Mosaic is one of the most ancient and striking forms of decorative art. Having been in existence since the 3rd millennium BC, mosaics gained widespread popularity in Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. Some of the most magnificent elements in architectural and art history come from this versatile art form, such as the intricate floors of Roman villas and cathedrals to the divine ceilings and walls of Islamic palaces and mosques. Mosaic subject matter would range from everyday domestic scenes, historic narratives, to abstract designs.
Mosaic designs are composed of small shards or pieces of material known as tesserae or tiles and are arranged to form a complete pattern or image used for both interior and exterior application. The tiles that make up most mosaic designs are made of marble or other stone, smalti, ceramic, mirror tile, sea shells,rocks and pebbles, and beads. One may also use glass tiles, metallic glass tiles, and/or recycled glass tile.
While mosaic has a strong historical presence, it is definitely not stuck in the past. In fact, the making of mosaics is still a thriving and ever-evolving art form which is why Maryland Mosaics, as a leading mosaic tile supply company, specializes in mosaic art and fine craft. We have an incredible selection of the latest mosaic tiles and mosaic tools. We carry everything for the beginner to the advanced artist, making this wonderfully rewarding art form accessible to all skill levels. Known and appreciated for our service and expertise, if they don't have what you are looking for, they will hunt it down for you.
Maryland Mosaics has a vast selection of the highest quality tiles and supplies including tile grids, backsplash tiles, kitchen tiles, and glass mosaic tiles. They also feature more unique options such as dichroic glass tiles, glitter tiles
, iridescent tiles, millefiori, beads and cabochons. Here, you will also find essential mosaic tools and accessories such as Wedi panels and Feathercore, wheeled nippers, and a variety of adhesives such as Weldbond and Mac Glue.
Designing your own patterns, carefully choosing from the various types of mosaic tiles, and adhering to your selected surface, makes the art of mosaics a very creative and rewarding experience. Whether you are looking to redo your kitchen backsplash, create a unique work of art, or experiment with the possibilities of ceramic and glass tiles, Maryland Mosaics is the go-to place for all of your mosaic supplies.