Floor Mosaics in Your Home Olive Branch MS

One trend that has gained inpopularity is the use of floor tile arranged to make ornate mosaics inside (or out) of the home. These vivid works of art prove to bemasterpieces of design doubling as entryway, dining room, patio, hearth, orbathroom floors. Read on to know more about floor mosaics.

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Floor Mosaics in Your Home

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Know the problems, and your solutions, before installing a beautiful mosaic. Photo Credit: ReefRaff

As early as the 5th century B.C ., the Greeks were making elaborate depictions out of tiny pebbles. Soon after, the Romans mimicked this fine art using glass and the Egyptians with jewels and gems. Today mosaics can be found in many forums, made of any of a wide array of materials.

One trend that has gained in popularity is the use of floor tile arranged to make ornate mosaics inside (or out) of the home.  These vivid works of art prove to be masterpieces of design doubling as entryway, dining room, patio, hearth, or bathroom floors, but is this a smart choice for flooring?

Not a Feature for Foot Traffic

One of the biggest problems facing floor mosaics is the size of the individual pieces. Weight is distributed much more easily across larger tiles, whereas mosaics are generally made of fairly small pieces of stone, glass, or tile. For this reason, it’s best to plan your floor mosaic for a place in your home that has less foot traffic and heavy furniture. For example, a mosaic will survive a lot longer as a feature under your dining room table or surrounding your hearth than it would in your entryway or under the piano.

Grimy Grout

Another drawback to mosaics is in the spaces between. After mosaic pieces are laid in place, the small gaps between each stone, tile or piece of glass are generally filled in with some sort of grout or mortar. Remember how...

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