As the interior decoration is evolving, many new concepts are being adopted. One of the latest trends in interior decoration is Mosaic Tiles. In simple words, Mosaic Tiles are a beautifully assembled kaleidoscope of many small tiles that are mostly arranged in varying geographical shapes to present a tasteful collage of colors and patterns. Mosaic tiles can either be arranged symmetrically or asymmetrically depending upon individual’s taste.
However their use and effect is not limited to enhancing the aesthetical beauty of house. They can also be used to overcome the limitations of building scheme without spending lavishly on building renovation. There are multiple ways in which mosaic stones can be used as a perfect solution to the rooms with dark, gloomy colors, kitchen without adequate natural light or bedrooms that fail to soothe the senses because of their insipid, tasteless ambiance.
Size and color play a very important role in choosing the ideal mosaic tiles for your building; either it is house, showroom or office. They should go well with the space where you want to install the mosaic tiles.
If your shower is painted with drab colors giving a gloomy feeling then you can add elegance by installing mosaic tiles of natural colors like green, dusty brown or stone gray. As for material, there is no competition to pebbles that can be used both for walls and floor. Taking a bath standing on pebbles will give you a precise feeling of taking a bath in natural falls. Apart from its artistic value pebbles also have a massaging effect thus rejuvenating your senses.
If your kitchen is small and congested, you can use white colored mosaic tiles to add a splash of brightness over the top of your dim, dark-brown kitchen cabinets. For adding a bright splash to your old and oily kitchen walls you can use small glass mosaics of varying shades of bright colors like green, sky blue or bright yellow. One thing to take care of is to avoid using garish, eye-piercing colors. It is also advisable to use bright colored mosaic tiles for flooring too as they will go very well with the walls.
However the colors used for bedroom should ideally be organic and have a smooth, eye-caressing visual effect. Room is a place where one wants to relax and rejuvenate. So the soft colors like white, creamy, off-white is highly recommended. Apart from adding to the soothing effect, these colors give an impression of spaciousness.
Parlor is the area that is frequented by guests so it needs to be presentable and most tastefully decorated. So the ideal mosaic tiles for parlors include luxurious materials with glazing, well-polished edges like marble, porcelain, ceramic etc. The ideal color should be bright and bold like yellow, blue, red that should be able to attract the guest attention effortlessly. You can also experiment extensively to add certain uniqueness to the overall ambiance of the parlor.
Choosing the Right Material
Natural stones are equally suitable for floors and walls. Slate, Travertine and Carrara are best suited for the floors that have to g through rough use like being wet, frequently cleaned with water or that has to suffer the chemicals of detergents and soaps. Kitchen floors and bathrooms floors are the ideal examples. Apart from offering a natural toughness and resistance to chemical effects, these stones are also non-slippery and one can walk even on the wet floor without any fear.
For a more luxurious and elegant appeal materials like marble, porcelain and ceramic tiles can be used. They are best suited for walls and the flooring that is not frequently wet and is less walked upon, like parlors.