A bathroom is one of the most important places in a house, city apartment. It is important to observe sterility here, but due to the high humidity materials are suitable not all. Ceramic tiles have proven themselves well, because it is easy to clean, comes in all sorts of designs, for a long time does not require replacement. Tile design in the toilet is selected most appropriate to the overall style of the interior of the apartment. Such a decor is glued to the floor, the walls are on their own, or invited experts participate.
As any finishing material, ceramic tiles have positive sides:
Negative properties are also available:
So that in the bathroom, which is lined with tiles, it was not cold to walk, the coating is placed on heated floors. Special materials are also available for sound insulation.
The tile differs in several parameters:
Depending on the application, they distinguish floor, wall, ceiling tiles. Sometimes it takes the bottom of a bathtub in a combined bathroom, a tabletop where the sink is mounted. By the form of the surface of the wall is glossy, matte, mirror, textured, painted. Floor differs in manufacturing methods - porcelain stoneware, extruded, extruded. Marking is also different: the highest quality is marked in red, the average quality is marked in blue, the low - in green.The highest resistance to all chemical detergents is marked with the letters AA, medium B, low - C.
Wear resistance is indicated in Roman numerals, for the house it makes sense to use tiles with markings from one to three.
The smallest of all types, because it is easy to use on surfaces of complex shape - arches, convex, concave elements, asymmetrical parts of the room. The most complex places are decorated with just such material, which is why the experienced designers love it so much.
The mosaic is available in various shapes - square, rectangular, diamond-shaped, round, polygonal, asymmetric. Its size is from one to one, two to two, or five to five centimeters. Shops, construction market implement block and piece mosaic. The block has larger dimensions of approximately 30 to 30 cm. It consists of many fragments and is glued exclusively on a flat surface.
By material manufacturing mosaic distinguish:
The most common patterns are the following:
This type of lining is suitable even for the smallest room, because the narrower the room, the more miniature parts are selected for it.
This material is the "closest relative" of ceramic tiles, having in its composition not only clay, but also dyes, feldspar, quartz sand. It has a rough surface that prevents slipping.
Its positive properties are:
The material most often fits on the floor, the fragments are quite large, because the installation process does not take a long time.
It looks very original - the masters cast tiles that imitate the texture of natural wood of valuable species, natural stone, brick, fabric, straw, metal, etc. The color palette is also very diverse. The cost of such facing the restroom is not small, but it is not a pity to pay a bit more for the original appearance. The tile is also produced “under laminate” - these are large oblong dies with wood texture. This tile is sometimes made with photo printing, which is very beautiful for even the simplest interior, giving it a unique, recognizable character. The main disadvantage of parts with complex texture is the difficulty of caring for such surfaces.
A tile with a pattern printed on it or in color will perfectly decorate any bathroom. The walls, the floor are made out by him completely or separate decorative zones, a mirror, sanitary equipment are distinguished by this decorative element.Often combine white tile with colored or patterned in a checkerboard pattern, vertical stripes, denote the color of the curb, etc.
To visually expand close toilet, the back wall is made monochromatic, preferably black, violet, blue or mirror. The side walls are decorated in bright colors.
“Kabanchik” is a rectangular tile with a bevel that looks like a brick. How this name originated: during production, the product has two technological holes, similar to the pig's nose. After the pig is broken, it turns out two parts of a convex shape, with edges beveled at an angle of 45 degrees.
Advantages of "hog":
Tile dimensions: the smallest have dimensions of 7 by 10 cm, large ones are 25 by 35 cm, and other size ratios are possible. They are produced mainly monochrome, matte, glossy, imitating various glass materials.
With the help of such a tile it is possible to correct the shape of the space - if you need to lengthen it, expand it, it is placed horizontally, like bricks, when you want to make a ceiling higher - vertically.
Tiles in the toilet, the bathroom is often combined with various materials:
All joints between the individual tiles are treated with special moisture-resistant grout.
The color scheme of the bathroom depends on the stylistic decision, the area of the room. In the toilet of the apartment "Khrushchev", having an area of two to four square meters, tile is usually used in the brightest, warmer colors. For more spacious or having a window, you can use any color solutions, including dark, cold shades.
The most popular combinations:
When combining two or three colors at the same time at least 60% of the total space should fall to the share of the main one. More than three colors are not recommended.
The tile for a bathroom, a toilet keeps within in several ways which are applied separately or are combined:
The calculation of the required number of tiles, adhesive composition, produced in advance, prior to its installation. Mark the walls with a laser level, stretched twine, the width of the seams is 2-5 mm.
The design of the toilet, bathroom is selected in accordance with the design of the rest of the space of the apartment:
Laying scheme, options for combining materials and textures, think through on their own or turn to specialists-finishers.
Toilet tiles - the most popular material for many decades. Proper, neat coating of walls, floor tiles will give any bathroom a neat appearance, will please the eye for about half a century. With your own hands, it is difficult to glue the tiles, because this should be done as evenly as possible, observing the same width of the seams, all the time checking the level or plumb. Therefore, many hire a professional tiler who will quickly perform the work on the sketches of the customer in the best possible way. If there are difficulties with the selection of the stylistic decision of the toilet room, specialists will come to the aid of designers, as well as all sorts of master classes from the Internet.