MIRROR TILE IN THE INTERIOR
When it comes to the upcoming repair, the question immediately arises – how to make the future interior unusual and modern. It’s very difficult to be outdone by the latest fashion trends in the field of interior design. After all, only you find on the open spaces of the Internet an image of the room that you like, as in a couple of weeks, eminent designers find even more interesting options for finishing. In a win-win way, there is still a mirror tile in the interior. We will give some advice on its use in various rooms and consider its main types.
1. CLASSIFICATION OF THE MIRROR TILE
The assortment of shapes and textures of this facing material is actually much more diverse than it may seem at first glance. The very first criterion for distinguishing a mirror tile is the material of manufacture. There are three options:
- Tiles made of mirror glass;
- Of polished metal;
- Of solid high-quality plastic – polystyrene.
- The second and third kind of material only serves as a basis for applying a mirror coating. The reflective surfaces of such a tile will be worse than that of a real mirror. In addition, the metallized paint can distort the reflection a little. But the cost in this case will be lower. The basis in these cases can be self-adhesive, which greatly simplifies the laying process and the costs associated with it. Tiles made from real glass are classified according to the following parameters:
By the method of processing the edges – can have matte, polished or edges with a facet – cut edges. The latter option immediately makes the cost higher, but it looks very impressive. Sunlight or a light stream from various lamps, reflected from their surface, creates a lot of sunny bunnies or fanciful highlights. At the same time, the interior becomes more mysterious and voluminous.
In form – can be made in the form of squares, rectangles, mosaic elements, narrow bands, triangles. The latter are almost always produced with facet. Narrow strips are often used in the form of friezes or decorative curbs. To non-standard forms include – a rhombus, a hexagon, a semicircle, a quarter of a circle.
By color – do not have shades, that is, a neutral mirror surface, or have a tint. The most common colors are bronze, gold, graphite, blue, green. In addition, there are many other varicoloured options. The choice of color should be based on the style of the room. For the style of loft, modern or minimal, often use more reserved shades. Gold and bronze will give luxury to the classic style.
The surface type is monophonic, with ornamentation, with standard abstract patterns or patterns, which are applied with sandblasting or thermal printing, with a picture made according to your individual wishes.
By appointment – distinguish universal, wall and floor tiles.
To distinguish, from what actually material is made this or that kind of a tile, it is simple on its appearance sometimes it is simply impossible. If your goal is to acquire a mirror variant, then you can determine it by weight. It will be much heavier than a plastic or metal base.
The standard size of this finishing material allows you to easily select the most suitable option – 10 × 10, 15 × 15, 18 × 18, 20 × 20, 25 × 25, 30 × 30, 40 × 40, 50 × 50, 20 × 30, 30 × 45, 30 × 60 cm. However, some manufacturers can offer you a tile size from 6 × 6 cm on request. The standard thickness is 4 mm. Such a wide choice makes it possible to combine it with ordinary ceramic tiles, avoiding a large difference in the length of the faces. An interesting option is the ready-made kits, which after laying form whole panels. They can transmit a wide variety of images or create a pattern using elements of different sizes.
As for the mosaic version, the standard dimensions of one fragment can be 20 × 20, 42 × 20, 50 × 50, 149 × 10 mm. This type of tile is sold in sheets. In the form of the base is a flexible mesh material, on which are glued squares of the above dimensions. Between them there is a gap for joints, the standard width of which is 2 mm. Thanks to this structure, with the help of a mosaic it is easy to revet radial surfaces. Especially elegant look columns of columns, designed in this way.