How to make the most out of mosaic benefits

Monday, July 09, 2012
Mosaic: How to make the most out of its benefits.

Mosaic “is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, normally roughly quadratic, of stone or glass of different colors are used to create a pattern or picture.� (Wikipedia Definition)

A mosaic, one of the oldest and most beautiful forms of artwork, has plenty of benefits, each helping in a certain area for home improvement.
As a start, they are known to be durable because of the raw materials they are made up with; that is why they are ideal for outdoor or indoor use as coverings or decorations.
Second, they do not need the high maintenance level that other products with same benefits require. They will only necessitate cleaning as with other areas of the house.
A mosaic is a smart investment in home improvement as it adds decorative and long-lasting value to any home.
An irreplaceable benefit is the fact that a mosaic can be customized whether in design (any color, pattern or picture you want) or in size to perfectly fit your wants and needs.

Last but not least, a mosaic is waterproof, chemical safe and unaffected by humidity. Germs and bacteria cannot feed or live on it. This would make it ideal for use in kitchen or bathroom where levels of water use and humidity are at their highest.

There a lot of places for ideas on where to install your mosaic:

Usually, a mosaic is used on a wall for decorative purposes; the mural mosaic could be illustrating a painting, a famous reproduction, a pattern or a customized image. It can also be applied on outdoor walls for a greater level of ambiance in the outside area that usually lacks it. Also a mosaic can be installed on cathedral walls, usually occurring with religious icons.

On floors, a mosaic is used as an inlaid stone rug under other furniture or for decoration in home entrance.
In bathrooms, the mosaic could be installed on the top of a bathroom vanity, on the bathroom floor or in the shower. As for jacuzzi and pools, mosaic tiles or medallions showing nautical animals or scenes would give the most adequate ambiance.

In the kitchen, a mosaic backsplash or a mosaic counter-top make a suitable option because of their durability and their ability to have customized size.

To sum up, a mosaic has many benefits that put it above other alternatives for home improvement in most areas of the home. Whether in kitchens, bathrooms, pools, cathedrals, walls or floors, they always seem to convey a relaxing atmosphere customized at your relief.

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