When we choose a tile to the floor, we try to navigate not only for aesthetic characteristics, but also on the technical parameters of the product. Competent selection of finishing materials will help preserve the attractiveness of the hallway for many years.
It is best to choose in the corridor materials that are characterized by high strength indicators, ease of care and moisture resistance. Ceramic tile is considered the most popular type of finish. It has excellent characteristics, attractive appearance and allows you to visually change the room at the expense of the appearance of laying and wide selection of color solutions.
The hallway, paved by tiles, is characterized by the following advantages:
- The tile is distinguished by high strength indicators;
- The material perfectly transfers contact with detergents, heels and other influences and loads;
- ease of care, no mold and bacteria;
- Such material is sufficiently resistant to moisture;
- long service life, which is at least 50 years;
- aesthetic characteristics;
- Tile material is not prone to fire;
- environmental properties;
- Convenience in restoration.
Despite the large number of positive properties, negative qualities are present at the tile.
Negative parties are as follows:
- The floor from the tile has a fairly cold and rigid surface. Walking on it is undesirable and uncomfortable;
- Choosing a tile type, you should consider the differences in slip indicators. Glazed Surface too slippery. For gender, you should choose a matte and rough type of material;
- Products of light color, on which deep grooves are present, prone to rapid pollution and accumulation of dust.
Tile can be produced in different colors, decorating inserts and even patterns. There is a decorative ceramics on which plinths and borders are present. The difference can be in the surface of the products. It can be smooth or embossed.
Good reviews Gres tile, which has wide opportunities and versatility.
Such products are actively used not only for the corridor, but also for the design of different interiors and exteriors.
There are standard outdoor coating.
They may have the following parameters:
- 30×30 cm;
- 20×30 / 25/20 cm;
- 10×15 / 10 cm.
In addition to traditional sizes, there is a tile with larger parameters: 40×40 cm, 60 × 100 cm, 70×120 cm.
Widely used tile with a shape of a square or rectangle. In this case, the proportions of the parties do not matter and may have any meaning. In some stores you can meet oblong “sticks”.
There should be several types of tiles from different materials that are most common in the modern construction market:
- Ceramic. It is based on the burned clay. Such raw materials are famous for its wear resistance, color preservation and excellent transmission of individual decor components. The disadvantages include the fact that the tile is distinguished by a cold surface and fragility;
- Mirror. It helps to visually increase the area of the corridor. There is a tile with a matte or tinted edge. Some buyers choose the imitation of expensive metal, sandblasting products. To strengthen the aesthetic qualities of the finishes, you can use the built-in illumination to illuminate floors;
- Marble The surface of the floor is considered an indicator of luxury and exquisite taste of housing owners. Outdoor surface made from natural diverse stones can emphasize the status of their owners. High performance characteristics, along with decorative qualities, maintain the relevance of the use of marble tiles in the corridor of the city apartment and country houses;
- Gypsum Tile is suitable only for the finishing works of some sections of the floor. It is relevant for sections between walls and floors, as well as a decorative edging. For full laying of floors, such a material is not suitable due to low strength.
When choosing a floor tile in the corridor, consider the fact that too light and dark surface emphasizes all dirt. In order not to wash the floors every day, stop your choice on medium shades. Dirt is not so striking if the surface of the product is equipped with an image and relief.
Black and white color gamut will help you achieve. Black tones always caused associations with a feeling of chic, rigor.
The most in demand is a chess combination with the ornament, at the expense of which you will get a beautiful surface.
Stone products are often used in corridors decorated in classic or country style.
Tile can mimic natural stones: granite, marble, onyx, slate and agate. This material is characterized by different shades, streaks and inclusions.
Special tile under the tree can repeat oak, lime, pine pattern. Many buyers prefer compiled tile types, with swelling traces and scratches. Also popular products coinciding in their form and dimensions with a massive board or parquet plank. Manufacturers offer a wide selection of designs, among which there is an option for each interior.
Outdoor tile under the brick exists in a variety of options. It is popular due to the wide selection of textures, decor and manufacturing material. The area of use of such a tile is quite wide.
In various styles
Thinking floor design in the corridor, you should start with color selection. You will need to decide on the floor of the light or dark tone will be in the corridor.
Recently, in demand. Light floor. It is suitable for a variety of fashionable interiors in which apartments and country mansions are performed.
The combination of light floor tiles with the Scandinavian style, minimalism, Provence or Loft speaks about the good taste of the owner of the room and the original performance of the interior.
The dark floor is good “will go” not only in the classic interior, but also in other styles to which Baroque, Rococo, Eastern, Japanese and Chinese destinations include.
Focusing should not only on the style of the room. Different surface colors contribute to creating different sensations. For example, light add to the interior lightness and airiness, along with visual expansion of the room boundaries.
Light shades are ideal for small hallways.
What to choose what is better?
If you live in the apartment only you either in your family there are no children and animals that often run and jump along the corridor, you can choose a floor surface with less durable characteristics.
Many people prefer to use laminate for hallway. There are a wide selection of this material in stores, among which you can choose not only the appropriate shade, but also a variant that simulates valuable wood varieties. Such a surface has good aesthetic, operational properties.
Also laminate is famous for a long service life and resistance to mechanical loads.
Not all types of laminate are suitable for the corridor. For this room, it is necessary to purchase a class 31-33 variety, as it has a high level of wear resistance.
Wood products of natural varieties in the corridor – it is rather a decorative element than functional. Hallway is a room in which practical, moisture-resistant and mechanical-resistant materials should be used. Parquet is not able to boast such qualities in full.
It should also be borne in mind that wood has a fairly high price tag.
Most designers advise their customers to use a combined option, where parquet is combined with any wear-resistant material.
