Mosaic creations have a long history, originating in Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BC, Pebble mosaics were made in Tiryns in Mycenean Greece; mosaics with patterns and pictures became widespread in classical times, both in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Early Christian basilicas beginning in the 4th century were decorated with wall and ceiling mosaics. Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries; that tradition was adopted by the Norman kingdom in Sicily in the 12th century, by eastern-influenced Venice, and among the Rus in Ukraine.
Mosaic master craftsmanship has been passed down through the ages, combining a wealth of knowledge from past generations with the technological advances of today. However, often, mosaic work is still done in the traditional manner one piece at a time. Heritage Restoration and Design Studio, now in its sixth generation, is dedicated to the designing and manufacturing of traditional style floors and wall panels. Together with its partnerships, Heritage employees are skilled craftsman in the conceptual designing, manufacturing and installation of new fine designed wall and floor mosaics.
Mosaic is an art form which uses small pieces of materials placed together to create a unified whole. Mosaics typically are made using natural materials such as polished and unpolished marbles, split or smooth stone, cut or polished granites and special solid - semi-transparent or translucent vetro. Some of the glass pieces can be finished with gold leaf, a process popular in many churches. Some of the best quality mosaic work uses the various surface finishes to help create a three dimensional look offering depth as part of the final work.
Heritage offers a wide variety of mosaic art styles and designs.
- Decorative Patterns
- Church/Chapel Walls and Ceilings
- Floor Border