Mesh can be used to create a mosaic in instances where the installation is difficult or you have to or would like to work away from the installation site. It can also be useful when a number of individuals are working together on the same project.
There are essentially two different types of mosaic mesh, Self Adhesive (Sticky) mesh and Non Adhesive mesh.
Self Adhesive (Sticky) Mesh
Self adhesive mesh has a coating of adhesive on one side of the mesh, which allows you to stick your tiles to its surface. This type of mesh is only suitable for indoor applications and areas which aren't subject to moisture. The purpose of this is to allow you to arrange your design easily before permanently adhering it into place with a cement based adhesive.
Non Adhesive Mesh
This type of mesh is used where a mosaic is going to be situated in an outdoor environment or where moisture is present