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  1. 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 while on floors and walls, however, we are starting to see more creativity and this being incorporated into the design of the actual furniture.

    Img from mikewye.co.uk

    Besides the great natural look, using Polished Plaster has many benefits over alternatives including its waterproofing, antibacterial, and environmentally friendly nature. It can also be used on difficult surfaces due to its flexibility. These all come in useful within a bathroom.

    Img from MARGOT HOUSE BARCELONA by petite passport

    The shower area above shows all of these great features of Polished Plaster. The flowing lines are a great look. You create a great natural feel, within a room full of modern amenities. The shelving parts of the wall make the room look solid and high quality. This look can be easily created by using applicArts Micro Cement or Marmorino Naturale application.

    Living areas

    Img from rupertbevan.com

    As Polished Plaster becomes more popular, how it is applied will continually evolve. We love this use of geometric shapes to create a tiled look. As well as looking great in this living area, we also think it would look great in both kitchens and bathrooms.

    Img from Decorex.com

    Another new style is having two contrasting Polished Plaster effects alongside each other. Whether this be used in stripes or different sections it can give off a unique contemporary look. We love the example above used in a hallway, and it looks great with the shine on the flooring. You can get both of these looks from Stucco Da Vinci or Stucco Antico Polished Plaster

    Kitchen

    Img from thesefourwallsblog.com

    One of the best places to use Polished Plaster is in the kitchen as you can make use of all of its benefits. We love it in these kitchen splash backs as they not only look great but are also very easy to clean like a tile. Being a well-used area you also have the added extra of it being easy to repair if you ever get any problems not having to replace large sections of a wall/floor.

     

    Img from Custommade.com

    Now to our favourite example. We have seen and taken inspiration from this fabulous kitchen worktop, which looks fantastic with the rustic wood compliments. We see Polished Plaster used a lot with darker wood colours as it gives a modern/natural look. This effect can be achieved with our Marmorino Pasta Media application or Micro Cement.

    If you have taken any inspiration from this blog, get in touch now to find out how we can help transform your home this summer. Alternatively, if you just want to get a better idea of our work why not arrange a visit to one of our showrooms.

     

    Image Sources

    mikewye.co.uk

    (MARGOT HOUSE BARCELONA by petite passport)

    rupertbevan.com

    Decorex.com

    Thesefourwallsblog.com

    Custommade.com

  2. Why choose Venetian Polished Plaster?

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    If you are unfamiliar with polished plaster, it’s a durable, versatile way of re-designing your home for a relatively low cost. There are many options you can go for when thinking about interior redesigns but for the price, quality and overall aesthetics polished plaster comes on top.

    So what are the benefits of polished plaster?

    Venetian polished plaster has been around for many years and it always looks great. Although it is different to a painted finish, Venetian plaster is a smooth surface making it easy to modify. With little preparation you can easily make a touch-up or give a room a facelift, to retain a fresh appearance in your home.

    Unlike painted materials, Venetian polished plaster can be safely used on tiles, wood, bricks, cement boards and drywall its all down to the quality of the substrate. It is also the easiest wall treatment to use on difficult obstacles like archways and edges. This makes it a great material to use in feature rooms, kitchens and pool rooms.

    The way it looks

    At applicArt we have 17 different types of polished plaster, all coming in various colours, shades and textures. Polished plaster looks amazing and gives the effect of a high priced, luxury wall or floor.

    To go along with all of the features and great aesthetics, Venetian plaster is environmentally friendly. All of the ingredients are natural and non-toxic. The lime that is in the mixture has a naturally high PH value, this means it acts as an antibacterial surface, which hinders the chance of fungus or mould making polished plaster walls great for kitchens, bathrooms and pool/spa areas.

    Polished plaster examples

    We have some more great examples on our gallery and products page.

    At applicArt our artisan international applicators have been creating bespoke wall finishes since for many years, using the highest quality tools and marble polished plaster products possible. We pride ourselves in perfection and it shows in our great work.

    If you want to know more about our Venetian polished plaster or would like to enquire on price and availability you can contact our customer service team today.