In the bathroom, a modern person spends a little time, but it is the image of this room that can make the day, setting up a good mood and helping to find harmony in the evening. Before getting the right emotions, you need to find a compromise between personal preferences and the planned budget, not forgetting to take into account the area of the room. Create a beautiful interior, taking into account all the nuances, will help design the tiles in the bathroom.
The reason for the popularity of tiles in front of other materials finishing the bathroom planes is obvious: strength, durability, practicality, and most importantly, versatility. An impressive selection of samples in size, texture, color performance makes it easy to fit into any stylistic direction. Modern collections reflect the latest trends in interior design. To understand the variety of options presented, it is enough to possess the necessary information and then the final result will correspond to the conceived idea.
A bathroom is a room with special conditions: high humidity, temperature changes, aggressive and frequent exposure to household chemicals.
Each species must have certain characteristics:
Regardless of the intended design of the tile, according to its functionality, it is divided into three types: wall, floor, decorative elements, each of which is made of completely different materials. Such a simple, at first glance, ceramics can be divided into 2 types depending on the number of firing: monocottura (one firing), bicotour (two stages). Several characteristics of the latter variety often provoke a positive choice in their favor: low cost, ready-made collections with decorative elements and layout for facing.
Clinker is gaining more and more popularity - it has an amazing ability to preserve its appearance, strength, durability in any conditions.Some design ideas (loft style, ethno) may be ideally realized only with the help of clinker. Able to change the visual geometry of the bathroom just using an alternative way of laying out.
According to its technical characteristics, porcelain stoneware, being a technical type of production as a kind of ceramics, has long and successfully replaced stone. As well as stone tile, it will serve for a very long time, if properly carry out installation work, the price of which will be significantly more expensive than when dressing bathroom walls in tile. It is necessary to take care of the renovation of such tiles in a few years - stone grinding may be required.
The table will help you to choose a tile taking into account key features of the material:
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The size of the tile is important for the design of a spacious bathroom, and for a small one it is of immediate importance. Professional designers are advised to always adhere to the following recommendations when choosing the size of tiles that can change even the geometry of space:
Too small tile size automatically increases the number of stitches. They need moisture-resistant grouting and timely, constant antiseptic treatment.
Modern bathroom design often involves the use of tiles of different shapes.Rectangles, squares and bricks - this is only a small part of the range, which have tiled collections. Curved edges allow shaped tiles to become the main decoration in the "wet zone".
Bright reception: contrast enhancement is achieved by trimming the accent wall with curly tiles of catchy colors, for example, in the form of honeycombs, against the background of classical patterns of calm, neutral tones. Amazing hexagons have become one of the main breakthroughs of the year, as they have been used in a wide variety of styles.
Bathroom design implies the same huge choice of stylistic directions as in the interior solutions of other rooms. Modern collections of ceramic tiles allow for any, but still the most common is the classic. Advantages: suitable for large, full-sized and small bathrooms.
Color: a standard, win-win version is the design in two colors related palette, and the dark component is located below. For demarcation, a border is used that performs the binding function of color performance.Add vitality to the interior of the bathroom using a decorative edge in the following performance:
Color classics of the genre - shades of white, blue, beige, adding gold and bronze as accents.
Special luxury will bring elements of the Mediterranean style, as it is characterized by decorative moments in the form of panels, mosaics. Compensated by the calm colors - natural colors typical of the coast in the bathroom: natural greens, blue, sand, deep terracotta.
Fans of maximum practicality, functionality should pay attention to modern styles, such as high-tech. Primary colors: white, gray, black, silver. Reflect the modernity will help the individual elements - tiles in the form of metal inserts, mirror ceramics. Art nouveau is characterized by the decoration with the use of panels, the active inclusion of mosaic, not only on the walls, but also the finishing of plumbing, mirrors, and a shower area. Color performance can be calm, made with pastel shades, but the accents are always bright.
