Not so long ago, the construction market of the Russian Federation replenished with a new type of finishing materials – mirror tiles with facet. The novelty was successfully adopted in wide consumer circles. It gained deafening popularity primarily due to its versatility, since the tile is suitable for use not only on the ceiling and walls, but also on the floor.
Mirror tiles with facet, according to many modern designers, is an actual solution for the interior in popular styles.
The essence of the latest technology for tile production is a special type of processing: the chamfer is removed from the chamfered side of the mirror, thus the product acquires a refined and sophisticated appearance.
Thanks to the disclosure of new faces, the tiled surface is able to sparkle with bright colors and add luxurious radiance to any interior.
Material quality indicators
Mirror tiles with facet in the general variety of finishing materials are distinguished by a wide variety of forms. You can find square, triangular or oval elements without the need for an individual order.
Finishing material is characterized by the following advantages:
- Smooth surface;
- Moisture resistant;
- Resistance to mechanical damage;
- Easy installation and maintenance.
The use of mirror tiles in the interior allows you to visually increase the space. Designers used, use and will always use this technique.
With its help, it is possible to create a unique pattern. Giving the surface a geometric shape, any person has the opportunity to show their creativity.
Thanks to a large assortment of shapes and sizes of modules, it will not be difficult to implement any, even the most daring, project. Using elements with a mirror surface is one of the effective ways to hide surface defects.
Mirror tile with facet for the bathroom
The use of mirror tiles in the design of the bathroom is far from new, and this is not surprising. Win-win options remain forever in the arsenal of designers’ working methods.
The material is endowed with such a mandatory property for the bathroom as moisture resistance. Mirror tiles are not afraid of contact with household chemicals.
It is unlikely that someone in their right mind would refuse to make their bathroom seem more spacious. The increase in space is only illusory, but the feeling of being in a larger room does not go anywhere, even if one understands its real limitations.
Tips for using and installing faceted mirror tiles
In the case when, due to the low height in the bathroom, there is an effect of an overhanging ceiling, the actual current way to increase the space is to lay large tiles on the surface of the walls, respectively, to the ceiling, its size should be reduced.
The use of spot lighting will make it possible to focus on the tile precisely at the places of refraction of light.
Identical decorative fragments will mask the junction of the ceiling and walls.
DIY mirror tile installation
Installation is recommended in several approaches. The division of the workflow into the following stages is accepted:
- Directly styling;
- The final work.
The first stage involves preparing the surface for installation, which consists in cleaning the working space from dirt and dust. If old coatings are present, such as paint or wallpaper, they must be removed.
Once the surface is cleaned, it must be examined for cracks, depressions, bulges and other possible imperfections. In any case, the shortcomings will need to be eliminated: chips – putty, bulges – sand.
Further, to prepare a high-quality installation, the surface must be coated with a primer and treated with antifungal agents. Thus, the risk of mold foci will be minimized. After the surface has dried, you can proceed directly to the installation.
Leveling the thickness of the tiles, as a rule, is done using a mixture of sand and cement. It is convenient to stick tiled panels onto special liquid nails glue, but ordinary neutral sealant is also suitable.
The use of cement-based adhesives as well as vinegar sealant should be avoided.
The final work includes the edging of the tiles, which will achieve a complete appearance of the composition, as well as measures for cleaning mirror surfaces.
Mirror Tiles / Rhombuses Production St. Petersburg
Mirror tiles should be installed on double-sided tape and / or on special liquid nails for mirrors. Never use cement mortar.
One of the products of our production is mirror tiles. This is a relatively new type of facing material and it has its own characteristic features associated with both manufacturing and gluing.
We make mirror tiles to order, so you decide what size it will be, however we make tiles with sizes from 100 mm to 300 mm on one side at specially low prices, so the best thing for you is to order a mirror tile within these sizes.
The peculiarity of our mirror tile is that we make it from a moisture-proof mirror of high quality and, most importantly, in addition to the standard tile with a matte finish, we make a tile with a mirror facet (beveled edge), this tile looks much richer and more noble than usual with a matte edge.
