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Aesthetic role of Mosaic

By MPG Stone Subscribe to RSS | June 2nd 2012 | Views:
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Mosaics are traditionally designs consisting of small pieces of coloured stone or glass fitted together. The art form is centuries old, but the resurgence and interest in mosaic art is a very recent trend.

Used on floors and walls, indoors and outdoors, mosaics are a very durable and decorative way of giving life and individuality to a project.

Mosaic stone tiles are used to provide contrast to larger expanses of floor or wall with compatible colour.

Mosaics can be laid in plain colour as border strips or in intricate patterns depending on the desired effect. Mosaics are wonderfully effective in personalizing a floor, wall or outdoor area to create a style not able to be repeated elsewhere.

Mosaics and stonework

Mosaics and stone are a good match of media. Mosaics are designed step by step as pictures, and then reproduced in stone. This can be very demanding work, requiring tiny pieces of stone to produce color effects and shades. The pieces of the mosaic are painstakingly laid, one at a time. Complex mosaics may require thousands of pieces of stone. In some cases even small gems are used to produce highlights, echoing classical techniques. Pattern or abstract mosaics may use much larger stones, creating mosaic features throughout the stonework. The most popular commercial designs are symmetrical features, using templates to create a series of designs in the mosaic stone tiling.

Mosaic in art form

Mosaics are a highly developed art form. The main exponents of mosaic art for stone flooring in its original form were the Romans, who used them as features throughout huge buildings. The Pompeii mosaics are almost at the standard of portrait art, using tiny colored stones to make startlingly lifelike pictures of people and legendary characters. The early Christian church revived them as decorative features in cathedrals, and Islamic art created masterpieces of floral designs. Modern mosaics have taken on a range of artistic forms, including large portrait-styles and the highly stylized forms of patterned stone used by designers, which can include very complex interwoven patterns and separate picture pieces.

Marble mosaics tiles are a versatile surface for a range of coverings, including floors, walls, pools, patios, kitchens, splash backs and bathrooms. Marble has a beautiful array of natural colour and patterns, which makes it unique. During manufacture marble is tumbled for a rustic look or polished to give that extra hint of sophistication. The tiles are then fixed to a mesh backing and supplied in sheets ready for setting. Stone has the added advantage of being a hard wearing surface, with the added benefit of feeling great underfoot, if installed as a floor tile. They also make for a stunning feature or accent wall, gracing an entrance hallway or lobby.

Marble mosaic tiles have many attributes, including;

Durability - Mosaic Stone Tiles is an extremely durable material that is virtually scratch resistant

Versatility - marble mosaic tiles are manufactured to be durable and long-lasting, making them suitable for indoor or outdoor applications

Diversity - because it is a natural stone, marble has an infinite array of colour and texture variations, making it a unique and distinctive choice for your home.

MPG Stone - About Author:
Largest manufacturers and Marble mosaics tiles , MPG Stone is the well known name as Natural stones and marble Supplier, offers complete range of natural stones like slate, sandstone, Ledge Stone Veener, marble stone & granite and has great variety of Mosaic Stone Tiles, Flag Stone Flooring, Mosaic Stone Tiles etc. For more articles and info on natural stones please visit our website www.mpgstone.com

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