A kitchen is a room that should personify order, cleanliness and comfort. Fortunately, modern finishing materials have all the necessary qualities and properties for such a kitchen.
Modern finishing materials, make it easy to translate into reality, any bold idea in the interior.
The range of these materials is widely presented in the specific, color, and price range, which makes it easy to achieve the desired result in creating a fashionable design that meets the canons of all styles and trends in the interior.
In this article, you are invited to the material that tells about the most popular finishing material - ceramic tiles, mainly used as a facing material for the walls in the kitchen.
See on the photos presented, a good selection of decorated kitchen interiors using tiles on the walls. At the same time, a part of the shown design solutions can be made personally.
Positive sides of kitchen walls tiled
The tile on the kitchen walls can not only create a beautiful and practical interior, but also give the walls some useful properties.
These properties will largely depend on the positive qualities of the ceramic tile itself, such as:
- High strength characteristics;
- Wear resistance. Possessing high strength characteristics, this tile can be used and retain its original appearance for 50 years;
- Immunity to high humidity and temperature changes;
- Hygiene. Due to its perfectly smooth surface, the contamination does not penetrate into the structure of the tile, does not absorb odors. As a result, such tiles on the kitchen wall do not contribute to the development of pathogens and microbes;
- Fire resistance Walls lined with ceramic tiles due to high temperature or a random spark will not ignite;
- High ante-allergenic properties and environmental safety;
A wide range of sizes, colors, textures and shapes of tiles, allowing to solve bold artistic tasks related to the design of the kitchen interior.
Electrical safety. Ceramic tile is a good dielectric, kitchen walls with such lining do not conduct electrical current and do not accumulate static electricity.
What to consider when choosing a tile?
In order to create a kitchen interior that will please for many years and will be easy to operate, the following rules should be followed when choosing tiles for walls.
Pay special attention to the front side, so that it does not have chips and microcracks.
When determining the required number of tiles, it is necessary to take into account 10-15% of the stock for waste.
Remember that the tile has a rough surface, more suitable for the floor, for the walls preferably smooth, because it is easier to wash.
Preferring light tones in the interior, you need to know that pollution on this tile is more noticeable, as opposed to dark. But on a dark tile any damages will be more noticeable.
The price depends on the size of the tile; as a rule, the smaller the tile, the higher its cost and, in addition, increases the labor costs for its installation.
An important role when choosing a tile is played by the mass of one element; the smaller the weight of the tile, the easier it will be to lay on the wall.
The color of the tile should be combined with the overall interior.
Basic tile care
Kitchen apron must be thoroughly cleaned after each cooking process.
For cleaning the surface it is recommended to use special detergents.
As a rule, a flannel cloth or foam sponge is used as a cleaning material.
Photo of tile design on kitchen walls