Kitchen apron is called a special coating located near the work area and providing protection to the wall. However, an apron in the interior of the kitchen is not only a functional surface, but also an important element of the interior decor of the kitchen room.
Of course, moisture and grease accumulates on the wall along the workplace from regular cooking.
Accordingly, this zone should be made of materials as resistant to moisture, fat, chemicals and elevated temperature. At the same time, the apron should fit organically into the kitchen interior and be easily cleaned.
Therefore, when repairing a kitchen, the question often arises as to which apron to choose in the kitchen? Which finishing materials are best to use?
The classic version is tile
The tile for kitchen on an apron is the most demanded material. This is due to the fact that the tile has the following properties:
- Increased resistance to household chemicals;
- The lack of difficulties in the care;
- Increased density, due to which the repulsion of fat occurs;
- Increased resistance to temperature extremes and moisture resistance.
Its attractive appearance and a wide range of types, among which there are not only matte and glossy options, but also smooth, embossed surfaces of a wide variety of colors, shapes, patterns and sizes make this material one of the most popular.
Ceramic apron for the kitchen - it is practical and beautiful. With the help of tile you can make any kitchen interior fashionable and stylish.
Moreover, manufacturers each year produce a huge number of new collections, not only of different colors, patterns and shapes, but also textures. With the help of modern ceramic tiles, you can create an original kitchen design.
Exquisitely and luxuriously looks design, which uses a mosaic for the kitchen on the apron.
It uses a rich variety of materials for finishing the kitchen apron, among which there are ceramics, pieces of glass, smalt and metal plates.
However, the creation of a mosaic panel in the working area of a kitchen is not an easy task and most often, only a specialist can do it.
At the same time, ready-made mosaic sets have recently appeared on the market, the package of which includes a special grid, using the grid you can make an original mosaic-type apron yourself.
A natural stone
A huge variety of solutions for finishing the kitchen apron in the photo presented in the catalog allows you to carry out any designer's idea, however, natural stone stands out among them. However, to create an organic design, it is necessary that the table top also be made of stone.
When deciding how to arrange an apron in the kitchen of natural stone, first of all, you need to decide what kind of stone is needed for decoration.
So, granite is distinguished by its hardness and density, as well as a huge number of shades, starting with the most popular pink-gray, ending with a rare blue color. This material is characterized by high strength, resistance to low temperatures and moisture resistance.
Another material that is widely used in finishing work areas of a kitchen is marble. This stone has a porous structure and a large number of microcracks. From the point of view of practicality is not the best material, however, its beautiful appearance makes it popular.
When finishing aprons, it is rare to find such material as basalt, because it is less attractive and heavy. However, it has excellent performance.
Recently, such eco-friendly materials as natural wood are in fashion. When finishing aprons the following types of materials from wood are usually used:
MDF. Possesses the increased resistance to microorganisms and fungi, it is not subject to mechanical influence and it is moisture-proof.
Laminate. It is easy to install, externally attractive, but does not have moisture resistance.
Array Its main advantage is that it can be used to make a luxurious design, but this material is susceptible to high temperatures, susceptible to dirt and low moisture resistance, this design solution can be seen in the photo of the kitchen apron in the catalog.
Exquisitely and sophisticated in the kitchen will look apron made of tempered glass, which has a high impact strength, fire resistance, resistance to mechanical and chemical effects, besides, it will not be difficult to care for such an apron.
The glass apron is convenient because it can be used in the interior not only as a simply transparent material that will emphasize the luxurious finish of the wall surfaces, as in the photo of a modern kitchen with a fashionable apron from the catalog, but also to make a pattern on the glass, thus making the kitchen design more interesting.
You can also use a combined technique in which two glasses are joined by a thin colored film.
Photos of new apron for the kitchen