It is known that marble is a material that, no matter what it is used for, always expresses an innate elegance that makes it extremely versatile and precious, priceless.
Thanks to marble, it is possible to give life to any sort of project and work of art and, a type of usage that is the maximum expression of all its creativity and infinite possibilities, also given by the wide range of types and colors, is the one that involves the creation of mosaics. Regardless of their ornamental purpose, mosaics are always a guarantee of an impactful and suggestive result. Here’s what you need to know!
the beauty of marble mosaics
Our history of art has proved how marble is the chosen material for the realization of statues of eternal charm. However, it is mosaicking that furtherly underlines this concept, born in Mesopotamia as a polychrome technique obtained through the use of fragments of materials. The tiles that compose mosaics can be made with literally any kind of material to be adaptable to various purposes and, among these, marble couldn’t be missing; this ancient technique that has come down to us, providing extraordinary witnesses especially during the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras and then during the 20th century, lends itself well to the incredible versatility of marble, which can be cut to give life to geometric, decorative or figural motifs in always fascinating ways.
Also thanks to the technological innovation combining with craftsmanship, you will surely obtain a result that lives up to very high qualitative standards that last over time. Marble quarries, extremely widespread in Italy, have made our country a reference point for the realization of always suggestive mosaics: its particular nuances, its resistance, and its unique features (either aesthetic, technical, mechanical, structural, physical or morphologic), besides the various finishes, make marble the ideal material to give life to floor and wall mosaics.
the varieties of marble mosaics
Marble mosaics are naturally infused with their own beauty, but they can acquire an additional uniqueness if enriched with gold, silver, or precious gems, and they are easily adaptable to any kind of style or purpose, especially when you want to produce a strong aesthetic impact.
Among the most requested subjects, there are floral motifs, geometric motifs, scenes from the myths or sacred tradition, still lives, or reproductions of famous works of art (like the reproduction of Botticelli’s Primavera entirely realized in mosaic in Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, the former mansion of Gianni Versace, today turned into a hotel). Their nature certainly makes them perfect for a classical environment, but nothing prevents us from adding an extra touch also to some more modern spaces, creating harmonious contrasts that guarantee the stage effect, but without ever resulting exaggerated.
all the possible uses of marble mosaics
Nowadays, mosaics are very requested to decorate kitchens and bathrooms, especially to cover important kitchens and floors, mostly in hallways. The choice to use them also in offices and public spaces to recreate refined and sophisticated ambiances is surely incisive, even the quintessential destination of use of this type of decoration are hotels, which, with their deep spaces, allow to play both in the hall and in the suites.
One last curiosity: do you know what the biggest work with marble mosaics is? With a surface of 17,000sqm of marble mosaic with floral marble waterjet inlay, the record goes to the Sahan Courtyard in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.