Ceramic or glass mosaic?

The Appiani ceramic mosaic has unique features that set it apart from glass mosaics and make it one of a kind. Perpendicular sides, flat masonry and a slightly rounded glazed surface allow for perfect adhesion of the tiles during installation. Absolutely perfect in terms of aesthetics and shape, these mosaics result in projects and decorations that preserve their beauty and resistance over time.

Mosaics

Comparison

Mosaics

CERAMIC MOSAICS

  • GRIP: Maximum contact surface for gluing - Glue can be spread all over the tile - Glue adheres completely, forming a single body with the stoneware surface - Will not come away over time
  • JOINT FILLING: Fills the whole joint and glue adheres  perfectly, because the spaces are even and wide enough - Filler is compact, guaranteeing the hold of the tesserae in water and ensuring they do not come away
  • SIDES AND THICKNESS: Perpendicular sides and slightly rounded glazed surface - Maximum mechanical hold thanks to the “spike”effect of the filler - Excellent Resistance To Lateral Thrust
  • WARPAGE: Even surface - Pleasant to the touch
  • TRANSPARENCY: Totally opaque glaze - Colour remains stable over time
  • CLEANING AND HYGIENE: Even surface - Glaze does not retain dirt - Total hygiene - Easy to clean

VITREOUS GLASS MOSAICS

  • GRIP: Limited contact surface for gluing - Adheres with difficulty due to vinyl glue residue on the back of the tesserae - Lassy surface repels the adhesive - Risk of the tesserae coming away over time
  • JOINT FILLING: Difficult to fill the whole joint because of the small, uneven spaces - Filler tends to partially erode if submerged in water where algae form; possibility of the tesserae coming away
  • SIDES AND THICKNESS: Slanted sides with the joint thrusting outwards - Minimum lateral hold of the joint - Considerable reduction in mechanical hold
  • WARPAGE: Uneven surface - Unpleasant to the touch
  • TRANSPARENCY: Loss of brightness - Change in colour
  • CLEANING AND HYGIENE: Uneven surface - Dirt takes hold - Minimum hygiene - Difficult to clean