If you are going to make repairs in the kitchen area, first of all, you need to choose the material for the wall covering. The most wear-resistant is classic plaster. And what kind of plaster to choose for the kitchen, what nuances to take into account and what to pay attention to - later in the article.
Decorative plaster in the kitchen: the pros and cons
Each decorative material that is applied to the walls has its own characteristics and advantages, and plaster is no exception. It is only important to remember that its characteristics and operational features differ depending on the selected type and type of base.
Decorative plaster has the following advantages:
1. The ability to apply to any coating, including drywall, concrete, wood and even iron.
2. Does not have seams and joints, as when using panels or wallpaper.
3. There is no need to level the coating, as before applying a decorative coating, since the relief gives the plaster a special appearance.
4. The material allows the walls to breathe, as a result of which it is less affected by external factors.
5. Mineral impurities in the composition prevent the development of fungus and mold, which is especially important in the kitchen.
6. The coating is one of the most durable and wear-resistant, easily withstands the peculiarities of kitchen use.
7. The plaster is easy to clean in case of contamination with grease, is not afraid of moisture.
8. Easy to repair and restore if any fragment is deformed or chipped.
Among the minuses, it is necessary to note the rather high cost of the coating, which is relatively more expensive than paint, wallpaper or tile. In addition, if the building is new, it is better not to use plaster, as the walls will shrink and it will crack. And silicate-based materials require a preliminary, high-quality primer.
Types of decorative coatings for the kitchen
In modern times, not only textured plaster in the kitchen can be used, but also various imitations of stone, concrete and other types of coatings.
Marble plaster in the kitchen
Option for walls, which is distinguished by high-quality imitation of natural marble. And all thanks to the content of particles of marble dust in the solution, which help to create patterns, streaks, waves and "veins", as on natural plates. They can have small or vice versa, larger veins, glossy or matte texture.
We offer options such as Veneziano Style, Stucco Art, Murano and more.
Decorative coating for concrete
This option looks great in rooms, the interior of which is made in the styles of loft, hi-tech, techno, minimalism and others. It is a mortar that mimics the natural texture of concrete with a raw, stylish finish.
Concrete-like plasters have different textures and colors, they can be homogeneous or vice versa, contain smears of different colors, rust stains and metallic sheen.
Such coatings include Travertino Style, Toscana, Castello and others.
Silk plaster in the kitchen
In their composition, such solutions have fragments of mother-of-pearl, which provides a rich, original shine and texture similar to velvet. As a result, after application, the walls look as if they were covered with a fabric that has a wet, glossy sheen. The silk blend is versatile and can suit any interior design - from classic to hi-tech.
We offer several options for silk solutions in the form of Mirage, Illusion, Illusion Fantasy and others.
This category includes textured coatings that have an original texture, suitable for classic or loft design. The bark beetle in the kitchen is a common option, which contains in its composition a specialized crumb of minerals, which, after application, allows you to create original furrows characteristic of a tree eaten by beetles.
Another option is a lamb in the kitchen. Unlike the previous type, it does not create furrows, but curls that visually resemble lamb's wool. Well suited for walls that do not touch plates and work equipment.
Stone look finish
Decorative coating that imitates natural stone is great for a classic interior and minimalism. With its appearance, it imitates the relief of stones, for example, shell rock turned by waves and not only. The composition contains lime particles, which give porosity and irregularities after application.
These options include our plasters Travertino Style, Grotto, Toscana, Art Stone and others.
Decorative plaster on the apron: selection rules
The apron in the kitchen is an area that most often encounters moisture, grease and other nuances, which is why it will need a special kind of coating.
It must also be remembered that no matter what kind of plaster is used for application in the apron area, it will need additional protection. To avoid problems with grease stains, Varnish Protect 2K is a two-component varnish that blocks the penetration of particles into the wall texture and is available in matte and glossy versions.
A kitchen with decorative plaster on the apron should not have a special relief and texture, since it will be quite difficult to wash dirt and stains from a rough surface. In addition, you need to understand that this particular place will need thorough cleaning on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we recommend paying attention to coatings from the facade category. They are easy to clean, have a pleasant texture, breathe, and also easily tolerate high humidity. Among these are Palazzo, Coliseum, Castello Fine.
To finish the walls in the kitchen with decorative plaster in the apron area, you can use coatings based on lime particles. Due to the naturalness of the base, it is quite durable, simple, easy to clean as a result of pollution, and also environmentally friendly and non-toxic. We recommend Veneziano Style, Travertino Style, Toscana, Grotto, Marmorino Style and others.
Acrylic decorative plasters in the interior of the kitchen are also popular. They contain resins in their composition, after application they have a smooth, even surface, which can be easily cleaned and washed with popular means. In addition, it is resistant to moisture, non-toxic, dries quickly and easily, does not require pre-priming the wall. Among these are Tesoro, Murano, Riviera.
The most effective option for an apron is a quartz coating, represented by our material called Elfloor. This category of goods is also called microcement or microconcrete. It combines quartz sand and a polyurethane-based lacquer, resulting in a smooth, uniform finish that can withstand moderate levels of wear.
Important! Remember that no matter what decorative coating you choose for the apron area, you must use protective varnishes that will help them not lose their properties and features.
If you have any questions or need help in choosing plaster in the kitchen - contact us! We will select the most optimal option that will serve you for a long time without losing its original properties and appearance.