In matters of repair and decoration, buyers often prefer European products. But lately, Belarusian manufacturers have raised the level of ceramic tiles so that in terms of quality they are not inferior to more eminent counterparts. Keramin products are gaining popularity in the domestic market. The answer to the question, what is the reason, you will find in this article.
Features of the
In the middle of the last century, brick production began to develop in Minsk. Gradually the plant grew, improved technology, increased industrial capacity and range. Thus, the tiles of the Keramin brand appeared. Thanks to the involvement of experienced specialists and the equipping of workshops with the latest equipment, Belarusian products are constantly being improved in quality and design.
New products are being developed to meet fashion and cultural trends in different countries. The tiles are produced both collectible and ordinary. Manufacturers follow world trends, so the assortment includes imitations of wood, marble, brick, concrete pavement and plaster.
According to the surface texture, it is easy to choose matte or shiny, smooth or rough, as well as tiles with various reliefs.
Ceramic finishing "Keramin" has European quality certificates, confirming the effectiveness and control of production.
The main advantages of ceramic tiles from Belarus are:
- Resistant to moisture. Products do not deteriorate from water, are not susceptible to the formation of mold and mildew.
- Long service life due to strict adherence to manufacturing technology, high density of products.
- Ability to resist various chemicals without losing its attractive appearance;
- Thermal conductivity. A useful property when installing warm floors that are widespread and in demand in our time;
- Variety of designs. Everyone will be able to find a collection to their liking, which fits into the general concept of the interior of the house.
- Low cost. In comparison with European counterparts, fashionable decoration for your premises can be performed at an attractive price tag.
- Product dimensions depend primarily on their type.
Keramin produces several varieties of finishing products:
- Directly ceramic tiles. The assortment can be divided based on the purpose of wall and floor tiles, decors, panels, borders, friezes. Most of the wall tiles are 20 × 30 cm and 27.5 × 40 cm. Decors and panels can be larger or smaller. Floor tiles are most often presented in a size of 40 × 40 cm.
- Porcelain stoneware - material in demand in modern flooring in apartments. Its beauty is that it can imitate natural stone. Laying natural stone slabs is quite expensive, and not always appropriate, an artificial analogue is much more profitable. The Keramin company became the first of the former Soviet republics, which 20 years ago began to produce porcelain stoneware and develop its design.
At the moment, there is a wide selection of designs and formats: 30 × 30 cm, 40 × 40 cm, 45 × 30 cm, 50 × 50 cm and decors with various dimensions. One of the latest innovations is large porcelain stoneware with parameters up to 120 × 60 and 120 × 30 cm. It is convenient to install it as a floor covering and decoration of facades of office and industrial buildings.
Also, interesting granite carpets with ornaments are produced to give the interior a zest.
Collections and design
This collection with a distinctive name was created for people who prefer urban chic, trendy style and dynamic lifestyle. The glossy surface of the tiles gives a glare when light hits it and makes you feel like the center of attention, under the spotlights in the thick of things. The products are presented in three shades: blue, blackberry and brown.
Despite the abundance of gloss, the colors are pretty calm. Still, finishing in the bathroom should be conducive to relaxation and rest. The structure of the picture is a small mosaic. Several shades of the same tone are beautifully combined with each other and create smooth transitions. Glazed ceramic casts in sizes 27.5 × 40 cm for walls, and floor ones 40 × 40 cm are resistant to staining and cracking.
As a decor, you can use products with a cross-shaped pattern, laying out separate vertical stripes with them.
Additional elements in the form of panels and borders are not provided, as they would overload the overall impression of a rather bright base.
Probably not a single manufacturer of building materials for decoration and decoration has not spared this Italian city attention. Venetian motives fit perfectly into the design of a strict, elegant and laconic bathroom. The tiles from this collection are produced in beige and brown colors.
The matte structure of wall and floor products has a barely noticeable patterned pattern. Graceful patterns, reminiscent of the culture of the ancient Italian city on the water, are presented in the form of panels, inserts and friezes. Wall tiles in the size of 20 × 30 cm, and floor tiles - 40 × 40 cm.
Romantic natures, girls, women can find for themselves an interesting and fresh solution for bathroom decoration by choosing this collection. Delicate white and lilac base with the image of graceful and beautiful irises will bring lightness, spring freshness and harmony into your life. The panel with flowers is presented in two versions as a base and one for the top edge of the picture. There are also tiles depicting dragonflies.
Bright and narrow friezes can act as a border for framing a panel, and as a separate element of decoration.
The dimensions of the tiles (50x20 cm) assume that they are placed horizontally on the walls, which will add zest to your interior. The matte texture of the surface will save you from oversaturation with plant finishes and a plain, rather bright floor.
This line is interesting for the variety of decor. The graceful designs on the tiles are reminiscent of the patterns that can be obtained by turning a children's kaleidoscope. The beauty of the product is that from individual tiles you can put together a unique and unique design to suit your mood.
Products of standard sizes are suggested to be placed in the vertical direction. The collection includes four variants of floor tiles 40 × 40 cm, from which you can also lay out the pattern in any order, including checkerboard.
