Patchwork tile is a variety of palettes, unusual drawings, the widest range of wall and floor tiles of various sizes and shapes. The first mentions of the technique of creating whole compositions of multi-colored patterns belong to the 980s BC. er Beautiful tile with a fancy ornament refreshes the decor, adding original notes to it.
Presumably, professional tailors or home needlewomen engaged in tailoring, making household items from trimmed scraps became the ancestors of the patchwork style. In Russia, the technique was used primarily to create quilts or patchwork mats in difficult post-war times.
From the beginning of the 20th century, an unusual style attracted the attention of creative people. As a result, the technology was transformed into a special genre of decorative and applied art, allowing you to create unique masterpieces.
The unique technology of creating exclusive clothes and household items has been continued by tile manufacturers. Suppliers delight customers with a variety of collections with fancy ornaments. The use of mosaic allows you to create unusual interiors with beautiful patterns. The tile looks great in rooms decorated in a classic and ultra-modern style, suitable for creating interiors with elements of eclecticism.
Especially good fancy tile in harmony with the situation in the spirit of minimalism.
Experts recommend that when choosing the design of rooms for finishing with a patterned ornament, preference should be given to calm furniture, facades of sets with strict handles, so as not to overload the interior with bright details.
Tiles in stock: types and characteristics
Patterns on the tile are applied using digital printing, while the ornaments can be two-color or multi-color. Among the drawings dominated by floral ornament, less common geometric and abstract. For the production of patterned tiles used ceramics and porcelain.
Patchwork found in the collections of a considerable number of manufacturers of ceramics. Exclusive tiles are produced by Ape Ceramica, Dual Gres, Geotiles, Mainzu, La Platera (Spain), Cir Ceramiche, Del Conca (Italy), Ceramica Classic, Lasselsberger Ceramics, Coliseum Gres, Italon, Uralcramics, Kerama Marazzi (Russia), Polcolorit (Poland) and many others.
The above options are suitable for classic interiors, a strict situation with notes of respectability. Those who do not like a calm style, may well choose another option for decorating the premises.
The range of geometric variety of tiles is limited only by the imagination of the creator. It is permissible to combine several ornaments into one complete composition: stripes with peas and zigzags, lace with a cage and ethnic patterns.
The symbiosis of seemingly incompatible patterns allows creating authentic interiors. The texture of the tile can be smooth, rough, matte, glossy, porous, glazed.
In small rooms, experts advise to use small tiles of 10x10 centimeters or 20x20. Then the room will look spacious. In rooms with a large area, you can use large patterns.
When composing the tiles, the tiles are selected with the same parameters in thickness, type of edge, and method of surface treatment. Figures should be in harmony with each other in color and geometry.
White and blue mosaic looks easy and elegant. It is suitable for interiors in the style of Provence, Country, Classic.
Floral patterns are in harmony with retro design. Monochrome combinations with a weak, faded or blurred pattern are ideally combined with modern interiors in modern or minimalist style.
Patchwork is used to create picturesque paintings on the walls of bathrooms, rooms for receiving guests and cooking. A rather popular mosaic location is the kitchen apron and the area above the sink in the shower. Fancy patterns can completely cover the surface or occupy only part of the wall and floor.
There is no limit to fantasy in tile placement methods. Most often, the mosaic is used as an insert: a panel above the stove, near the table or bar, as a kitchen apron in the form of a horizontal strip between the bottom drawers and the hinged shelves. The size of the composition in the style of patchwork is largely dependent on the parameters of the headset. To tile in harmony with the traditional furniture for the kitchen, it is placed at a distance of 85 cm from the floor to a height of 60-70 cm.
In the hallway, living room and other rooms, patchwork tiles can occupy the entire floor space or be arranged in a narrow long stripe. Popular with the composition of the ornament in the form of small fragments of inserts. For the bathroom, loggias, verandahs, bathrooms often pick up pictures in the form of a carpet, located near the sofa, benches or in the central zone of the rooms.
In order to correctly accent the working areas of the room with mosaic using patchwork technology, it is better to contact an experienced designer.