Mosaic wall tiles
All About Mosaic Tiles
Before the world became aware of modern technology, there were ideas, possibly local, which later became global. Mosaic floor is an example of this phenomena. The history of mosaic starts from the 4th century BC and is an art form made by assembling small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. An individual tile or tesserae is made of tiny, flat, colored pieces of stone and glass. With the light falling on it, the lustrous glass elements in a mosaic enrich the surface and are a visual treat. These are laid in situ, with a mix of cement, marble powder and stone chips. Mosaic tiles are completely non-absorbent and are perfect for use in places like kitchens and showers.
Mosaic tiles are acknowledged for their visual appeal. They are capable of withstanding light, moisture and heat as they are made up of glass, stones and marble. The tiles are less prone to scratches and last longer, thus retaining their original material qualities. Their stable, non-porous characteristics makes mosaics ideal for moist bathrooms and spill-prone kitchens. Chip in a few more dollars and one can set radiant heating under tiles for winter mornings. Of all the advantages of mosaic tiles, the most highlighted one is their ability to be easily customized. Any imagined design or pattern can be easily accommodated to create a one-of-a-kind statement.
The mosaic industry produces a broad range of porcelain stoneware floors for indoor and outdoor application and wall coverings for bathrooms and kitchens. There is a non-exhaustive list comprising of materials such as stone, glass, marble, cement and porcelain applied in matte or glossy finishes. New artistic potentials are developed through innovative designs, dimensions and varied colors – each allowing projects to be customized with unmatched appeal.
Mosaic tiles need to be regularly cleaned to preserve their bright texture and prevent deterioration. After installation cleaning is required to remove the residue of dust and excess grout which could spoil the floor tiles. Observing absolute care not to clean stubborn dirt with acid cleansers is recommended as these could discolor mosaic. Routine cleaning is recommended by wiping down backsplashes, bath surrounds or floors with soft mop or sponge. Pool mosaic tiles require cleaning with mild detergent and a stiff scrub brush. Even though mosaic tiles are durable and resilient, accidents are bound to happen. A damaged floor tile can be removed with a knife and replaced with a fresh one using glue.
Company Spotlight: ONIX
ONIX is a Spanish mosaic company founded in 1999 and since this time have been a leading expert in the world of décor. Their product range includes materials like wood, cement and craquelures, available in all formats: hexagonal, square and pentagonal. With outstanding technical expertise in design and manufacture, their products are precision engineered. Two decades of continuous improvement and refinement have resulted in fascinating blends designed for high-end décor.