Crafted Fragmented Harmony
Choosing bathroom wall and floor coverings, is both an art and science. The satisfaction of building a pattern into a harmonious whole from fragmented elements of richly colored pieces of tile has been appreciated by artist throughout history. Fortunately you don’t have to possess the patience, skill and endurance of the craftspeople that created them. Inspired by the ancient Byzantine and Roman craftsman, modern mosaics come in a dazzling variety that permits personal expression with one-of-a-kind designs and configurations you can put into your bathroom.
Intricately Designed Tile Effects
Glazed shiny tiles work best on counters and walls but are not suitable for wet areas in the bath. For safety, choose a floor tile with a gritty, nonslip surface. While most people think of mosaics as something they can put on their walls and floors, in reality these intricately designed tile effects can be applied to just about any surface ranging from abstract mirror frames, jazzy plant pots, trinket boxes, decorative vanity door panels, vases, bowls, counter tops, back splashes or even a stained glass screen room divider.
One novel way to use decorative mosaics in the washroom is in a hand basin. Beautiful bathroom sinks designed with mosaic patterns look gorgeous, classy and elegant, as the ancient fixtures in Greek and Roman baths. Because there’s not a lot of room for decorative elements in the bathroom, the floor is often transformed into an eye-catching feature. Mosaic floors beautifully complement simple bathrooms to add chic and style to modern homes.
Travertine Vs Ceramic
Modern designs are created with small flat pieces glued over a supportive mesh backing that eventually create a seamless tiled surface. The great thing about these mosaic sheets is that they can curve around corners, be used as floor treatment, encircle a bath tub or just be used at any place where you want to attract people’s attention. Travertine tiles are a great choice for use in the bathroom because they are both durable and are dyed all the way through the thickness of the material. If damaged, this could prevent chips from showing up unlike their ceramic counterpart which only has a surface color coating.
Old World Charm
Usually only 2 in. square or less, these inlays allow for great creativity. Depending upon your vision you can impart an old world air using a natural stone color scheme or instill a funky Avant Garde effect through the use of brightly colored pieces. Or if you just want to add some dimension to the room you can place a band of small decorative mosaics beside a larger expanse of natural stone tiles.
Indoor or Outdoor Versatility and Durability
These stylistic elements can be used indoors but also outdoors and in basically any room of the house. Nowadays you can find mosaics on living room walls, in bathrooms, on pool walls or even out in the backyard on the courtyard floor. Although sometimes it can be quite expensive depending upon the size of the room, the material used and the span of the design, it’s usually worth the price for those who want to add a special touch to their home.
From ancient time’s unit today, artist has created incredible mosaics using tiny pieces of tile to turn existing planes into very attractive surfaces. Fortunately for you, you no longer have to be an artist to create beautiful design features. You can buy these premade murals to put into your home or you can get a company to use computer software to translate an image you provide into a needlepoint or cross-stitch chart with a mesh backing you can later install in your bathroom, with stunning results. So if you have ever wanted to add that special touch to your home now would be the perfect time to get started.