A countertop is one of the places that is considered important in the kitchen because on top of this countertop the average activity in the kitchen is done. Because of the many activities that countertop must have an ergonomic design, comfortable, easy to maintain and durable. Material for countertops in the kitchen has an important role. In terms of aesthetics, the material can add to the beauty value of a kitchen and can make the look of a kitchen set more attractive and elegant. If most countertops are made of marble and granite, then there’s nothing wrong with trying other materials as a countertop maker. And one of them is a countertop design with tile material.
This countertop with tiles is perfect for those of you who want to make a retro-style kitchen. The tile is a surface that has a unique and unique classic motif. Comes with a variety of classic patterns and motifs and distinctive faded colors in the 1980s. So that the countertop design with these tiles will present an ancient atmosphere commonly called vintage or classic style into your kitchen.
It is appropriate if the countertop with tiles is called retro style because the process of making these tiles was introduced around the beginning of the 20th century. Produced using a mixture of concrete sand, cement, and calx at the top, these tiles have heavyweights and require precision when mounting. However, tiles are classified as durable with fairly simple and easy maintenance. Most tiles are not glazed so that the pores on the surface are not closed. This is what makes it special, where the countertop will feel cooler. Compared to ceramics, tiles have their own advantages in terms of the use of patterns and their arrangement. Tegel has a floral pattern that can be combined with a plain shape. Seals can also be designed with a “border” pattern with different colors. The size of the tiles actually varies, but the most common size is 20X20cm. This size is smaller than the popular ceramic with a size of 30X30cm. This provides an advantage for the use of a pattern design because the size of 30X30cm will give a more tenuous visual impression so that the unity pattern cannot be caught.
Tiles have excellent durability, do not absorb water so they are not easily broken or weathered. When compared with ceramics, the surface of the tiles is not slippery. Tiles are also rich in motifs that can be combined to form unique and interesting patterns so that your countertop will be more beautiful and unique. The other advantages of tiles are easier to install than ceramics. The disadvantage of tile material is the nature of the surface that is not as smooth as ceramics so it seems a bit dull and dirty.