Non-standard approach to the design of homemade food will emphasize individuality, will envy the neighbors, the admiration of friends. Decorative stone in the kitchen is the highlight that will bring variety to the interior.
Premises trimmed with stone have always been considered the prerogative of the privileged class and self-sufficient people. The appearance of an artificial, cheaper analogue has significantly expanded the range of its consumers.
Style, comfort, practicality, durability
Long used in interior design, decorative stone is increasingly included in kitchen design. Attractive properties are:
- Sustainability. This characteristic refers to one of the most important places where food is constantly stored, and food is prepared.
- Durability. Cladding made with this material will not lose its appearance for many years. However, it does not require redecoration, does not crumble and does not crack. The resulting surface is not subject to scratches and chips.
- Diversity. Decorative suggests colors and a large selection of textures. With it, you can get absolutely smooth, glossy surface, make it matte and embossed. It is well suited to any interior and goes well with other finishing materials.
- Lack of labor-intensive care. Since it has antistatic properties, it eliminates the attraction of dust. Its resistance to moisture and aggressive environment makes it possible to make cleaning by any means without fear for the safety of appearance.
- Easy installation. Facing a decorative stone does not require special skills. Installation can be done by hand, without specialists. Material forgives inaccuracies. Often the error may apply to the original design solution.
- Universality. When laying this material is not required complex preparatory work. In turn, the decorative stone allows you to hide flaws in the repair and irregularities of the walls.
It has long been used in the interior design
To all should be added non-inflammability of the material, as well as the ability to withstand high temperatures. This property is especially important for a room where the presence of an open flame is provided.BoardWhen buying a decorative stone, pay attention to its geometry, the absence of through holes and individual textures with dimensions greater than 5 mm. Return to menu
A common feature for all types of decorative stone is its uniqueness. Each cover is unique. The material used in the finishing work, can be of natural and artificial origin.return to menu ↑
This species is created by nature. The role of man in his preparation for the finishing application is reduced to the extraction, sorting and giving the stone the necessary form. It is believed that this material has vital energy and even improves health. In the cold, it creates comfort and keeps the accumulated heat for a long time, and in the heat it provides coolness. The durability of natural stone is calculated for many decades.
Zest, which will make a variety of interior
For the decoration of the kitchen is used granite, carrying sparks and play. Marble brings austerity and nobility into the interior. Travertine fills the kitchen with light, contributes to a good mood. River pebbles bring coolness and distract from problems. Slate creates the effect of home comfort and resembles a hearth, and sandstone and limestone give warmth.
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The finishing material belonging to this group is artificial only in part, since the lion’s share in its composition is occupied by the same natural material, represented by crumbs and sand.According to the characteristics of an artificial decorative stone is not much different from the natural counterpart. Additives, which are a bonding material, do not degrade the environmental performance, and in some cases, they allow us to achieve greater strength and wear resistance from the material. It is easy and benefits from natural, in terms of savings.
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Wall in the kitchen
The choice of stone in the role of finishing the walls of the kitchen - a bold, original decision. Unusual texture, warm colors, combination with other materials and an infinite number of design options will create a cozy atmosphere conducive to the reception of food and leisurely conversation.
With it you can:
- fully revet all walls;
- finish one wall;
- make blotches.
This type of decoration is able to visually solve problems with the floor space. With a horizontal arrangement of the masonry, lighter colors and adding contrasting details, the small kitchen will visually increase in size. Spacious dining room will decrease in size and become more comfortable if dark colors are chosen for the decoration of its walls and at the same time spot lighting or sconces are used.
Facing is simple and quick to install. This makes it attractive in terms of covering large surfaces and adding additional elements to the decor. Heterogeneous texture of the material makes it easy to hide the imperfections of the walls. In addition, it does not react to steam and high humidity, repels fat and does not absorb odors. With decorative stone walls, keeping the kitchen clean is not at all burdensome.
