Clinker tiles are one of the most durable finishing materials suitable for severe climate. It copes with all the main tasks of facade coatings, and has also proven itself in finishing not only the exterior but also the interior surfaces of the room.
Clinker Tile for Interior Decoration: Photos and Description. Why Clinker?
The question of why this particular tile should be chosen will be answered after listing its best properties as arguments:
- high resistance to atmospheric influences (especially frost, fading from sunlight, moisture etc.);
- anti-slip properties;
- resistance to abrasion and exposure to aggressive chemicals (acids and alkalis);
- absolute non-toxicity, even when heated;
- high strength (good resistance to bending, compression, static loads);
- non-adherence of material damage by mold, mosses etc .;
- inertness to various contaminants;
Area of Application of Clinker Tiles
It is almost universally used for facing the facade walls of residential and public buildings and their ground floors. Inside, such a tile is also used for decorating walls or highlighting individual zones, decorating window and door openings, fireplaces, stairs. Clinker tiles are great for finishing bathrooms, swimming pools and even saunas, thanks to its moisture resistance. Regardless of the field of application, it retains its properties for a long time, practically does contaminate, it is perfectly cleaned by any household means, while remaining as a new one for a long time.
Types of Clinker Tiles
In addition to the widest range of colors (tiles are produced only with the help of natural harmless dyes), tiles can have a different texture:
- glossy (glazed);
- rustic (texture of the rough-hewn stone).
The colors of the tiles vary widely on the basis of the main ones: white, yellow, red, brown, orange. Tiles with an additional tint or “aged” which in the process of production are specially sprinkled with coal looks amazingly. Tiles with special “beaks” are produced for finishing staircases. It looks much more aesthetic than without protrusions.
Dimensions of the tiles also have different variations. The square is usually 300×300 mm, 240×240 mm, rectangular (brick-looking) – 240x 115 mm, 215×65 mm with a thickness of tiles from 65 to 12 mm, or 13 – 20 mm.
A Few Nuances During the Work
To ensure that the tile would last for a long time and will not crumble after a short time, it is necessary to select the correct adhesive compositions. For outdoor works it must necessarily be frost-resistant glue. When lying, clinker tiles must be wetted with water, so that they do not pull moisture out of the adhesive composition.
Carrying out all the stages of stacking correctly and following a few recommendations when working with clinker tiles, you can finally get a wonderful and durable decor of your house, which also performs protective and thermal insulation functions.