Ceramic tiles as an interior decoration
Ceramic tiles on the wall can add character to the interior. They can be composed by combining many patterns and colors. If we want to maintain a specific style, it is worth checking the collections offered by manufacturers. They contain basic tiles and matching wall decorations. A significant part of the collection consists of a combination of a delicate base and matching decorative decorations, e.g. a glass, decorative insert. Many catalogs show how to arrange and select tiles for a specific interior style. In addition, we will learn from them how to compose the rest of the accessories so that everything together creates an effective space. Decorative ceramic tiles look great in large and small rooms.
Pay attention to the abrasion class
The abrasion class is marked as the PEI symbol. It is a measure of the abrasion resistance of glazed tiles. Thus, the higher the PEI, the higher the abrasion class. For places such as a living room, you can easily use the material with the symbol PEI3 / 750, but more heavily used rooms, such as a corridor or a bathroom, should be lined with tiles with a much higher abrasion class.
Anti-skid tiles – perfect for the bathroom
Anti-slip is a parameter that significantly affects our safety. For this reason, when choosing ceramic tiles for the bathroom, we should pay special attention to the information about this convenience. Anti-slip is indicated by symbols from R9 to R13. Therefore, if we care about safety, we should choose tiles with the highest factor.
Choose between glazed and non-glazed tiles
Glazed tiles are currently the most popular floor covering. They are used inside and outside. They have excellent parameters, such as high bending strength, high abrasion resistance and low water absorption. It comes in many types of surfaces: lappato (polished glaze), semi-polished and matte. Thanks to glazing, various types of visual effects are obtained, and beautiful graphics are applied to decorate the interior . However, if glazing is omitted, an unglazed tile will be created that is durable and resistant, even to mechanical factors. Therefore, tiles of this type are chosen mainly for investment applications. However, looking at today’s trends, it can be noticed that they are more and more often used as an element of modern interiors. There are three types of unglazed surfaces: structural, matt and varnished.
Frost-resistant tiles – perfect not only for outdoor use
Frost resistance is an extremely important parameter when choosing tiles outside, it is a necessary feature of the cladding that we want to put on the balcony, terrace or external stairs. They are also a great choice when we are looking for tiles for the corridor or basement, because they are much more resistant to moisture.
Reduce the grout thanks to rectified tiles
Rectified ceramic tiles have edges cut at right angles. If we want to reduce the joint between the tiles, they will be a great choice. If we manage to find a good tiler, we have a chance to obtain a joint that is only 2 mm wide. Thanks to this, the interior will be chic and elegant.
Add character to the interior thanks to large-format tiles
Large-format ceramic tiles are becoming more and more popular. Tiles of this type form uniform surfaces, and they make the greatest impression when laid without joints. They are usually available in calm colors or motifs that imitate stone, metal or glass. They are a great solution for people who want to feel nature in their interior. Large tiles are best for spacious rooms, because their view from a distance presents a beautiful pattern without revealing the joints. In smaller interiors, you need to pay attention to whether the tile will really reflect its charm. One should resign from laying one tile with a short strip of the other cut off. Trimming will spoil the whole effect.
Mosaic – a delicate touch will do wonders
Mosaic is a type of cladding that gives amazing results. It is a perfect interior decoration thanks to its subtle shining. It is an ideal type of ceramic tiles that can be laid as a finish for niches and storage compartments. In large rooms, it can be used for decoration, finishing or marking zones. Its layout can be any. Often, mosaic is chosen for the kitchen, finishing the space between the furniture. It looks really impressive. However, it is worth considering whether it will be appropriate in a room with frequent dirt, because cleaning can be time-consuming.