Geometric tiles are like jigsaw puzzles for floors. Geometric tiles were named as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all planned to fit together into larger overall designs. The tiles themselves are plainly coloured. They are made of earth clays and pigments in a limited range of colours: tan; buff; brown; red; black; cream; yellow and blue.
The skill of the tile layer allowed a wide range of patterns to be produced.
Each color is a separate tile. Square, triangles and rectangles of different coloured tiles are carefully fitted together in a modular fashion to make this design.
Geometric tiles were usually laid tightly together, so there were no grout joins between the tiles, giving a seamless appearance to the finished floor.