the entire process, from design conception to installation. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your vision while staying within your budget.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your mosaic project in more detail, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact our team via phone or email, and we'll be delighted to assist you.
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