Mounting options aprons Glass kitchen: a photo of three ways
There are three ways to mount a kitchen apron and before you order its manufacturing, it is necessary to decide which one you will use:
method 1. Screw fastening. This is the easiest and most convenient way to install an apron that can be applied to absolutely any surface, even the most uneven. Moreover, the panel can be removed and strengthen more than once. Thus between the wall surface and the apron remains a gap of about 4 mm. To create a more aesthetic appearance, to wear special caps screws.
The steps of fastening glass apron by means of screws
method 2. Fixing with hinged fasteners. For this purpose, the metal-plate clips, which are inserted in the panel. Such an option increasingly used for installation is not solid aprons, as it allows you to evenly join parts.
Scheme installation of glass panels using magnets
method 3. Fixing with liquid nails or glue. This method makes it possible to fix the panel without visible fixings, and accordingly, without compromising its integrity. That's just to put glue on the apron can only be perfectly aligned and prepared for this wall.
skinali mounting steps with a special sealant
Useful advice! The gap between the apron and the glass surface of the table area to be closed. In the presence of joints should be treated with their special sealant.
Varieties aprons Glass kitchen: photo catalog
When selecting a glass apron for kitchen play an important role product specifications, such as resistance to impact, temperature extremes and humidity. Let us consider each type of glass is individually, as well as photo-imaging directories glass aprons for kitchen, highlighting its inherent advantages and disadvantages.
Apron installed along the entire height of the working wall
Stalin apron made of tempered glass
Stalinite (tempered glass) is obtained by high-temperature heat treatment. Ordinary soda-lime glass is heated very first, and then quenched.
Stalinite distinct advantage over any other kind of glass - strength. Its shock resistance is 5-10 times higher than usual. In this case, if you still break this apron, its fragments are small pieces of which can not be cut, since their edges blunt.
Tempered glass is very strong and anti-shock
Another plus tempered glass - its insensitivity to temperature and overheating. By setting the bar of this material over a gas stove, you can not worry about its safety. Also, the glass so treated, absolutely resistant to the influence of any external factors. It can be cleaned with a stiff brush or abrasive cleansers. It does not scratch, does not tarnish and is not afraid of water. Stalinite term life is about 10 years.
Photo Glass kitchen aprons to help you get an idea of the visual appeal of such a choice.
Light glass apron with a delicate pattern
Of the disadvantages of using the kitchen tempered glass can distinguish its price. Cost stalinite higher than that of ordinary glass. Resize or make any additions (eg, holes) there is no way. All the necessary operations to the glass can make only manufacturer to begin the process of tempering glass. Therefore, errors and miscalculations in this case inadmissible. the time of manufacture of such a panel - about 1 week.
Black and white drawing skinali resonates with color cabinets
Laminated glass: apron triplex
Triplex - a glass consisting of several glued together by the polymeric films, layers. In this case the panel may consist of both organic and silicate or hardened sheets. Standard thickness triplex - 8 mm. Photo kitchen apron with a glass, you can easily find on the Internet.
The main advantages of using this type of glass - absolute safety. Due to the polymer film, even in the event of damage to the fragments are not able to fall apart and cause injury. In addition, this type of panel is very durable and resistant to temperature changes, and care for him very easily.
Bright lights on the print and working kitchen wall
Among the shortcomings, perhaps, we can distinguish a very high cost and lengthy production time. The price of the triplex is several times higher than for other types of glass. Time, on average, required for the manufacture of such apron 14-30 days.
Design options for the kitchen apron of triplex:
- Decorating one of the layers of glass;
- using a mirror or foil;
- imitation fabric or leather.
A glass apron is a depiction of the sea shore
Apron from plexiglas
Plexiglas - a single type of material, widely used in construction and decoration. Often it can be found under such names: acrylic glass, Plexiglas, Akrilayts, limakril and many others.
The properties of Plexiglas, which made it so popular is obvious. It is very easy and flexible. At the same time it is cheap and quite demanding on the quality of the surface, which will be placed. Work with it can be easily and independently, resizing and cutting additional holes sockets. This material is completely eco-friendly and humidity resistant. Moreover, its impact resistance is very high figure. In combustion plexiglass does not emit toxic substances. Plexiglass is transparent, colored or with photo printing.
With skinali can be issued only part of the wall near the stove
The disadvantages of this material include its ability to quickly wear out, fade and scratch. Care plexiglass does not use hard brushes, abrasives or products containing alcohol or acetone. Another serious disadvantage - low temperature barrier. When heated above 80 ° C the glass can deform. This fact eliminates the possibility of placing it on the gas stove.
Kitchen apron made of polycarbonate
Polycarbonate - a material having features in common with plexiglas, but its superior quality characteristics.
