Good Questions: How to Achieve this Tile Effect?

Good Questions: How to Achieve this Tile Effect?

Janel Laban
Jan 23, 2009

Siobhan sent us an email: I'm obsessed with tile and I need some help. I'm hoping the all knowing AT crowd can help. Can anyone identify this tile or help me find something similar? I love the how the mosaic pattern seems so three-dimensional (any kind of Q*bert-y). Can anyone help me get this tile off my mind?

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Siobhan says, Apparently floor tiles in the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome have the type of pattern I'm looking for. (shown above).

Please share your advice on achieving this tile effect - sources, materials, installation tips, good examples - any info is welcome!

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