Some apartment owners decide to use carpet as an outdoor coverage in the corridor. The choice of such a surface should be carried out on the basis of the quality of the material. Carpet is made of natural and synthetic yarns.
For the corridor, it is not worth using a natural version, because it is characterized by excessive softness and absorbing moisture.
Synthetic carpet has an affordable price and good operational indicators:
- It is not crushed;
- easy to care;
- Due to the synthetic composition in it, insects and bacteria do not multiply.
Cork covers with linoleum are undesirable to use in the corridor, because such products do not differ sufficient strength. It is best to use such a material in residential rooms.
Facing tile is ideal not only for the corridor, but also for the shower room. First of all, this is due to its moisture resistance and resistance to the formation of mold and bacteria. To eliminate such a disadvantage as a cold surface, install the “warm floor” system.
In addition to the equipment of the floor, consider the ceiling of the room, which can also be made from the tile.
Manufacturers also offer options for panels from floor tiles. Such a mosaic creates an original interior in any room and allows you to make the design of the room exclusive. Recently, many buyers prefer mosaic coverage and leave positive feedback on their purchase.
Choosing a material for flooring, do not forget that to complete the picture you will need to purchase a plinth. The choice of this product depends on the type of floor that you decide to choose for your home.
Anyone can make styling tiles on the floor in the corridor do it yourself. The design component of this process consists of the styling and work on the combination of colors, textures. You can ask the designer to help you in the question of choosing a color or fully fulfill all the work personally.
Specialists can create unique pictures from the tile. Mosaic is a demanded product for creating drawings and beautiful patterns.
The layout affects not only the form of the floor, but also on the perception of the corridor entirely, which is also important for creating the desired atmosphere.
Diagonal layout applied in rooms with a small area. Similar drawing can visually enlarge the room. The same effect gives a combined option, where the tiled material is combined with other finishing materials.
If you want to lay out the floor in an apartment with this decision, this will lead to a visual increase in the corridor due to the release of zones.
Master must be put in compliance with the following rules:
- Laying should be made exclusively on the smooth floor;
- To make a job more comfortable, draw pre-markup;
- Apply glue only to the floor;
- All finishes must be accompanied by a level with a level. The floor surface must be smooth;
- You can start the grout only after complete drying of the glue;
- Laying the tile material with the help of two methods: “Seam in the seam”, “into the dispersion”.
Before entering the facing process, the floor surface should be carefully aligned. To do this, it will take to dismantle the old coating, be it wooden floor, linoleum or laminate. After the surface is cleaned of garbage and all irregularities are aligned, you can start tie. For this work, any specialized agent is suitable for sale in construction stores. After drying, you can mark the screed.
So that the markup was correct, you should not focus on the wall of the corridor, because they can go.
Specialists recommend drawing two perpendicular lines and use them as a reference point.
This option takes a large amount of time because you need to apply each tile separately. To reduce the number of waste, you can put the products “to dry” and analyze the resulting layouts.
Tiled floor is laid out the same as the walls. In the role of a fastener, you can use any universal type glue. Consider that its layer must exceed the thickness used when finishing the walls. Use a toothed spatula for applying, after which press to the floor tile itself.
If the entrance has a threshold from the steps, it should be remembered that matte or ribbed products are suitable for this section.
The first option is better to use in extreme cases, because with the wrong layout, such a material begins to “capricious”, and at contact with heavy items it forms chips.
Transition to Laminate
Tile in the hallway is a relevant option, if using it in moderation. In the role of the main material of the floor it is best to use the laminate, parquet or linoleum. Together with them, the floor tile can be located at a single level with the surface of the floor or slightly above. It is not allowed that the height of such overestimation is more than 3-5 cm, since the deviation from the norm will turn the hallway to the trauma.
If podium or elevation is planned, pay attention to special solutions for screed or on simple tile glue.
The shoe zone has a functional value. When it is allocated, you denote the area, the boundaries of which cannot be released in dirty boots. As a rule, many people use tile for this zone, and the rest of the floor is covered with laminate.
You can use two types of compounds of the floor: linear and figured. In the first case, the use of straight lines on the joints. To get curly boundaries, you need a cutting tile, the product of calculations. However, additional costs will be compensated by the result of your work.
Flexible jetty forces are sold in almost every construction store. With direct type of joints easier to work, especially since manufacturers offer a rich assortment of this material. You will be able to purchase the bridges of any color. Such an approach allows you to make a corridor harmonious and attractive.
Options in the interior
Most of the manufacturers of outdoor tiles offer their audience already ready-made projects in which all the necessary components are present. With the help of such a collection, you can make a floor drawing. Many people like the option in which the motley “carpet” is applied with edging in the center. This design will be the central link of the entire hallway.
Choosing a variety of floors, use one-picture finishing materials to work with the rest of the surfaces.
Patchwork technique is widespread, in which there is a square tile with a gray ornament, located in any order. The floor surface is similar to the patchwork blanket, which uses the same colors with different variations of the image. Such a floor will become an accent of the corridor and will attract guests.
The famous “chessboard” looks effectively in the hallway, increasing the visual volume of the room. This method of layout refers to the category of original, but it is perfectly combined with any styles, ranging from the classics and ending High-tech. Choosing such a tile, consider the need for neutrality of other surfaces.
For a visual increase in the space of a small hallway, you can use cool tones of gray, blue and brown.
You can also increase the width of a narrow corridor by laying in places of connecting rooms in a two-room apartment with a floor of the same material. For example, use tiles on the verge of kitchen, bathroom and hall. This is a beautiful idea that carries not only aesthetic function, but also will perform the entrusted effect.
Many apartment owners choose a combined option in which the tile is combined with other floor coverings. Ceramic tile will be perfectly combined with laminate. Such a solution allows to divide the corridor on the zone, ensuring additional convenience and originality.
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