The term “brick brick” has appeared relatively recently, although it has been used in construction practice for more than two centuries. What is this material and where is it used? We will talk about this in the article.
Properties and characteristics
The historical homeland of this material is considered to be the Netherlands. For the production of clinker bricks, special clay is selected. After processing, it becomes harder than natural stone. This material began its movement around the world from the territory of Europe at the end of the last century and reached our country. The scope of use of the clinker is wide. They spread garden paths on personal plots, spend with it the interior walls and more.
To produce products with different colors, natural dyes are used , which do not pose any threat to human health.
Manufacturers of these products guarantee that such a brick will last for more than a dozen years without loss of operational properties.
On the construction market there are several versions of clinker bricks, they differ from each other by the type of surface. It can be smooth or rough.
The firing through which the clinker brick passes ensures its durability and quality.
This building material has the following properties:
- long service life;
- high resistance to the action of fungus and mold;
- ability to withstand temperature changes and the effects of ultraviolet radiation;
- differs in simplicity of leaving and cleaning.
In order to accelerate the work and reduce their labor intensity, construction industry enterprises have mastered the production of clinker panels. This allows you to perform work at high speed. The panels are distinguished by a relatively low cost and high durability. It should be noted that in addition to obvious advantages, clinker brick also has some disadvantages, in particular, the complexity of production.
By the way, its installation requires a professional approach and special skills.
Where and how is clinker brick used?
The use of brick in the facing allows you to create optimal microclimatic conditions in the room.
Clinker brick, often used by designers, to decorate the design of the premises. With its help, an imitation of masonry made of ordinary brick is performed. In particular, it is often used to decorate corners, fireplaces, arches.
Aged brick, allows designers to implement the most fantastic ideas. Often it is used to delimit space into certain zones. White clinker brick is laid for visual expansion of the space. It looks very good together with a coating made of wood or metal.
By the way, interior designers recommend using light-colored materials.
Features of masonry for interior decoration
Before starting laying this type of brick on a wall, it is necessary to make and fix a crate of wooden blocks or a special metal profile on it, lay engineering communications and only after that you can start work itself.
To fix it on the base, cement rasters or a special adhesive are used.
Of course, before installing the crate, you will need to make sure that the wall is flat, if necessary, you need to carry out preparatory repair work.
Clinker brick size range
This type of product is produced by a large number of enterprises both in our country and abroad. One way or another, all manufacturers adhere to certain standard sizes. The dimensions of the brick can be found in its name.
- NF - single stone, with dimensions 250 * 120 * 65 mm.
- There is 1.4 NF - this is one and a half stone, with parameters 250 * 120 * 88 mm.
- In addition to these samples, there is a double stone 250 * 120 * 140 mm (2.1 NF).
In addition to the listed sizes, manufacturers produce the so-called European brick, it is labeled NF 0.7 and NF 1.3. It has the corresponding sizes 250 * 85 * 65 and 288 * 138 * 65 mm.
In accordance with the requirements of regulatory documents, clinker bricks must have the shape of a parallelepiped, the maximum deviation of the length size should not exceed 4 mm.
Clinker Brick Design Solutions
The appearance of the clinker allows you to make original design decisions in the interior decoration of the room. Extremely popular among consumers are four styles.
This style originated in the first half of the last century, it was then that Bohemia began to use studios, abandoned buildings, attics and other premises for housing. As a rule, in such dwellings, the walls were made of bricks and not finished. Clinker brick allows you to simulate antique masonry. This style is characterized by the fact that the brick is as if aged.
This direction implies that the room will be decorated in the style of a village house. In our century, a style called "Ethno - Country" has appeared. The rooms are decorated in the traditions of different nations. This wall design option uses a brown tone.
This word is called the avant-garde style, which can combine incongruous things. Straight lines, simplicity and the presence of metal are characteristic of this option. When finishing the premises in this direction - apply concrete, glass, metal. The main color for such rooms is white. Accordingly, clinker is also coated with a white tint.
This design recreates the atmosphere of the good old England of the late XIX century. When decorating a room in this style, wood panels, ceramic tiles, wallpaper and, of course, clinker are used.
If we are talking about specific projects, then this decorative material is used:
- for decorating fireplaces that are installed in country houses;
- designing a kitchen apron or laying out a column on which a countertop will be installed;
- the walls of the bedroom or living room, so the tiles can be in harmony with the ceiling covering made of modern materials.
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