World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week

It will be World Green Building Week from 21-27 September 2015. Ruark du Toit Mosaic Art supports and has special interest in promoting environmental sustainability and especially the greening of our built environment. The LEED Green Building Certification Program aims to recognize the best building strategies and practises in human and environmental health. Please see … Continue reading

Cape Town Heritage building mosaic floor renovation

Cape Town Heritage building mosaic floor renovation

I recently completed the installation of the missing section on a very special 80-year-old mosaic floor in an iconic heritage building.┬áHere I take you through the fabrication process and finally to installation: The missing portion of the mosaic was removed a very long time ago by someone to make place for a carpet to wipe … Continue reading

Mosaic before and after picture

Mosaic before and after picture

I recently completed this renovation of a existing mosaic mural at Century City in Cape Town. Some of the tiles had come loose and needed to be replaced. Mural renovations require a specialist to tackle renovation work due to the sensitive nature of the existing surrounding mosaic work.

Ideas for greening your garden walls

Ideas for greening your garden walls

Green walls or hanging walls have become uniquely popular in modern times. Green walls are a way to make your house more eco friendly. It can also attract birds and insects to your garden whom are mother natures polinators. Green walls enhances building exterior as well as interior facades. If your house is warm in … Continue reading

Close up: mosaic bathroom floor

Close up: mosaic bathroom floor

Below is a close up of the design for a mosaic bathroom floor I installed recently. The design objective was to create elements of moving water and specifically the colors South Africa’ s sea water on the Cape coastline.

Mosaic glass tiles close up

Mosaic glass tiles close up

This is a close up of the mosaic glass tiles I am currently working with. All the colors have been specifically chosen to match an existing 80 year old floor mosaic that I am renovating. The existing older glass tiles of the floor are all hand cut squares and none are the same color or … Continue reading

Modern mosaic bathroom wall

Modern mosaic bathroom wall

Mosaic tiles in bathrooms are becoming more and more popular. The small glass tiles add a modern look and feel to your bathroom interior. They can be used to create a elegant & bespoke backsplash or be used to cover the interior bathroom wall. Instead of doing a potentially costly renovation, consider just retiling certain … Continue reading

Mosaic enhances bathroom interior

I recently converted a bathroom wall covered in biege colored travertine tiles and replaced the travertine with mosaic glass tiles. Only the wall in the picture was coverered in glass tiles whilst the rest of the bathroom was covered in a beautiful, light marble tile. The renovation really improved the bathroom interior and gave it … Continue reading