Decorative stone tiles are a beautiful, functional, reliable and durable finishing material, with which you can create an exclusive stylish design in any room.
Decorating your own home or office with decorative tiles made of stone is not just a tribute to fashion, it is an excellent opportunity to furnish an interior that will always look expensive and luxurious, but at the same time inspire peace, evoke positive emotions.
Great looks malachite, marble, granite, sawn into layers, but it is not affordable for a simple man in the street. An excellent substitute for a natural material is a tile for natural stone, which, according to its technical and aesthetic characteristics, is no worse than a natural counterpart.
Advantages of a tile under a natural stone:
- Simple processing and installation.
- Favorable ratio of quality and price. The cost of finishing the walls and floor with artificial stone is available for buyers with any income.
- Environmentally friendly: the material does not contain and does not emit substances hazardous to humans and the environment.
- Rich selection of colors, patterns, textures.
- Long service life.
The most popular material today for laying on walls and floors is ceramic tiles under stone. It is successfully used in arranging the corridor, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and living room, characterized by excellent performance characteristics that are maintained throughout the entire period of use.
Ceramic (tiled) decorative tiles for stone are produced in a wide range, with patterns on the surface, displaying the smallest shades and irregularities, cracks and fractures of the vein, the smoothness of transitions from one color to another and the porosity of natural material. Such a tile can radiate warmth and comfort, or create a strict interior, bring a touch of romance and lift the mood, be colorful and cheerful, calm or muted tones, hide the disadvantages of the room and highlight its advantages.
Such tiles are glazed and unglazed tiles; It is used as a facing material for the walls and floor of the kitchen, bathroom, pool and other rooms with a high level of humidity.
It is made of red clay, therefore it has a beautiful natural color, it is not covered with glaze, tiles are used for the floor in the hallway and the hallway, such tiles are good for the kitchen and other rooms.
High quality imitation of natural stone is a tile of plaster. The material is made of gypsum polymer mass, it has a low frost resistance, because such a stone tile can only be used for interior work.
The disadvantages of gypsum tiles should be attributed to the need for a special water-repellent coating, as with excessive moisture the material can be deformed. Because of this, tile for stone walls is not recommended for use in the bathroom and in the kitchen, but it is quite suitable for the corridor and the hall. In addition, the relief surface accumulates dust, so it is necessary to varnish it to facilitate cleaning.
The use of tiles under the natural stone in the interior
A tile under stone can be presented in a variety of variations, and it is not necessary to close the entire wall, it will be more original to lay the material only on its part, highlighting the structural elements of the interior.
A good option would be to finish the working area of the kitchen, staircases, protruding elements (pilasters and columns). The tile under a natural stone will make the living room more lively and stylish if you decorate the door and window openings with it, place behind the sofa, revet the fireplace and the “living corner” zone. The most important thing is not to overdo it, covering all walls and ceilings with tiles, turning the room into a dwelling's dwelling, but this option also has its place and will be very original for restaurants and bars.
Stone in the interior is always beautiful, but to create a truly unique house or apartment, office or cafe, it is recommended to use the services of a designer who will select the tile for the artificial stone in accordance with the dimensions and style of the room.