It’s no secret that Mosaic tiles are one of the popular choices in interior design. No longer do we view our home as just bricks & mortar. Now we pride ourselves on turning them into a statement of art.
How do they work? Assembled from small pieces of tile to create various patterns, mosaics offer endless possibilities. Enriched with colour and design, mosaic tiles create the perfect art feature for any home.
Crafted from natural stone metals, glass and ceramics, mosaics offer a bold and luxurious finish to our homes. What was it that made us fall in love with Mosaic tiles? For that, we will need to take a little trip back to the past!
Where it all began – The History of Mosaic tiles
Mosaic tiles were first used in Ancient Egypt, dating back over 3000 years ago (talk about timeless!). Much like today, tiles were constructed from small, hand-cut pieces of stone, ceramic and glass. Coming in a variety of patterns shapes and sizes they were practical and flexible to work with.
The Egyptians used mosaic tiles for decorating many things, from simple objects like vases to decorating the thrones, villas and palaces of the pharaohs.
Soon after they travelled through Europe, used by the Ancient Greeks & Romans in their villas and baths – which is where you might best associate them with.
Passed down through the ages, mosaic tiles can be found everywhere from tube stations to street corners, Mosaics are a part of urban life.
Mosaic tiles can come in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes, perfect for any area.
Made from natural stone, porcelain, glass, metal & ceramic our tiles are available in a wide variety of patterns and designs.
The popularity of mosaic tiles continues to grow more and more, and why ever not? Not only do they create a statement for your home, but the possibilities are also endless!
A combination of materials and styles can create a contrasting blend of colourful light and texture.
Mosaic tiles are designed for flexibility – meaning there is no right or wrong in the way you create and combine patterns and styles.
Regardless of size, mosaic tiles blend into any aesthetic or element such as a bathroom floor or kitchen sink backsplash. With countless designs and colours, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
Effortless to clean and maintain
Unlike traditional methods of decoration – like wallpaper, for instance, Mosaic tiles are much easy to clean and maintain. Not just practical, but Mosiac tiles also combine both style and flexibility to your room’s design.
Our range of tile products are made from strong, durable materials. Why is this important? Well, this means they’ll still be the focal point of your home for years to come!
Style & sophistication
Whatever the design, Mosaic tiles add personality to the atmosphere of any room within your home. Made from natural materials, mosaic tiles can transform boring rooms into a space enriched in style and sophistication.
Mosaic tiles add a calming, spa-like elegance to your bathroom, with bright, bold designs.
Art embedded into our culture
More than just a way to decorate the walls and floors of our homes, mosaics are a huge part of our culture.
Having been around for centuries, it’s unsurprising the popularity of mosaics as a contemporary art form. However, it took until the renaissance for it t be considered an art form.
Let’s take a look at some popular mosaic artists and their work!
Well-renowned for its surrealist architecture, Barcelona has only Antoni Gaudí to thank. Gaudí was a Catalan architect who is famous for his distinctive style of free-form colour and texture.
Gaudí established the mosaic design technique known as ‘trencar’ – which means ‘to break’ in Catalonia. This method is used to create mosaics by using broken ceramic tiles from plates and cups and is still used by artists today.
A testament to his creativity and genius, Gaudí’s beautiful mosaic creations can be found all over Barcelona. Be sure to check them out!
Emma Biggs is a London-based professional mosaic artist. Through years of experience, her work has been showcased in collections across the world.
Inspired by the fish that swim in the River Thames, ‘River Fish’ is a breath-taking piece. You could easily mistake its simplistic yet classic design as belonging to ancient Rome.
Doreen Adams is a Scottish-Born, self-taught, mosaicist who expresses her love of nature through creating colourful glass mosaics. Through practice & research, Doreen has created a number of exquisite pieces, crafted with small coloured tiles.
Her stand-out collection recreates iconic scenes from the storybook Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Doreen brought the book to life by meticulously arranging colourful tiles to create a phenomenal and vibrant work of art.
Love Mosaic Tile Company
At Love Mosaic, we pride ourselves on supplying high-quality mosaic tiles. Choose from dozens of designs for use in any room, at competitive costs.
We have over 40 years of experience in supplying quality tiles to the great British public. Keep your home up to date with the latest tile designs and trends from our selection.
Whether modern, luxurious, trendy or quirky we’ve got your style covered. Browse our online store to view our great range of tile products. Want to know more? Call our expert tiling team on 01803 669000 today!