When it comes to decorating the walls of the kitchen with a stone, a rough, rustic style immediately appears. In the "country" is well reflected a combination of stone and wood. Wall cladding and wooden furniture form a harmonious ensemble, the effect of which is enhanced by the addition of greenery to the interior.BoardWhen you make a room, pay attention to the coincidence of tones: a light coating on the walls is combined with a kitchen set of light wood and vice versa.
This veneer is simple and quick to install.
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Variations and styles of wall decoration
If you want to display the majesty and monumentality, you need to pay attention to the Romanesque style. This option is suitable for decorating a country estate, decorated under the castle.
The style implies finishing with stone not only the walls, but also the floor, the steps, the ceiling, the openings, etc. Artificial concrete with a foundation of concrete is best suited as a decorative material. Preference should be given to gray and beige colors. This coating is indistinguishable in appearance from natural raw marble and granite.
If you want to emphasize elegance and nobility, refer to the English style. In this case, the walls get off:
- mother of pearl.
Facing is made in soft, pastel colors:
Will help display majesty and monumentality
Antique style is characterized by clear proportions and correct geometry. For walls suitable light decorative on a plaster base. Best of all, if he will imitate marble.
The "modern" style corresponds to the smoothness of the forms, smoothness of the corners, horizontal orientation and asymmetry in the arrangement of the interior elements. Of the finishing materials, most often they choose monochromatic, black or white ceramic granite. For contrast, the openings and niches are framed with acrylic stone.
For the kitchen in the style of "chalet" is characterized by a large number of wooden elements. From the rustic version, this style is more direct forms and accuracy. At the same time, the direction does not lose touch with naturalness.The walls are made with colored concrete. In this case, attention is focused on the texture of stones. Light relief and slightly protruding parts will bring the veneer closer to natural.
Stylish kitchen for a country house
There is a misconception that stone does not harmonize with modern materials. His denial is porcelain stoneware with a smooth, glossy surface. Walls decorated with this material allow you to create an interior in the style of "hi-tech", "loft" or minimalism. Gray, beige, black monochromatic colors are perfectly combined with chrome and plastic interior details.
Quite an original solution to the use of decorative stone in the kitchen is to finish one of the walls. No less interesting is the option of incorporating this material into the existing finish.return to menu ↑
Apron in the kitchen
Each kitchen is important work area, including stove, sink and table for cooking. Given that in most cases, the working area is located near the wall, it is a real threat to the appearance and integrity of the latter. The saving solution would be to install or install an apron. To the material from which it is made, special demands are made. He must:
- to be resistant to heat and fireproof;
- do not absorb moisture and grease;
- withstand contact with aggressive media;
- easy to clean.
Given that the usual and monotonous tile in this role is increasingly becoming a thing of the past, an apron in the kitchen of stone will be an interesting option. As a rule, such material meets all the conditions necessary to protect the wall from damage.The undeniable advantage of such protection are high aesthetic indicators. In addition to practicality, an apron of decorative stone brings a variety to the interior of the kitchen and creates an original flavor.
What is applied?
By virtue of its features, not every artificial decorative can be successfully used to create a kitchen apron.
Guaranteed, proven option is porcelain. He gives the chance to receive ideally smooth, glossy surface. The firing gives this material heat resistance and provides a long service life. Water and chemical detergents are not afraid of him, and not many types of lining can argue with its durability.
Select a specific item
No less common for an apron is a stone based on concrete. It helps to produce plates that imitate sandstone, weathered tuff, etc. The bright catchy texture looks impressive in the kitchen.Plaster based options are some of the cheapest. Their use is not suitable, because gypsum does not have sufficient moisture resistance and strength. The lacquer coating will provide only temporary protection against water and steam. The smallest chip will make it worthless.
Apron made of acrylic-based stone tolerates mechanical and temperature loads well. But he is short-lived due to weak resistance to aggressive environment. The same goes for agglomerates.
Decorating the wall near the stove
The advantages of aprons for the kitchen of decorative stone include:
- Seamless design. Lack of seams eliminates places of accumulation of pollution and facilitates cleaning of a surface.
- Low porosity of the material. The apron is reliably protected from moisture.