Bright pink apron made of polycarbonate in the kitchen
This material - the best budget option to create a beautiful kitchen apron. The cost of such products will be significantly lower panels stalinite or triplex, as the quality is much higher than that of Plexiglas. Polycarbonate is a durable, high temperature resistant and lightweight material.
Its only drawback - the ability to scratch pretty quickly in the event of careless handling. As a result - over time, it looks worse than ordinary glass.
Skinali made of frosted translucent polycarbonate
Apron Kitchen plastic
Another material, perfect for creating a kitchen apron - plastic. The aesthetic appearance of such products makes them suitable for any interior. And at the same time beautiful they are not inferior to any glass or ceramic tiles. The hardness, strength and resilience make plastic a worthy competitor to many materials.
Lots of different photo aprons for the kitchen made of plastic you can look at specific portals.
Apron made of plastic - practical and inexpensive solution
Installing plastic apron - the process is relatively simple. After the material is purchased, it is possible to start cutting and trimming to the desired size. You can use hand hacksaw with fine teeth. Of course, to save time, you can also use an electric jigsaw, but in this case, to obtain smooth edges will be more difficult.
It is then possible to start mounting process. To create a purlin using wooden slats 0.5 cm thick and 2.5 cm in length. With the help of a dowel bar must be attached to the wall under the kitchen cabinet and the other over the top. Then, using a staple gun or liquid nails, fastened from above the plastic panel.
Steps for installing the plastic apron
To give apron neat finished appearance, between the bottom of the sheet and the worktop can be a special glue plinthAnd the top - a plastic bead. Prices, photos aprons for the kitchen made of plastic can advance look at the manufacturers' websites.
Pros and cons of plastic kitchen apron
plastic panels for kitchen opponents argue your feedback so that over time apron micro-scratches appear, especially when using a stiff sponge to clean and chemically active substances. In addition, poor quality plastic does not react to exposure to high temperatures and can be deformed. Another disadvantage of such a modest aprons - stains that remain on the surface as a result of water ingress.
On a colorful apron will not be as noticeable splash of water
However, the advantages of plastic apron to cover more than all the drawbacks of this material. So be sure to check out the catalog of kitchen aprons of plastic with photo printing.
Advantages of plastic aprons for the kitchen:
- Cleaning of the plastic apron can absolutely use any detergents;
- is resistant to moisture and high temperatures;
- a one-piece plastic sheet is easily cut to the desired size;
- plastic of which produced kitchen aprons, completely environmentally friendly and safe for health.
As an image, you can choose to skinali family photos
Apron Kitchen from MDF
MDF - a fiberboard medium strength. It consists of small, compressed under high pressure and temperature, shavings. The binder material used is lignin, which is in contrast to the usual formaldehyde, environmentally friendly and safe for the health. Pay attention to photo kitchen aprons from MDF with photo printing, and you will see that they are no worse than even the glass.
Apron MDF, coupled with the glass panel
The main advantages of the kitchen apron made of MDF:
- low cost - domestically produced products are quite inexpensive;
- affordability - this apron can be ordered in almost any company that produces furniture;
- a wide range of colors - MDF panel does not absorb paint, thus gets a great look at a painting. In addition, you can order the production of MDF kitchen apron with photo printing;
- environmental friendliness and safety of the material;
- great for curly milling.
Kitchen furniture and apron are made of the same MDF panels
The disadvantages are the following characteristics of aprons made of MDF:
- flexibility - with time apron can deform, bend, and move away from the wall. To avoid this, you need to pay special attention to its installation;
- negative reaction to some reagents. Using this case nitrokrasok, acetone or unacceptably aggressive alkaline compounds;
- MDF boards are highly flammable and emit harmful combustion process asphyxiating impurities.
The surface of MDF boards can be painted or decorated with colored film
Useful advice! If you have decided to independently calculate the required size and cut the apron, be very careful - on error in the smaller side, to rectify the situation is no longer possible.
Methods of MDF panel fastening
As with all other materials, there are three basic types of mounting apron to the wall. However, as in the case of MDF often have to deal with attempts to self-assembly, pay special attention to this. Thus, the three main ways:
- liquid Nails;
- Special klyaymery.
Apron made of laminated MDF panels with imitation ebony
The most common mistake when choosing a method of fixing screws - the creation of an excessive number of attachment points. Some craftsmen manage not only to enclose the entire perimeter of the plate with screws, but also tighten a few pieces in the middle.
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Today, the market can find special screws, caps which are decorated in the color of wood, due to this they are almost invisible on the surface.
Laconic apron made of MDF in a modern kitchen
If you decide to use liquid nails, it is important to remember that you need to apply a layer evenly over the entire surface of the rear panel. It is inadmissible to save on material and promazyvat only some parts of the apron. Over time, this may cause a backlog of product from the wall.
Useful advice! If the wall in the kitchen obviously rough, and you are not sure about the reliability of the apron attachment, can be combined two different ways, e.g., liquid nails in combination with screws to securely fasten the panel any surface.
