Ancient Rome and Byzantine Villa structures are revered for extravagant stone craftsmanship, detailed geometry and organic patterning. In the Byzantium collection of marble mosaic tiles, Walker Zanger balances antique lavishness and geometry to pay homage to the opulence of the Roman Era.
The Byzantium collection of marble mosaic tiles is available in three designs—Heraclee, Ephesus and Palatium—and depending on the design, include silver or gold metallic accents, and a polished or honed finish. The collection features marbles such as the vibrant Antique Violetta from Afyon, Turkey, which is a white marble filigreed with purple veins that was originally used in buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome. Agean Sea is another color, which is a blue marble latticed with gray that was also very characteristic of ancient stone work. In addition, white Thasos, deep-charcoal Storm Grey, and rich-red Borolo are layered into the marble mosaics.
The natural stone is cut by waterjet or stone saw, then blended into each design by experienced artisans. The combination of technology, unique patterning, and accents of silver or gold leaf offer decorative options for myriad styles and applications.