People from ancient times tried to find a use for the stone. First, the material served as a weapon for hunting and protection from enemy attack. Then stone began to build the house. At first it was massive and very simple shelter. Then people noticed that some stones beautiful and others began to equip their home, decorating the space inside and outside. From this moment begins the art of decorating.
The truth was the difficulty — the heavy weight of the stone limited the scope of its application. With this challenge in Ancient Egypt. It was there that he learned to make stone artificially from different compounds, including gypsum.
Now, going the path of technological revolutions, we have artificial stone, which in appearance is virtually indistinguishable from the natural counterpart. It displays the details of the “wild” surface, replicating the shape and color of natural material. On the Russian market range of this stone has a lot of collections, which are grouped under the categories: rocky jagged rocks, stone slabs and bricks.
Artificial stone from plaster it is possible to do with their hands. The quality of the material will depend on the level of training and flexible forms, which is filled with a composition based on plaster. The sleeker form — the better the print. Alternatively you can buy ready-made products. The most detailed textures on the Russian market are of gypsum tile production Monte Alba (http://www.montealba.ru/) .
What is gypsum tiles?
It is environmentally safe lining material, which is widely used for decorative finishing of walls inside buildings.
It is composed of gypsum and water, and possible supplements in the form of sand, pigments, modifiers and surface-active substances. The major Russian producers has its own recipe. For example, Monte Alba manufactures its products on the basis of modified gypsum with high-tech additives. These products are colored inorganic dyes, not only the surface but also throughout the mass, to preserve the depth and natural color.
Advantages of veneer plaster
Apply decorative stone plaster should be in areas where there are wet areas, extreme temperatures and high humidity (over 75%). The fact that gypsum is very much affected by water, which negatively affects the quality of the product.
For everything else — it’s a great lining material. It is widely used for walls in residential and office space. Gypsum looks good on the arches, doorways, fireplaces and private balconies (excluding the ingress of strong precipitation).
- Lining the walls complete with small stone texture, because it can visually reduce the space. Depending on the style of the interior, choose masonry or rocky textures of the small size. Clearly such products can be viewed in the Monte Alba http://www.montealba.ru/katalog_produkcii/gipsovaya_plitka/.
- Experiment with the shape and size you can safely in the moulded arches. There are suitable large stone, and brick of rough texture. Be careful to paint plaster tiles looked harmoniously with the overall color scheme of the room.
In addition to the aesthetic function, the gypsum can carry and practical — for example, to protect doorways and arches from damage and dirt. The tile can be laid in thin walls or partitions, because the products are small and easy to mount.
The wall surface should be durable, solid, without a wave-shaped plots. If any, straighten them with a primer. Before installation, the substrates must be clean of dirt, dust, oil, and grease, old Wallpaper and flaking plaster.
Gypsum tile is attached with a special adhesive for gypsum products, for example, glue Monte Alba. It is intended only for internal operations, the humidity not above 75% and temperature not below + 10 °C.