Thursday, 11 April 2013

Express Yourself through Mosaics Made of Tiles

There are many things in life one should do in order to keep his self-esteem high and to raise his value in front of others. Many people start to decorate their bodies, for example, by getting a tattoo or a piercing. And scientists have proven that all that decoration is due to the fact that they feel like they should have more respect. Of course, a good deal is the decoration of the body itself, but it does not play a very important role. In fact, tattoos and piercing have very little to do with beauty itself. However, there is something I like to call „external decoration“, which basically means decorating your environment instead of yourself in order to achieve the same or even better results that you achieve with a tattoo. To be more concrete, I am going to write a few words on a special way of house decoration that affects both your sense of beauty and your self-esteem. There is no need for you to go through all the pain, just to have a piercing on your tongue when you can enjoy life in a far more painless way. Enjoy life – that was a phrase I was looking for. Enjoy life as much as you can, and in order to do that you need to, first of all, enjoy your surroundings. And your surroundings are no more no less but your home itself.

Let's get acquainted with a very special way of decoration

History is full of different and unusual ways of home decoration. When you look at those old medieval castles, you can see a variety of different mosaics made of million different materials. The thing I want to talk about is a little bit old, but the way of implying it to the home design is new. You probably have tiles in your bathroom, and you have never probably wondered why are tiles there? Well, they certainly have some protective purpose. Some bathrooms even have very stylish tiles that need not be there only to do their “job”, but also to give off beauty. Nowadays, there are different ways of placing tiles, and the most important thing is that they are not placed only in bathrooms anymore, but also in the other rooms in the house. Moreover, tiles nowadays are made of many different materials, and can fit anywhere you like, even on the ceiling. But there are certain materials that you should get acquainted with in order to be more familiar with the whole concept of placing tiles as a new way of home decoration. One more thing – tiles nowadays always tend to form some kind of structure and, therefore, I will feel free to call this kind of art – tiles mosaic.

The tiles that you already know about and the things you did not know about them Well, first of all, I would like to talk about the contemporary use of ceramic tiles, which all of you have heard of. But today, these tiles, if they are not used in the bathroom, have a completely different role, which is pure decoration. The price of them is what is their best feature. The range of their prices is wide, and there are some which are very cheap and some very expensive ceramic tiles – it all depends on the kind of ceramic they are made of. They last up to two decades, and are relatively easy to clean, but if you use them as protection and not just as decoration, you would have to devote more time to their maintenance because their durability can be lower if there is a lot of water that comes in contact with them.

The kind of tiles that you may have heard of, but you never saw them

Stainless steel is very good material for tiles, especially ones that are used to make mosaics and decorate your home. The durability of stainless steel is limitless, and because it is steel we are talking about, these kind of tiles are practically unbreakable. Another good thing about these kind of tiles is that they are very clean. You would have to devote maybe five minutes a month in order to make sure there is no dirt on them. Even if there is, it is very easy to clean them, and all you need is one dry cloth. However, they are not perfect as they seem at first. Acidic food can be actually very „harmful“ to the stainless steel, because it can leave marks that cannot be cleaned. Simply avoid putting your stainless steel mosaic near the place where you eat. Finally, there is one word that can perfectly describe the sense that this kind of mosaic brings to your home – modern. If you want to feel modern, and you want a modern home, you should definitely consider having one mosaic of this kind.

The old but good and interesting kind of tiles – stone tiles

 Stone tiles have been used for ages, but never in a way to make a mosaic out of them. As you know they may last for ages, and the best thing about stone is that it can be easily combined with other types of tiles and to add a certain dose of elegance to the mosaic. Since stone is the first material that was used to build shelters during the early period of the development of the human race, we perceive stone as a kind of material that will protect us from „danger” outside. It gives us the sense of safety and it is good, in that matter, for our health.

To sum up, there are many different ways to keep your self-esteem high, which involves both decorating yourself and decorating your surroundings. Placing mosaic tiles actually decorates your home, which is actually the primary place in the hierarchy of your „surroundings“. There are many different types of tiles nowadays, and I have mentioned just a few and their pros and cons, but at the end, it is up to you to choose whichever you prefer.

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