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Mosaics

This Is How Mosaics Are Made

The earliest mosaics, as evidenced by Pre-Columbian art, were made of shells, pieces of semi-precious stones, and even mother-of-pearl inlays. However, these humble beginnings soon led to the grand mosaics of Mesopotamia and, from there, into Ancient Greece and Rome. While how mosaics are made has changed over time, one thing remains constant: The final […]

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Mosaic Tile Styles

The Many Different Mosaic Tile Styles

Designers today can classify mosaic tile styles into several very distinct categories. Modern homeowners can use these styles to decide what resonates with their tastes and then have many different options available within each main style design category. These styles range from the natural use of organic, sustainable, materials to highly industrialized designs that have a sharp […]

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Travertine Vs. Limestone Tile

Travertine Vs. Limestone Tile: The Pros & Cons of Each with Example Designs

Travertine is a type of “preliminary” limestone, but that is where the similarities end. Travertine is a much softer product than limestone and has its own remodeling uses. Both travertine and limestone occur at the bottom of oceans, river and lake beds, where the shells of dead aquatic creatures collect. These shells end up being compacted, […]

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Textured Tile Designs

7 Textured Tile Designs That Bring a New Dimension to Any Surface

Innovations in tile design have led to some exciting textured tile designs. It can transform an ordinary wall into a work of abstract art. The textural relief of tiles can provide a visual impact that intrigues the senses and give the room a one-of-a-kind style statement. What is really nice about textural tiles is that you don’t […]

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Tile Terminology: A Glossary of Important Mosaic Tile Terms

There is nothing more frustrating than watching a video about a subject like mosaic tiles and not understanding key terms in it. What is a substrate? What’s the difference between Carrara and Calacatta marble tiles? What is a waterjet and how is it important to tiling? There are plenty of terms in the industry that aren’t necessary […]

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