"Harlequin" mosaic floor
This mosaic is located in a stair tower, the installation of an elevator caused the destruction of part of the original mosaic. It was for us to fill as discreetly as possible this gap very marked by a clean cut. The ground underwent other attacks mainly caused by rising damp (deposit of calcite, corroded tesserae).
Interventions : cleaning of the entire floor with a monobrush, attenuation of the rectilinear layout of the gap, recovery of original tesserae, recomposition of the harlequin and gluing of the tesserae on mesh, resting the mosaic on fresh screed, finishing with wax.
floor before intervention
The installation of an elevator created this rectangular gap, the floor is also stained with oil and calcite deposits.
Bleeding the straight edges of the lacuna
It is necessary to purge in line with the tesserae to break the rectilinear side of the gap and ensure the most discreet connection possible when refitting.
Reuse of original tesserae
On the other side of the house, a mosaic covered a porch. At 80% separated from the support, we made the choice to recover the tesserae to transfer them to the tower.
Laying of the restored mosaic
From the recovered tesserae, we made new mosaic panels respecting the mixture of colors as much as possible. Traditional laying on fresh screed (lime mortar / sand / brick powder).
Connections of the new mosaic with the old one.
Final stage of the restoration, the gap is barely noticeable.