The choice of coatings plays a major role in the aesthetics of a room. How to combine functionality and aesthetics during a home renovation project?

waxed concrete

In recent years, waxed concrete has become popular in the field of decorative coating. With a wide variety of textures and finishes, it can be found in many renovation projects for kitchens, bathrooms, etc. Commonly used as a floor covering, it is also used as wall cladding, dresser and countertop cladding. In a jointless installation, the waxed concrete radiates a modern and elegant design. Depending on the taste and the desired style, this material can be decorated with a matte, satin or glossy finish. A matte finish is especially preferred to give a contemporary or industrial touch. In addition to the aesthetic appearance, waxed concrete is a durable and practical coating. In addition to withstanding shocks perfectly, all you need is a sponge or mop to clean it. For those who want to carry out the renovation themselves, it is possible to obtain ready-to-use waxed concrete, as offered by Smartcret.

the wallpaper

Wallpaper is a timeless decorative covering thanks to the development of new designs. Available in different patterns and materials, it combines trend and durability. As a wall covering, it has its place in all rooms, whether in the living room, kitchen or bathroom. However, vinyl wallpaper is recommended in a humid area to prevent peeling. It is also a material that is easy to maintain, knowing that it is washable. To remove stains you only need a damp sponge. As for the style of the wallpaper, it all depends on the desired decoration. Jungle patterns in particular are among the trends of the moment, even if striped or plain papers remain decorative.


Sometimes considered old-fashioned, the mosaic is nevertheless a timeless coating. To follow the trends, all you have to do is choose a model and an installation technique that is adapted to the zeitgeist. The mosaic is installed in modern bathrooms. For example, it is perfectly suited as a decorative covering for an Italian shower. It also has its place in the kitchen, where it serves as a sideboard or simply as a decorative touch on a wall. Mosaics in black and white, colored or stone imitations, this coating exists in a wide range that can adapt to all styles of decoration.


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