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Add the festive spirit to your home all year round

Residential Posted: by Applicart

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to fill your home with festive spirit.

As Christmas is quickly creeping upon us, we decorate our homes in jubilant colours creating a magical atmosphere. But there is nothing stopping us from having these festive colours light up our home all year long. Why only get into the festive spirit in December when you can have the festive feeling all year round with our Polished Plaster finishes. Here are some of many Plaster finishes...



Portrait Pools NEW showroom

CommercialGeneralResidential Posted: by Applicart

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applicArt continues to strengthen its relationship and collaboration with Portrait Pools - The Design Centre as their NEW showroom opens in Bollington, Cheshire. applicArt are proud to have completed several interior swimming pool projects during 2016 & 2017 in collaboration with Portrait Pools – The Design Centre, one of the UK'S most prestigious swimming pool design and installation companies. This association and close working relationship with Portrait Pools Design Centre has lead to applicArt's expertise in Italian Decorative Polished Plaster Finishes being...


Can I Get Polished Plaster in Exterior Areas?

Commercial Posted: by admin

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Polished Plaster and Micro Cement is one of the most versatile materials for use in and around your property. This is due to its antibacterial benefits and the way it can be used on existing walls/floors. A lot of people don’t know that some Polished Plaster and Micro Cements can be used in outdoor areas. We have picked 4 products that work great on exteriors all with different aesthetics and benefits. DeCorten Rust One of our most unique looking products mimics...


The many misconceptions of Polished Plaster

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The many misconceptions of polished plaster Polished Plaster is often misconceived and mistaken by its benefits and uses. Lots of people have some thoughts about it that aren’t true and we wanted to clear things up in this blog. Here are some false statements about Polished Plaster and why they aren’t true. “Polished Plaster is too expensive” The truth behind this statement is that Venetian Plaster is more expensive than a painted finish, but unlike where paint needs to be re-applied every couple...


What different finishes can I achieve with Polished Plaster?

General Posted: by admin

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  A question we get a lot at applicArt is ‘What finish does this give?’ A lot of our plasters have a textured finish and this is the feature that really grabs some of our customers. To help you out we have put this blog together to list some of the finishes that can be achieved with our products. Picking the right texture for the room you are decorating is important, along with the colours and other features you have, will also...


applicArt’s Summer Design Inspiration

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applicArts summer design inspirations Summer is a great time to rethink about how you can change the look of your interiors. At applicArt, we are always thinking about different ways to stay on trend and up to date. That’s why we are here to help by giving you some of our summer inspiration using our most popular products. You might find it quite amazing what you can do with Polished Plaster. Bathroom/ Wetroom Polished Plaster has been used in bathrooms for quite a...


Ideal Home Show 2017 – Event City

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Day 1 of the Ideal Home show was a real treat for all who stepped through the doors and gained entry under the Giant table and Chairs.

With stunning visionary pieces, you can be walking through garden ideas, admiring Jacuzzi’s, sitting at Fire pit tables or wondering how big of a garden you will need for the life size driftwood horse sculpture! It really is a feast for the eyes!     From the garden, straight into interiors and home improvements. Here you can grab...


How to get the grey concrete look

CommercialResidential Posted: by admin

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The latest trend in interior design for 2017 is getting the ‘Concrete look’. Not only because of the way it looks but also the fact that it can be used in many different areas of a house or building. At applicArt we have seen a huge increase in enquiries from people wanting the ‘Concrete look’ so we thought we would put this blog together to give you some more information on how you can imitate the look with the added...


Institute of Directors Awards Ceremony 2017

General Posted: by Applicart

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A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the North West Institute of Directors Awards 2017 last night at the Midland Hotel Manchester. The evening events were presented by the highly amusing and cheeky chap Mark Durden-Smith, well known for his appearances on the ITV show 'Im a celebrity, get me out of here' who certainly kept the crowd laughing throughout the evening. The IoD North West has over 2000 members covering Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Its members are...


Interior design trends for 2017

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After a great start to the year, we wanted to look at what the interior trends will be for 2017. We have looked at what others have said and added in our personal views. We are hoping for 2017 to be the year we really start to see concrete become popular in the domestic market.

What’s in?

Micro cement / Concrete Floor Giving a room a natural look, as well as benefits of levelling, cleanliness and protection. Not only a great look but also...