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A Brief History of Mosaics

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The technique of using small tiles of different colours and materials to create patterns and images is a familiar concept that we tend to associate with ancient Roman and Greek societies. In fact, they go back even further than that and the earliest known examples of a mosaic patterns was found in Mesopatamia in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC.

The tradition of creating elaborate images and replicas of paintings in the floors and walls came through Greece and was enthusiastically adopted by the people of the Roman Empire. As a result, examples of the craftsmanship of this era can be seen across the length and breadth of the most widespread civilization in human history.

Over the centuries, local cultures have crept into the art of mosaics in different parts of the world and influenced the designs in subtle but identifiable ways. The style of decoration was also adopted by a number of religious institutions and often used in Basilicas, churches and temples to depict religious figures and scenes.

Mosaics have never gone out of fashion and remain popular to this day as a form of art and interior or exterior decoration. From a simple geometric pattern in a bathroom to an elaborate image laid into a table top, mosaic is a versatile form of embellishment that be designed to suit any style.

Here at London Granite we can create custom mosaics using the design and colours of your choice. We will work with you to create the perfect mosaic from beautiful natural stones, giving you long lasting luxury at an affordable price.

To find out more about the design and installation process that we can offer you, take a look around our website or get in touch to speak to one of our friendly advisors.


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