So, what is a patchwork style composition?This is a graceful combination in a single piece of tile. It's amazing that you can create it yourself, just using the finish of one series, but different shades. Despite the fact that such a technique originally appeared in sewing, in practice it is quite successfully used in interior design.
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- Decorative tiles patchwork: Russia
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Patchwork itself as an ornament for the interior in the form of finishing appeared originally in the US.In Europe, spreading not ordinary ornamental ceramic tiles for the floors and walls of the beginning of Spain, and already behind it the idea was picked up by other countries, including Russia.
Ceramic tile patchwork for finishing
Ceramic tiles have long been used for decoration, but mostly it was monotonous or with some low-key design that does not attract any special attention.
By the way, among the manufacturers there are several techniques for using patchwork in the decor. Conditionally they are divided into several categories:
- Wood trim( the so-called chic composition).
- Colea-ceramics, which is mainly used for decorating bathrooms.
- Vives. Such collections can be used in almost any room, but they look best in the kitchen.
- Vodevil. Ceramic tiles with the most complex ornament.
Of course, the technician is significantly more, as there are no restrictions on patterns or shapes at all. Patchwork can be used even for the decoration of paving slabs.
The basis of stylistics is precisely the creation of colorful or patterned compositions, torn to conventional flaps. But the final form of the tile depends only on the imagination of the manufacturer.
Floor patchwork tile:variants
For the most part, ceramic tiles are used for floor finishing. Its only drawback is poor thermal insulation. Accordingly, in those areas where it is used as the main floor covering, it is recommended to install a floor heating system( suitable for both pipes from steam heating and special heating mats).Although this mostly applies only to private houses, not apartments.
What is the difference between the floor tile patchwork and the wall?Design, as well as their style, are usually identical. Differences are only in the thickness of the tile itself. For the floor, it goes more massive to withstand greater mechanical stress. Otherwise, the differences are not significant.
Sometimes they may have different sizes. For the floor - more, for the walls - less. This is done for the simple reason that a tile that is attached to a vertical plane can become unstuck under heavy weight. If it is smaller, the probability of such an outcome is much lower.
Regarding the decor of ceramic floor tiles, the following variations are currently in consideration:
- decor for a specific surface( wood, laminate, metal);
- abstraction pattern;
- monotonous tiles, but with a certain texture;
- a combination of bright colors.
The most popular is the tile with a pattern. Here you can say a few words about the finishing materials of the company "Cicogres".This is a Spanish manufacturer of ceramic tiles, which has repeatedly conquered design art with its bold combinations of bright colors and complex designs. But at the same time he prefers simple tones, playing more on contrast( for example, black-white, beige-green, red-yellow) and so on. At first glance, this is a trivial design mistake, but in practice everything looks extremely attractive, fresh and unusual.
Porcelain tile: patchwork
Ceramic tile tile is considered more reliable than just ceramic( tile), as it is made of sand and a mixture of mineral components. But the key difference is the coloring. The basis of ceramic granite throughout its area and thickness has a uniform shade. In the ceramic, as a rule, only the face of the tile is painted. Due to this, the pattern may fade over time, or even be erased if the varnishing was of poor quality.
Ceramic granite tiles do not have such a disadvantage. It will easily last for at least 10 years, and at the same time it will remain the same attractive.
Total, the main differences of tiles from porcelain tiles:
- staining throughout the base;
- a pattern or decor predominantly textured, consisting not of a coloring component, but of a mineral composition;
- other production technology( burning at a temperature of about 1.4 thousand degrees);
- no varnished layer( enamel);
- more weight.
In fact, porcelain stoneware has only one significant drawback - low resistance to cracking. Because of this, it is much more difficult to transport, but after laying it can withstand much greater static loads.
How does patchwork relate to porcelain tiles?Thanks to the unique chaotic texture of this material, you can create incredible patterns of any complexity. It is interesting that such a design has gained such popularity that even ceramic tiles made from porcelain stoneware in style patchwork are made even by Russia. It looks especially beautiful in the bathroom and in the kitchen.
Do you have any drawbacks?Yes, it quickly creates scratches due to sand and fine dirt. Naturally, this will negatively reflect on the patchwork pattern. That's why, if you bet on tiles from porcelain stoneware, it's better to choose one that is mounted without seams.
Decorative patchwork tile: Russia
Once they touched on the production of tiles from porcelain tiles in Russia, it should be told about its appearance in the consumer market. For the first time it was included in the serial production of the plant "Marazzi Kerama".It is quite amateur, but a successful company that was founded in 1988 in the city of Orel. Despite their small production, their tiles are very popular due to their low cost and compliance with all European quality standards.
At the moment they produce not only porcelain tiles on the floor, but also on walls, ceiling( although the use of such finishes on the ceiling is a controversial decision).But the main highlight of the company is that the design for the tiles are created by Italian craftsmen. That's where they know and know how to apply patchwork in practice.
Beginning in the 2000s, almost every factory for the production of floor coverings produces a patchwork tile. Among them are "MetalloKeramika", "Shakhtinskaya Tile", "Estima" and many others.
However, for the sake of fairness, it should be noted that, despite the high quality of the building material, domestic production abroad is radically inferior in design.
Russian designers give preference to simple patterns and drawings, while the same Italians create real works. Some of the variations created by the company "Cicogres" in general were patented.
However, when choosing a tile for your house, you should adhere to the following rules:
- The combination of the tile itself and the interior should not be sharp or too contrast unless it is the basis for the design.
- You should not save. On sale there is a cheap tile with magnificent drawings. As a rule, this is a falsification for the production of a well-known company.
- In terms of quality, Russian tiles are not inferior to foreign ones.
- It is better to use a large tile. Combine the two sizes - not prohibited( in this way you can, for example, create tracks that replace the mats).
Patchwork tile( video)
Patchwork in ceramic tiles is not primarily designed for any image. It is possible to create some meaningful composition, but it is better to entrust such work to professionals.