In this article we will talk about the main advantages of artificial stone for decorating walls in rooms with your own hands.
You will find out what types of stone the modern market of facing materials offers, what they are made of, what qualities and features you need to pay attention to when choosing them.
Let's consider how to transform the interior in a bedroom, living room, corridor, kitchen or bathroom using decorative stone.
Stone has long been known as a strong and durable material for housing construction. Nowadays, it is used not only in its natural form - marble, granite, sandstone, but also as a decorative stone for interior wall decoration.
Modern technologies make it possible to create material from synthetic materials that are not inferior to natural ones either in appearance or quality.
Imitation of natural stone can be laid in rooms with high humidity and not be afraid that it will lose its original qualities.
Decorative stone for interior wall decoration is very similar to natural, but it is made by hand or in production.
For this, a solution is prepared, which is poured into special forms (silicone, plastic, metal), and then left to dry. Some types of material need firing or glazing.
Components from which decorative stone is made are not worse than natural stone in their characteristics. They tend to allow moisture and air to pass through.
Acrylic based resins are safe for use indoors or outdoors where exposure to high temperatures is not expected.
Fireplaces, ovens, stoves, heating devices are not revetted with such material, since when heated to a critical level, the resin begins to release toxic substances.
Used for wall cladding in apartments, private houses, offices, administrative buildings.
With the help of this material, you can revive any room, giving it an interesting and attractive look.
Artificial stone has a smooth and rough surface. This nuance must be taken into account when choosing a material. After all, a smooth stone is easier to wash and clean, and a rough one is much more difficult.
For interior decoration, taking into account the material used, the following is used as a basis:
In addition, this cladding is not suitable for all walls. Therefore, artificial stone is the best solution. The light weight of the decorative stone makes it easy to install or replace if necessary. A beginner can cope with this task on his own.
This is one of the main reasons why people make their choice in favor of artificial stone. Even the most expensive stone from this segment of finishing materials will be affordable for everyone. For example, porcelain stoneware or acrylic stone are cheaper than natural materials. Provided you do the work yourself, you can save a lot on repairing a house or apartment.
This type is made from cement, sand, coloring components, strengthening substances, plasticizer and other fillers.
This type of artificial stone with is made of sand, cement, coloring pigments, reinforcing additives, plasticizers and various fillers in the form of pumice, expanded clay, ceramic chips ...
Important! Concrete-based decorative stone suitable for use on all surfaces.
This material is characterized by increased strength , is made from field twine, clay, minerals, dyes.
Clay for porcelain stoneware is taken in several types of good quality. The mixture of components is pressed and then fired. In appearance, porcelain stoneware reminds little of a natural stone, more, of course, it resembles tiles of different colors.
But, it is very strong, withstands high temperatures and their drops, does not lend itself to the destructive influence of moisture.
The surface of porcelain stoneware must not be cleaned with substances containing abrasive components, as they can scratch the tile and give it an untidy appearance.
Also, porcelain stoneware is not recommended to be used for facing the apron in the kitchen, due to the difficulty of cleaning from plaque and grease stains.
This material is made from marble and granite chips, and that is why it is considered one of the strongest and most reliable. Quartz sand, limestone powder and coloring components are also added to the composition.
The appearance of this material is very similar to natural stone.
It is able to withstand temperature fluctuations, frost-resistant, does not lend itself to sunlight, therefore it does not fade. It is lightweight, allowing you to lay it without outside help.
Note. The surface of the material is similar to marble, granite or slate. Anyone who is not particularly versed will not be able to distinguish a decorative conglomerate from a natural stone.
Suitable for use in wall cladding as well as countertops.
The material is characterized by special practicality and reliability, endowed with excellent characteristics and properties. Does not absorb moisture, does not lend itself to deformation under the influence of external factors.
No dirt collects on acrylic, it can be cleaned with a dampened cloth without using additional substances. Acrylic decorative stone is lightweight and easy to process.
Does not emit toxic substances into the environment, therefore it is suitable for decorating rooms for children. The stone has a wide range of colors and sizes. It is not flammable and can withstand temperature changes.
This is a high-strength material that can be used for wall cladding in any room. Decorative quartz is resistant to frost, sun, withstands any load and does not lend itself to deformation and destruction.
It is easy and simple to cut with diamond discs, fit without problems.
Important! When processing and cutting quartz decorative stone, it is necessary to use respiratory protection from stone dust, and also moisten the material with water.
This material has been used for a long time and is very popular. Its appearance is attractive and the plaster itself is very light.
The disadvantages include low moisture resistance, therefore it needs to be coated with varnish or other protective substances.
The material is not flammable, does not lend itself to high temperatures, and is also very easy to fit. Outwardly similar to natural sandstone, it has a similar structure and color.
You can make a decorative stone based on gypsum with your own hands.
For this, you need to prepare the necessary materials and tools: plaster dough, molds, means for lubricating them, paints.
Pigments are mixed into the finished gypsum dough, the molds are lubricated and the mixture is poured into them and left to dry completely.
The finished gypsum stone is taken out by knocking out with a rubber mallet. The stone should "rest" for a day, then it can be used for finishing work.
Such artificial material looks like wallpaper for walls. It is made in this way - on a base of durable fabric, dust or chips from natural sandstone with polymer particles as a binder are applied.
It is produced in the form of tiles or wide sheets, up to 5 mm thick.
The material is excellent for cladding curved and round surfaces.
The energetic properties of stones help to make the home cozy and attractive, even if this stone is decorative.Subconsciously, it is perceived by a person as a reliable support, protection from the external negative environment.
In the living room, artificial decorative stone is used for facing the fireplace or walls near it. In a private house, this option will be very appropriate.
In a city apartment, you can install an electric fireplace and trim a niche in stone in which it will be placed.
With the help of a stone, you can focus on individual parts of the room: arches, corners, columns. The use of leather and wood textures, natural pastel shades, soft diffused light, interesting plants in floor or hanging pots will be very useful.
Decorative sandstone or granite is ideal for wall cladding in chalet and country style rooms. Marble and plaster artificial decorative stone will decorate the living room in a classic style.
Brick or stone tiles will fit into an ultra-modern loft.
The kitchen area is ideal for decorating with artificial stone. This is where he fits in very harmoniously. This material can be used to cover the wall where the stove or stove is located. You can even create an old style hearth and overlay it with stone.
When choosing a decorative stone for use in the kitchen, give preference to a material with a high density, if necessary, varnish or glaze them yourself. This is necessary because porous materials absorb moisture, odors, dirt and grease.
When creating a bedroom interior, combine decorative stone with natural wood materials. This will create a unique atmosphere of relaxation and unity with nature.
A wide range of colors and a variety of textures of artificial stone, makes it possible to bring to life any design ideas.
Also, in the bedroom you can place a fireplace, and spend romantic evenings.
A children's room with the help of decorative artificial stone can be easily turned into a fairytale castle room of a princess or a knight, a cave, a dungeon or an underwater kingdom. You can also stone the edges of wallpaper with a photo print, make a frame for a mirror or a picture.
To decorate the bathroom, use a stone with a special impregnation and treatment from the effects of water and steam. For the toilet, choose porcelain stoneware, acrylic stone or polyester.
Using artificial stone for wall cladding in the corridor, you can create the impression of being on the cozy streets of the old city. All walls and small areas can be clad. The right decor and lighting will help create a unique atmosphere.
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