Penrose Aperiodic Tiles in Linoleum

by Dan Bernstein
(Edinburgh, Scotland)

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I am a big fan of Kirkcauldy linoneum. The real stuff made with chalk and linseed oil on a hessian back.

I love tiling and tesselation but want something that has no repeats to cover a large floor area.
I have discovered that Roger Penrose, a mathematician, has discovered how to make tiles that never repeat using only two forms a kite and a dart.

I want to use the water cutter to accurately cut my fine linoleum in two complementary colours to cut these shapes accurately so I can tile them together to make my floor which will be a real talking point.

I am going to use very similar tones with a small variance of hue so the floor is not overwhelming.

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