CYPRUS - Mosaics

Cyprus - the land of the mosaics! Some of these mosaic tiled floors were done almost 2000 years ago. They are tiny, and so detailed, and beautifully symmetrical. It’s a real sight. Large rooms more than 6m in length and the entire floor is done with mosaic. I mean now you just buy some cheap laminate or vinyl or buy tiles in larger sheets that have been pre-stuck to mesh fixing strips. There’s nowhere near that amount of time and care put into a hand tiled floor any longer.

We had our own shot at mosaic-ing a square foot of tiling, and it took us all day to design, create and then grout. But the results were gorgeous. Totally different designs in each persons mosaic. You can probably tell which one was mine…the architect…