8 wall coverings to add style to your rooms

9 December 2022

Although we are often more careful in the choice of materials to cover our floors and these are the ones that take the limelight for having a more continuous and constant use, wall coverings are one of the most powerful resources aesthetically speaking.

Its differentiating component gives a high level of personality and sophistication to any room to be renovated.

And the fact is that, far from the vague idea that we have that decorating a wall simply means filling it with colour, our vertical surfaces offer a range of aesthetic and decorative possibilities virtually unlimited and, almost always, unknown.

Discover from Luxury Concrete® the 8 decorative coatings that work best when it comes to creating memorable rooms. Take note of their characteristics, advantages and expert advice and choose the one that best matches your style, taste, intention and personality. Get ready to open the doors to a world of unlimited possibilities dominated by absolute exquisiteness, elegance and sophistication.

1. Tiles and porcelain stoneware: great classics of yesterday and today

Tiles and porcelain stoneware are two very traditional wall coverings. A safe bet that is a hit in home rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms, where their popularity is high due to the excellent resistance they confer against stains or moisture..

Kitchen with white tile wall cladding

These wall coverings have evolved over time, especially in terms of their shapes, textures and colours. An innovation that has made it possible to decorate in a very creative way any type of room, impregnating each of them with the most exquisite and refined atmosphere.

However, it has a drawback to be taken into account: the presence of joints in the surfaces of both, affects the accumulation of dirt between the lines of separation and, because of this, cleaning and maintenance can be tedious.

2. Wallpaper: speed without sacrificing aesthetics

Wallpaper is the ideal wall covering in the quest for speed, efficiency and modern aesthetics. It is one of the most popular choices because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply compared to other alternatives on the market.

One of the main benefits of wallpaper is that it offers a wide variety of designs and styles. Whether you prefer an understated design or an eye-catching one, the wallpaper of your dreams exists. It's also possible to customize its look, so if you have an idea in mind, you can surely find a wallpaper that suits your taste and accurately reflects your personality and intention. And the moment you get tired of it, as easy and convenient as removing it and replacing it with a new one.

The main disadvantage of wallpaper as a wall covering is that it tends to absorb moisture and, in addition, in the case of staining it is difficult to fix. However, there are some types of wallpaper, such as washable or vinyl, whose properties make it resistant to environmental humidity, scratches or stains.

3. Stone: wall cladding with its own personality

Stone is a wall covering with a very special charm and aura. The reason? Its ability to adapt and form part of any decorative style, combining perfectly with each of its atmospheres and connotations.

Modern kitchen with grey stone wall cladding

This wall covering is versatile due to the diversity of finishes it offers. It evokes the most classic decorative styles, as it is a texture that we have always known and trusted and, therefore, it transmits warmth and closeness, but at the same time, its installation in line with a more modern style, such as industrial, provides personality, character and style.

A material that also prevents humidity and the proliferation of bacteria. Highly durable and completely fireproof, allowing it to stand out from other wall coverings, thus responding to concepts that allow us to enjoy one hundred percent of each and every one of our rooms.

Experts recommend using this wall covering in a restrained way, otherwise, it could generate an overloaded atmosphere and this is the greatest enemy of contemporary decoration.

4. Brick: the essence of the authentic New York City loft

When the New York of the 40s began to experience an excessive increase in the price of rents, its citizens were forced to convert commercial premises into housing. An optimization of resources with which they would never have thought to achieve the creation of a trend that sweeps the current decoration..

Industrial style offices with brick wall cladding

And the fact is that this New York influence is still present today thanks to the installation of brick as a wall covering. An option whose decorative value is incalculable, creating diaphanous and authentic spaces. A material that confers a unique character and personality, imbuing each room with true expression and style.

Its aesthetic advantages are obvious and are capable of making each room a striking and highly attractive place. These characteristics do not leave behind its low maintenance, strength, durability, sound insulation, heat resistance and the huge range of colours available.

But, although at first glance it may seem like the wall covering of our dreams, we must consider the high cost of repair in case of damage, as well as the accumulation of moisture on their surfaces that can cause the brick to crack over time.

The industrial style wall covering par excellence

To think of brick as a wall covering is to automatically think of the industrial style. A decorative style characterized by its special feeling of spaciousness, brightness and height.

The creation of diaphanous spaces in which metal, large windows and gray tones are the main protagonists. A style that mixes the charm of the old with the elegance of the most modern.

Dominated by neutral tones that offer a warm and cozy feeling, to which a variety of grays and browns are added, the industrial style is one of the favorite choices of interior designers when what they are looking for is a surprising result, through textures that contrast with each other, but that marry by the chromatic similarity.

