What are the materials used to make a mosaic?
Recycled and repurposed materials commonly used for making mosaics:
- old china plates.
- tea cups.
- ceramic pieces and figurines.
- household tiles, used and stripped from walls or floors.
- scrap glass.
- broken mirror.
Why did Romans make mosaics?
They were used for decoration, and to show people how rich you were, were Roman mosaics were also very strong surfaces for walking on and were sometimes used as signs or for advertising. Roman mosaics were waterproof and easy to clean. This made mosaics very popular in public buildings and Roman bathhouses.