The best interior cladding solutions are represented by highly aesthetic and technically advanced materials to meet the needs of residential buildings, offices or commercial premises.
Contemporary interior design focuses much of its attention on interior cladding, especially those of vertical walls. Partitions, railings, decorative elements are among the most common cladding solutions in apartments, offices or in premises for public use.
Once the furniture consisted exclusively of bookcases, sofas, tables and various accessories that make the environment more welcoming and refined. Today the attention focuses on the covering because it allows the rooms to have a minimal and refined look at the same time.
Wood, glass, bronze, copper, marble, natural stone and many other materials are suitable solutions to make attractive interiors without affecting aesthetics.
We can say that the bulk of the work for an interior designer takes place when he has to choose the interior claddings. After that, choosing the furniture is a fairly simple operation and is limited to a few elements, especially in the case of a modern minimal style.
During the design of the interiors, the architects spend a long time analyzing the covering material, and their attention is about the functionality of the materials and the customer’s needs.
It is very important for designers to evaluate the choice of suitable materials for claddings, whether it is ceramic coverings such as porcelain stoneware or stone, false stone, metal or glass or wood
Depending on the style you want to generate, we can choose materials with a modern or classic look. Their processing also has a decisive impact on aesthetics. It is important not to be influenced by the nature of the material itself. For example, a traditional material such as wood can be used to create modern furniture with a contemporary design.
Even raw materials such as natural stone or marble can create interior claddings with essential lines, just like current interior design requires.
Beyond the personal taste that can lead to the desire for an ultra modern or classic style environment, it is necessary to focus attention on the technical characteristics of the material used and which must be evaluated to meet the needs of increasingly efficient spaces.
Let’s focus on the characteristics that the materials used for interior claddings must have.
First of all we consider that the materials create atmosphere and give a specific identity to the space. But they also have other very important functions, which decisively affect the choice of designers.
When designing an interior cladding, it is necessary to evaluate some important characteristics:
Thinking about the construction or renovation of a space also requires taking into account the ecological impact it can have. Tightness and thermal insulation are essential in a modern building where it is essential to aim for constant energy savings.
At the same time we must assume that all claddings must withstand the heat to ensure safety, aesthetics or functionality.
Equally important is the possibility of optimizing time and costs by choosing materials that are easy to install and, possibly in the future, to intervene in a simple way for repairs. Obviously if the material requires little maintenance it is more advantageous. Of course, the architect must prefer materials that are easily available on the market, which can be ordered at affordable prices or in any case proportionate to the value.
The costs for a new construction or refurbishment are very high, so it is important to pay attention to these details.
When choosing the material, it is also important to consider the aesthetic needs, keep in mind the size of the space and the amount of natural light available.
We can opt for different materials and we can choose according to different aspects, such as material, color variety and texture. The aesthetic result enhanced by the work of designers and planners depends on them.
There are many solutions for interior cladding. In many cases these are only decorative elements useful for changing the aesthetics of the rooms, and moving spaces.
The reason for deciding to cover a wall or a piece of furniture is decisive for choosing the material.
Some waterproof or heat-insulating materials are more suitable for protecting the walls from moisture and infiltrations. Others, on the other hand, favor the acoustic insulation of the walls.
The reasons that push to realize a cladding are many and the choice of the material depends on them.
Interior design uses different materials for interior claddings:
Wood claddings are mostly used for flooring. In the form of solid wood panels or slats, this material is also used as a vertical cladding to give personality to the walls.
The various colors and textures in which the wood is available make this material particularly versatile.
Bronze and copper give personality to spaces and privilege a classic or ultramodern furnishings. Ideal for kitchen walls and places prone to humidity, over time they will transform, acquiring further charm.
Glass is also widely used for interior cladding. Its first prerogative, transparency, acquires greater value as it is enriched with resistance and safety thanks to high-tech industrial treatments.
High performance is also offered by natural stone or marble. Although they are eternal materials, they meet the needs of the most modern environments.
Fiber wood and concrete panels are also a valid cladding for interiors. Resistant to fire and humidity, they are a durable and safe solution.
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