Tag Archive: outdoor

  1. Getting the Summer Look

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    As the clocks go forward and the days get longer we like to look ahead and see what we can do in and around our houses to make them fit for summer. We have some great examples of how our products have been used in both exterior and interior areas to get you excited for the summer months

    A very popular product we have is Micro Concrete, this is due to the aesthetic appeal and versatility. Its strong feel means it can be used in high traffic areas like corridors and courtyards.

    As you can see in the example above it is being used as an entrance to a building, this shows its long-lasting durability. Micro Concrete is one of our natural looking products fitting well in outdoor areas and contrasting indoor themes.

    Another one of our ‘Micro’ range is Micro Stone, it comes in many colours and is suitable to use on floors, walls, worktops and wet areas. This is again a very versatile product and as you can see above has been used to create this stunning ‘floating’ staircase.

    Sticking to the natural theme, another one of our products that can be used both internally and externally is Marmorino Venezia Beton. This product is based on Marmorino plaster used centuries ago in palaces and villas. We offer a modern version of this which uses the ancient formulas alongside modern technologies. As you can see this is another one of our products that gives the ‘concrete look’ that can look great both indoor and outdoor.

    On the other side of the spectrum we have DeCòrten Rust, this product gives off the rusted look. DeCòrten is a metallic paint that gives off the unique finish and again can be used in both interior and exterior areas. In the past, we have seen this product used on signs, worktops, doors and more.

    If you want to find out more about any of the products mentioned visit our product page here. If you want to inquire about how we can help you achieve any of the looks above, you can get in touch on our contact page.

  2. Can I Get Polished Plaster in Exterior Areas?

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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 looks of an aged rusted surface. DeCòrten is a metallic paint that creates the “Corten steel” effect. It looks great on signage and entrances. In the past, we have done this on restaurants and shops to give an aged effect. It looks great and becomes a standout piece in any room.

    Marmorino Pasta Media

    On the other end of the spectrum to DeCorten is Marmorino Pasta Media. This product is created by a mixture of selected dusts and marble grits to give off a colourful patterned look. It looks great and although uses traditional methods you get a modern look.

    Marmorino Venezia Travertino

    Marmorino Venezia Travertino comes in many colours and as you can see in the image above can have metallic tones. Colours can be mixed with this product meaning you can give off a natural stone look and with a simple change have a glossy metallic shine.

    Micro Cement

    The most versatile of our products, Micro Cement is very strong and can be used in high-traffic areas like walkways, stairs, and courtyards. It has Cement in the name but is much stronger as it has a polyurethane layer making it resistant to scratches, slipping and staining.

     

    The benefits of using Polished Plaster in exterior areas

    As you can see all of these products have their unique looks and can be used in different situations in both commercial and residential properties.

    Not all of the benefits include the looks. When dry, Polished Plaster and Micro Cement become hard like rock making it very strong against outdoor elements. It also has good moisture resistance and it is resistant to moulds due to it being naturally antibacterial.

    An outdoor area (Especially in the UK) will become exposed to water. Our Polished Plaster products have sufficient water repellence giving you the peace of mind that your wall/floor will always look great.

     

    If you like the idea of polished plaster on your exteriors, contact us and we can get in touch with how we can help.