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Using Mosaic Tiles

opal-mosaic-tiles-2.jpgWe can create homes that are senusual places where colourful murals can turn an ordinary bathroom into an oasis of luxury. Any room, or entire home, can be made to feel like a Roman bath, or like a French country villa. A first step to designing with tile, stone, or mosaic is to think first about the mood that will be evoked.

With mosaic tiles, architects and designers turn bathrooms into oases of quiet and calm. Mosaic Tiles can be the design focal point in a room and set the palette for furnishings. 
Transform a low-light work area into a rainbow of colour with tile. Some Italian manufacturers experiment with mixing glass, metal, and enamel to create unusual glazes. Tile artists, manufacturers, and fashion designers are showing new, exciting mixed-media combinations. 
Make everyday bathing a spa experience with white-on-white tiles in an oversized shower. For subtle detailing that transcends the merely clinical, add a mix of mosaic tile on the floor and diamond-shaped tile insets on the walls. Frame the tile in buttercup-yellow woodwork to help it stand out. Thoughtfully place skylights to give a wall of tile as many moods as the weather.

The beauty of stone, its texture and bands of colour, come from the forces of nature. Each stone, in essence, carries some history of the earth with it. Nothing compares to the experience of walking barefoot across a stone floor. It presents an imperfect design component that adds a new level of architectural interest. The design possibilities and combinations are endless.

Plan carefully to successfully combine several kinds of tile and stone. A high-gloss marble floor keeps a room feeling cool and clean. Arranging mosaic tiles according to subtle gradations of colour can pro¬duce a full tonal range and the illusion of three dimensions. Subtle variations and slight imperfections make handmade mosaics distinctive and highly prized. Choosing and using colour in interior design can establish a mood, arouse or calm the emotions. You can use tile to warm up, cool down, or create the feeling of sipping morning tea in Tuscany.

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