To achieve a beautiful mosaic table, you need a main table, a model of patterns, different colors of tiles or mosaic, adhesive tile, seal and varnish. Preparation and shaping for a mosaic table If you bought the tiles to make your mosaic, break them with a hammer, taking care to cover the tiles towel to avoid injury. The ideal would be to obtain pieces of 2 to 3 centimeters. When finished, place the pieces of tile on a drop cloth. Clean the top of the table: if it is metal, sand it first with sandpaper and clean.