When creating the design of the hallway, where stone decoration is used, you can use both natural and artificial materials. Natural stone gives natural charm to the room. However, it is very expensive and heavy, so not all materials used to make walls can withstand it.
In this regard, the most popular is the decoration of the hallway of the apartment with a decorative stone, which looks like natural, however, its weight and cost are much less. The advantage is also its simplified styling.
Types of decorative stone for decoration of the hallway
The following types of artificial stone are distinguished, which is used for the purpose of decorating the hallway: artificial gypsum stone; artificial stone based on cement; g.
Artificial gypsum stone
Gypsum is considered the cheapest and light material from all existing. However, it is very brittle and hygroscopic, so when moisture gets on it, it can collapse. That is why in the process of decorating the hallway it is necessary to process the surface with special varnish.
Artificial stone based on cement
The finishing stone based on cement is heavier and more expensive, since high -minor cement is used in its production. The cement also needs time to get the desired strength (about 28 days), and all this time the tiles must be stored, in the warehouse, which causes additional costs.
However, this finish is durable and durable. The stone is allowed even if it is washed with the use of special detergents. Therefore, when decorating the hallway in an apartment, this material was most widespread.
This material arose recently. It contains fragmented granite, marble and quartzite. Cement or resin is added to the solution. In order to make this stone more bright, coloring substances add.
Methods of coloring
Coloring pigments can be used in two different ways. In the first case, they are added immediately to the solution, then the entire decorative stone turns out the same color. Then other tones can be applied from above, giving the stone a natural shade.
In the second case, the coloring pigment is applied only to the surface. This coloring method has a shortage - with chips or cutting, the color of the stone will be different.
Decoration of the hallway with a stone on their own
As preliminary preparation, you need to determine the amount of the necessary material. It is recommended to draw on the wall the boundaries of the finish and calculate the number of square meters, then add another 10-15% to this to possible changes in the course of work.
First, you need to plan where and which fragments of the finish are placed. The layout can be carried out both on the floor and with the help of improvised means, for example, draw a plan on the sheet.
If possible, you can use the design program. Drawing up a preliminary plan will greatly simplify further actions.
The finish is superimposed on the naked wall covered with plaster, so you must first remove the finish present on the wall and apply a primer, which is selected depending on the material used.
For decoration purposes, various adhesive compounds are used, which are made specifically for a specific material. Glue must be diluted subject to clear manufacturer instructions.
In order to steal decorative stone, it is first necessary to mark on the wall. Laying is required to start from the corner.
A fragment of the finish is applied to the surface of the wall, moving it a little from side to side to get full contact with the surface of the wall. When laying a large volume, it is recommended to apply glue immediately to the surface of the wall.
In order to grout the seams, a special composition is used, which is diluted with water and superimposed in a special syringe. The prepared mixture is squeezed out between the resulting seams.
To select the option of decorating the hallway with a stone, you can familiarize yourself with the photos presented.