Artificial decorative stone in interior decoration
Artificial decorative stone in interiors has become one of the most popular materials in today’s construction market. On external signs of natural and decorative stone is no different. But, in recent years, many people choose artificial stone for the decoration of various interiors because of its availability. The stone is a rich variety of colors and textures, the external signs of mimicking granite and marble, onyx, travertine and others.
Decorative stone includes a long list of advantages if to compare it with living stone. First, it is light weight, easy to process and secure. On its surface missing veneer. It can easily be restored, the structure is porous and fire-resistant. Decorative stone is not moldy, never syreet.
Types of artificial stones
You need to determine what types of artificial stone are used in the modern design of the rooms.
Stone on concrete base
The most common and more often used in artificial stone, it is stone on a concrete Foundationconsisting of plasticizers, certain additives, sand, and additional substances. It is quite resistant to temperature changes and external influences such as fungus, corrosion or mold. Its texture is very varied according to the technique of processing, starting matte finishing polished surfaces.
Part of another stone granite contains mineral additives, colored pigments of different varieties of clay, and feldspar. Externally, the granite is more reminiscent of glass or ceramics, but the structure is much simpler. Artificial quartz stone can withstand the maximum temperature to three hundred degrees, it is heat resistant and used to make durable countertops and the different kinds of coverage.
Acrylic stone has a homogeneous structure. It is easy to clean and is resistant to all chemical influences. At high temperatures, the rock may be deformed. The agglomerates are composed of particles of granite or marble, limestone, quartz sand, they are very resistant to strong frosts.
How to use decorative stone in the interior?
Be aware that for every interior design in the room you need to abide by certain parameters in the quantity and quality of the use of this material on the surface.
For example, if there is preference given to medieval styles with hints of antiquity, it is necessary to apply rough raw stone. There is no need to make the surface of the whole stone walls, it is advisable to write in certain areas, or take the form of an arch. If we talk about the hallway, in the processing of large stones, the General form becomes space and comfort. In areas and rooms with a small area not worth to make a stone large the greater part of the surface of the walls, not to pick up the inch of a small space. The bare brick between the plastered walls as a classic version of the design is becoming more popular. There are times when the artificial stone is the only way to design original and beautiful interior. A fireplace set in stone especially in brutal style, creates a nice mysterious atmosphere. Speaking of outdoor spaces to relax, barbecue and terrace or use the stony mountain formation with the decorative elements, this option is perfect as a solution.
Some General simple nuances in the use of this stone in the interior:
- visually increase the space of the white walls.
- analogue boulders and pebbles – crushed stone and crushed occurs under the raw rock of the living stone.
- to give stone expressivity, it is recommended to select the end of the dark paint. the naturalness and strength of attachment of the stone give the angular elements.
- seams and cracks appeared on the stone you can cover it with gypsum-based putty.
It is used as a restoration architecture for the artificial aged. This allows you to visually create an analogue of a particular architectural style, such as Gothic, French Chalet, and the like.