Unleashing Creative Possibilities: Microcement and Concrete Art Decorative Walls
In the world of interior design, decorative walls have become a captivating way to express creativity and add unique flair to any space. Among the emerging trends, microcement and concrete art decorative walls have taken the design world by storm. With their versatility, durability, and stunning aesthetic appeal, these innovative materials offer endless possibilities for transforming ordinary walls into works of art. In this post, we will explore the fascinating world of microcement and concrete art decorative walls, delving into their characteristics, application techniques, and the artistic potential they bring to interior spaces.
Microcement: The Epitome of Versatility: Microcement is a modern material known for its versatility and adaptability. It is a thin layer of cement-based coating that can be applied seamlessly to various surfaces, including walls, floors, and even furniture. With microcement, you can achieve a sleek, minimalist look or create textured effects that add depth and visual interest to your walls. It is available in a wide range of colors, allowing for endless design possibilities to suit any style, whether it's contemporary, industrial, or even rustic charm.
Concrete Art: From Raw to Refined: Concrete Art takes the inherent beauty of concrete and elevates it to a new level of refinement. With its raw, industrial aesthetic, concrete has emerged as a popular choice for contemporary interior design. Concrete art decorative walls bring an element of elegance and sophistication to this rugged material, creating a juxtaposition that is both striking and visually captivating. From smooth polished surfaces to artistic imprints and intricate patterns, concrete art offers a world of creative expression for those seeking a unique and modern statement.
Durability and Longevity: Both microcement and Concrete Art decorative walls are renowned for their exceptional durability and longevity. Their robust nature makes them resistant to wear and tear, making them ideal for high-traffic areas in residential and commercial spaces alike. Whether it's the daily hustle and bustle of a busy household or the demands of a bustling office, these materials are designed to withstand the test of time, retaining their beauty and structural integrity for years to come.
JOIN THE ARTFUSION EVENT! MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Ande Crenshaw, a 22 year veteran in the Decorative Arts, will teach a class on San Marco Continuo Micro Cement as well as Concrete Art. In this class, students will get their hands on a few new and beautiful mediums by San Marco. We will specifically focus on Continuo Micro Cement and Concrete Art, creating sample boards for your sales presentations. There are multiple applications available to installers (including floors, walls and countertops), making these durable and multi-use plasters easy to sell in many ways. These plasters can be troweled and finished in many ways to achieve modern or antiqued effects. Students will have the opportunity to also view other products and samples from San Marco during the class, thus adding to your knowledge and offerings as a finisher.
Tools Required by students: Professional finishers trowel, wiping cloths. If desired, wood graining tool or other concrete affect tool you are familiar with and would like to try on your sample boards.
Products used in class:
Ande is representing The Decora Company. U.S. distributor of San Marco products. San Marco is the parent company of Novacolor.
CONTINUO Decor is a two-component epoxy cement system. The decorative layer is a spreadable paste that can be used for coating horizontal and vertical surfaces. It can be tinted to a wide variety of colors. Continuo allows for different decorative effects to be achieved, from the flat-and-uniform monolithic to two-tone and textured.
CONCRETE ART is an internal or external acrylic siloxane decorative coating that enables the decorator to obtain surfaces with strong characteristics typical of "fair-face" concrete. Various application methods enable the applicator to obtain effects ranging from the uniform minimalist to highly antiqued or worn.
The acrylic binder, associated with the siloxane component, ensures CONCRETE ART has a high surface hardness, good breathability and resistance to rain water.
Wall finish effects of CONCRET_ART include:
"Washout", "formwork", "smoothed" and other contemporary styles of interior design