tired of advanced technology society increasingly appreciate the nature and uses natural materials.This wood and stone.And though the decorative stone can be both natural and artificial, it can not only decorate the base and outside facades, but also to create the most unusual combination of inside the house.
if it combined with other materials (glass, metal), and close to the green plants and to ensure good lighting, the interior area can be made and stylish, and comfortable.The most common wall finish with decorative stone used in the hallway, living room, kitchen, bath.It is an excellent tool to create a presentable interior restaurant, hotel lobby or business center.
- stone in the interior of modern facilities
- kinds of stones
- How to choose a decorative stone for the walls?
- Technology laying decorative stone
stone in the interior of modern facilities
Decorative wall decoration under a rock (especially if it is an internal r
walls lined with stone vsploshnuyu or just fragments, should be well publicized.Then we'll see the texture of the material, visible iridescence and color transitions, and the entire wall will look more advantageous.
very well with decorative stone with herbs, especially twine and hang-downing plants, pots are placed against the wall.So it is possible to simulate in his home area of wildlife.It is appropriate in the living room, a large kitchen, where good lighting.
Decorating the walls with decorative stone hall must be accompanied by spot lights.At the same time as the LEDs can be placed on a wall or the bottom.The rays of light stone will look even more solid and refined.If the living room has (or planned) fireplace, even in this case, the stone can be helpful.He himself is faced fireplace and a wall, which (or in which) it is mounted.
If you like the stone, and provide sufficient lighting you can not only choose light colors material or use a trim fragments - for example, you can oblitsevat stone wall vsploshnuyu not all, but only a corner, arched doorway, a zone above the skirting board orOnly one wall of a small room.If the room there is an artificial fountain, then he, too, will look spectacular against the backdrop of a stone wall.
kinds of stones
In modern construction are widely used types of stone:
with stones can be treated as the interior and exterior elements.If sandstone can be handled at home without special equipment, then cut limestone, granite, marble, best left to professionals.But to lay the stone you can quite independently.For the convenience of placing a specially prepared for sale Stone - rectangular tiles, flat on one side.
cheaper option is considered an artificial stone.With it, you can also change the interior beyond recognition.It made a sand stone, concrete, clay or gypsum with added dyes.Such material is available in a wide palette of colors, totally safe, easy to pack and does not create an excessive pressure on the supporting structures.
How to choose a decorative stone for the walls?
When selecting the stone you need to pay attention to its quality.Look at the stone closer.See color transitions, color blotches in tone?The contrasting they are, the better it will look with a decorative stone wall or column.If the stone is fake, then make sure that on the surface did not have spots, growths, brush marks.Stone should have a good stick and held firmly to the wall.Therefore, it is important to adhere to the reverse side of the lining material is not too smooth.But laitance, major irregularities in the foam layer or filler should not be.To decorate the stone exterior wall or corner of the house and the basement, it is important to clarify its water-repellent properties.If this option is not respected in the choice of artificial stone, then this stone lined wall will need once in 4-5 years to cover water-repellent composition.
In the photo below - stone treated hydrophobizator.It can be seen with the naked eye as it is exposed to water - its surface repels!
Technology laying decorative stone
Let's talk about how the decorative stone wall decoration.Photos show how it is done and what you can create masterpieces, using a stone in the interior.
Wall, designed for finishing stone is cleaned, large cracks smeared (them plastered and primed).If the wall is concrete, that no other than cleaning treatment is not necessary.If the wall is made of brick, it is necessary to remove the protruding part, to establish a grid of metal screws on and poshtukaturit.If the wall is made of plasterboard, then fasten it securely and soil.
is important to know that the laying of the stone in the wall is only possible if from the time of their construction took at least six months.
Stone is allowed to stand, and then, if necessary, grind the back side (clean large nodules).The material is spread on the floor to represent the "picture" of how it will look.To fit the stones, they can be cut.In some cases, use the sketch.The next stage - marking walls and primer.
After the primer has dried proceed to gluing stone tiles.The walls are smeared with glue and a stone or a solution (rather heavily).For this purpose, use an ordinary tile adhesive.The stone is pressed against the wall and hold until it engages with the wall.Laying is carried out in different ways:
- bottom (angle) or on top;
- butt-to-butt, or with seams.
Make sure that the horizontal joints are the same thickness, and at the intersection of horizontal and vertical lines formed angles of 90 degrees.With seamless tiles need to grease the way so that the adhesive or mortar stood out on the tile surface.After finishing work Adhesive wipe.
When installing the lining and the wall surface, and the material is recommended to moisturize from the sprayer.Some artists even dipped into the water tiles.It is mandatory for seamless laying tiles.
When laying the first row must use a laser or water level.Then the next series will be smooth.
give each row to dry well, and only then proceed to further trim.In order to get the job done qualitatively, using rocks and lighthouse level.
After laying waiting hours, and then proceed to grouting.
When masonry is dry, the resulting joints are filled with a solution.To do this, use something like a pastry bag.Take an ordinary bag, fill it with a solution and make a small hole in the corner.The solution is extruded joints and remove its surplus after drying.
with pointing recommended to lay tile, brick and stone blocks.For this purpose crosses.No stitches are placed sandstone and shale.
final stage - covering a stone wall paint.This is especially appropriate in the kitchen.If the tiles decorative stone was laid in the bathroom or outside and is exposed to moisture, it is necessary to further cover hydrophobizator.This will prolong the life of the masonry.Decorating the walls with decorative stone, which you can see the video below - a great way to make an ordinary room a stylish and respectable.