Liquid tiles - original flooring, which is created using a "live" floor. It is a good solution for the nursery, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Plus, this cover missing, but there are also disadvantages.
What is the liquid tile
Under the multi-layer liquid tiles understandplate, made of polycarbonate, the most usual. Inside it is a liquid. Typically, in its role appears glycerol, cosmetic oils. The fluid is not mixed and thus gives a definite pattern. It is not static and is able to constantly change each time the impact on the tiles. It is enough to take one step at a liquid tile - and it will change the pattern. Hence, there is an effect of "live" sex.
Types of liquid tiles
It can be round or square. It also comes in different sizes. In particular, round tile the liquid can reach one meter in diameter.
The color range of this material is incredibly broad. "Living" floor can be red, blue, orange, etc. Tile is a single-color and two-, three-color.
The liquid inside the tiles can be matt or shiny. Basis (polycarbonate) is transparent and colored.
Currently, this kind of flooring is not so widely represented in the Russian market. However, its popularity is gaining momentum.
The advantages of liquid tiles
In addition to the original effect with "live" pattern,in liquid tile many advantages. Hypoallergenic - one of the main advantages of this material. The dye, which is a liquid within the tiles used in the food industry.
This coating high impact resistance. Tiles of this parameter is not inferior to ceramic granite, tempered glass and laminate. On it you can safely walk on even the most delicate high heels. It is also able to withstand very heavy load, which is important.
Each tile has a non-slip layer, so it is almost impossible to slip even in the bathroom. On top of that she has a good moisture resistance.
In the liquid tile "warm" surface than notboasts tile or granite. On it will be comfortable to walk barefoot, even in the cold season. She has excellent cushioning properties, so walking can feel the softness.
This material is a high anti-vibration and acoustic properties. If you live under violent neighbors, cover the floor tiles of the liquid, and you will be quieter.
We cover a good resistance to UV light. The liquid does not alter the brightness of the tiles of the same color and not fade for at least 6-9 years.
Ease of maintenance - another plus liquid tiles. Dirt on it almost not delayed, if necessary, it can be washed with plain water without any problems.
Also it may be noted liquid antistress effect tiles. This material calms the nervous system, if some time to observe the shimmering figure of "live" sex.
Disadvantages of liquid tiles
The liquid is not possible to lay tiles the entire floor in the room. It can be finished with a certain area of the premises, because it merely not be cut. The fact is that the dye is inside simply be spread.
The liquid tile can not be used at low temperatures (below 0 ° C). Escaped with her floor in the gazebo on the balcony or terrace will not work.
On the "live" floor can not put hot as the surface of a polycarbonate melt from the heat.
Perhaps its main drawback is the highcost. The average cost per square meter of liquid tile is about 14 thousand. Rubles. However, for those who love originality, this is not an obstacle to the purchase of the material.
How to lay tile liquid
Installation of "live" sex is simple. Tiles must be laid on a flat surface and fixed with special glue. As the layer of coupling base and fit tiles and double sided tape. If the surface on which the material is placed, has a bias, it will lead to uneven distribution pattern.
Liquid tiles can be safely combined with other floor coverings, as well as the use of horizontal surface for decoration. It is used in the finishing of bar counters and worktops.