Mosaics as an infinite trend


Now arrives an innovative era of "fashionable antiquity," and the artworks which were sunk into oblivion are recreated within a new elucidation. So there is nothing surprising in the fact that in the modern world of interior design the trends, adored by the ancient masters, return. Thus mosaics have gained a second wind in popularity as a decoration element or an interior finish.

History of mosaics dates back to the 2nd half of the IV century BC and starts in the Ancient East. Later, traveling further to the ancient Greece and then spreading to Rome and Byzantium. Even though the techniques of mosaics have naturally altered, its recognition is at present on the increase.

Mosaic bubble tile

Esteem towards mosaics is caused not only by the aristocratic luxury and royal magnificence, but also by the superior performance, namely, high resilience, water and temperature extremes resistance, abruption of various chemicals. In other words, mosaics are almost indestructible by time and its entire vicissitudes. Unified concept of monumentality, eminence and excellence is reflected in the assorted and sated color palette and exquisite details of a carefully designed interior. Mosaics give a sophisticated charm of art to the most ordinary interior, creates an unusual and elegant atmosphere in your apartment. This indispensable element of decor can ennoble any surface (the apron in the kitchen, bathroom, window sills, tables, columns, podiums, flooring, etc.)  

With mosaics seemingly incompatible textures and shades can be combined. Typically mosaics are made of ceramic or glaze, but modern technology allows manufacturing with the usage of any kind of solid material. 

Mosaic tile

If the aim is to embellish your kitchen or bathroom with mosaics, one should prefer moisture resistant and heat-resistant mosaics. In the bathroom, the glass mosaics will suit perfectly, appreciating its sophisticated look and endurance. The most common material for the manufacturing of glass mosaic is a special type of sand (silica). As for the shape, the square elements are used most extensively, but also oval, round and shaped glass modules are obtainable. Glass mosaic in the interior gives a sense of buoyancy and radiance to the decorated surface.

As for the kitchen, for the working area with a lot of crumbs, grease, detergent and water in particular, the best idea would be to use smalt. Smalt is an exceptional kind of glass mosaics. It is obtained by molding colored glass into fine particles, which are sintered at high temperatures. Glass turns into a resilient material, scarcely inferior to diamond. Smalt has high resistance to household chemicals and pollutants. Smalt is not transparent, but differs with peculiarly saturated colors, and every single piece of the puzzle has its own exclusive pattern and shade.

Mosaic tile by Mirage Glass Tile

Mosaics from Mirage Glass Tilemade of natural stone are also exceedingly admired and broadly used for the decoration of walls and flooring. It looks sumptuously on any surface. Natural stone mosaics hide the flaws of the interior and highlight its advantages. 

The variety of choices is immense, but the paramount part about mosaics is that whatever the choice is, the outcome would be fabulous. 

Mosaics as an infinite trend