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Cementitious coating is an incredible option for those looking for versatility in the environment. Perhaps, this is one of the most adaptable decorative pieces on the market, combining external, internal and even corporate spaces. In fact, that’s why this type of coating is on the rise in the market and, of course, it became a topic here at Tua Casa. We have separated some specific tips that will explain how this coating can be used and transform some environments in your home or office.
Anyone who has not seen the result of the cementitious coating will be surprised, now those who have seen it will definitely want to renovate it to take advantage of the advantages and elegance it provides. Therefore, in this article you will know:
- – How is the cementitious coating;
- – Which environment can be installed;
- – Care and maintenance;
- – The advantages of this type of products and other fundamental tips to make any environment amazing!
20 tips for those who want to bet on cementitious coating
Here are the main tips on cementitious coating. We listened to the three main companies in Brazil that make this type of coating. Check out:
1. Versatility of cementitious coating
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The cementitious coating has incredible versatility. The product can be used to compose internal and external environments, without altering, including the decoration of these spaces. Cement combines a lot with different decorative elements. It’s simplicity and elegance united.
2. Coating resistance
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Cement cladding has another feature that any client, architect or decorator likes: resistance. A product now needs to meet several requirements to gain space and differentiate itself from competitors, and the cementitious coating brings this. For example, it is possible to apply the cementitious coating in outdoor areas, such as those paths for pedestrians and even cars. After all, the base of the coating is concrete and there is no expiration date or useful life for the material.
3. Product durability
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Cement lacquer is durable no matter where it is applied. When the product is installed correctly and maintained as indicated by the manufacturer, it lasts longer, resists longer even over time.
4. Rustic feel
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The cementitious coating has another nice feature, the rustic touch. Today, manufacturers such as Solarium , Palazzo and
Castelatto offer numerous models, including some pieces that have a woody finish, as in the photo above, even though they are still made of cement. Products of this type do not use real wood, therefore, they no longer deforest forests, but offer a perfect and identical result to the material.
5. Visual effect
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It’s impossible not to mention the coating without mentioning the visual effect. 3D is gaining more and more space in the decoration and combines modernity with simplicity. Architect Carol Caruso gives a special tip for those who are going to bet on relief. “These models that imitate stones bring a more natural look to the decoration and do not require the use of grouts”.
6. Outdoor areas
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You can cover outdoor environments with cement coating, and this is another tip from Carol. “Models that imitate exposed bricks, for example, are very suitable for areas with barbecue grills, giving a more colonial feel. There are several other models that match outdoor environments”.
7. Internal areas
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Rooms , libraries, corridors and other internal areas of the house can also receive the coating, which can be 3D or not. The choice varies depending on the client’s taste and the harmony of the space, for example, you can’t insert the visual effect in a narrow corrector.
8. Installation precautions
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When purchasing the product, remember that you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Usually, companies that make the cementitious coating carry out the application procedure. For the result to be perfect, knowledge, techniques and instruments are needed. It is worth remembering that the coating needs some ideal conditions for its application, such as cleaning the place, absence of moisture and regular foundation.
In the case of installation on the floor, care is another matter, according to Ana Cristina Souza de Gomes, architect and president of Solarium Revestimentos. “When the application is on the floor, the subfloor must be well executed and well leveled. Remember that when the area is large, there are expansion joints. When the floor is light colored, white cement is recommended”, he explains.
9. Care after installation
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After installation of the coating, cleaning is only possible after 72 hours after grouting. Over time, maintenance must be punctual, especially in the case of outdoor areas that need waterproofing. According to Felipe Pellin, manager of Palazzo Revestimentos, there is a deadline for the coating to maintain its protection and not damage it. “In the case of the use of cementitious coating on floors close to swimming pools, we recommend reapplying the sealer every 12 or 24 months”, he explains. Usually, the manufacturer sends cleaning instructions.
10. Maintenance and cleaning
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Maintenance and cleaning of the cementitious coating is simple. Pellin indicates the use of neutral detergents, without color, so that the appearance of the product is maintained.
