Modern architecture consists of varied elements that are included in the architecture of the home to give a unique look to the house or a building. One such element of modern architecture is stone floor medallion. Today families are looking to add a touch of elegance into their homes that sets them apart from other houses. Apart from modern décor, stone floor medallions are taking centre stage due to their unique style and depiction.
Medallions are not a new concept, but have been in use from ancient times. The ancient Indian civilizations incorporated medallions in their floorings, depicting the life cycles. Today homes incorporate intricate layered medallions in entryway or the passage of the house thus giving a rustic charm to the house. But medallions are not only restricted to the entryway, but instead designers are using them in kitchens, living rooms and even bathrooms. Addition of beautiful stone medallion makes the room unique and elegant. Apart from rooms, today medallions are even incorporated in offices and restaurants. Thus this clearly shows how stone medallions can be used in myriad ways to create charm within various spaces. It is important to note that medallions are not only confined to the floor but are also used on the walls or as centerpieces. Here are some specific used of stone medallion apart from flooring
- Centerpiece in a kitchen above the stove
- In a bedroom above the headboard of the bed
- On the walls of the office, conference room
- On the surface of swimming pools and Jacuzzi
The classical use consists of:
- Starting of the stairways
Understanding the formation of Medallion
Stone medallion consists of creating patterns using stones and laying them to form circular designs. The unique colors and patterns within the stone are placed by the artist to form beautiful patterns in a medallion.
The materials used for making medallions vary, but usually marbles are used for making medallions. Marbles consist of many veins within itself which makes alluring patterns by themselves. Thus the artist uses these patterns and creates a magnificent design. Apart from having intricate vein structure, marbles are also easy to process and thus it is more preferred choice for medallions than other materials such as granite and limestone. Many artists use sandstone and slate for this purpose but they are not as popular as marble medallions.
Demand for New Designs
The demand for medallion is rising as more people are incorporating it in their homes, but people are evolving from the traditional designs and opting for more intricate and complicated patterns. This is possible only due to new and evolving stone processing machines and techniques such as water-jet cutting machines which assist in easy cutting and pattern formation of the medallion.
Thus whether you are looking to create intricate patterns in your home or you wish to beautify your working area, it is best to incorporate stone medallion that will enhance beauty of the space.