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Cosmati

cosmati marble floorCosmati work takes its name from the Cosmas family, who specialised in this type of architectural inlay. Its heyday was around 1100 - 1300 in Rome. Most commonly seen in floors, it involves intricate geometric patterns made up from coloured marble or other stone (and sometimes glass).

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additive -- adhesive -- admixture -- aggregate -- andamento -- armature -- background -- backing -- bozzetto -- byzantine -- cartoon -- cement -- ceramic -- ceramic tiles -- concrete -- cosmati -- crazing -- curing -- direct method -- efflorescence -- emblema -- encaustic tiles -- epoxy -- florentine mosaic -- geometric pavement -- glaze -- gothic revival -- graffito -- greek key -- grid technique -- grout -- grout file -- grout sealer -- guilloche -- herringbone -- hypocaust -- indirect method -- inlay -- intarsia -- interstice -- joint -- memento mori -- meta mosaic -- micromosaic -- monogram -- mortar -- opus -- opus musivum -- opus paladanium -- opus regulatum -- opus sectile -- opus tessellatum -- opus vermiculatum -- pelta -- peppering -- picassiette -- pietre dure -- pique assiette -- pseudo mosaic tiles -- PVA glue -- reverse method -- sgraffito -- silicone sealant -- smalti -- squeegee -- substrate -- terracotta -- terrazzo -- tessellate -- tessera -- tesserae -- tile cutter -- tile nippers -- trompe l'oeil -- vitreous glass tiles -- zillij --

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