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This site has been created to promote the use of mosaics in architecture and give you basic mosaic instruction, design ideas, and links to sources of specific mosaic supplies worldwide. Having finished a mosaic shower of underwater scenes as my first mosaic project, I learned a great deal which I can pass along here--YOU can learn from MY mistakes!
Mosaic is an ancient and enduring art that can be
seen in many locations throughout the world surviving for centuries. Mosaic surfaces
display great variety of design and patterns creating unique practical and hardwearing
surfaces. We hope to promote the use of mosaics in architectural applications as well as
tile designs have been decorating architecture since the beginning of recorded history.
Tile designs can be patterns with repeating designs like the ones used in the Roman Empire
to floor their great structures or figural, telling a story just as a stained glass window
might.. Designs done in mosaic sometimes include animals, people, and scenes of nature,
but are not limited to these. Designs in pools and fountains give a timelessness
All sorts of things have been used
for mosaics. People have employed objects as irregular as pebbles and as uniform as square
glass mosaic tiles with outstanding results. The designs on floors are usually done with
ceramic tiles and natural stones that are smooth to the touch and nice to walk on. Designs
on walls can have texture and roughness not compatible with floor installations. Some wall
mounted mosaics are done on boards and others are actually the wall, with
mortar and grout
holding it together.
Imagination and inspiration
the most unique designs and simple checks can accent already interesting
The art of mosaic is not lost! Through centuries of expression and experimentation, strong
and lasting techniques have been developed. Creating mosaic tile designs using ancient
techniques is a perfect way to make a lasting impression on those who will enjoy them. Let
us help you customize your home, vacation home or office with the timeless beauty of
Some of the earliest know mosaics are Greek from the
3rd century B.C.. Mosaics became widespread throughout the Roman world. The famous
mosaics of Ravenna, Italy created from bits of glass around the 6th century, still shine
with the bright colors of the glass, unlike painted frescos that are softly faded. Those
mosaic tile designs that depict stories from the Bible still tell the story just a clearly
as they did centuries ago.
The word "mosaic"
derives from the Greek: "patient work, worthy of the Muses".
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inspire others. Please send a .jpg file of your completed mosaic tile designs or step by
step photos of how you went about making your mosaic project.
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