The concept of mosaic flooring goes back to 4,000 years ago when the Greeks would use terracotta cones pushed point down in order to create decorative flooring. By the 8th Century BC they had established the use of pebble pavements using different colours to create patterns and it was the Greeks who first used the idea of the pebble to create the art form we know and love today.
However, it was the expansion of the Roman Empire that really brought the use of mosaics to a whole new level. They would use mosaic art to present images of their Gods and domestic themes, starting a long history of using this method for decorative purposes.
Famous mosaics around the world
Mosaics eventually made their way around the world and today some of the most famous and well established pieces of workmanship can be found in Italy and Jordan. In Italy, the most well known mosaic will be found in the three churches of Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Sant’Apollinare in Classe and Basilica of San Vitale. These intricate mosaics each depict the life of Jesus among other biblical scenes true to the Catholic religion.
In Jordan you will find one of the oldest mosaics in the world located in the Church of St. George where you will see the Madaba Map which magnificently dates all the way back to the 6th Century.
Bringing mosaic into your home
Interior designers and homeowners alike can’t ignore the beauty and technique that has gone into a mosaic and as a result, an increasing number of people are looking to incorporate mosaic flooring into their homes – and who can blame them?
Let’s look at how you can use this material and flooring style in your home.
Add it to your bathroom
One of the best ways to use mosaic flooring in any home is to have it installed in the bathroom. With the addition of mosaic vinyl flooring you can be sure of maximum style whilst also giving your home 21st Century functionality through the practical benefits of vinyl floors.
Whilst glass mosaic flooring looks undeniably stunning, it is a costly addition to any home and has a very short life. Alternatively, mosaic vinyl allows you to have the luxury of classic mosaic styles but at a lower cost that is more practical for modern families.
Mosaic in the kitchen
Similarly, you can also use mosaic floors in the kitchen to create a superior classic look that never goes out of style. Our range of mosaic style vinyl flooring is available in a range of styles, patterns and colours meaning you can find the right one to complement your interior design – why not try small tiles in classic white for a sleek look?
Alternatively, our mosaic flooring also comes in other neutral shades for those who prefer something a little warmer than white as well as a range of brighter patterns for those who want to make their floor a style focal point.
With these hints and tips in mind, there is no reason you can’t add stunning mosaic to your life and enhance your living space at the same time.
If you want an expert opinion on whether you should try mosaic or other styled flooring then book a free home consultation now!