A simplified version of the calculator is posted on the site, which does not consider all possible options for manufacturing a mirror panel. Write to us by mail or come to the office to get a calculation and a picture of your panel.
Features of manufacturing mirror tiles
In St. Petersburg there are only a couple of companies that have their own facet machine. We are one of such firms.
Unlike ordinary ceramic tiles, which are made by pressing clay mass with subsequent firing, mirror tiles are made of sheet mirrors, which are cut depending on the size specified by the customer. After cutting, the tile goes to the processing machines, which process the edge of the tile, making it matte or polished, or cutting the facet. Because of this processing, the size of the mirror tile decreases by 1-2 mm, this number walks from one tile batch to another, so the processing machine is adjusted every time, but it is very difficult to achieve exactly the same tile from different batches and, ultimately, the size of the mirror tiles in one batch it may differ from the size of the mirror tile in another by 1-2 mm.
Features of LAYING mirror tiles
ATTENTION: Tolerances for cutting mirrors are 1-2 mm, therefore, when laying out large mirrored panels, the actual size of the panel will differ from the calculated one. Pano is adjusted in size due to the joints between the tiles.
A mirror is a unique material because of its reflective properties. From here, the features for laying mirror tiles follow:
The surface for laying must be flat, otherwise the reflection in the tile will break and the effect of a single mirror wall will not work. This will be especially noticeable in large rooms.
Mirror tiles should be laid on special liquid nails for mirrors or neutral silicone, you can also glue the tiles on double-sided tape, but double-sided tape melts in hot weather, so we do not recommend using it. ammalgamma and after 3 months, or maybe earlier on the tile dark spots appear, smudges, also applies to acid-containing silicones.
There should be gaps between the tiles 1mm., Or at least laying a piece of mirror tile in a joint through a piece of paper will lead to the fact that after several rows the joints will cease to coincide due to the smallest deviations in size that the mirror tile may have due to the technological process of its production, the disadvantage of laying butt-to-butt is also that the mirror is a very fragile material, and over time, chips may appear.
The seams between the tiles are rubbed with mirror grout or neutral silicone, especially in bathrooms, so that moisture does not come under it and the tile retains its original appearance for a long time.
Cutting and processing the edge on the tile in place is a rather complicated and laborious process, if the tile is faceted, then cutting the same facet is not possible, so avoid cropping, or be prepared to close the trimmed end of the mirror pan with a metal edging or glazing bead.
Calculator for calculating the number of mirror tiles when laying a rhombus
Welcome to the help page of the ZerkalMarket online store. Here you will find the answer to the most popular question: how to calculate the required number of tiles when laying with a rhombus.
How to stack a mirror tile with a rhombus ? To avoid the need for tiles of non-standard sizes (not represented in the online store), namely a quarter of the square (or half of the triangles). Such a need arises for those who make the most important mistake when laying tiles – the first to put a square in the corner, as a result of which, immediately, a quarter is required. The correct way to lay tiles is to start laying with triangles in the corner (see the figure below) and ideally in the same way and finish laying the mirror tiles below (walls, doors, etc.).
We advise you to contact a specialist in laying mirror tiles or to study the instructions in advance.
Attention! Calculations in the calculator are for reference only, please do not consider them final, because the manufacturer tolerances of +/- 2 mm in tile dimensions are allowed. It is recommended to lay the mirror tiles only with a seam, so that in the end you get a beautiful mirror panel with smooth edges around the perimeter.
Rules for choosing a mirror tile
The use of mirror tiles in the interior will help transform the interior, hide minor repair defects and expand the space. Mirror tiles are used to decorate the living room, bathroom, corridor, kitchen. There are several types of mirror tiles.
They make mirrored coatings on the ceiling and walls, as the decor uses colored hanging tiles. Ceiling tiles can be solid or with holes for spotlights. Mirrored ceiling tiles have standard sizes – 59.5×59.5cm.
Mirror wall tiles can have different sizes and shapes (119.5×119.5 cm and 29.5×29.5). Tiles can have blue, green, bronze, silver, gold and other shades. When choosing a material, some technical characteristics are taken into account.
