Think of mosaics and automatically visions of Roman villas and Mediterranean townhouses spring to mind. HomExpo Miami has been inspired to offer exclusive mosaics from Italian designers such as Sicis who have successfully brought the mosaic into the twenty-first century with the use of colorful glass tiles as well as providing us with glimpses into history with intricate pieces of art in the form of beautiful floor patterns.
Let’s look first at the boom in interest in the glass mosaic tile. There is little wonder that so many designers are choosing such a versatile material in their creations. Not only is there no limit to which colors you choose, but glass tiles reflect the light in a room, making it feel brighter and more spacious. Glass in also non-porous, making it resistant to grime and mold.
The more traditional stone mosaic tile also has its fans, as it is just as versatile as its glass counterpart. Common types of stone to use here include quartz, granite and slate. Mosaics can be easier to install than larger tiles and, if used correctly, can make a floor space look larger, adding a free and airy feel to a room.