5. Microcement: the smart wall covering

There are many reasons why microcement is the favorite wall covering par excellence. And far from being the result of chance, the truth is that this decorative solution without joints is the most competent choice when it comes to transforming or creating a new wall.

Cozy living room with microcement wall cladding

The reasons are obvious: its unparalleled strength is a guarantee of success for a long, long time. A wall covering that will not crack or fissure despite numerous environmental and everyday factors. So strong, hard and resistant that, in fact, is the perfect ally for those walls, such as those of hotels, restaurants or shopping centers among many others, need to be equipped with superior protection.

The microcement on walls has an industrial essence but, in turn, retains a completely exquisite aesthetic. It is as resistant on the inside as it is beautiful on the outside. A material that offers a wide variety of textures, colours and finishes to evoke the most diverse decorative styles. Chameleon-like and capable of blending in with its surroundings depending on the intention pursued, thus making its design unique, distinctive and completely exclusive.

Particularly chosen for bathroom and kitchen surfaces because of the waterproof finishes it is capable of conferring, microcement as a wall covering is a super material, in every sense of the word.

Enhances the spaciousness and brightness of any room

The only wall covering capable of creating completely smooth surfaces, thanks to its application in the form of continuous mortar. Surfaces that can be seen in a single pass, without joints or interruption lines interfering with their aesthetics. Rooms dominated by a spatial continuity that makes its beauty take off to infinity. And far beyond.

The beauty without limits that is achieved due to the continuity, that which allows the rooms to be perceived as more spacious and, in turn, also more luminous. Rooms that automatically improve, that embrace you, that fill you with comfort and well-being. Spatial harmony, and in a very special way. And all with microcement.

6. Rust effect paint: when vintage is also the most current

Although it may seem far-fetched, today's interior decoration pursues the trend of making the most antique into something completely fashionable. Such is the case with rust effect paint.

Rust-effect paint wall cladding

A wall covering in full trend whose peculiarity lies in merging the newest with the old. A decorative resource whose contrast attracts all eyes, thus becoming one of the most demanded options in large businesses, but also in private homes. And not only in interior spaces: also in exteriors with the most imposing facades.

Easy, fast and with an exclusive, natural and especially durable design. As is our Oxid Metal collection. A line of paints and metallic coatings with special textures that accelerate the oxidation process for the creation of rooms with an avant-garde and industrial character. Finishes endowed with a personality elevated to the square, whose distinctive element is formed by the wear of the material.

7. Venetian plaster: a wall covering with a lot of history

Venetian plaster has become a very popular wall covering in recent years. A decorative technique that originated in Venice more than 500 years ago, it is characterized by its smooth and shiny appearance, which makes it ideal for creating a wide variety of designs and textures.

Rustic style foyer with Venetian stucco wall cladding

A most original wall covering, which imbues the room in which it is applied with extreme elegance and sophistication, thus creating true spaces worthy of any art gallery.

But, beyond its aesthetics, its distinctive feature as a wall covering is its extreme durability, hardness and resistance to moisture, making it an excellent choice in living rooms or bedrooms, but also in bathrooms and kitchens, where its coated walls reach the pinnacle of beauty.

8. Wood: wall cladding that brings warmth, harmony and balance

To talk about wood is to talk about one of the most requested wall coverings. The material that connects us directly with nature, making us feel a warm embrace that transmits confidence. The tranquility of being surrounded by what we know well, by what is close to us.

Kitchen with wall cladding in small wood details

It marvels with any other material and is perfect with all kinds of designs, elements and decorative styles, functioning, in any case, as the wall covering that, par excellence, makes the rooms it covers more welcoming.

A material that offers multiple alternatives in terms of its types, thus allowing infinite combinations of designs that respond to a multitude of tastes, styles and intentions.

Natural wood as a wall covering has only one drawback. It requires special care through specific products to prolong its brightness and resistance. However, nowadays, there are alternatives on the market with materials that imitate natural wood, cheaper and whose maintenance is not so demanding.

Luxury Concrete®: manufacture and sale of luxury wall coverings

At Luxury Concrete® we are experts in the manufacture and distribution of luxury decorative wall coverings. Materials that inspire in the personalization of rooms, providing their surfaces with distinction and sophistication.

Coatings of extreme quality whose absence of joints and creation of continuity enhance to infinity the amplitude and luminosity of each space. With our products, each surface is unique and creates an exclusive decorative style.

Absolute and total performance that resists high temperatures, abrasion and the wear and tear produced by the passage of time, without a single crack or fissure, in indoor and outdoor spaces.

The exquisiteness that fuses everything that is practical, useful and functional of the most industrial materials with priceless beauty.