One of the ways to make the interior of any room bright and unforgettable is to use mosaic in its decoration. With this unusual solution, you can replace the ceramic tiles familiar to everyone and thus diversify the interior decoration of the kitchen.
Mosaic is a rather old way of decorating, which disappeared from the list of popular design methods for a while. At the present stage, mosaic is experiencing a rebirth. The new methods feature improved application and performance.
A variety of pictures, created from many separate pieces, are very suitable for rooms with aggressive environments. These rooms include the kitchen, as temperature fluctuations often occur here and high humidity is observed.
The main qualities of mosaic surfaces are aesthetics and practicality. Such an element can give the kitchen a special expressiveness and create the general mood of the interior. If you keep the mosaic in the same color tone as the entire kitchen, then you can achieve perfect harmony. Since there are no restrictions on the shape and size for mosaic masonry, you can decorate any surface.
The signs of practicality include the following:
- the mosaic will lie even on an uneven surface;
- ready-made mosaic panels can be quickly mounted independently;
- elements of such a picture will not fade or lose color even in direct sunlight;
- all contaminants can be easily removed from this surface and chemical agents can be used for this.
How mosaics are used in the kitchen
Mosaic patterns are widely used in interior decoration. In the kitchen, mosaics can be used as backgrounds on walls and other surfaces. Among them:
Mosaics can transform any room. The most popular way is to decorate it with an apron over the work surface. It can be sustained in any style from country to high-tech. A mosaic apron can be both an eye-catching bright spot in the room, and an element that harmoniously merges with the general decor.
You can make a mosaic picture from glass, metal, stone (natural or artificial) or ceramics. At the same time, it is important to process all the seams with high quality, since the durability of the operation of such an apron and the ability to maintain it in perfect cleanliness depend on it. So that after cleaning the mosaic has a glossy shine, it is enough to wipe it with a soft cloth.
Thanks to such a coating, the apron above the kitchen work surface has all the necessary qualities. It is durable, fireproof, withstands temperature drops and high humidity. In addition, such a coating is easy to maintain. And its decorative qualities invariably remain at the highest level due to the abundance of materials, textures and shades of details for decoration.
A finished mosaic panel or a fantasy game
Mosaic tiles are characterized by a variety of materials and colors. Details can be made from:
Such an abundance of varieties will allow you not only to choose a ready-made drawing, but also to make a picture yourself, relying on your imagination and taste.
The flight of imagination is not limited. The pattern can be asymmetrical, monochrome, with reflective elements, or completely matte. Any paintings can also act as a plot: landscapes, portraits, abstraction and geometric images. National and international motives can also become themes.
Ready-made mosaic tile panels are made by a large number of manufacturers in a wide range. Among them, you can find photographically accurate images that are particularly difficult to create.Such a panel consists of several sheets with parts of the image pasted on them. They only need to be assembled on the surface to be trimmed into a big picture.
An unusual solution will be a ready-made mosaic stretch. This is a set of sheets characterized by a smooth transition from one color to another. Such a product cannot be called a full-fledged panel, but the production technology and application are similar.
Among the advantages of the finished painting are:
- no need to select shades and the right amount of details;
- relatively simple installation;
- guaranteed good result;
- high performance characteristics of the source material;
- the possibility of ordering a panel according to an individual sketch;
- the ability to use the product on almost any surface;
- the uniqueness of custom-made panels.
The disadvantages include:
- relatively high price;
- in the absence of a personal sketch, the limited choice of form and theme, as well as the non-unique nature of the product;
- the difficulty of choosing qualified craftsmen for drawing a pattern, associated with the rarity of using such a design move.
All these characteristics will make it possible to make the right choice in favor of one or another method of decorating the kitchen interior. It is only necessary to give free rein to imagination and not be limited by the monotony of publicly available methods.