The basics of mosaic and tiles

If you want to transport your home out of South Africa and to the beautiful Greek Islands, you can do this but decorating it with mosaic and tiles. Mosaic and tiles have been used as a form of decoration and art for over hundreds of years. Using a mosaic is a fantastic way in which to add a statement piece of tiling into your bathroom or hallway.

Originally, mosaics were used to create floors and footpaths. To start off with, a variety of different coloured pebbles or pieces of marble where used. Mosaics are created by using tiny pieces of these materials in order to create a pattern or a picture. Nowadays, mosaics are traditionally made out of tiny pieces of smooth, durable coloured glass and a mixture of tiles. The materials that you need to use will depend on where you want to create your mosaic in your home. Glass mosaics are especially popular in bathrooms and in the bottom of pools. Your design with mosaic and tiles can be complex or simple. Once you have decided on what it is that you would prefer, you can choose whether to call in a professional tile layer to come and create the mosaic for you, or you can go ahead and do it the DIY way.

It is extremely important to make sure that you have your design finalised before you start the laying down of the tiles or glass. Once you start your pattern, it will be extremely difficult to change your mind. The mosaic tiles come in sheets, so you can choose whether to lay them down in one whole sheet or to place the material individually. The mosaic and tiles are put down with an adhesive, so if you are doing a larger scale mosaic project, we would suggest trusting in the professionals to handle it for you. You can still let your artistic side flourish by designing your mosaic yourself. Here at Velvet Moon, we have all of the tiling materials you could possibly need in order to transport your home into ancient Greece.

Granite tiles and so much more

Here at Velvet Moon, we pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the wealth of knowledge that you need when you are in the process of decorating your home. Let us start with the part of your home that generates the most activity - the kitchen. When you decide to upgrade your kitchen, you need to make sure that you have access to the best materials that money can buy. Our kitchen tile back splash ideas will make sure that you have a modern looking kitchen that will grab everyone’s attention. One of the best tiles to use in your new kitchen is granite.

A granite tile is durable and will stand the test of time. It is suitable for both counter tops, as well as flooring. No two granite tiles are the same and, subsequently, you can guarantee that you are getting a unique look for your brand new kitchen. Granite is easy to maintain and will add a level of sophistication to your home. We have a variety of tile and marble options here at Velvet Moon, so you will be able to make your kitchen dreams a reality!

Whether you are looking for porcelain ceramic tiles for your new bathroom or you want a statement mosaic piece, we have the tile solutions for you. We can transport your South African home to Greece or Spain depending on your design preferences!

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