With the help of a tile panel, you can modernly and stylishly decorate the design of your room. And even for ceilings, lightweight and comfortable tiles have been developed, allowing you to create interesting panels..
Refined: porcelain stoneware floor panels
The ideal material for creating such floors is floor tiles. Tile panels in the kitchen, hallway, bathrooms allow you to create mosaic floors, completing the style solutions of the apartment interior, well complement the carpets or mosaic floors in the rooms. You can make warm floors from porcelain stoneware and in rooms
The ceramic tile floor is practical and comfortable. It is durable, retains its original appearance for a long time, and is easy to wash. Thanks to modern technologies, such a floor can also be a real work of art and can even be used in rooms, which is especially justified in houses with a fireplace, because such a coating is also fire-resistant..
Floor and wall tiles are made of ceramics or natural natural stone. Ceramic tiles have the common name tile. One of the largest manufacturers of decorative ceramic tiles for floors and walls is a Russian company with an Italian founder – Kerama Marazzi
The ceramic tile panel looks practical, elegant and original
Floor ceramic (tile) tiles can be made using different technologies.
Let’s talk about some of them:
- Porcelain stoneware tiles;
- Metlakh tiles;
- Clinker tiles.
The process of making porcelain stoneware tiles reproduces the natural magmatic process of granite formation, but in an accelerated version. What nature takes hundreds of thousands of years to do can be realized in a workshop in a few hours. Materials similar to the natural constituents of granite: quartz, feldspar, and kaolin clay (a product of the natural destruction of feldspars and valuable ceramic raw materials) are heated in furnaces to 1300 degrees Celsius under a press of 400 tons. After such processing, the material has the same strength as natural stone, but at the same time it is devoid of its disadvantages: cracks and inhomogeneities that weaken the material and reduce its waterproof properties, resistance to abrasion and accidental chips.
The Mettlach tile keeps in its name the name of the German city of Mettlach, which in the Middle Ages served as the center of the ceramic industry. The strength properties of Metlakh tiles are close to those of porcelain stoneware, but it should be remembered that the technologies for the manufacture of this type of tiles appeared much earlier. The walls and floors of public buildings, such as railway stations, were tiled with Metlakh tiles, as back in the 19th century it was one of the most durable and relatively inexpensive types of finishing material. So if you create an interior in the old style and it is important for you to use the same materials as in the historical era reproduced in the interior, then the Metlakh tiles are the right choice. This type of tiles is made from refractory clay, baked at a temperature of 1200 degrees Celsius. Metlakh tiles are usually small in size and are used to make mosaic panels..
A ceramic tile panel will add originality and individuality to the interior, which is sometimes so lacking in the room.
Clinker tiles are the most durable, used for interior and exterior decoration. It is made from a mixture of several types of clay, flux and dye..
There are several ways to make a mosaic ceramic panel from tiles:
- Factory production of a panel, ready for installation;
- Drawing with a film and fixing with glaze;
- Small tile mosaic;
- Creation of complex compositions by cutting out parts of the required shape and laying out a pattern from them.
The first method is one of the simplest. The pattern is applied to the tiles at the factory, the details of the panel are numbered on the back to facilitate the installation process. The panel can be of any size and consist of any number of tiles. The main difficulty in laying such a panel is to choose the right place for its location. The most common size of ceramic tiles is 25 by 20 cm. But sometimes panels are laid from large tiles. This is a time consuming and costly job as large tiles are large and heavy. Such tiles are made to order and experts recommend bringing them when everything is ready for laying and immediately laying..
A durable, original and durable ceramic tile panel will be an excellent solution for both small and large rooms.
With the help of the film, you can get drawings with well-developed details and complex ornaments. Similarly, a photo drawing is applied to the tile..
Making a real mosaic is a long, laborious and expensive job. This is how masterpieces are created. Parts are cut with a special tile cutter or water jet. The drawing is laid out on the prepared place, first without glue, as experts say “dry”, during this stage of work the parts are tightly fitted to each other. And only then the prepared drawing is put on glue. But on the other hand, the floor of such hand-made piecework will become the pride of your home..
Ceramic wall panel: how to expand the space
Ceramic panels are appropriate on the walls of kitchens, hallways and bathrooms. A well-chosen drawing allows you to visually expand small premises.
A ceramic wall panel will look harmonious and beautiful, it will complement any style and interior of the room
With the help of tiles, you can create the illusion of cladding the walls of the hallway with ornamental stone, for example, using marble-colored tiles or the now fashionable jade.
Mosaic walls in kitchens add sophistication to the interior and look rich. You can lay out an apron or a separate wall fragment with a mosaic. Mosaic decorative panels can be abstract or substantive. It is important that it is in harmony with other elements of the interior and with the floor..
Bathroom panel tiles: giving the interior life
In modern apartments, the bathroom is small in size. But this is the room in which we start our day with an invigorating shower and end with a relaxing bath. How we spend these few minutes determines our mood for the whole day..
When decorating the walls of the bathroom, the most common are mosaic panels or fresh panels..
Floral drawings are common:
Using ceramic tiles for bathroom murals, you can create a colorful and individual landscape of the most beautiful place in the world.
Compositions on the marine theme are also popular:
- Beach views;
- Underwater paintings;
- Sea-like details: pebbles and shells.
Of course, these trends do not exhaust the possibilities of using mosaic tiles for the bathroom. Come up with your original design.
Refined: glass tile panel
In addition to ceramic materials, small pieces of colored glass can be used for wall decoration. Glass mosaic has the widest color palette. The history of smalt begins in ancient Rome. The art of creating mosaics from smalt was known in Kievan Rus. In the 18th century, the technique of creating smalt and mosaic panels was rediscovered for Russia by M.V. Lomonosov.
In the manufacture of expensive, elite varieties of glass mosaics, semi-precious stones and gold and silver foil are used.
Glass tile panels can be used both in the kitchen and in the room on the ceiling
The most famous manufacturers of glass mosaic tiles:
Panel from ceiling tiles
Polyurethane tiles are popular for cladding ceilings. Such a tile is made by stamping or extrusion (extrusion) Extruded tile can be not only white, but it is painted in different colors and patterns are applied. Thanks to the relief and color patterns on the tiles, you can create panels on the ceiling. The main thing is to observe the measure and maintain the interior in the same style..
A panel made of mirrored ceiling tiles looks very original, which not only make the room visually larger, but also give additional lighting to the room
>Tiled panels in the interior are no longer news. The options for using certain types of tiles in the decor of walls, floors and ceilings can be very diverse from simple uncomplicated plots to complex ornaments. You can choose a successful combination with your own hands or apply ready-made solutions..
>Beautiful panel of ceiling tiles in the interior (video)
Good luck in choosing!
Panel from tiles (photo)