The design in the oriental style is gaining popularity - the design gives the necessary exotics, but it is metered: in the bathroom, a person spends not so much time as in other rooms. Therefore, you can use intricate motifs, especially bright colors of red, yellow, green, turquoise. Egyptian, Arabic style can come up and “wet zones” of small size, if the ornaments (hieroglyphs, Turkish “cucumbers”, other characteristic details) can be used in doses or only on curbs. The actual design will also be for those who suffer from an abundance of gold in the interior - here you can realize it boldly and in any quantities, without fear of bad taste, “kitsch”. Therefore, those who love “richer” will suit the Baroque, Art Deco with their pretentiousness, lack of modesty.
Calm retro, country will help to become more romantic and peaceful. The appearance of the tile "under the textile" will help to realize these stylistic directions. Eco and ethno styles also do not go unnoticed by the collection developers. I want to touch a tile with imitation of snake, crocodile skin. It looks especially good against the background of calm, natural shades, especially fashionable in the season:
Choosing your favorite style, many are guided by the characteristic colors, peculiar to each individually. But besides the choice of the color palette of the tile, it is necessary to take into account the general harmonious combination with the specific sanitary engineering, the area of the room. A black and white monochrome will come to the rescue, which will not lose its popularity for a long time.
The versatility of this “non-color” solution lies in its design for various styles of bathroom design:
A simple solution would be to design in one color key: this will avoid additional elaboration of every detail, particularly careful selection of furniture, as in the case of a contrasting design. Calm, light colors will allow you to seamlessly perform an elegant arrangement. Bright colors, such as red, find fans of art deco style, oriental, avant-garde, but not only tile selection, but also a combination of all other bathroom items, accessories, and decor help to achieve an organic atmosphere.Enhance the brightness, to give depth is always possible with the help of the texture of tile material.
When buying tiles, they are guided by adding 15% of material to the calculated amount. In the event of unforeseen moments that any repair is so famous for, it will be problematic to acquire a similar one - there is a high probability that the shades will not match.
Standard collections include the inclusion of decorative elements, but you can choose among the whole variety that can transform a patterned, typical interior beyond recognition:
You can have all this beauty in front of the door, at the level of human eyes or slightly lower (150-160 cm) - the maximum concentration of attention.
Maximum expressiveness of design can be achieved with the help of non-standard options, the diversity of which affects:
Special attention is given to modern technologies that have captured the tile market segment. Sublimation, decal, UV printing allow you to create unique designs that meet all the requirements put forward to the usual, classic designs:
A clear advantage - you can order an individual drawing on your own selected material.
You can enter a photo tile into a bathroom of any size, and even increase the space due to the 3D effect by creating a third dimension: the marine theme with the expanses of the ocean. Convex compositions: wavy ridges, shapes, oblique contour profiles are simply created to become the central decoration of the bathroom. On their background, taps and fittings look very special. Competently selected 3D-patterns will fit into any style, starting with minimalism, and ending with glamor: likes for selfies are provided against the background of such walls.
Having studied the latest trends in designer interiors and new products offered by manufacturers, you can create a unique bathroom by breaking the familiar patterns. Understanding the importance of the bathroom interior in the overall design of the whole house, encourages the creation of exceptional types of tiles.
This year brought the maximum variety of imitations:
With regard to specific performances, the new season demonstrates the diversity: low-key Scandinavian style, optical illusions of futuristic bathroom interiors. The undoubted trend is still ethno-motives with imitation of hand-painted, at the same time emphasizing the cosmopolitanism of the owners of such bathrooms. Fans of harmonious and concise arrangements will love the art of origami, reflected in characteristic squares.
Graffiti tiles in partnership with one-color tinted will also find their followers. Ceramic granite fans will like the decision of manufacturers to produce this popular material in new-sized segments: 30 * 90 cm. All this will encourage you to search for your own way to customize the bathroom using such standard material as tile.