Kitchen apron is considered to be a protective coating along the walls of the work area wall. It must be durable, practical and aesthetic. At least, well in harmony with the overall design of the room in which hostess (and some bosses!) spend most of their home time. For a long time the only suitable material for the apron was considered a ceramic tile. And she really excels with its Responsibilities: easy to clean, resistant to alkalis and acids, does not absorb fat, does not react to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. In addition, it is simply beautiful. Large and small, shiny and matte, smooth and textured, plain and patterned, in many colors and forms – tiles are still not going to give way under the sun (or rather, next to the stove) competitors. Stack it too easy, especially when there were stores special mounting adhesive.
If the wall on which plan kitchen apron, well aligned, then the work on laying ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles available in any home master. The main thing – to identify the location of apron. Its height depends on the distance between work surface and hinged lockers and is usually 60 cm (cabinet, located above this limit can only be used "Uncle Stepa"). The effective replacement tiles – mosaic. It is made not only ceramics, but also of glass, glazes, and even metal. By the properties of mosaic is not inferior to ceramics, and in some cases superior. We are primarily a smalt, manufactured according to old Technology (pieces of glass, mixed with metal oxides, sintered at high temperature). The cost of this material is higher than that of a normal tile, but the effect of the decoration and mosaics worth the investment, especially if it covers the curved surface. Small plitochki (1 to 3 cm), glued to the textile base, put on a special adhesive is the same as ceramic tile, followed by grouting.