The main technical parameters are the absence of copper and lead in the coating, compliance with GOST 17716-91 and the ability to reflect light – 92%. If these main characteristics are observed, such material can be safely bought.
Assessing the properties and advantages of mirror tiles, they immediately note its remarkable aesthetic properties. First of all, mirror tiles are used to design a room in which you need to visually increase the space and make it brighter. It is very convenient to use mirror tiles in small rooms that are poorly lit (there is little sunlight).
If the room has low ceilings, then they also glue the mirror tiles, and the space visually increases. There is an unlimited choice of shape, color and size of mirror tiles. An additional aesthetic touch has a mirrored facet tile. Facet is a special method for processing tiles, in which a chamfer from 3 to 40 mm wide is chamfered. If the mirror is processed in this way, it visibly decorates the interior.
The advantages of mirror tiles include resistance to high humidity and chemicals (primarily detergents). To decorate the bathroom, using mirror tiles is the most suitable option. Tiles that comply with GOST standards are also characterized by high strength.
Most often, mirror tiles are used for bathroom and kitchen, these small-sized rooms are most suitable for such a cladding. In a bathroom, mirror tiles are most often placed diagonally, resulting in the illusion of deep space. If the room is also of small height, the tiles are laid on the ceiling, and the size of the room becomes visually larger.
Narrow and small corridors can also be finished with mirror tiles, but it must be used not on opposite sides of each other, but on the right and left sides. It turns out beautifully and correctly if the left side of the corridor at the beginning of the room and the right side of the corridor at the end are finished with a mirror. With this option, the cladding daylight coming from the kitchen and living room will be diffused. In this way, additional lighting is created.
For the corridor, it is better to use a tile that has the shape of a square. In the kitchen, mirror tiles, like glass, look expensive, stylish and elegant. Additionally, you can decorate the surface of the tile with flowers and other various elements. This design is ideal for the apron of the kitchen. For these purposes, you can use ceramic mirror tiles, which should not be confused with facing ceramic tiles. Mirror ceramic tiles have a mirror surface and ceramic base. This tile is used for rooms with low ceilings.
Mirror tile with facet in the interior
Too many finishing wall materials come to life only after being tested by time in completely different conditions. In non-domestic. We will not clarify, but this is exactly what happened with the mirror tiles. A wonderful tool in the hands of a skilled designer, a mirrored facet tile can be incredibly flexible in application and show miracles with transformations. We will look at some of them today.
What is bevelled tiles?
Facet, tweezers, corset… Something medical and cosmetic blows from this unusual name. In fact, everything lies on the surface. What is facet? This is the German pronunciation of the word, which literally means “face”, and the English name the facet of the face face with slanted ends. Also in jewelry, this term is used to define certain types of faceting of precious stones. Therefore, our mirror tile with facet in the interior of the photo of which we place on the page, has such an eloquent name.
Tile with facet can perform several tasks at once, it can have completely different sizes and shapes and can be used both in residential premises, and in bathrooms, pools, for finishing the ceiling and walls. The smaller the facet size, the tile looks more elegant, and if you learn to use its features, you can get beautiful and bright interior solutions.
Mirror tiles for bathroom, living room
Mirror tile itself suggests itself for use in decorating bathrooms. Well this is some savings – no need to spend money on mirrors. In the bathroom, any reflective surface looks great. Mirror tile not only visually increases the volume of the room several times, but also fills it with air and freshness.
Most often, faceted mirror tiles are used just like a mirror. They are placed in the place where it is supposed to have a mirror, and on other surfaces they lay tiles of a different texture. There are very interesting solutions when mirror facet tiles are combined with frosted mirror tiles. Amazing effect – the bathroom immediately becomes fresh, unusual. Mirror tiles with facet and functional appeal are not without.
It is more durable than ceramic tiles, and moreover, it is not only resistant to chips, but also more resistant to scratches, and caring for a mirror surface is not particularly difficult. It is enough to wipe the tile with a soft cloth, and it will retain freshness and beautiful appearance for a long time. Designers recommend using a smaller facet for bathrooms, because it is not always possible to fully deploy the spotlight, which is so fond of facet tiles.
