Les Marques

La Marbrerie des Yvelines se charge de la fabrication d'ouvrages standard ou personnalisés, et vous permet également de choisir vos futurs produits dans les catalogues des plus grandes marques spécialisées dans l'aménagement et la décoration.

Inalco Ceramica
Ceramica Bardelli
Astor Ceramiche
Trend
Tagina
Petra Antiqua

Mosaics

Mosaics consist of an assembly of small multicoloured fragments, including bits of natural stones (marble, granite, etc.), broken glass and ceramic materials, and even pebbles. The aim of a mosaic is primarily to create a decorative masterpiece. Mosaics were created in ancient times. For example, the people who decorated the Egyptian pyramids used mosaics in several locations. Mosaics only officially appeared towards the end of the fourth millennium in Mesopotamia, before the Romans declared mosaics a fully-fledged art. As the centuries went by, many civilisations were won over by mosaics ( without necessarily interacting). During the Roman Epoch, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, mosaics became fashionable, an essential factor in ornamental works. Three main styles of mosaics exist. To begin with, many tried to copy Roman mosaics, however nobody was ever able to achieve the perfection and subtlety of the original models. Fragments of stone and marble were used in Roman mosaics. Enamel and glass were later used preferentially in Venetian mosaics. Finally, semi-precious stones were included in Florentine mosaics. Mosaics have invaded the interiors of homes and are widely used as floor coverings. If mosaics have become so popular, there are some very specific reasons for this. Mosaics can be freely adapted to reflect anybody’s imagination: depending on individual preferences, specific colours (or more precisely, specific combinations of colours) can be selected and mosaic fragments can also be adapted into many shapes. Applying a mosaic requires the use of a technique which is similar to that used for tiles. However, to obtain a homogeneous result, the standard dimensions of mosaic plates are only 30 x 35 cm. These plates can be used for finishing or decorative purposes, either indoors or outdoors. Mosaics can be used as floor or wall coverings or even to decorate chimneys. Application techniques will vary depending on whether the mosaic is fitted on the floor or wall. For floors, adhesive paste is required. However, if the mosaic is used to decorate a wall, mortar must be used, in the form of powder adhesive. It is also important to realise that mosaic plates can be used on all types of flooring. Regardless of the type of flooring, mosaic plates must only be applied to a dry, flat, clean and entirely smooth surface. Should a support surface not meet all of these requirements, it must be levelled before the plates are applied.