Every year the number of those people who attract the style “Patchwork” increases. And this is understandable. The word Patchwork is translated as a patchwork, and this ceramic tile really resembles a color blanket.
Its use in the design of residential premises provides an unlimited number of possibilities for experiments. This style allows you to realize the most original and beautiful ideas for your home.
Features of the material
The main advantage of this coverage is that with it you can transform any room.
Tile beautifully looks in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in the toilet. Thanks to her, the bedroom and living room will look original.
This option is well combined with different styles:
Ceramic tile in the style of “Patchwork” produce such countries like Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, Russia. Tile is released both wall and outdoor.
The sizes of the tile are diverse – there is both miniature models and large, which allows it to apply it in the finishing of various spaces. For a small bathroom better and tile buy appropriate size. And the spacious premises will not spoil the large tile.
Patchwork in textiles used in retro design. When applying elements of style in the production of finishing materials, including ceramic tiles, everything is different. Thanks to the most diverse colors and patterns, it can be selected for any style. Bright colors allow you to transform your housing and make it original.
Its texture (matte, glazed, smooth, textured) gives you to choose the most appropriate option for the room you are going to refine. The pattern may be a variety of flowers, abstraction, geometric shapes, lines and strokes.
Color gamut affects imagination: there are two- and tricolor, as well as multicolor options. In great demand, black and white, beige-brown, white and blue, blue tiles use.
If you want diversity and bright colors in your interior, you can mix models of different design: they may differ in them, but the manufacturer must be one. You can combine different models of one size of the Spanish, Italian, Austrian or Russian plate, but it is not necessary to mix them, because errors in size, which are always in production, will significantly complicate its laying.
How to choose?
Do not forget about some important points:
- Length, width and thickness in different collections of tiles must be the same. Surface processing and edge type either should not differ in different parts of the tile. Note that when creating such a mosaic yourself at least one parameter must match – drawing, color or style. Otherwise the design will not work harmonious.
- If you want to facilitate your task or doubt your designer’s abilities, buy ready-made collections specially designed by designers.
- Compositions using one, two or three colors is much more pleasant to the eye than bright and bold mosaics, where a combination of various styles and colors is present. Over time, this design is tired and want to do something universal. But this fashionable tile today is not different cheaper to change it so often as soon as she get bored.
- Tile “Patchwork” is suitable for use in a variety of apartments, the owners of which are monitored by modern trends and new technologies. The presence of neutral color creates a certain sophistication. Bright mosaic looks extravagant. Ability to choose your or combine incompatible – real designer talent.
- In a nonsense room, the use of both bright and calm, unobtrusive tiles coinciding with the main color range of the interior. The drawing can be different, but pieces of a single composition must be harmonized with each other.
- Winewing Facing White-Blue Tile. It will bring in the interior design, lightness and tenderness.
Where to apply?
The surface of the walls in the bathroom, the work part in the kitchen is most often lined with such a tile. But these are not the only places where you can use it. Patchwork mats can be created from outdoor tiles. Such a design is currently especially popular. Dining area, entrance hall, bathroom, veranda, loggia, balcony will also acquire an original view thanks to such a finish.
Different tile ornament will focus on certain sites that you want to highlight. In the bathroom it can be a zone above a washbasin or shower.
In other rooms, when used, you can also select individual zones. Remember one main rule: Using this tile, do not overdo it with a variety of drawings, colors and shades.
The tile has poor thermal insulation, so it is worth installing a floor heating system in the apartment.
Outdoor tiles are as diverse in colors, patterns and texture, like a wall. Difference only in thickness. For the floor requires a large thickness, because the load on the surface is significant.
Floor coating and size may be more. This significantly reduces plates sticking time. Large tiles for walls are less popular because they are complex in laying and require a perfectly aligned surface.
Paul in various rooms can be issued as follows: Create a decor with imitation surface for metal, laminate, wood. You can choose a pattern-abstraction, a tile of one color with an unusual texture or use bright shades, skillfully combining them.
Tile from this material is more resistant to damage, since it is used with special pressing and firing technologies.
Porcelain stoneware is burned at a very high temperature, weighs significantly more ceramic tiles. He will not lose his primary view and after dozens of years, this is its main advantage.
The most unusual and original ornaments can be created when laying a patchwork stonework in the style of “Patchwork”. Such a coating will withstand considerable loads. However, with all the strength and numerous advantages, it is necessary to handle it carefully, since even the most durable tile is not insured against scratches and other damage.
Russian decorative tile in the style of “Patchwork” is usually cheaper and, if there is a desire to save, it will become an excellent solution. In its production, as a rule, European standards are used, it is not inferior to its foreign fellows. When choosing should be repelled from the brand and choose those that have a lot of experience and a good reputation.
An important lack of Russian collections – modest design and choice.
So, Italian and Spanish manufacturers produce tiles with interesting colors and original solutions. It is in demand, even when finishing the ceiling.
- Stores are offered today an unusually wide range of tiles in the style of “Patchwork”. With all the attractiveness, originality, bright shades and bizarre tile patterns, take into account the overall design of the room, do not overload it with a set of contrast elements.
- The tile of such a style is so self-sufficient, which can take on the function of the main accent. All other elements are used as an additional, design should be balanced. Consider this when choosing elements of decor, furniture, lamps and other elements of the room.
- Choose patterns and colors carefully. Use the virtual room creation service in computer programs offered by stores – it will be possible to clearly imagine how the finish will look in reality.
Tile in the style of “Patchwork” is becoming increasingly popular. Ceramic wall and floor products are used in the bathroom and in the kitchen, in the toilet and bedroom. Choosing a similar design for your apartment – the right way to create a stylish, modern and fashionable interior.
Even more interiors with a patchwork tile will see in the next video.