Many people pay special attention to the age of the furniture and the warmth and heaviness of the accessories when creating European-style villa designs.
However, when the master is finally presented in front of them, they always feel a little natural and simple. In fact, in addition to the home elements in place for the presentation of American style, the choice of decorative materials is also a basic element to create an overall atmosphere. For example, materials such as stone and cork not only have typical American features but can also enhance the taste of the home.
Stone makes home closer to nature
European-style villa design style emphasizes returning to nature, especially stone or floor tiles with a sense of stone are used for floor decoration. The rough texture and natural color make the home closer to nature. Although natural stone is strong and durable, gorgeous, and beautiful, it is not waterproof. Water splashing on the ground for a long time will deepen the color of the stone. If a large area is soaked, it will be slippery. Therefore, natural stone is not suitable for kitchen floors.
Due to the high cost of natural stone and its own radiation, many consumers have turned their attention to reconstituted stone (granite) and imitation stone bricks. Granite is glued together with natural marble scraps and stone powder aggregates, and the texture is closer to natural stone. Although the texture of imitation stone bricks is not comparable to that of natural stone, the color of the brick surface is uniform, the quality is uniform, the overall effect of laying is better, there will be no color difference of natural stone and no radiation threat.
Purchase reminder: The attributes of natural stone are different from ceramic tiles. This method of display and sales is generally not adopted. Natural stone is a natural rather than artificially produced product, and each piece is different. Even if the merchant has a sample display, its texture and color must also be different from the products actually bought by consumers.
Brand and price: The major ceramic tile brands have reconstituted stone (granite) products, and the price is more expensive than the general imitation stone brick. Natural stones are generally sold in professional stone markets. The nearest to the city is the Renhe Xilian Stone Market on the West Fourth Ring Road. There are marbles, domestic marbles, cultural stones, and bluestone slabs. There are finished products, or you can choose raw materials for processing. The price will vary according to the type and quality of the material. Fangshan has abundant stone resources, and there are also some stone markets and stone processing plants, which can meet all kinds of decoration needs.
Cork to create the most comfortable floor
For Americans who advocate environmental protection, cork has become popular in decoration in recent years. The cork of wine is the most common cork we see. The cork is derived from the bark of the oak tree and is a short-term renewable raw material. Although it is called “cork”, it does not mean that it is not solid. Compared with solid wood, cork flooring is more wear-resistant, more soundproof, and gives people a better foot feeling. Even if you fall, you will not feel pain. American furniture is relatively heavy, but due to the special structure of cork itself, it has the ability to restore its original shape after compression. When the furniture is removed, although there will be some depressions temporarily, the floor will gradually be restored to level. In addition, cork can effectively release internal stress, has a strong resistance to deformation, and has good thermal conductivity, which is extremely suitable for geothermal heating environments.
Purchase tips: Choose cork flooring first to see whether the surface is smooth and whether there are bulging particles. Secondly, take a few pieces of the same type of floor and spread them on flat ground to see if the joints are straight. Finally, to test the bending strength of the board surface, close the two diagonals of the floor, and there should be no cracks on the curved surface.
Brand and price: There are not many brands of cork flooring. The larger ones are the Portuguese brand WICANDERS from Jinglin Cork from Xi’an and Degas. The prices generally range from 300 yuan to 1200 yuan per square meter. According to the sales staff, cork flooring The price difference is mainly reflected in the craftsmanship of the design and the material is not different. According to the reporter’s observation, the domestic brands have richer designs and pay more attention to moisture-proof functions, while the imported brands have softer colors.