Lapped tiles: what it is and how it is used in modern interiors

Classic bathroom

Classic bathroom

Currently, lapped tiles and porcelain stoneware have become widely used in the construction industry. And this is not surprising, because it acts as a wonderful alternative to natural stone material. The finishing features an exquisite combined texture, half matt and half polished. It is made by means of a special technology, which endows it with positive qualities. The production process involves raw materials such as clay, spar, quartz sand.

Modern bedroom design

Modern bedroom design

Performance material

The lapped tiles are endowed with certain finishing advantages:

  1. No abrasion, no scratches and no mechanical damage.
  2. Ability to prevent damage from moisture.
  3. Lack of exposure to temperature extremes and changes in external conditions.
  4. Duration of service life.

An excellent choice for a home office in the industrial direction

An excellent choice for a home office

In the spirit of industrial

Industrial style interior

Great choice for kitchen flooring

Great choice for kitchen flooring

Currently, in the practical industry, certain varieties of this material are used:

  • glazed;
  • technical;
  • structured;
  • satin;
  • matt.

Modern bathroom

Modern bathroom

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Material production technology

Under the influence of high pressure factors, the mixture is heated and baked in the oven until the stove is solid. After that, metal oxides are used to create the desired shade and pattern..

On a note! During processing, special stones are used for grinding. With their help, a thin layer of the coating is removed, the continuation of processing lasts until the tile acquires a natural shine.

Chic implementation with lappoted tiles

Chic implementation with lappated tiles

As a result, the outer tiled side has several parts, including rough and untreated surfaces, as well as glossy parts. With the help of their combination, a soft gloss effect is created, which prevents the formation of excess shine and glare from the sun’s rays. All this endows the tiles with special properties and decorative appearance..

Harmonious combination with country style

Harmonious combination with country style

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Advantages and disadvantages

Due to the fact that the surface of the product has an uneven polish, this type of material has many positive properties. But this material has a certain set of disadvantages, which are also taken into account..

Pros Cons
No glare. The surface is smooth and has a characteristic gloss, which gives it the ability to throw off harsh reflections. In addition to being irritating to the eyes, the consequences can be unsafe in other respects. The lapped tiles, unlike their counterparts, have no such effect. The material is cold to the touch, so in the absence of heating and its use in bathrooms and shower rooms, this can be unpleasant
Very smooth transitions are assumed between the areas of matte and glossy texture, as a result, a feeling of softness and shine is created The product has a high cost, although it pays for itself through the long service life of the material
If you correctly choose the degree to which the grinding is presented, as well as rationally and deliberately approach the choice of the color palette, you can create a truly stylish and extraordinary interior. If it gets wet, it can slide due to the fact that there are still some areas of gloss
Due to the fact that the tile is assumed to be free from an excessively smooth surface, slipping is excluded When tiles are cut, you need to arm yourself with special tools.
Thanks to a wide range of ideas and solutions, you can embody any ideas in the interior.

Porcelain stoneware enhances the texture of the walls

Porcelain stoneware enhances the texture of the walls

Relaxation area in light colors

Relaxation area in light colors

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It’s important to know! It should be understood that for safety reasons, the use of ceramic tiles is limited. This is especially true for public places. If you use lappated tiles instead, the result will be more pleasant..

The idea of ​​a bright kitchen

The idea of ​​a bright kitchen

As you can see, these shortcomings are conditional and relative, therefore, with a competent approach, an optimal result can be achieved..

Stylish solution with lapped tiles

Stylish solution with lapped tiles

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Scope of use

As for the scope and features of the use of this material, cladding has many advantages in comparison with other types of products. The key purpose of using the material is to make a reliable and durable coating. This is due to the fact that the material is able to withstand any load, therefore it can be used in places with high traffic – offices, shopping centers, metro.

Concrete styling

Concrete styling

Advice! The floor from this material can be laid out at home..

Of course, this material is most preferable for private properties. After all, it is customary to apply it at home. For example, you can use it to organize not only interior finishing work, but also decorate the steps, the porch. To expand the scope of the product, as well as to prevent excessive slipping on the steps, special rubber pads are used.

Cozy living room interior

Cozy living room interior

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As for typical city apartments, this material is used less often in them, because it is considered more appropriate in a classic interior. However, ideas can be interpreted within the framework of modern design varieties. In apartments, tiles can occasionally be used to finish the flooring in the bathroom, corridor, kitchen or loggia. You can use it to lay it on the walls from the inside and outside of the structure..

On a note! Granite is often used to create high-quality stoves and fireplaces..

Successful implementation in a modern style

Successful implementation in a modern style

Subtleties of operation

In care, this material is unpretentious, easy to wash and clean. But do not rub the surface of the product unnecessarily. The advantage of the raw material is its chemical neutrality. To restore the cleanliness of the floor, it is enough to use a soap-type solution or glass cleaner.