Gypsum tiles in the interior have been used for a very long time in a variety of design areas. Plus, their analog is gaining popularity – gypsum panels. We tell you how and where you can use gypsum in the design of an apartment.
Decorative gypsum tiles in interior design are one of the favorite materials for interior decoration. It is understandable: it has many advantages.
First, environmental friendliness and hypoallergenic. It is suitable for finishing the main rooms: from the kitchen and living room to the nursery.
Secondly, lightness and breathability. Unlike the same concrete, which imitates brickwork, gypsum breathes. It weighs much less and is therefore suitable for mounting even on thin surfaces.
Thirdly, the laying process itself is much simpler than ceramics or artificial stone. Even a beginner can cope with such a task without outside help. True, this does not apply to gypsum panels. It is better to entrust their installation and installation to specialists.
Finally, the last one is the price. Decorative brick and stone are definitely cheaper than their natural counterparts.
Gypsum also has disadvantages. This is a low frost resistance and a high coefficient of moisture absorption. It is impossible to trim uninsulated balconies and bathrooms with such material.
Another point is the complexity of cleaning. Dust quickly accumulates on the plates, which must be wiped at least once a month. And to keep the stone clean, it is impregnated with protective agents.
The most popular textures are brick and slate. Consider the features of their application.