Tiring of excessive technology and industry, contemporary society certainly needs solace in traditional handmade goods for a change. Whether it is garments or footwear, tiles and home designs, the custom built, the handcrafted and the rustic attract a great deal of attention. Though the great variety of dramatic architectural designs nowadays witnessed do deserve a lot of praise, the artistic touch seems to be missing. The expanses of glass in the building facades and the metallic roofs and plastic canopies are mostly of single shades like a minimalist setting. Why not bring some on art that stands out amidst the concrete?
Handcrafted tiles satisfy that thirst for the traditional touch! Can you imagine each tile made by hand with a mold to get the required shape? The molds serve a great variety of shapes and sizes. It is obvious that all the tiles will not be exactly like each other, unlike the manufactured tiles. That adds the personal touch and the happiness is greater.
Which tile materials do you fancy? Porcelain tiles and glass, natural stone and metal are the most commonly used tile materials. They could all be custom built. Glass tiles bring a luminous surrounding, as if in the midst of the open. Exotic blends of metal, stone and glass are preferred in lavish business premises to attract attention. Some opulent homes do look like business centers too.
A variety of tile materials
Travertine and quartzite, porphyry and sandstone, limestone and basalt, cobble and concrete, an infinite variety would be available. Along with colors and textures, designs are necessary that stand out and make an impression. If the home is associated with a business or philosophy, such an idea could be incorporated into the artistic façade or the walls and work just like an extended advertisement. Get the required designs or pictorial patterns, motifs or themes made exactly as desired on the tiles.
A fish-breeding company would have appropriate depictions of marine life and foliage. Nature-based symbolism is rather common as we get more and more segregated from the natural world. A company that manufactures computer parts would have software-inspired designs to communicate the idea. If you are familiar with decal and wall paper patterns, they could be reproduced on tiles too, the difference being that tiles are far more permanent.
Imagine walls glowing partly and perhaps an entire accent wall from floor to ceiling with abstract shapes. Would you decorate the home entrance vividly in Mediterranean patterns? We need several forms of art to relieve the monotony of modern lives and such handmade tiles inspire a lot of sweet thoughts. Choose from the sheer beauty and variety of mosaics in the tile material of your choice.