The architectural market has gained a lot of variety when it comes to wall, floor or exterior cladding. Especially in recent times. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the characteristics of the space to be covered. For this reason, because of the number of preferences from which we will have to choose, today we will take a look to help you make the right decision. This guide will help you to differentiate between the different materials.
We will start with one of the materials that has rejuvenated the market. PVC is being talked about a lot in the shops. Polyvinyl chloride was a revolution a few years ago, becoming almost an unstoppable trend. Its structure is derived from a versatile but tough plastic. Among its advantages, it is water resistant, which makes it functional for outdoor use. The number of possible finishes adds a certain aesthetic value that should always be taken into account.
Porcelain tile is another component that has gained some ground in recent times. It is a kind of ceramic, made of clay. It is recommended for use in places that may be subject to knocks or scratches, as it is resistant to this type of roughness. Moreover, due to the absence of pores on its surface, it is easy to clean, as neither liquids nor rubbish can get inside. At the same time, moisture is quickly absorbed.
Going a bit more classical, plastering always appears as a cheap and durable option. The traditional concept known as “plaster and paint” is perhaps the most widely used in history. It is so easy to install that it can even be done at home. At the same time, it can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
Another possibility, which is quite typical for family houses, is to clad with wood. Wood can be natural or imitations, which are usually cheaper. It is a material that in addition to adding a homely design to the aesthetics of your interior, it also warms the temperature of the space, as it does not transport cold. It can be used in a rustic or thin manner, which enlarges the parameter for its installation. The large number of different woods and shades on offer also helps demand. The only problem is perhaps the maintenance required. Every now and then it has to be renewed or its performance has to be maintained.
But if we have to talk about a particular ingredient, which has forever reshaped the way these types of work are carried out, it is microcement. A compound made by mixing certain additives, resins and pigments, which balance its consistency so that it can be used in any type of space. From interiors to exteriors, from vertical to horizontal surfaces. The great adherence it has, allows this type of laying. The thinness with which the cladding must be applied favours the speed of adaptation. It can also be laid on top of any other irregular surface. This is clearly an avant-garde invention. The continuity of its entirety makes it very versatile. Thanks to this quality, it is very easy to clean as there are no spaces for debris or rubbish to hide that may appear in the area. The lack of cracks or joints helps to establish a place free of germs and bacteria. As for exteriors, its impact-resistant and durable nature makes it recommended for terraces and patios. It also combats humidity and has begun to be used in swimming pools.
If the aesthetic aspect of microcement is to be debated, it is another favourable characteristic that makes it a favourite among specialists. In addition to the fact that its application is very simple, each one is unique. There will never be two identical microcomentos, as it is physically impossible. The end result is what matters most and each design that is taken forward is a perfect balance between efficiency and finesse. It seems impossible to find fault with the conglomeration of this material. From any point of view, wherever you look at it, it closes on all sides. That is why there is no other that is dominating the market in such a way. From its functional qualities to the minimalist and modernist character of its finish, everything responds to a futuristic mandate of what a cladding should be.