Antique brick tiles are very in demand due to its non-standard appearance. Such decorative material is easy and convenient in working when finishing the facades of knowledge, it is suitable for internal works. About the features of the design with the help of tiles of antique brick and let’s talk today.
In construction stores, a tile under the aged brick appeared over decades ago. Externally, the product fully reproduces the construction sample of bricks, due to which you can create unusual facing of buildings. Tile has a fairly wide tint palette: white, gray, yellow, red. No special skills for laying material required. The huge advantage of the material is environmental friendliness, since it does not highlight the substance harmful to the body.
Characteristic features of aged tile under the brick:
- rough structure;
- thickness difference;
- Slot corners;
- Fuzzy Figure.
Manufacturers have made every effort to achieve the full similarity of tiles with old bricks.
Distinguish it from a sample of silicate to the eye is not possible.
Two main varieties of tiles under the antiquity are distinguished: clinker and gypsum. The material of the first type is characterized by excellent quality, high strength and fire safety, insignificant moisture properties. Tile is made of clay by firing at high temperature.
Clinker tile has a variety of color options – from brown to sand and gray. Such a tile will look good in the interior of an antique orientation or in an industrial-style room. Since the brick indoors is not subjected to adverse environmental impacts, you can be sure that it will last several hundred years.
The tile of plaster has more lime. This material is environmentally friendly, has disinfectant properties, supports the humidity level necessary for a person. Gypsum products are mainly represented in white color, which allows you to harmoniously combine them with wallpaper and decorative plaster in any interior. If desired, brick can be painted in the desired color.
Advantages and disadvantages
The tile imitating the old brick has many positive characteristics:
- long service life;
- wide variety of shades and textures;
- resistance to the effects of aggressive media;
- ease of care;
- simplicity in montage;
- External resistance.
Among the minuses of this tile can be noted:
- fragility of material;
- high cost (you can search you like tiles from different manufacturers and buy it at a more favorable price).
In order for the room to do not look heavy and goded, use the brick need fragmentary, and not to close all the walls in a circle.
In order to glue a tile on the walls, the following tools will need:
- putty knife;
- rubber cizyanka;
During the work, do not forget about the rule: the batch width should not be less centimeter. If you put the stuffing material, without seams, then there will be an overrun according to the material by about 15%. Before working on the laying, you need to prepare a good wall: remove the old paint or wallpaper, shook the surface, apply acrylic primer. When the wall dries, you can start mounting.
The easiest way to lay tile using glue. The solution is applied to a small section of the wall. One brick is tightly pressed to the surface, withstand time. Then so that the product is not shifted, it is fixed with plastic wedges. Equality in the sticker will provide the level. If you have noticed that the tile left the initial vector, it must be carefully moved by the Cyans, tapping on the side.
First, the tile is glued in the horizontal direction, then you can start working with the second. In the seamless version of the wall laying will be ready immediately at the end of the work.
If you are placing a brick with a latch, you can start grouting, only a day later.
Use in the interior
In the interior of modern apartments, a tile is used:
- under white brick;
- Under the aged stone with a shiny surface;
- under the old red brick.
White brick can be combined with wallpaper coatings or clapboard. Well, he will look and combined with decorative plaster. Provence style fans. Apartment design with a white brick is suitable as it is impossible.
Those who prefer the English traditions in the design of the room, it is recommended to choose the 3rd version of the material. Red vintage brick will look good in the design of the wall near the fireplace. Building stores offer dozens of shades and a variety of brick textures.
Tile under the aged Brick – Trend of the last seasons In the design of the interiors of apartments. Most often it can be seen as a facing for the hallway. If you dream to use aged brick in the bathroom or kitchen area (for example, as a finish of the apron), it is better to choose a non-porous option, then the wall washing will not deliver a lot of hassle.
The texture of the aged brick introduces the comfort of comfort, calm, feeling of security, the spirit of antiquity. Such material will be appropriate to apply in the style of Loft, Vintage, Country, Gothic.
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