A Brief History of Mosaic Tiles from The Tile Life
You’re probably thinking: “Mosaics are super trendy and stylish, why am i only learning about this now?” Well, to clear the air, mosaic designs weren’t born just recently. It’s probably because we’re so used to seeing regular porcelain and ceramic tiles that when we started busting the style out, people started noticing. And when people started noticing, that’s when the trend started. But mosaics have been around for such a long time. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane for you to get a good idea how this design came about and how it can inspire your next artistic piece.
Mosaics have been around for ages. And when we say ages? WE.MEAN.AGES. The mosaic concept has been around for at least 4000 years. That’s right. We’re talking about a timeless trend. One that was used even before technology was an actual word and more so now that it’s practically everywhere. The fundamentals of this design stemmed from ancient Mesopotamia (yes, we had to use a little history here) and were made popular by the Ancient Greeks then the Roman Empire. This spilled over to the Dark Ages where it was even more popular due to the influence of religion at the time. This meant that the style became a popular fixture in religious fixtures and buildings like churches, mosques and practically everywhere during this era.
Nowadays, mosaics are more popularly used as a high fashion statement. Mosaic tiles have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with especially with the way people are now using different materials, designs, and patterns to modernize their spaces and create heavy design statements through interior designs platforms like Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media channels. Of course, you can check out some of our best designs and use cases to find a little inspiration!