It seems to be that the trend in natural stone has been
to use slabs. Of course, larger stone slabs are not without their own merits,
but more and more people are starting to use marble, granite, limestone,
quartz, and other stones in a different capacity. Mosaic pieces are as
beautiful as any slab and offer customization options that can’t be matched by
slabs. Mosaic is the beautiful art of creating patterns, designs, and images
through the use of small pieces of glass or stone tiles. The practice dates
back thousands of years, but through all the years it’s been around, it has
always had a following, and for good reason.
The patterns and colours
available through the use of granite and marble are amazingly diverse and can
easily be used to decorate and improve any home. Choosing the right colour and
pattern can be difficult at best when attempting to select a stone slab. The
options are similar when utilizing mosaics, but offer a little more flexibility
by mixing and matching different colours, patterns, and even textures. Choosing
a natural stone mosaic design for your floor and countertop will provide you
with all the benefits of a stone slab, but with an increased ability to
personalize the surface to your specific tastes.
The fact that stunning stone
products are naturally resistant to mold and fungal outbreaks easily provides
the homeowner with comfort, knowing that the home is kept as close to allergen
free as possible, in a world that seems to be becoming dirtier every year.
Natural stone is among the most easily maintained and cleaned building
materials around. With little more than a clean rag and some water, these
beautiful surfaces are easy to take care of. The tiles themselves are mostly
made from natural stone and are therefore waterproof and an ideal material for
sprucing up kitchens and bathrooms. Even though natural stone is incredibly
durable, accidents can still happen that would require repairs. Replacing one
small tile is substantially cheaper than replacing an entire stone slab.
When selecting a new surface
for your home, whether it is a floor, a countertop, a table, or even
embellishments for your walls, functionality and permanence are at the foremost
of importance, matched only by how a product looks and compliments other design
aspects in the home. A natural stone mosaic can be custom made to fit any space
and offers the same great strength, scratch and heat resistance, sturdiness,
and resilience to fungal growths that slabs do, but are far more economically
friendly. Mosaic designs can be applied to nearly any surface in your home.
Some popular options include spicing up a dull area of your floor, customizing
countertops, adding colour to your backsplashes, and creating exciting
The next time you plan
renovations, give some thought to mosaic tiles. This more financially feasible
option can help customize your space while adding all the benefits of a natural
stone slab. Speak with a reputable purveyor of natural stone products to find
out how to start installing incredible mosaics throughout your home.