October 16, 2018
From the mosaics of St Peter’s Basilica to the mosaic tile designs featured in homes across the world, there is a certain beauty and luxury that radiates from mosaic tile patterns and designs.
Mosaics are decorative forms of art, made on floors or walls that are created by assembling tiny pieces of glass, tiles or natural stones into a pattern or design. The majority of mosaics consist of tiny, flat, square and coloured glass or stone pieces.
History of Mosaic Tiles
Some of the earliest uses of mosaic are thought to have been as decorations on an ancient temple in Mesopotamia in the third or fourth millennium BC. Over time, the art of mosaic developed into more intricate designs, depicting gods, people and geometric artistic designs.
The Byzantine people even angled their mosaics and used mostly ungrouted material to ensure they caught the best light in their mosaics.
While these aren’t the mosaic tiles we know today, the act of laying materials such as glass or stone in a decorative pattern has become a way to add an air of class and luxury to a room or space. These tiles are also much easier to lay thanks to their typical mesh backing.
Benefits of Mosaic Tiles
Mosaic tiles can bring the wow factor to your space, adding a sophisticated look to your shower or a fabulous feel to a feature wall.
Versatile Materials and Designs
The Myaree Ceramics range of mosaic tiles are made from glass or porcelain and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, designs and colours to suit everything from a monochrome bathroom to a feature gold splashback or blue multi-toned mosaic pool feature.
Great for Bathrooms
Using a small mosaic tile design on a shower or bathroom floor can provide some added slip protection, thanks to the grout between the tiles. Make sure you opt for a matte or non-slip finish for any wet surfaces you intend to walk on.
Works With Other Tile Types
Mosaic tile designs can be easily incorporated with other tile materials, such as stone or concrete look tiles, used in your space; the mosaic tiles can be laid to match, complement or contrast the other tiles.
The Myaree Ceramics range of mosaic tiles are made from glass or porcelain. Porcelain tiles tend to be tougher, more durable and resistant to stains than other tiles. Glass tiles as a flooring or wall tile type are also on par with the durability of most other tile types.
Speak to the Myaree Ceramic Experts
Mosaic tiles aren’t quite as maintenance free as some other tile types, but they are certainly worth the effort. These tiles produce a timeless style that your home will love for years to come.
Contact the team at Myaree Ceramics today for professional advice on all of your top quality tile needs.