Tiled floors, appeared in ancient times. In the palaces of Egyptian pharaohs were tile floors and the tile were made of stone. The Roman nobility, along with stone tiles and ceramic preferred. In the palaces of the noblest of the Romans were to be found mosaic floors with intricate patterns. Material for mosaic was originally white sea pebbles, subsequently, when glassmakers learned to make colored glass, in the mosaic appeared in all its pieces – smalt. Floors, mosaic-tiled, looked very elegant and luxurious, with mosaics laid out the whole picture, shining bright colors.
Currently, the most commonly used tile in the kitchen and bathroom, rarely in the hallway. Modern tiles made from granite, marble, other stones, it can be ceramic, and it has new: tile, cork or laminate.
Tile in residential interior design – a very important element of the decor. First, it is practical: moisture proof, durable, contains no harmful substances, dangerous to others, and is the basis of interior design, its decorative component, particularly if the image. Taken initially to select a tile, and by her other items – plumbing, furniture, etc. Tile specifies the main background of the room.
The choice of tiles is not an easy process. Before you purchase any outwardly, take a look first at the back of it. The surface should be smooth, have no cracks, bumps, bubbles. Even color indicates that the manufacturer used ceramic composition of good quality. The front side of the tiles should also be uniform, in the case that interior design is not designed in the style of “poorly processed stone, then the surface roughness is acceptable. Good quality tiles is determined by the drawing on the product quality cannot be seen in the raster, otherwise it’s easy to notice the large dots that comprise the picture.
The cost of the tiles often depends on the pattern. Typical tile is cheaper, figure it is repeated to be applied by stamp. Tile manufacturer “artistic” involves the use of sophisticated technology or hand painted, often has a design well-known brand or wizard. Tiles with stamped pattern is not necessarily worse than exclusive work. Major manufacturers model tiles learned how to put a picture of such high quality that it is virtually indistinguishable from the “artistic”. But manual work is always valued more, and if you look carefully, you can see the brush strokes, drips of paint, some irregularities, which are eliminated when mechanized drawing.
The strength of the tile, namely abrasion or frost, are fundamental to the tiles which are laid the floors in the public areas. For a home bathroom or kitchen is not so important. However, the tiles of low quality can bring some unpleasant surprises such as different shades, poor calibration, and as a result, unevenness of colors, the inconsistencies in the styling, and the inability to pay it “without seams”, as it is fashionable.