A tile plays a key role in the interior and exterior décor and design of a house. It gives the floor a new look and design. Flat tiles with no designs and patterns on them are still used in many construction however most of the people prefer tiles with various unique designs which enhances the overall beauty of the house.
The word “Tessellation” refers to mathematics technique which applies advance geometry to draw various shapes and pattern. The tessellated tiles in Melbourne use the same kind of patterns and designs which do not overlap, are without gaps and are unique in nature. A regular pattern of tessellation is made by repeating patterns of polygons, triangles and squares in such a way that it covers the whole floor whereas a semi-regular pattern of tessellation is constructed by combing two or more polygons or triangles but one thing which must be considered while making these tiles that the pattern must be same at each vertex.
Tessellated tiles are not a new thing in the market but these have a long history and traditions. These tiles have roots stretching back to the middle ages. These tiles became immensely famous in both domestic and commercial construction in 19th century. The major reason of their popularity was their long lasting soundness, eccentric designs and the fact that they could be used in diverse situation because of their aptness. These tiles were famous among Victorian and Federation houses. Not only in European countries were these tiles famous but also in Middle East countries. History tells that these tiles were used in ancient Rome and Islamic arts. The Alhambra palace is a remarkable example of this marvelous Islamic art. M.C Escher was the one who is famous for introducing his artistic effects in tessellation in the 20th century. He made use of Euclidian and hyperbolic geometry to draw these patterns which became a huge success afterwards.
Although these tiles have been excelling in market since the old ages and still today they have great market. Old English tiles are a renowned Australian company which is the first tile company that is renovating and redecorating the old heritage buildings using tessellated tiles. These tessellated tiles are made from various materials such as cemented ceramics shaped in the form of square or hexagon. These are not just only used for decorative patterns but can also be used to provide many other functions such as providing durability, or preventing the pavement from water.