Sidewalk Tile: Varieties of Ornament

On our streets, pavement tiles began to appear more and more often, gradually displacing asphalt and concrete covers. Tiles can be found almost everywhere: the area around shops and stops, pedestrian paths in parks and sidewalks in the squares are paved with paving slabs.

Also, it is often used by owners of cottages, private houses and country cottages, especially since it is possible to buy paving slabs freely in any store of building materials.

- Sidewalk tiles are distinguished by the type of surface: shagreen (paving stone), relief or smooth.

In form, paving slabs are rectangular (or in the form of a diamond), rounded, or figured. Rectangular tiles can be easily and quickly laid, so it is usually used for paving large areas. With the help of rounded tiles it is convenient to lay out various figures and drawings. Forms of curly paving tiles contribute to good cohesion between the elements and do not allow for shifts.

- By color and pattern. There are a lot of variations, we list the most common. Painted paving slabs can be in any color, which has been persistently preserved for many years. The relief tile is almost always accompanied by a drawing. Figured flowers, gothic ornament, stripes, imitation of cracks, parquet or mosaic - one of the most frequently encountered drawings.

- Imitation of the paved road. We take the tile-pavers and stack them in different directions. It turns out the similarity of waves. It is desirable to use several colors, which should be located in a chaotic order.

- Tile. Flat, square, preferably without a pattern, paving slabs are laid in even rows, or diagonally. You can use two colors, evenly alternating them with each other.

- Parquet. Square, with tiled stripes, is laid in straight rows. The strips next to the tiles should be perpendicular to each other.

- Honeycombs. Hexagonal tiles are laid in small circles. It is advisable to use two colors.

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