Glass Mosaics – The Artistic Science Of Illuminating Tiles!

Maslow’s hierarchy has established food, clothing and shelter as the basic needs of an individual in the society. However, once the basic expectations are met, human beings venture out one step ahead and look for tastier food, ‘better’ clothing and attractive shelter. The theory continues and transcends several circles of expectations; keep on reinventing itself depending upon the social status of an individual only to find that it is a never ending process.

If a stylish home that makes a style statement by itself is on top of your mind, the art and science of floor and wall tiles offers the perfect blend for you. Glass mosaics are innovative and equally interesting creation that has the potential to impress by its impressive looks and add value to the house by its precious features.

Feature-wise, a glass mosaic tile has the highest reflective property amongst most tile materials. The radiant reflections increase the illumination of the adjacent surface. This makes glass mosaics a perfect choice for walls opposite to the windows. Also, as a wall tile, the glass mosaics do not absorb water; making them ideal for wall tiles surrounding the kitchen, bathroom and wash basin areas.

Aesthetically, a glass mosaic can be given any shape, design or look. Creating an image or a impression of a statue for example is easily accomplished using a mosaics. The image is replicated on a wall following a specific pattern like the elements of a jigsaw puzzle. The tile structures are then assembled together on the wall (sometimes on the floor) to complete the image on the wall.

Traditionally, mosaics have a long history to support their cause. The ancient roman cathedrals, old temples, churches, mosques, colossal structures from yester years have plenty of mosaic examples enough to prove that human engagement with the decorative mosaics dates long back. The vibrancy and exuberance imparted by the bright colors on human heart and soul has been one of the main reasons for using these flashy mosaics on several key locations.

Combination of colors to form a specific pattern is one of the most common modes of a glass mosaic. The edges are purposefully made sharper to give an illumination effect along the edges. Cleaning and maintenance of these mosaics is comparatively easier. With a surface area that is naturally reflective and smoother on the outer edges, mosaics do not house dust or dirt particles on their surface. Hence, it becomes easier to wipe the unwanted particles with simple brush or soft cloth.

Installation of mosaics is an easy initiative. At the backend, the mosaics follow a uniform mesh that permits mosaics to be slotted in equal halves. Furthermore, the ability to dissemble and assemble the end tiles enables the designer to imprint any shape, design, picture or vector as per preference, without bothering about the actual execution of the idea.

The decorated glass mosaic structures lend the architecture of the house a royal look. Researchers have proved that bright shades have a deep relation with positivity aspect of human personality. Children in particular are easily impacted by the lack or abundance of illumination. The science of glass mosaics is growing with time. Concentrated research efforts are channelized to evolve with the ideal mix of glass mosaics to aide positive aspects of human psychology and incorporating the same in floor and wall tile industry.