Timeworn marble mosaics by Giovanni Barbieri are created by technology invented by Barbieri and used since 1999. The procedure first wears down the borders of the tiles then creates a semi-opaque natural wavy surface. Polishing then makes the surface identical to the most beautifully time worn historical floors in Italy. No matter how much usage and traffic the marble gets, its sheen and unique reflective qualities remain unaltered. The end result is a truly timeless work of art by the Italian master. Spina Pesce can be laid out in the "herringbone" pattern for which it is named or in a straight pattern.