In the modern world there is a wide variety of types of covering the walls of the bathroom: mosaic lining, painting of walls, linoleum coating, plastic panels, use of liquid wallpaper, artificial agglomerate stone, plasterboard, marble (and other natural stones); and the most popular type is tile equipment, as it is cheap, environmentally friendly, durable and simply beautiful. Today's producers create numerous collections of imported and domestic tiles.
The horizontal layout of the tile visually increases the space.
What are the options for tiling the bathroom?
Horizontal, vertical and diagonal layouts
In most of the standard apartments in our country, especially in the "Khrushchev" and "brezhnevka", until now the dimensions of the bathroom remain small, so the horizontal facing is the most common, as it visually expands the room. And, as a rule, the lower part of the walls of the cladding is dark, and the upper one - light. The light part from the dark is separated by a frieze (border, border), matched to the tone (for example, if you chose the blue color of the upper part of the walls and the bottom is blue, then the frieze should be yellow-blue, if appropriate - pink and red, then the frieze should be red-green). You can make a contrast transition from dark to light (when using tiles of two colors), or it can be smooth (using three or more colors).
Vertical layout can visually increase the ceiling level.
The use of a vertical method of facing the bathroom will give the room a height. To enhance this effect, you can not simply vertically place rectangular plates on the wall, but also make vertical stripes or add vertical friezes from the tile of contrasting color.
Diagonal layout - facing the bathroom with a square tile, located at an angle of 45 °. This method is suitable for large rooms. The advantage of the diagonal layout is that it hides the unevenness of the walls. Most often use combinations of diagonal and vertical layouts or diagonal and horizontal.
These were simple ways of facing. Now we will consider ways more complicated.
More complex options
The technology of cladding by means of panels and by means of a different size tile.
Types of layouts of tiles in the bathroom.
To lay out a panel in the right place of the wall, for example, in the center, you first need to make calculations. Measure the wall area and calculate how many rows of single-colored tiles you need to lay out before the panel, on the side and above the panel. The panel itself is best laid out on the floor, taking tiles from the floor and spreading on the wall. To begin facing it is necessary from below and from the left edge of a wall, using a plumb and level.
To lay the wall of the bathroom with tiles of different sizes, it is first necessary to draw a layout plan and then veneer according to the plan. This is a rather difficult option, so it's better to turn to professionals.
Combined lining плитки с мозаикой, это яркий дизайнерский ход.
If you want your bathroom to be unique and have a rich color design, if it has niches that are difficult for facing, protrusions and other surfaces, if you need to visually reduce or enlarge the room, if you just want to save on repairs, then the combined lining - This is what you need.
What kind of places in the bathroom can I mosaic?
The outside of the bathroom itself, the frame around the mirror (if it is directly attached to the wall), a place above the sink, shelves and niches, a frame around the window (this will increase the window), mosaic insets on the floor, columns and boxes.
Of course, it's better to assign a combined facing to the master, but if you do decide to do it yourself, remember that it's better to buy a mosaic on the grid (this will shorten the mosaic time and it will be easier to combine it on the seam); Do preliminary marking on the wall and lay mosaic on this layout; since the mosaic is thinner than the tile, the mortar layer under the mosaic should be thicker than under the tile.