- Maintainability. A scratched apron is quickly restored with sanding and polishing.
- High aesthetic performance. Apron from the material corresponding to the finish of the kitchen allows you to create an original, harmonious composition in any style.
- The possibility of independent production and installation.
As for the apron from natural material, its use is overshadowed by the high cost.
This material is durableBoardAlthough an apron made of stone is considered to be sufficiently durable and wear-resistant, its cleaning with iron brushes, abrasive, acid-containing substances should be avoided.
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Decorating with artificial stone is cheaper than wild, but still remains a rather expensive pleasure. If this option is not suitable, then decorative tiles will help bring the interior of the kitchen closer to natural.
This finishing material is obtained by molding. In the interior most often used tiles with the foundation of:
Additives provide an opportunity to give the material the texture of natural stone, brick, etc. The tile is produced in a wide range of colors, which opens up possibilities for design ideas. Of its merits stand out:
- high aesthetic performance;
- relatively low price;
- low weight;
- ease of installation, ease of processing;
- fire resistance;
- good sound and thermal insulation characteristics;
- environmental friendliness;
- fast cleanability.
Artificial stone trim is cheaper
To all this, you can add moisture resistance and strength. However, these parameters are due to the basis used for the production of tiles.The plaster tile is allocated with ease and cost. However, the porosity of the material makes it unsuitable in rooms with high humidity. Another negative point is the fragility of the material.
Acrylic-based tiles are not sensitive to moisture, but the hostile environment is hardened by cleaning agents.
The best choice for finishing the kitchen is a decorative tile with a base of concrete. It is great for kitchen conditions:
- ideally imitates natural materials;
- produced piece, as well as in the form of large panels;
- not exposed to moisture, aggressive environment;
- strong and durable.
Gypsum tile stands out for its ease and cost.When installing tiles in the kitchen, special attention should be paid to the seams. It depends on their tightness how long such a coating will last. Return to the menu ↑
Not being a novelty, wallpaper is constantly popular. Their popularity is based on a fairly good imitation of natural materials and a relatively low price. The undeniable advantage of wallpaper is the ability to finish the premises of a small area and surfaces that are in hard-to-reach places.
When choosing photo wallpapers for the kitchen should take into account the specifics of the room. They have to:
- have a waterproof layer;
- be environmentally friendly;
- comply with fire safety standards;
- easy to clean.
Option with photo wallpapers
Given that there are many places in the kitchen where mechanical damage threatens the walls, the choice of wallpaper should be stopped on the most durable options. In the working area, the use of photo wallpapers is possible, but does not guarantee the long service life of the latter.
The solution for the kitchen are vinyl wallpaper.Photowall-based vinyl compact perfectly convey the texture of natural stone. The material is pleasant to the touch and well protected from mechanical stress. This wallpaper is not afraid of direct sunlight. They are easily cleaned, are not subject to moisture and aggressive environment, have a significant resource, does not lose the saturation of the pattern for a long time.
When choosing photo wallpapers for the kitchen, it is necessary to make sure that the material from which they are made is non-toxic and has been treated against fungi.
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Stone and wallpaper
Among the various wall decorations of the kitchen, the most interesting is considered to be stone and wallpaper.
Although each of these materials perfectly fulfills its functions, yet their artistic features have a limit. The combination of wallpaper with stone gives unlimited possibilities in design ideas. Repeat in this case is completely excluded. Each resulting interior is guaranteed to be spectacular and exclusive.
Of the main advantages noted:
- harmony and originality of design;
- infinite variety of variations;
- high performance;
- no installation difficulties.
Harmony and originality of design
When finishing a room with several materials, it is advisable to make a sketch, choose a color, highlight areas that need to be emphasized or shaded. Materials should have moisture resistance, not absorb unpleasant odors, be resistant to high temperatures, easy to get rid of dirt.BoardIn this embodiment, you should not use textured wallpaper, their relief will reduce the effect of decorative stone.
As a rule, wallpapering is first carried out on a previously prepared surface.Then, the allocated sites get off with a stone.