9 good reasons
why to choose
As general use, ceramic and glass mosaics cannot be tailor-made (you have to choose the mosaic pattern from the catalogue provided by the manufacturer). Even if the producer is willing to make the mosaic that best satisfies your taste, you must order a large quantity.
Generally, if reproducing photographs on ceramic and glass mosaics is an unworkable task, recreating artistic drawings can be possible but is extremely expensive.
Gemanco Design resin mosaic makes you truly follow your imagination and gives you the freedom to create any pattern you desire and the satisfaction to produce it. You DO NOT need a minimum order quantity.
During renovations, if you have to apply ceramic and/or glass mosaics, the old tiles have to be removed and the surface has to be levelled before placing the new covering.
By contrast, as Gemanco Design resin mosaic is only 3 mm thick, it can be very simply and quickly placed on the existing tiles. Thus, it is time and cost effective.
Unlike the use of ceramic and glass mosaics that is limited to tile bathrooms, kitchens and swimming pools, the resin mosaic can be used in multiple ways. For example, it can embellish chairs and pieces of furniture in general, adorn ceilings, mirrors, windows and even create special effects if the resin mosaic is applied to spot lightings.
Ceramic and glass mosaics cannot be used to coat false ceilings due to their heavy weight. Resin mosaic is light: as it only weighs 1,2 kg per square meter, it can be applied to supports that cannot stand heavy claddings. Thanks to its lightness, the resin mosaic can be easily shipped via aircraft at reasonable prices.
Ceramic and glass mosaics cannot be applied to irregular surfaces, and, if used, they must be adapted and cut in a very pernickety way, and a fine result is not guaranteed. Resin mosaic is flexible enough to be applied to curved, concave, convex, irregular surfaces and sharp edges.
Easy to be applied to, resin mosaic is provided with the exact measurements required. If necessary, you can simply cut the pieces with scissors – whilst ceramic and glass mosaics have to be cut with a special tool whose final result is not guaranteed (as in most cases the glass chips off and the tile is damaged).
SELF – ADHESIVENESS
Ceramic and glass mosaics are not self-adhesive. Thanks to a self-adhesive layer, resin mosaic can be applied to any non-walled surfaces without the need of glue and grouting materials.
Ceramic mosaics are not transparent by their nature, and glass ones are not translucent and clear enough to see through.
Resin mosaic can be as transparent as glass creating special decorative effects for doors and windows, and, if backlit it can produce very unique backlighting spots.
Ceramic and glass mosaics are very resistant and durable, but at the same time they are rigid. This means that, in case of ground instability, they are prone to cracks. The resin is a very reliable material in any conditions and, since it is very elastic, it can perform much more better if compared to traditional mosaics also in case of ground instability.