kitchen work area is flat, so, first of all, it should be as comfortable and functional.Tile the most suitable material for facing the kitchen.It is durable, resistant to high temperature, easy to clean, does not absorb odors, protects the wall from humidity.Since the tiles - a natural material, its walls lined with good will "breathe."In addition, well-tiled kitchen looks very nice.With today's abundance to choose a beautiful tile market is not difficult.Perhaps, the harder it will be laying tiles in the kitchen, especially if you decide to make this work with their hands.But this issue is resolved.The main thing is to find out as much detail about how to put the tiles in the kitchen styling options (they are quite varied) and sample design.
size and calculation of the number of tiles ↑
In the small kitchen a large tile sizes 20x20 and 30x30 - not really a good solution.The best option would be plitka10h10sm or mosaic.Important is also the thickness of the tile, its ornament.Colors and texture of the tiles is selected based on the material and color of kitchen units.Select the type of tile design and installation option sometimes takes the most time in deciding finishing dishes.The main thing in this business understand how to lay tile in the kitchen to create harmony among all its elements.
So, if the kitchen has a size of 8-9 m2, we recommend to buy:
- wall - tile size of no more than 15h15sm;
- for the work area - tiles 10x10 cm.
But be aware that the smaller tiles placed harder, and align it with the installation more difficult.
Before laying the tile in the kitchen should be as precise as possible to calculate the required amount.It is better to consider a number of tiles required for each wall separately.It should be borne in mind that the tiles have sometimes cut.Cut the tile to be considered as a whole, and the results - rounded upwards.
Footage kitchen believe in centimeters square.
Surface preparation for laying ↑
How to put a tile in the kitchen right to get quality and beautiful packing?You should begin to prepare the surface of the walls.To do this, perform the following work:
- wallpaper or remove old paint and clean the wall;
- treat the surface deep penetrating primer to provide a better grip of putty;
- putty to cover all the chips and cracks and re-primed.
prepared and dried on the surface is necessary to markup, which must have:
- wooden or metal ruler;
- simple pencil;
- 1-2 tiles.
In the corner of the wall near the floor is glued to the solution of the first tile and draws from her vertical and horizontal lines upward and outward.
How to lay tile in the kitchen ↑
Each tile - a single plane and the main tasks during its installation:
- achieve vertical and horizontal accuracy of tiles relative to each other;
- clearly observe the pattern tile joints.
first layer of tiles spread in such a way that the upper edge formed strictly horizontal line.To do this, you may have to cut the tiles using the Tile, and using a metal ruler.Irregularities in the cut edge in the future will be closed plinth.Next tiling procedure is as follows:
- Apply adhesive mortar on the wall (at the site more than tiles);
- with a spatula with a solution to tile;
- applied strictly adhering marking lines, attach the tiles on the wall surface;
- of each tile, and lay out the next row in the same plane.To check the level applied to the surface of a number of metal ruler;
- taps on each tile with a rubber mallet to achieve its ideal position.
If you have to put the tiles on the kitchen work area (at a height of about 80 cm from the floor), then the need to strengthen the emphasis on horizontal wall (metal profile or rail), which will build the first row of tiles.This will prevent it slipping down to the solidification of the adhesive solution.Do not forget to leave a gap between tiles is 2.5 millimeters: fill the seams then formed a special trowel.To get the same joints, using a special remote krestovinki.In the course of laying regularly check the level of the horizontal and vertical - with a plumb.
Options laying tile in the kitchen ↑
Today, there are numerous options for tiling in the kitchen, while we tell you about a few of them.These are the ways: classic, "diagonal", "Extension in" combined.
Classic method - the most common and easiest.For him, use a square or rectangular tiles that are laid horizontally parallel to the walls.To look original styling, it is possible to make a decorative design elements - decors, murals, borders.This option is the most economical installation - there are practically no cutting of tiles.
diagonal layout tile allows you to create an unusual pattern that looksmuch more interesting than the direct vertical horizontal lines.
this method is suitable for square tiles.Its disadvantage is the high consumption of tiles, as adjacent to the wall tiles have to be cut off.This should be considered when purchasing tiles.In spite of this, this option is laying still very popular, especially in the design of the apron for the kitchen.
Placement "in the Extension» used often enough in the design of the kitchen tiles.In this case, it is best to look monotonous rectangular tiles, but do not exclude the use of square tiles.Figure stacking "in the Extension" is formed by horizontal rows of brick masonry.
It will give the room the kitchen originality, will emphasize traditional design.
Combined option involves laying the tiles the same size but different blocks laid one part diagonally, another part - horizontally.
To create a drawing takes time, patience and responsibility.But such an option will look professional styling with a design point of view.With it, you can combine different format tiles or highlight parts of the apron (for example, the drawing zone).
Well apex kombinatorskoy fantasy can be a combination of different directions styling with borders and decorative panels.
All variants tile has its special technology, but this is a different, separate issue.
Video catalog: interesting design ideas ↑
kitchen design tiles can be made in any style.By combining the different shades of tiles, combining different styling directions using mosaic interspersed with mirrors, etc., you can create a unique luxury kitchen, emphasizing the beauty of the decoration items and furniture.