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Quality and value plaster – thinking about whole life costs

Italian or polished plaster wall finishes offer an original decorative option for your home, but how do costs compare with obvious choices such as wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles? Coverage rates costs will vary depending on choice of material, but for comparison, professional supply and apply of polished plaster can be as low as £65.00/m2. The price should be considered over ...

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Going green – environmental product selection and use of recycled material

Italian or polished plaster wall finishes offer an original decorative option for your home, but is it a ‘green’ choice? What do you know about your environmental product selection? Proving incredibly durable and hardwearing, a hand-applied polished plaster wall finish is effectively compressed reconstituted stone – with some quality recipes including up to 60% recycled marble. The coloured marble used is o ...

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On site – getting the plaster project right!

Italian or polished plaster wall finishes offer an original decorative option for your home, but how do you ensure the perfect result? When working with application specialist, seek out testimonials or examples of previous work. This can be a good investment in your time to ensure a quality finished result. Substrate preparation is absolutely essential to the success of the plaster finish. Any bumps, flares ...

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Design considerations using polished plaster in swimming pools and wet areas

The specification of decorative finishes for high humidity or wet areas (such as swimming pools, spas and bathrooms) can be a challenge. Polished plaster can provide a perfect choice for demanding interiors which require a high-end aesthetic. Natural mineral finishes are breathable and provide excellent resistance to mould, fungal or algal growth. Polished plaster can be used to great effect in wet areas to ...

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Polished plaster as modular panels for speed and impact

Polished or Italian plaster wall finishes are traditionally installed seamlessly – directly to the wall substrate. Modern application methods allow the finishes to be pre-applied onto modular panels and wall mounted. These finished panels can then create integrated systems or design statement single artwork pieces. The panels can be hung and removed as required, with no specialist installation necessary. A ...

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Polished plaster: Should you work with an architect or an interior designer?

If you’re looking for an original decorative option for your home, beyond the obvious choices of wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles, then you may want to consider Italian plaster wall finishes. But how do you go about pricing and ordering (or ‘specifying’) the finish? The huge variety of finishes and design considerations available with polished plaster finishes can be initiall ...

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Paint, wallpaper or polished plaster

If you’re looking for an original decorative option for your home, beyond the obvious choices of wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles, consider polished plaster wall finishes. But how do they compare? Specialist Application The principal difference is the requirement for a specialist decorator to apply polished plaster. The skilled requirements of the material application are suc ...

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