We continue the theme of options as possible to make the working area of your kitchen. And today we will dwell in detail on one of the most beautiful solutions for the kitchen apron from the mosaic (+ many photos). Let's start by reviewing the pros and cons of this option of laying tiles.
- Variety in color solutions;
- Ready-made ornaments look very stylish and original;
- Not afraid of temperature difference;
- Easy to clean;
- Resistance to moisture, acids and dyes;
- Ability to lay out a wide variety of images;
- It's fashionable and increasingly popular.
- High cost of tiles;
- Complexity and high cost of styling;
- A lot of stitches;
- Grout - only epoxy.
In most cases, the mosaic's minuses are completely leveled by the amazing aesthetic effect with which the working area of the kitchen looks. Now let's talk about its varieties, the features of the cladding and the subsequent care.
Relatively recently, only ceramic mosaic could be found on the market, but to date the materials from which it is produced are already much larger. So, it happens:
Ceramic - the most common type, which has a wide range of colors, sizes and prices. In fact, it is a classic option for decorating an apron and is suitable for most of the interior styles.
Glass mosaic has gained popularity not so long ago. It can be either transparent or colored glass. Its peculiarity is that in the light it can change and transform the color, which looks very impressive.
Mirror is in fact a kind of glass mosaic, but still it deserves special attention. Such a tile visually expands the interior, and also adds to it the colorfulness, aristocracy and pretentiousness. Similar aprons can often be found when decorating the kitchen in the style of art deco.
Metal mosaic has become popular already in our century in connection with the spread of modern trends in the interior. The unique metal texture cools and makes a strict kitchen working area. The most appropriate styles for this solution will be styles of high-tech, avant-garde, and loft.
Lay out a mosaic pattern - this is not an easy task and requires the master to have quite high skills in this area. This is due to the fact that the small dimensions of the tiles force very often to adjust the position of the mosaic when laying.
Moreover, even before the beginning of the work, you need to understand a holistic picture of what you are going to lay out.
Some masters use a special mesh for laying the mosaic. Its use not only speeds up the process of facing the work area, but also significantly reduces the likelihood of all kinds of inaccuracies.
Choose a pattern
Due to the variety of options available, the final choice will not be easy. The most reasonable will be based on the style of the interior of the kitchen, and then it will be easier. You should also take into account the financial component, as the cost of some models can be an unpleasant surprise.
A very common solution is a classic simple ornament using only a few colors without forming any particular image.
Flower patterns, trees, birds, flowers and fruits are also suitable.
Mosaic elements can be not only rectangular in shape.
How to care?
Like any surface in the kitchen, the mosaic apron requires regular maintenance. The process of cooking is associated with constant splashes of water or fat, traces of fruit and vegetable juices, possible straits of coffee, wine and other coloring liquids. But for a ceramic mosaic this is not scary.
The most troublesome in captivity care and attitude is a mirror mosaic. On it at once the slightest spots, traces of splashes and even fingerprints are visible. But these problems are easily eliminated by means of a means for washing glass surfaces. Literally a few movements and your mirror work area again pleases the eye.
Summarizing, I would like to note that the apron from the mosaic to the kitchen is very suitable for small, small apartments. Such a working area will not only breathe life into the interior, but also create a special home atmosphere in a place where it's nice to spend time with a cup of fragrant tea.