If you can imagine the appearance of fractal or mosaic screensavers, symmetrical, aperiodic or geometric desktop wallpapers, then you can appreciate a tessellation. It is often utilized for computer graphics and digital art. By textbook definition, a tessellation is a bunch of figures that, just like a jig-saw puzzle, can wholly inhabit a plane with no overlapping or void. In tiling, it is any repetitive and systematized pattern. With tessellated floor tiles, for example, the pieces come in all hues, sizes and shapes, be they polygonal or irregular, but are able to fit together to fill up the target surface.
Wet exteriors, and some dry interiors, are the most frequent locations of tessellated floor tiles. The balcony, swimming pool, toilet, bathroom, patio and garage are some of these, built with materials from ceramic to concrete and clay. Tessellated tiles made with cork or linoleum can be seen used for indoor floors like in living rooms, and similar patterns are used for vinyl floors and carpets. A popular form these days is made up of interlocking floor tiles constructed from cork, further supplied with loose tiles for bordering that is fashioned after Persian carpeting and rugs. They may come in DIY packages and can be stapled or attached to floors.
You might be reminded by a tessellation of old-school architectural style, like heritage and period motifs, due to its decorative complexity. Indeed, it is reminiscent of the 1930Õs moderne era characterized by vintage Hollywood with its geometric and sunburst themes in glassy and chrome finishes. It even fits naturally as period reproduction of the elaborate Victorian age frills of the 1830Õs to 1900Õs. Central tiles can also be enhanced with the aid of coving tiles, borders, step treads, panels and encaustics. And because it can be knotty assembling a whole pattern, seeking a proper tiling service may be the smarter move.
Tessellated floor tiles are not all quadrilateral, such as squares and rectangles, but can have round or even odd figures, as many modern products do. Many of them take after established patterns in nature, like honeycombs, or which are man-made, like quilting and triangle-point fabric. The wallpaper group of 17 2D patterns, which can all be seen in Granada, Spain in the Alhambra palace, are more examples. The tessellation drawings of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, mostly from 1937 to 1958, are further a great influence for having progressed from something abstract to concrete such as bird and reptile forms.