Production Technology and Benefits
Mirror tile with facet, contrary to popular belief, is not just a cut mirror. The technology for producing mirror tiles with fatset involves the inclusion of special silencers in the production process. The addition of crystalline or gaseous silencers just allows you to give the tile the effect of a mirror, almost indistinguishable from a traditional mirror. That is why we are talking about the special advantages of mirror tiles with facet:
Long service life. The whole structure of the facet mirror tile is less susceptible to temperature and humidity effects than an ordinary mirror.
Mirror tiles are absolutely neutral to alkalis, detergents, acids. Therefore, caring for her is simplified.
The characteristic appearance of the mirror in combination with the technology of laying ordinary ceramic tiles allows you to diversify any surface.
However, the mirror, especially the facet tiles, does not tolerate a careless attitude during transportation and during installation. The craftsman, who makes the installation of mirror tiles with facet on their own, must be extremely careful when handling it, paying particular attention to the edges with bevels – this is the most fragile place in the area of ??the tile. Also, over time, darkening of the surface may be observed, however, this is not only characteristic of mirror tiles. If adequate ventilation is provided, darkening of the surface will be prevented.
Mirror tile prices
The price of facet tiles can also be considered as some limiting factor. Such tiles can be quite expensive. Faceted mirror tiles are used, of course, not only for the bathroom, as evidenced by the photos of mirror tiles with fatset. A remarkable effect can be achieved by applying it in combination with other types of tiles or other finishing materials, like a panel made of mirror tiles. Traditionally, the mirror surface combines well with metal, stone, natural or artificial.
Take a look, perhaps mirror tiles on the wall – this is exactly what is missing in your interior to make it truly original and unique. Why not experiment?
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Mirror tile with facet – styling features
Mirror tile with facet is the latest type of material for decoration. It has become popular in Russia only in recent years. Walls, floors and ceilings become original and unusual when coated with faceted mirror tiles.
This finishing material is already sold in many hardware stores. The tile has some processing features. Chamfered chamfers are removed from the surface, giving the product sophistication. The mirror surface after this treatment acquires incredible facets.
What are the features of mirror tiles?
The shape of the tile can be in the form of a triangle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, that is, it can be of almost any shape. In size and shape, mirror tiles are available in a wide range. When laying, you can create interesting patterns, lay out an interesting geometric figure. The surface is smooth, able to visually increase the space, and is also resistant to moisture, scratches and mechanical damage. Mirror tiles are easy to clean and install without the involvement of specialists.
How to use facet tile in the bathroom?
The material is not afraid of dampness, moisture, the effects of detergents and abrasives, so it is great for laying in the bathroom, and visually the space increases.
The following points should be noted as styling tips:
- the desirable use of spot lighting to highlight the places of refraction of light rays on a tile;
- laying of large tiles is suitable in order to visually increase the space;
- creating a holographic pattern for the uniqueness of the walls in the bathroom will be an original idea;
- it is necessary to observe the concealment of joints between the walls and the ceiling when gluing the same tile fragments.
How to lay a tile yourself?
The work is carried out in stages. The surface of the walls and ceiling is prepared. Material is laid on a prepared and even surface. Grouting, puttying and primer work are underway. Consider the steps of installing tiles in more detail. It is necessary:
- The walls need to be properly prepared (sweep away dust and dirt, remove old paint, wallpaper).
- Level the walls with putty. Irregularities and defects should not be.
- Take a primer on the work surface.
- To process the walls with a special composition from mold and fungus.
- Dry the surface, then you can start laying.
- Spread cement-sand mortar to even the tiles in thickness.
- Glue tile panels to sealant, liquid nails or spray glue.
- Using vinegar sealant or cement glue will not work. In the end, for the full value of the view, it is necessary to make a border around the entire perimeter of the bathroom above the ceiling.
When mounting a mirror tile, you cannot use a standard adhesive mixture, as a result, the amalgam coating will be corroded. The tile will turn into a black glass surface. The use of acetic acid in the sealant is also unacceptable. When gluing tiles, you need to apply a level. Dismantling will not work without damage and chips of glued elements. Only after the glue has completely dried and the tile is attached to the base, can the seams be processed, decorated, and sutured spaces filled with a sanitary compound.