To compensate for the variety of patterns and not to overload the interior, the manufacturer offers a calm and laconic gray or beige range of shades with a structure without shine.
Lovers of bright and boring interiors will like the options present in this line. All products are presented in a single size of 20 × 20 cm. Small squares enhance the impression of avant-garde and unusual finish. The basic white tile is covered in black geometric patterns that can be folded into a pattern that looks like a maze, waves, or circles. For accents, it is proposed to use a range of rich green, yellow and bright blue shades. You can decorate the walls with white tiles interspersed with bold colors, or highlight a separate wall as an accent with contrasting finishes.
In any case, you will have the opportunity to experiment and get a unique design that is active, cheerful and set in a positive mood.
A collection inspired by the world's most dynamic metropolis. Large cities with a small amount of greenery, filled with asphalt, concrete, huge windows of skyscrapers and vibrant with life, attract successful and motivated people. For the design of the line, the designers have chosen discreet gray and beige shades in order to bring the buyer as close as possible to a business, strict, but at the same time, pacifying atmosphere.
Rectangular elongated tiles measuring 60 × 30 cm can be used both horizontally and vertically. Lack of shine and imitation of natural travertine, gives a noble and discreet look to your bathroom. As a decoration, inserts with small elongated dark rectangles and narrow molded parts are proposed, which can be used to highlight individual finishing areas. A rather minimalistic design is in demand in small bathrooms and toilets in urban high-rise buildings.
Ethnic motives have always attracted designers. In this regard, Eastern and African themes are very colorful and distinctive. If you want something unusual, but effective in the interior of your bathroom or kitchen, then you need to get to know this collection better. The colors in the collection are basic white and black and deep blue and green typical of oriental patterns, more reminiscent of malachite.
Three different decor options, represented by panels and friezes, allow you to decorate the base with a whimsical Moroccan pattern. Wall and floor tiles have a subtle oriental pattern.
Ornamented green trim will maximize the ethnic theme of the collection. Intense blue will give coolness and freshness, which are so lacking in a hot African country.
One cannot help but fall in love with this line. The graphite gray palette draws you back to the era of black and white cinema. Rectangular tiles 40 × 27.5 cm can be positioned in any direction. Panels depicting roses will create a retro photo effect, and tiles decorated with leather relief will add luxury and chic to the interior. A frieze with a wrinkled-golden monogram pattern will add aristocracy to the finish.
A bathtub with this finish can be decorated in a noir style - expensive, spectacular and very fashionable. Convenient to have white wall base tiles. Thus, the decor can be used for a small bathtub, in which the abundance of black would visually reduce the space.
The range of shades of porcelain stoneware is calm, pleasant to the eye, in natural gray-brown tones. It is customary to use such a coating in the kitchen, dining room or hallway.
The structure of the tree is successfully conveyed in the lines "Redwood" and "Forest". In the second case, the collection is supplemented with borders with floral ornaments. Natural motives fit perfectly into the classic style.
The realistic structure of the parquet in the porcelain stoneware "Bosco", "Intarsia" and "Street", their increased strength will ensure a long service life, aesthetic appearance of the floor. Designers drew ideas for the design of artificial stone in different cultures of the world. The streets of the old districts of the Czech capital are reflected in the Bastion line. Series "Carrara", "Antique" and "Montreal" will help to embody the theme of medieval castles.
Keramin tiles are quite popular and available in our stores. Therefore, a lot of responses have accumulated about it on the Internet. Basically, they note a wide variety of choices of patterns. According to the masters, the material has good strength, it is comfortably and neatly cut with a tile cutter and placed on the glue without any problems.
Most of the tilers noted the discrepancy between the sizes between the decors and the main elements and the difference in the dimensions of products for the same purpose. It is advised to correct this defect by choosing a larger distance between the tiles - about 2 mm. Buyers pay attention to the large number of defects in lots. But in general, an affordable price persuades buyers to purchase Keramin products.
How to choose?
The choice of tiles should be based on the functions of the room and its state.
Some recommendations for choosing:
- Check the lot numbers on the boxes when purchasing. They must match.
- For the kitchen, tiles must be resistant to abrasion and chemicals. Light colors get dirty faster.
- It is better to choose floor coverings, including porcelain stoneware, without large veins in the picture, so that dirt does not get there.
- For steps, open balconies and hallways, it is better not to use glossy or polished tiles. It can be slippery and unsafe.
- In the case of finishing a small bathroom or toilet, it is better to opt for light shades with minimal decor and glossy texture, so that they visually expand the space.
With the help of the "Chateau" decor, you can decorate a wall like a brickwork. This will add coziness and chic to a country house. The flooring also interestingly combines two shades of beige and brown in a diagonal pattern.
The combination of natural wood and small floral patterns makes the bathroom austere and romantic at the same time.
The effect of freshness, sea breeze and airiness is created using the mint shade of the tiles and the floral theme of the decor. The turquoise finish of the furniture completes the picture.
For extraordinary and bright personalities, a combination of bright pistachio and purple in the interior of the bathroom can be an actual and unexpected solution. The white insert soothes and balances the overall picture.
For tips on laying tiles in the bathroom, see the following video.