Cement, sand and mineral pigments are based on the formula of hydraulic tiles, normally used as pavement, but can also function as a coating. Mainly because of its important graphical load capturing the attention of a stay so his traveling companion must be white (or neutral tones, gray or beige type). Its name comes from the hydraulic press that was used in its beginnings, in the late nineteenth century, to compact the various layers that form, including the top decorated, and still continues to be prepared by hand so practically the same as then. And much of its charm is that they are handmade pieces, by qualified specialists who have been allowed to dry because, unlike ceramics, are not cooked or undergo any further treatment.

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Thanks to its irresistible appeal have been popularized by ceramic collections that mimic aesthetics (sometimes until aged appearance) but with all the advantages of the ceramic material. We give you ten reasons why we look chifla hydraulic ...

1. Because it is beautiful, pure and simple

His strength and appeal are indisputable, since their mere presence automatically gives personality to a space. Currently, the designs can be customized reach, reproducing drawings of all kinds. Yes, bet on walls and ceilings in neutral colors and understated decor if you do not want to saturate the atmosphere.

2. Fits any style

If yours is the classic soil of this type is enhanced, giving a cheerful touch. If, on the other hand, will more modern, he'll break the rigidity of some materials and straight lines, giving it a unique warmth.

3. Put the note color (and that's always a good idea)

The effect of color on our emotions has made rivers of ink. So no doubt the dynamism of these soils brings a lot of life to the rooms. There are all kinds: from monochrome, passing combinations in white and gray, for the most conservative, to real explosions 6 colors, for the more daring.

4. Versatility to power

You can do a thousand and one combinations with it. And, as they say, stick with all other materials such as wood (! Ideal), with other designs, combining between type pachtwork stays ...

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5. In addition to stylish, practical

Although outdoor and rooms like kitchens and bathrooms need a special waterproofing varnish to protect from moisture due to its porosity, it is easy to maintain (just soap and water) and resilient. So some remain as a brush on floors with more than 100 years behind.

6. Well, nice, cheap?

Despite being a lifelong pavement in recent years he has experienced a boom that has led to a proliferation various proposals from different companies at affordable prices. Hydraulic tiles can cost between 40-70 euros per m2. If you choose an imitation of ceramic, the price can drop to about 15 euros per m2 approx.

7. Break schemes

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Not only applies to the floor, also it looks great as sill in the kitchen or in the bathroom, even as on to any table. Dare to take it out of context and the impact is assured.

8. It is very elegant

With it, your home will always have a plus, an added value that few overlooked. If you choose black and white, you give your floors a sophisticated, do not go out of style.

9. Country or city?

In the case of hydraulic, for both, because it fits perfectly into the environment. Fits both downtown apartments and cottages with lots of charm.

10. Use it on carpet

If you do not want to use for the entire floor of the room, you can always create "rugs" hydraulic and thus define areas within the same environment. Under the dining table, for example, you have a carpet stain proof.