Glass, marble and metallic mosaics are the latest in decorating trends around the world. Did you know that mosaics have been used as a decoration material for over 4000 years. Starting with the use of stones, later on terracotta pieces were used in paving and much later coloured glass to adorn Churches and Mosques, one of the most well known is the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Today the choice of mosaics is endless with many different varies products being used – marbles in polished, honed and exfoliated formats, in a huge variety of sizes from tiny little pieces like precious jewels to bold larger sizes that give you a dramatic finish.
Glass mosaics are available in all colours of the rainbow, as well as specially backed with coloured foil or patterns, to create many stunning designs.
Metals are also being used, such as aluminium and stainless steel in polished and satin finishes, and also with patterns printed on the surface.
Mosaic tiles can be used on bathroom walls and floors and for that extra touch of style in niches creating a beautiful focal point to any room. Add Some down lights to the niche for a visually stunning effect. This design concept is being used all over the world in 5 star hotels, such as in Atlantis the Palm, Dubai and the Crown Plaza Hotel, Foshan China. Please see pics above.
Mosaics are also being used on feature walls, fireplaces, columns – inside and out, in swimming pools as border lines or for the whole pool.
Glass and metallic mosaics will give you a modern contemporary look for your home whilst marble mosaics will create a classical timeless finish.
Soon to be released is a range of Laurio Mosaics designed By Franco, watch out for this exciting new range arriving soon at TFO.