Mosaics That Create the Most Exquisite Rug Patterns

Contemporary society certainly cannot do with the most colorful and vibrant artistic patterns of mosaics that are blended in a variety of materials. Whether you want natural stone, porcelains or mixtures of glass, stone, and metal, find an immense variety to suit every need. Besides putting them at striking locations like entryways, accent walls, and living room floors, mosaics adorn kitchens and bathrooms. Backsplashes in kitchens and bathtubs and shower borders glow under the mosaic impact!

Now comes another fashionable application for mosaics that never tire. Homeowners, interior decorators, and builders have been putting mosaics on floors to create unique rug patterns. Patterns like the basketweave and hexagon along with so much more would bring zest and zing to the comfy spaces in residences and businesses. Install lots of style with mosaics to replicate carpets. Bring a stylish flourish to ordinary looking areas with some exciting features.

The Emperador Light and Emperador Dark Basketweave patterns

If that is what you prefer, basketweave patterns are quite traditional. Get an eternally appealing classic scene. Emperador Light and Emperador Dark Basketweave are manufactured from fabulous Turkish marble. The creams, grays and mocha browns would blend in well with a light or dark d├ęcor. Those in love with geometric designs can create a powerful statement centerpiece of a tile rug.

The Tundra Gray Basket Weave

Another stunning Turkish marble mosaic that blends grays and platinum, champagne and rose. Show it off more artistically as the border of a rug plan in a traditional or vintage bathroom design. Surround it with small rectangular tiles and large subways. Thus, you would contrast the basketweave to stand out from the neighboring natural stone, porcelain or ceramic flooring.

The Honey Comb Hexagon

Mosaics based on the hexagon motifs are getting very popular too. The different shades of the honeycomb shapes help to create both traditional and contemporary rug designs. The grace of marble brings you Honey Comb Hexagon as a two-inch tile. Imagine a modern bathroom with clean, straight lines and the beige colors, creating a mild color palette. The different finishes ensure that the white oak grain appearance would modernize rustic spaces with a sophisticated feel.

The Henley Hexagon

Also, a two-inch tile manufactured from graceful marble, the greater variety of colors makes it a bolder hexagon choice as compared to Honey Comb. The many features like lines, veins, and specks combine in attractive ways. The colors include a variety of gray, gunmetal and platinum. You also have taupe and camel brown. If it is located in a light-colored bathroom, it will stand out dramatically. It can be planned to blend it with dark shades in bathrooms.

The Paradise Bay Blend

Maybe a rug with a gentle appeal is required. Paradise Bay Blend represents the ultimate smartness with a blending of stone and glass. The colors combine gray and navy shades with vanilla and almond. The tile attracts visually without being obtrusive and dominating. Install a modern look and feel with this super tile. It would be an excellent idea to use this wonderful linear design across the areas on countertops and on walls. The rug pattern would thus extend right across space.

Perhaps more inspiration is needed to create the most wonderful rug patterns. The floor visualizer tool helps exactly with such an imaginative illustration of what your spaces would look like after the tile installation. Follow a few steps to calculate how many tiles would be required for the project. Many more mosaic tile options are available with us. Transform your commercial or residential space with these mosaic wonders and talk it over with family and friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Hurricane Harvey And The Religious Right Wing

Are ‘natural’ disasters (like Hurricane Harvey) acts by Mother Nature or acts by God? If they are acts by God then they are signs of God’s wrath against the wicked. God’s wrath is the position taken by the extreme elements of the religious Christian right-wing fundamentalists and evangelists. It’s hogwash.

There are way, way too many far right-wing fundamental and evangelistic Christian True Believers who are plain bat-shit crazy. Consider some responses to the Hurricane Harvey event which hit hard the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana and adjacent regions with massive rainfalls, associated flooding, and the normal sort of destruction you expect and get with large-scale hurricane events.

You have extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson who has declared that Hurricane Harvey was God’s wrath and judgement on Houston and other regions that have adopted sexual perversions as the norm.

In like fashion, you have far-right religious activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire who stated that Hurricane Harvey was divine punishment on Houston because Houston had a lesbian mayor and has a pro-homosexuality major and the local powers-that-be promote abortion. He also made calls for relief money donations for Hurricane Harvey’s victims be sent to his organisation instead of the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army so that his organisation could distribute the funds Christian-to-Christian, presumably meaning that only victims worthy of his or his organisation’s judgement would get relief funds because he wants people to depend on the church and on God and not on the government.