Due to the mirror tiles you can give the bath a luxury, create a classic interior. Nevertheless, the use of this material should be rational and competent. Overloading the design with redundant mirrors is unacceptable. Everything should be harmonious and in moderation.
Despite the not low cost of mirror tiles, in the interior it looks just great. The tile is easy to clean, but dirt from fingers and warm air quickly appear on it. Decor with mirror elements requires careful thought and planning before starting work.
Mirror tiles in the interior of the bathroom, kitchen, panel
Mirror tile is a finishing material made in the form of mirrors, the edges of which are processed in the form of a facet or euro edge. This is a fashionable, stylish and reliable type of tile, which is only gaining its popularity.
Mirrors are not a novelty in decor; they have long been used to decorate rooms. But modern technology allows us to invent and put into practice all new design options using mirrors. Thus, the mirrors become a finishing material, such as tiles. It is no coincidence that such a thing as mirror tiles appeared.
Features of mirror tiles
The mirror surface makes such a tile a very special element of the decor. In addition to the obvious aesthetic properties, mirror tiles in the interior serve for visual expansion of the space. Also, thanks to the mirrors, the rooms seem lighter.
There is an erroneous opinion that mirror tiles quickly become worthless: we all know how easy it is to break a mirror. However, in the case of tiles, the opposite is true. It’s not easier to break it than ordinary ceramics. Today, there are certain standards, first of all, it is GOST, which must correspond to a tile with a mirror surface. Therefore, they do it:
- resistant to chemicals
- immune to temperature extremes.
- And scratches and dents on a mirror tile are even more difficult to leave than on an ordinary one.
Faceted Mirror Tile
There is also a special modification – mirror tiles with facet. Its feature is the subtlety and grace that can be achieved by chamfering the beveled part of the mirror. This is done at the stage of manufacturing tiles.
As always, it was not without drawbacks. Tile with facet is quite difficult to lay, so they often refuse it. However, if professionals are involved in this matter, the result will be surprising. The main thing is that specialists can properly cut the tile and prepare a wall or ceiling for it. Also, the craftsmen should be as careful as possible: it must not be allowed that there are large seams between the elements, this will not allow achieving a uniform surface coating. After the tile is laid, the work does not end. Specialists need to wait about three days, after which it is required to grout the joints.
Where is best to use mirror tiles
The most popular places for laying mirror tiles are the bathroom and the kitchen. This is logical: most often mirrors are needed there, and a mirrored bathroom will become not only beautiful, but also useful. However, no worse tile looks in the bedroom, living room and even the corridor.
Tile with a mirror surface allows you to show imagination, play with decorative elements. Design ambitions will be satisfied, and the area of ??the room will visually expand, become more spacious, but will not lose its comfort. There are some tricks:
to maximize the room, a mirror panel should be installed opposite the window. But you need to lay the mirror tiles just above the level at which the window is located, because if the direct rays of the sun fall into the mirror, this will only bother you.
You can use the opposite effect of the mirror in interior decoration: it is quite capable of narrowing the space. To do this, you need to lay the mirror tile not as a solid large canvas, but fragmented. It is recommended to combine mirrors with other elements, for example, with ceramic tiles.
Another recommendation: do not stack mirrored panels directly opposite each other, on opposite walls. Otherwise, in such a “looking glass” you will not feel comfortable. It is better to install mirror tiles at different levels.
We talked about how to expand the room with the help of mirror tiles, but did not say that with its help you can make the ceiling higher. Actually, this requires making it a mirror. It is best in this case to abandon the seams between the elements of the tile, a completely mirrored ceiling without gaps looks much more advantageous.
This tile will look great in a cafe or restaurant, especially in the living room.
Mirror tiles in the kitchen
The mirror wall in the kitchen will make it brighter, it will become more pleasant to work there. In this case, the most successful option is a combination of mirror tiles with glossy furniture. Of course, it makes sense to use it only as a tile for an apron.
Mirror tiles in the bathroom
Best of all, tiles with a mirror surface look in small bathrooms that need to be expanded. In such rooms, tiles can be laid on the walls and on the ceiling.