HANDMADE MOSAIC TILES
The peculiarities of modern production are more than broad, but manual work is one of the best options for obtaining a genuine masterpiece. Handmade mosaic is a good example of this, because in the hands of a talented master the small colored pieces turn into a complete image of whatever one likes.
The word “mosaic” in Latin sounds like “musium”, which means “dedicated to the muses.” This type of decoration, which can be called even art has deep historical roots. Its occurrence is associated with ancient era. Today mosaic becomes popular again, it can be seen in saunas, swimming pools, exhibition halls, cafes, hotels, shops and, of course, cottages or apartments. Made of small pieces of paintings and panels, they become the perfect complement to the interior or even its complete design.
Glass mosaic is the most popular option
There are a lot of materials from which the mosaic is done. Including following:
– Glass and one of its varieties – smalt, in which sodium salt is replaced by sodium potassium;
– Precious metals (gold and platinum) and stones.
All of them give the same opportunity to create a beautiful picture or decoration that will be not only attractive, but also will give the interior a particularly subtle taste and luxury. However, the most popular and traditional variant is still a glass mosaic. It is generally used Venetian glass for its production, which has some benefits for that particular case. Primarily this material is frostproof, that allows to use mosaic for the facade design or decoration of elements on the street. Also, Venetian glass sustains high temperatures and humidity, and most importantly – it is shock-proof, and therefore suitable for decoration of walls and floor.
One can not mention the high hygiene of mosaic glass – thanks to the solid structure it is not exposed to bacteria and microorganisms, so in the room where there is such a decoration, even high humidity will not cause the appearance of mold or mildew.
However, glass mosaic is not only practical, but also extremely beautiful. Wide color palette, which is achieved by adding special dyes, including semi-precious minerals, a special form of glass elements, talent, imagination and a piece of master’s soul in each work, all of this allows to get the real masterpiece as a result, which will not leave anyone indifferent.
the advantages and disadvantages of glass mosaic
Today, glass mosaic represents a huge assortment of all kinds of textures, colors and shapes. At the same time, it is endowed with a number of remarkable properties thatmaking pictures of her popular element to the decor of any room.
The advantages of the mosaic panels include:
- impressive appearance;
- resistance to adverse factors (moisture, temperature extremes, direct sunlight, etc);
- preserving luminance and color of the original forms for many years;
- variety of shades and textures of glass;
- heat resistance and cold resistance;
- chemical neutrality.
Pictures of the mosaic do not interact even with strong detergents. This leads to the advantage of ease of care of such products.To remove dust and dirt should be wiped with a damp cloth pattern. Despite the fact that the pictures are not afraid of mosaic with abrasive powder and other funds,it is recommended to use them only when necessary, preferring soap solution or window cleaner.
For lack of a mosaic of pictures can be attributed perhaps the fragility and the possibility of scratches, so do not use abrasive detergents. It is also worth considering that some other stained glass works can have a clearer picture detail.
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