While the concept of using concrete inside certainly isn’t new, it’s certainly a trend that is on the rise. From floors and walls to bench tops and even lights and accessories, the use of concrete is no longer just the domain of external applications!
Concrete can add an urban edge to your home. The possibilities for creative expression using concrete inside are seemingly endless.
Concrete floors create a smooth, dust free and easy to maintain surface. Polished concrete floors are a thing of beauty, however you must consider the hardness both actually and visually, Consider in living areas to use a rug to soften this.
Perhaps the grey colour of concrete is not to your taste. Well don’t despair. There are a myriad of surface treatments that can be applied to concrete floors, the most popular of which is an epoxy coating. Epoxy resin is a clear or coloured coat which when applied to concrete can also increase the wearability of your floor.
Pre-cast concrete panels fixed to your walls can have a smooth face, exposed aggregate, be coloured, textured, or even three dimensional to create depth and visual interest.
Concrete panels are an innovative and creative way to dress up a wall. With the combination of concrete walls and timber, a room can at once take on an almost masculine sophistication.
Polished concrete benchtops, whether used in the kitchen or bathroom, are durable, minimal and elegant in their sleek beauty. The advantage of concrete benchtops over natural stone or similar is that it is completely customizable.
Concrete benchtops are able to moulded or sculpted into different forms, coloured and textured . Concrete benchtops look incredible and are an instant style update.
Concrete furniture is growing in popularity, but is perhaps viewed as a little cold and bleak rather than industrial chic. Whilst it may be uncomfortable and impractical to use, it certainly makes for a quirky art piece and most definitely provides a talking point!
A less obtrusive addition of concrete to your home is light perhaps. There are an abundance of these flooding the market at the moment, spearheaded perhaps by the Designers favourite Designer, Benjamin Hubert. His decadent creation of beautiful slip cast thin walled concrete lights, will light up your life.
From pot plants and kitchen bowls to i-phone covers (yes!) concrete has well and truly weaved its way through use in each and every interior décor products imaginable, and perhaps a great way to start your flirtation with this amazing product.