Mosaic is defined as a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass. This style of decoration began in Mesopotamia in the 3rd century BC and has been a part of our world ever since. The durability of tile can be seen through the sheer number of surviving mosaic art even through 2300 years!
Mosaic patterns are a beautiful way to add visual interest in the kitchen or bathroom either on the floor or the wall. The possibilities are endless when it comes to mosaics as they can follow patterns or be done in a random manner, they come in all types of material, and can be used to create a variety of different styles.
Take, for example, this Florim USA Iced Rocks mosaic pattern. It’s a is a stylish blend of ancient and modern. The linear strips of glass and natural stone in this mosaic will transform walls into magnificent backdrops. This design looks wonderful used horizontally or vertically. It would pair perfectly with stainless steel or copper either in the bathroom or the kitchen.
Perhaps your decor is more eclectic and full of personality? The Bati Orient Decorative Series contains unique, creative and whimsical patterns. It features one of kind mosaics using such mediums as stone, embossed ceramic, glass, metal and wood. This series is not only great for accenting porcelain and stone installations but also as a product to be installed by itself bathroom walls and back splashes.
If your space is earthy and full of softer, more natural components, try Bellavita Tile’s Watercolors. The multi-sized strips of glass and a brush stroke of master painter are brought together to create the In this mosaic series. It’s amazing on walls and backsplashes. This creates a grounding affect as it brings a touch of nature-inspired color to your room.
With mosaics the opportunities are endless! With the wide array of designs and materials available, it would be impossible to run through all of them here. Allow these examples to be an inspiration for you to begin imagining how to use mosaic in your home. Visit one of Conestoga Tile’s showrooms for even more ideas and the answers to any questions you may have about mosaic tile.