Before installing the apron wall smeared with a special glue
Aprons for kitchen ceramic tile: photos and tips for choosing the material
Make a kitchen apron as possible, including using conventional ceramic tiles. Most often, preference is given to the standard size of 10x10 cm tiles. But sometimes it can be found and usedaboutlshie sizes - 20x20 or 30x30 cm. With regard to the color and design solutions, here offers unlimited palette - are commercially available materials of various colors and patterns. Ensure that you can look photo catalogs aprons for kitchen tiles.
Apron of tile with fine mesh texture
Consider, what are the criteria you need to choose tiles for the apron in the kitchen:
- tile thickness must be at least 4 mm;
- porosity of the material should be low;
- tile must be covered with glaze;
- marking on the packaging have to be "AA".
Useful advice! Perfect for an apron on the kitchen tiles "pylon".
As a self-oblitsevat tile apron: tiles in the kitchen photo
Put an apron of tile with their hands quite possible. It's enough to stick to the following algorithm:
- the first step is to remove from the wall all the old surfacing materials. Then the surface is necessary to align and plaster. When you need to run new wiring to sockets;
- then you need to apply a laying markup. Is measured from the floor up to 70-75 cm, and with the level held a straight line. It will be posted on the bottom row of tiles;
Scheme cladding kitchen apron with the laying of tiles and sink plate
- is measured from the deposited lines 60-70 cm up in the same way, another line is drawn, which will be the edge of the top row;
- If you plan on placing the apron of the tiles on the kitchen stove, you need to put up an additional 60-80 cm. The width is also better to leave allowances for 10-15 cm;
- after all the measurements and the application of marking the place where will be laid tile must be primed;
Apron with a floral pattern on the kitchen, decorated in a classic style
- to the marked line to the bottom row you want to attach a piece of wood or a sheet of drywall. After that, once again check it with the level;
- after all the preparatory work has been completed, you are ready to cook the glue. Making it necessary according to the manufacturer's recommendations indicated on the packaging;
- with a special notched trowel glue applied to the wall with the calculation stacking 2-3 rings;
artificially aged mirror tiles in vintage style
- We put the first row, using special polypropylene limiters-crosses to create a smooth and neat seams. By means of level check;
- if it becomes necessary to cut individual tiles for installation at the corners - used tile cutter or diamond blade with bolgarka;
- small irregularities walls can be hidden by putting an additional layer on the tile adhesive to the same notched trowel;
Geometric pattern, lined with ceramic mosaic
Useful advice! Furrow left by the glue on the wall and on the tile must be routed in a different (perpendicular) direction. This will provide a better grip.
- in those places where you plan to install the socket, you need to proceed as follows: with the help of the crown in a tile hole is the right size. Then the tile is applied to the wall and make a mark, according to which will then be mounted electrical outlet;
- further laid out all the rows of tiles;
For facing apron used kitchen tile original shape
- a shutdown tile carefully cleaned of dirt and adhesive residues;
- a day after the laying can begin to clean up the seams and taking out the plastic crosses. Using a rubber spatula, apply a waterproof grout;
- after the grout has dried, the tile surface should be thoroughly washed.
niche over gas cooker lined with blue mosaic
Independently calculate the required size of the apron
If you do not want to spend extra money on zamerschika services, or do you just want yourself to look into this issue, there are two ways of calculating the size of the apron.
Layout skinali detailing all sizes
The first option is that the height of the kitchen apron will be equal to the distance from the lower edge of the hanging cabinets to the floor. The design, of course, is a more durable, but the price will automatically become a lot more due to the additional material consumption. Clearance between the upper and lower rows of cabinets averages 50-65 cm, this value must be added the lower height pedestals. The width of the apron will be equal to the length of the working wall from corner to corner.
Instructions for correct measurement: 1 - width of the bottom line of the apron hanging cabinets; 2 - the width of the skirt of the top line of the lower pedestals; 3 - the height of the apron at different points of the gap between furniture
In the second case is put down behind the apron countertop 20-25 mm. This allows you to get rid of joint and a little to strengthen the structure. This distance is not critical and can be varied as desired and required. In this case, a 50-65 cm height of the inlet lumen is added. The width, as in the first embodiment, will correspond to the length of the working surface.
Existing dimensions of the finished glass skinali
Useful advice! Calculating the installation location of sockets is recommended allowances leave 2-4 mm. This will allow a little adjustment of the apron during the installation process.
The layout of several glass paneleley working on the kitchen wall
Kitchen apron - an important functional component of the interior. After all, except to protect the wall from splashes of water and fat, it can make in the design contribute to making your kitchen an original and enjoyable cooking process. Design options over the surface countertops, as we have seen, a lot. And they all have their advantages and disadvantages. So when choosing a guided primarily on their preferences and financial capabilities.