Special attention to the floor. Ana Cristina, from Solarium Revestimentos, recalls that taking care of this location of the coating is essential for its durability. “In principle, the floor must be protected with resin, acrylic or polyurethane, as needed. For maintenance, wash with a high pressure washer in the fan option – when placed outdoors and with neutral soap. When used indoors, use only a damp cloth and mild soap. It is recommended, to facilitate maintenance, to pass colorless liquid wax from time to time, on average every 4 months”, teaches the professional.
11. Maintenance costs
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Cleaning is something simple, being indicated only the use of specific products for cement and a damp cloth to remove dirt. Thus, it can be said that there are no high costs to keep the product always new.
12. General care
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Every product needs some specific care, after all its durability is totally related to these specific preventions. The cementitious coating is porous and direct contact with grease or even water can cause stains and even compromise the quality of the coating at that particular point (it is worth remembering that the outer coating gains more protection).
Another highlighted point about care with the coating, in the case of the floor, is indicated by Ana Cristina, from Solarium. “Like any other floor or object, durability depends a lot on care. Of course, for example, dragging furniture over a floor will end up causing scratches. But the most important precaution is never to use aggressive cleaning products”, he explains.
13. 3D cementitious coating on the wall
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The cementitious coating gained space precisely because of the 3D. The big secret of this type of product is, in addition to the coating itself, the use of lights to create shadow and light effects, which are called volumetric effects. Fernanda Vaskevicius , representative of Castelatto Revestimentos, explains that this detail is what makes all the difference compared to simple coating. “The light and shadow movement effects of the panels are what differentiate the volumetric coating from the simpler ones”.
Felipe Pellin, manager of Palazzo, adds that, in addition to lighting, the 3D cementitious coating “is a material that accepts painting, which allows the customer to finish it with a specific color they want”, he says.
14. Unembossed wall decoration
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Despite the success of the 3D cementitious coating, there are also beautiful unembossed designs. Geometries are applied and installed in different areas, from the room environment to the outside of the house, such as the wall.
15. Increments in cementitious coating
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The cementitious coating itself becomes a decoration, and this varies a little depending on the environment where it is installed. Decorators usually make specific combinations with this type of material, however, depending on the format or finish, the ideal is to let the wall itself draw attention without any other decoration.
16. Where not to use the coating
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Cementitious coating can be used in all environments, but some are not so suitable due to factors such as recurrent humidity and lack of sunlight. Fernanda Vaskevicius , representative of Castelatto Revestimentos, recalls that regions such as bathrooms, for example, do not reinforce the best of the product. “Wettable areas accept the pieces perfectly, but wet areas such as the inside of the box, for example, have a high level of humidity and little sunlight, making the location not the most suitable for the pieces”, he explains.
17. Casting with cement coating
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Cement coating allows for personalized molding, which leaves each room in a different way, always considering the architect’s project and the client’s taste. You can find various shapes, designs and geometries.
18. Permeable floors
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Cement coating gains new adaptations. Technology has led to the creation of other products with outstanding qualities, such as the permeable flooring by Castelatto Revestimentos. The company created the Ekko Plus line, which has technology that provides high performance of the pieces in environments that need good soil preservation. Fernanda explains that the water penetrates the pieces at a rate that prevents the formation of puddles, intelligently distributing the drops over the ground. “This technology makes Ekko Plus floors perfect for paths in gardens, garages and other outdoor areas where the project includes soil preservation and permeability”, he summarizes.
19. Cementitious coating is athermic
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Another important feature of the cementitious coating is that it is athermic, where heat does not circulate. The use of cement allows for a certain freshness in the environment, according to the architect Ana Cristina de Souza Gomes, president of Solarium Revestimentos. “The first advantage of cement is that it is refractory, not heating in the sun”.
20. Polished, smooth or non-slip
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It is possible to choose the finish of the coating, especially in the case of the floor. The product can be found with a polished, smooth or even non-slip appearance, very suitable for outdoor areas such as a garage, leisure area and gourmet area.
