Cararra White Marble Basketweave Patterns
Tile is possibly the biggest design element of any bathroom, and a good choice is paramount. The popularity of white and grey tile in the last few years has ballooned. This harks back to the late 19th century and the early 20th century.
At that time bathrooms were basically functionary, they had a sink, toilet and a bath tub. White was the most popular colors since “white” evokes cleanliness. White has then been the most traditional choice for more than 100 years.
Cararra marble has been quarried in Italy for centuries and is still the GO TO color for designers seeking a clean functional and beautiful floor pattern.
The introduction of marble “Basketweave” patterns may have started in the Greco- Roman eras, I am not sure, but they have been around for millenniums. The pattern mimics the reed baskets that were the primary shopping “bag” in early times. This has proved to be one of the most popular and historically classical patterns and continues to enjoy high popularity, especially in white with black dot accents.
They are simple geometric patterns that have an innate positive emotional feel, and fit in with any type of bathroom, old or new. They are comprised of chips which have one main color, and a small square “dot” for contrast. The tile chips are mesh mounted on the back and come in a single sheet size that is approximately 12″ x 12″, easy to install for a DIY person, and require normal setting skills.
They come in two patterns, small , where the largest primary chip size is 1″ x 2″ and the dot is 1/2″ and the larger pattern where the main chip size is 2″ x 4″. The white Italian Cararra with a black marble dot is the most popular but we have a variety of Basketweave in numerous classical stone colors.
Both are available at www.glasstilehome.com/basketweave.