The choice of floor tiles in the kitchen should be approached in view of the increased wear of the surface. Tile in this case has the maximum set of useful properties. Among them:
- Resistance to mechanical influences;
- Ecological compatibility;
- acceptable price.
One of the main advantages of this coating is the variety of shades and patterns.
Colors and texture of tiles for kitchen flooring
Optimal for use in the kitchen are natural colors:
- Shades of brown;
- Shades of gray;
- Shades of green;
- the black.
Here, as for any other coating,Work the basic rules for choosing shades. Light floors brighten the room and expand the space. The tile is easy to clean, because this floor is not afraid of pollution. To maintain sterile cleanliness, regular wet cleaning is sufficient.
A dark tile flooring is less than a mark. In addition, the use of dark lining is one of the most popular trends for many years.
An interesting effect is achievedA combination of different shades. The abundance of colors offered on construction wounds will help achieve the perfect harmony of the floor covering with the rest of the furnishings.
It is not necessary that the shade of the floorCoincided with the walls or furniture. You can not even withstand them in one color scheme. Contrasting floors have already become popular many years ago and retain this property to this day. But the easiest way to balance the room by the color feature is still the combination of the chosen floor covering with at least one other object in the kitchen setting: curtains, furniture, walls or something else.
If there is no possibility to cover the floor with naturalStone, then you can use imitations. Modern manufacturers make high-quality copies of marble, granite, wood, bricks and even textiles.
In addition, a popular reception recentlyBecame the use of artificially aged coating. In addition, that it will give the room a certain style, it will not be noticeable small chips, scrapes and cracks obtained during operation.
The use of patterns on the floor tile is no longer as popular as it used to be. Nevertheless, the collections of many manufacturers also contain such models for fans of bright design.
Various schemes of laying out floor tiles
In addition to color solutions to give the kitchenOriginality can be done with various layout schemes. You can use two different shades and paste them in a checkerboard pattern. As a result, we get an interesting contrast solution that will refresh the interior. It should be noted that the rest of the design should be moderate in the choice of colors. If you do not follow this rule, then the kitchen will turn out to be unnecessarily variegated.
Quadrilateral tiles of the same size can beSpread out so that the seams coincide, or so that the seams of the next row are in the middle of the tile of the previous one. The choice of this or that variant depends only on the preferences of the host, since these two methods have no fundamental differences.
The variety of forms of tiles also givesRoom for imagination. Larger details will fit the minimalist style or hi-tech direction. Smaller tiles look great in the kitchen in the country style.
Some ways of laying out tiles by somethingSimilar to gluing of parquet. This is especially pronounced when parts are used for floor covering that resemble a parquet board. This way of laying will visually change the shape of the room. The most effective illusion of expanding the space will work if you place the resulting "arrows" from the center to the walls of the kitchen. In addition, you can use more complex patterns, for example, a spiral.
Another original way of decorating the floorThe kitchen will use a variety of the shape and size of the tiles. With the help of such details you can create truly original patterns, but for this you need to calculate the layout of the entire kitchen area in advance, so as not to be mistaken with the number of elements. You can alternate the pieces in different ways. This will not be a full-fledged mosaic, but there is something common in the technology of re-laying. For example, you can use several small parts in a row and one large, after which the sequence is repeated. The most popular way of using tiles of different sizes is to glue small and large parts in equal amounts evenly over the entire kitchen area.
Two tile sizes are usually used. But you can complicate the task and apply three or even four varieties. In this way, you can create an original and unique interior of the kitchen.
In addition to the combination of sizes, you can combineGlossy and matt tiles. Such a floor covering, regardless of the main color, will be bright. Spillovers of light on glossy elements will fill the kitchen with light. A matt tile will prevent slipping.
Make the kitchen interior original withUsing unusual elements in form. Many manufacturers have expanded their range of non-standard tiles. Round details give any interior softness and smooth out sharp lines and transitions. With the gluing of such tiles, some difficulties are connected. The seams between the elements may look rough. As an alternative, hexagons and octagons can act. Docking such tiles is much easier.
Also, triangles look original,Elongated narrow strips, rhombuses and other geometric figures. They can be used as a separate, laying out the whole floor, and I combine different forms with each other.
Select the design of floor tiles for the kitchen should take into account all the features of the room. But the most important criterion should be the preferences of the owner of this kitchen.