30 amazing projects with cementitious coatings
Here we have another 30 projects that use cementitious coating. You will see how using it in your project can result in a fantastic idea, as it matches all types of decor and takes everyone’s breath away.
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The details of the cementitious coating of this project are charming and prove how easily the material can be molded according to each project.
2. Cobogó Luna
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This type of coating is worked with other elements, such as lighting, something essential to give the final touch to the decoration’s look.
3. Colonna Grezzo
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This type of cementitious finish completed the project worked on in the classic. By the way, it’s worth checking out the other decorative items in the same style that make up the room’s decoration.
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This more modern tone of the flooring is the result of a combination of elements that complete the decoration. Note that the combination with white and gray gives a more futuristic result.
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Wall decoration is a fundamental element when you want to separate the rooms without closing them, as in the photo above. The coating is responsible for determining the area of the dining room.
6. Ecobrick Stone
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Stone finishing is not always suitable for kitchens, but there are always exceptions, as in the project above. The cement is once again in perfect harmony with the other elements!
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Cementitious cladding does not need to be fully explored on a wall. As a simple and decorative element, we can see the result in the photo above.
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The cement finish on the outside of the house always looks good, regardless of material and color. The darker tone brings elegance to the outdoors!
9. Artemis Mosaic
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White is a neutral color, almost always the most sought after by architects, decorators and clients. Color allows for a greater combination.
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Cement can also be used as a floor and the result is amazing, beautiful as on the wall. Some precautions are essential for the durability of the material that is in this position. Therefore, always pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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The frame and other brighter colors in the room combine perfectly with the white cementitious coating, the key color that allows playing with other shades.
12. Solo Levigate
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Cement can also be used for the outdoor area near the pool. In addition to being beautiful, there are some products on the market that suck the water around and distribute it in the coating, thus preventing the formation of puddles, for example.
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Corner cladding shows once again that cement does not need to be used completely on a single wall. In addition, the material “conversations” with several other colors.
14. Terraviva Compac and Cobogó Luna
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The outdoor areas are increasingly gaining decorative elements with strength and durability. The project above also features the cementitious coating!
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The volumetric cementitious finish is used to elegantly make room separation. The result impresses anyone, leaving the room more charming. Oh, and note the combination of the cladding design with the shapes of the coffee table, a real charm!
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For those who like darker, grayish tones, the coating is perfect. The result of the project is a room with more sober and urban elements, a very metropolitan touch.
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For those who like bolder shapes, the design above is a real invitation. Details for combining with gilded decorative pieces.
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Some stores are also betting on this type of coating to make the environment modern and cozy at the same time. This project, for example, was carried out in São Paulo!
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The neutral tone always gives the charm, even more when there is a combination with these lighter colors and the cementitious coating.
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The coating can also be used in the office. Projects in professional environments can be worked on according to the performance of each client.
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The white wall design contrasts with the colors of the books and fruit. The result is amazing and inspiring.
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The dark gray is reinforced with the darker cementitious coating, like the one used in the musical environment.
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This project plays with two types of coverings: the more woody, which appears on the left side of the photo, and the other side with white, always neutral.
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The white of the coating gives permission for the strongest use to stand out. The game of colors used, including the most neutral elements, gave a perfect result in the decoration project.
25. Gray Diamond
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The play of light and wall effects make the room an ideal space to relax and read. In fact, lighting is a key part in projects with volumetric cementitious materials.
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The coating can be installed in areas close to the pool, as long as a product is applied to aid in the durability of the floor.
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The different designs and the variety of colors on the wall give the room a charm. The environment is harmonized with neutral pieces and other more colorful ones, such as the chair’s structure.
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The result of the cementitious coating that looks like wood or steel, in this case, is incredible. Rooms like these gain another look with this look with a light rustic touch.
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Different shades in the coating itself gave a charm to the work environment, dispensing with other decorative elements normally used in office walls.
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Cementitious cladding is normally sold by m² and the value can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. On average, the value starts at R$80 and can reach R$600 reais, depending a lot on the project and other services that may be involved.
Cementitious coating really transforms the environment, and anyone looking to innovate can bet – no fear! –
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