To say Venetian polished plaster exudes sheer elegance could be something of an understatement. Anything that involves artisan skill and has an endearing history will always be considered somewhat exclusive. And that certainly applies to polished plaster, an ornate style of plastering with the ability to achieve the most luxurious appeal.
Polished plaster specialists in London are few and far between, and that is no surprise, since this technique calls for the highest levels of technical aptitude, as well as exception flair and imagination. A great deal of knowledge of the application methods and materials involve are vital too if the results are going to be pristine and truly eye-catching.
When it comes to Venetian plastering, London businesses of note are quickly discovering the many benefits of this unique, high end method of transforming an interior so that it becomes something of sheer distinction. From select retail showrooms to chic hotel foyers, from sophisticated salons to trendy bars and eateries, the beauty of this finish, and the multitude of choice available, mean that it works perfectly in so many environments, especially those of an elite nature.
Venetian polished plaster also lends itself wonderfully to stylishly making over the décor of prestigious office spaces. From imposing reception areas to grand boardrooms, from welcoming communal and meeting areas to the most contemporary workspaces, it is possible that with the help of specialist experts in Venetian plastering, London offices can be totally transformed. And it is not just the visual appeal that holds all the advantages either.
Why is Venetian polished plaster so popular in commercial settings?
In commercial settings such as office spaces, Venetian plaster has become incredibly popular for an array of reasons. Here are just some of them.
Firstly, it is popular for its versatility. Office buildings may be contemporary. They may be classic, or of period style. Sympathetic décor is always of importance to maintain the theme and atmosphere of the surroundings.
The beneficial thing about polished plasters is that there are so many possibilities. From natural stone-like finishes, including of the weathered, rustic variety, to those that resemble classic polished marble or cast concrete, options abound. And then there are color choices on top of this too.
Polished plaster is suitable for the majority of flat surfaces, but some of the variants can be effectively applied to the likes of columns and other architectural features. So if there are ‘sins’ to hide, this is most certainly the product to do that for you.
Venetian polished plastering is also much sought-after in an office setting because it paves the way for integrating a company logo. Imagine the brand impact of a corporate logo adorning a polished plaster wall, panel or pillar. It will leave a lasting impression without a doubt.
Logos can be effectively embossed or recessed into Venetian polished plaster. It is a meticulous process, commanding the highest levels of specialist plastering skill as well as a keen eye for detail and the steadiest hand. But the result? Well, it is something worthy of exceptional note.
Another bespoke option that lends itself to branding is stencilling. This is a painstaking technique that has the ability to achieve something wholly individual. Polished plaster specialists work closely with the client to create an effect that is truly unique, and elegantly timeless.
Another reason that companies favour the use of polished plasters for their office décor is more of a practical one.
Venetian plasters are very durable indeed. Known as a ‘lifetime’ finish, this is a product that is well known for outliving any painted finish by several years. Cleaning is straightforward, requiring only a simple wipe with a damp cloth and mild soap. Deep scuffs, if they ever occur, can be eliminated just by rubbing with mineral wool. Dust and grime can be kept at bay by applying a wax coating every two years.
Many office interior designers opt for Venetian polished plaster in place of tiles and natural stone, especially when their brief has involved ensuring a finish that offers reduced ongoing maintenance. With no grout involved, the polished plaster never needs to be re-touched like tiles, nor is it prone to mould or discoloration, some of the less attractive traits associated with grout. In addition, because it is a lime-based plaster, it will be less susceptible to cracking and shrinking, something that often happens with cement or natural stone finishes.
Ticking the environmental responsibility box for any corporate organisation is something that Venetian polished plaster can easily do.
Polished plaster ingredients, for example glass, granite and marble, are derived from natural sources, and are free from toxins. No volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted at all. And, because the product is lime-based, it does a very good job of absorbing carbon dioxide.
The high pH lime that makes up the plaster mixture also possesses fungicidal and antibacterial properties. The product is also breathable, so if it gets splashed, or damp following humid weather, it will dry very quickly. This prevents moisture being held under the surface, so protecting the fabric of the building.
All of this also means that polished plaster is adept at regulating humidity, and at halting the growth of fungus or mould. So, a healthy environment all-round, and the option to continue the flow of the Venetian polished plaster look into the building’s bathrooms and kitchens for the ultimate in continuity.
Evoke Polished Plaster – Stunning Venetian Plastering for London Offices of Distinction
When it comes to polished plaster specialists, London business owners, building proprietors and interiors experts are able to confidently turn to Evoke Polished Plaster, long time purveyors of plastering craftsmanship.
With the knowledge, creativity and imagination required to produce creations worthy of the highest note, and the ability to help clients interpret their own ideas into reality, the artisans here at Evoke are ready to talk to you about your project, and you can rest assured that they possess the passion needed to help you create the office interior of your dreams.