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Other Surface Coating Techniques Also Defined as Mosaic: Hydraulic and “Gres” Ceramic Stoneware Mosaic

Hydraulic Mosaic (interior flooring)

Produced with three layers of cement of different grain sizes, the exposed layer creates the pattern with coloured cement. It was a very common application system in both simple and luxurious houses.

20th century Original

20 x 20 cm

Hydraulic Mosaic (interior flooring)

Produced with three layers of cement of different grain sizes, the exposed layer creates the pattern with coloured cement. It was a very common application system in both simple and luxurious houses.

20th century Original

20 x 20 cm

Other industrial techniques such as hydraulic flooring, small stoneware pieces with geometric shapes or pavement relief tiles are also referred to as “mosaic”. As in the case of other types, they are made up of various pieces, always covering surfaces. Gaudí used industrial products with great skill, such as on Casa Batlló, for which he designed a hydraulic mosaic and where he reused stoneware tiles.

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