As personalized home improvement is more and more expected by people, materials and methods can meet the needs of personalized needs. Nowadays, in addition to the traditional color enlargement, there is another way to "photo on the wall", and that is through colorful mosaics.
Although this personalized service is no longer new in the mosaic market, different fee collection standards and different production methods often make consumers confused. When we visited the building materials market, we also found that there are still some details of the "custom mosaic photo wall" that are worth noting.
Mosaic photo wall area is too small to see clearly
The fact that the photos are made into a mosaic wall is actually not very demanding on the photos themselves. It is not like we imagined, ordinary photos can do it. But in contrast, this technology has higher requirements on the wall surface, especially the wall surface size.
In a mosaic specialty store in Shilihe, the owner told us that if the mosaic photo wall area is less than 5, 6 square meters, the picture effect will not be easy to realistic. This is because, generally speaking, in the renderings we see, even the finest mosaic photos are actually composed of small units with a side length of 1 cm. For implementation, at least 2mx3m wall space must be prepared for it.
Production methods Different materials quality and photo complexity determine the price
Now there are two ways to make mosaics into photos, one is cropping and the other is collage. Cutting is to irregularly cut the "small squares" in the mosaic according to the requirements of color and pattern, and then arrange them irregularly. The collage is based on the traditional mosaic technology, horizontally and vertically "small squares".
From the effect point of view, the effect of the cropping process is more restore the original look of the photo, that is, because the color code is more "free", it is more like a photo. The collage effect is a bit like cross stitch, but don't have a different feeling.
In terms of price, most of the mosaic shops offer us quotations from 1500 yuan / square meter to 1800 yuan / square meter. Different prices depend on the complexity of different materials and photos.
Only package design regardless of the risk of construction and paving process
Construction issues deserve consumers' attention. Many mosaic stores say that they are only responsible for designing and producing photo mosaics, and that picking up, delivering, and installing all require consumers to take responsibility.
We questioned the fear that ordinary workers might not professionally paste the mosaic, and the shop owner stated that before the collage, according to the formal procedures, the workers will be "positioned" on the ground, and the shop will provide instructions to guide the workers Complete the "coding" of different color blocks.
消费者 Consumers need to pay attention to this, telling workers to carefully construct, so as not to affect the picture effect due to "lost" or "mislaying."
At the same time, experts from related building materials said that the mosaic technology of mosaic on the wall is more demanding than ordinary tiles. It requires more professional technology and a certain degree of patience. The biggest problem is that a mosaic “small square” that is misplaced may be damaged. This "one pot of soup" took the whole pattern. And because the photo mosaic is a customized product, if the stickers are broken, it is not easy to restart or make up.
Mosaic photo wall design preparation phase for nearly a month
From the design to the production of the photo mosaic, most shops give us a report time of about 20 to 25 days. If it is a consumer in the decoration, this production time may be slightly longer. It is recommended that interested consumers start early and rush Finishing the production during the renovation period also avoids the hassle of partial renovations and the separate employment of construction personnel.
It is more reliable to take photos to the store for consultation
Most stores need to see the pricing of photos provided by consumers. Even if they are not sure whether to go to a certain store or do not think about whether to make photo mosaics, consumers are advised to take photos to consult with mosaic stores This makes it easier for the store to quote you.
The mosaic imaged by the cutting effect, due to the complex color, the price is 3800 yuan / square meter
Color complexity and materials determine the price of photo mosaic
Mosaic tailoring effect. Cropping effect closer to the original photo
But the cell shape has been cut into "horizontal and vertical" small squares that are different from traditional mosaics.
整体 The overall effect of photo mosaic. The entire wall is made of mosaics to make a photo effect, which is different from a single photo or mural, which makes the room look very texture.
的 Mosaic made by collage technique. The effect is quite satisfactory, a bit of cross stitch.