Also End Times radio host Rick Wiles argued that the damage done to Houston by Hurricane Harvey was God’s punishment for Houston’s affinity with sexual perversion especially having some sort of devotion to the homosexual / lesbian agenda. Furthermore, the local powers-that-be deliberately persecute Christian pastors!

And right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (InfoWars) suggested that those Democrats in charge in Houston deliberately didn’t order an evacuation of the city in advance of the storm in order to make life as difficult as possible for Republicans like the Texas Governor and President Trump.

Now the obvious problem with this is that way more regions than just Houston were hit by Hurricane Harvey. Further, Texas tends to be a rather conservative Republican-dominated Christian-oriented state and thus an awful lot of Christian True Believers were hit hard by the storm, and killed by the storm, etc. Where’s the logic in having God’s wrath also act against His True Believers instead of on just the alleged wicked? Of course the Religious-right is having none of any other rationale. Mother Nature had nothing to do with this, and obviously human-related climate change had nothing to do with this. It’s God’s wrath pure and simple and it is all wrapped up as one coherent theological package with no loose ends to tie up. Of course maybe God caused the hurricane strike for a totally different reason(s). It seems that the extreme religious right-wing requires their God to act in such a way as to reinforce their own biases. It seems that no matter what the disaster, the extreme far religious right-wing will say that “God did it” because (and insert their pet hatred here as the reason).

As I said, IMHO these people, and there would be thousands like Kevin Swanson, Dave Daubenmire, Rick Wiles and Alex Jones, who either have some sort of extremist agenda and know they are spouting off pure B.S. and deliberately spouting off pure B.S., or else they are in fact just plain bat-shit crazy!

But here’s an analogy for God hitting Houston with Hurricane Harvey. Say you and your wife live in Houston, Texas. Alas, you rather hate your wife because she’s having an affair and you would like to see her and her lover dead. Fortunately, you’re a bomber pilot with the USAF, and so on a training mission you divert and fly over Houston and drop the nuclear bomb on the city’s CBD. Okay, so now you’ve killed your wife and her lover who both work in the CBD. Mission accomplished. But it was rather like taking a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

Another recent event that attracted the gloom-and-doom attention of the fundamentalists was the 2017 solar eclipse over the USA. Obviously that was a sign from God casting His darkness as a warning sign over the wicked USA. Repent! Of course there’s at least one solar eclipse as viewed from on Earth ever one to three years. So has each and every solar eclipse (going back to when God was just conceived of in someone’s philosophy) a gloom-and-doom sign from God, and if so to what possible end? Even God can only cry wolf so many times before He’s going to be ignored. Further, why is it that if a solar eclipse passes over your area then it’s a sign from God (probably to repent and that the end is nigh) yet when another solar eclipse passes over another area it’s not a sign from God and of no consequence. Further to that point, you don’t hear American extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christians rattle on about extreme weather events in other countries as being God’s wrath, unless the country is a Christian country, and not always even then. God’s wrath seems to be reserved mainly for your country.

There are multi-dozens of hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones happening around the world each year. Is each a sign from God, or another example of God’s punishment and wrath and if so, again, to what possible end? Repeating the same message, a message solely interpreted by (bat-shit crazy) humans for humans endlessly does nothing to make the message more believable.

Sometimes a hurricane is just a hurricane, and “just a hurricane” has no agenda. And when a hurricane happens during the recognised hurricane season, well, that doesn’t impress me much. Now when God has a hurricane strike Texas in January or February, then I might sit up and take a bit more notice. Or, for that matter, what about blizzards in the Amazon rain forest, or tornadoes in Antarctica, or massive flooding in the deserts of Peru, or how about icicles hanging off of the pyramids in Egypt? Now that would be impressive. I’m not holding my breath waiting for God to strike the jungles of Southeast Asia (for example) with blizzards.

As a somewhat related aside, there was recently a photograph taken of the White House with a double-rainbow over it. Of course, according to evangelists and other far right-wing Christians, that was an obvious sign from God anointing and approving of President Trump. Alas, double-rainbows aren’t that rare (I’ve even seen a triple-rainbow) and they are seen all over the world, including most probably even in North Korea.