Innovative materials that are turning interior design upside down

Posted by October 5th, 2018

The interior design is increasingly in tune with the trends that promote sustainability, environmental impact and reuse. Specialists in architecture and interior are always looking for alternatives to create innovative spaces.

Interior design is a process that has to nourish ideas and concepts that contribute to recreate beautiful, efficient and pleasant environments. Therefore, it is necessary to have advanced materials, such as the ones that we will show you below.

Microcement

Microcement is a coating based on cement and quartz with a low thickness colour (1 to 2 mm). It has a soft and fine finish, which makes it ideal for modern and minimalist environments. It is suitable for different kinds of surfaces on all types of firm surfaces. It can be applied on floors, walls, stairs, furniture and others, both indoors and outdoors. It does not need joints, therefore, seamless can be achieved and can be combined with other materials such as wood, ceramics, etc.

One of the great advantages of micro concrete is that it can be applied on existing coatings such as ceramics, mosaics, marbles and tiles. It allows, in a very short time, to renew the surfaces without having to suffer the disorders, dirt, and cost of the traditional renorations.

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Stabilized moss

Coming from northern Europe, the Stellaris Cladonia species is a very special moss that can be used for acoustic interior panels that do not require maintenance, light or water. It has a variety of colours and can be used in various ways to incorporate elements of vegetation to any structure.

To achieve the desired effect, the moss undergoes a process of modification after its collection. The internal sap it contains is replaced by a biodegradable substance that is very similar to sugar. This allows the plants to stay fresh, look beautiful and do not require any care.

Bakelite

This material has been named this way, but it is superimposed sheets of Kraft paper that have been compressed by pressure and heat. During its manufacture, this product is injected with a phenolic resin to give it a compact nature. The result is an element with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.

These qualities allow it to have various applications within the interior architecture, such as panels, switchboards, insulating parts and much more. It is a material that has a thickness between 0.3 – 80 mm, a density of 1.3-1.4 g / cm3 and a resistance perpendicular to the tension of 300 M Pa.

Alucore

Out of the aerospace industry, this material represents two layers of fiberglass that cover a honeycomb structure made of aluminum. Among its characteristics we find lightness, rigidity, the ability to dampen vibrations, great environmental resistance, can be easily manipulated with common tools and is very versatile for architecture and design.

As an element to be used in interior design applications, it can be used in balconies, internal ceilings, roof coverings, façade cladding, portals, canopies and much more. It also includes an extensive range of metallic colours that can be customized depending on the work.