Relish in the Plaster Renaissance with A.J. Ceilings
Plaster ceiling panels were the favored material for both walls and for ceilings up until the 1950s. Builders, designers and home owners preferred plaster because of the look and feel of the plastered finish: smooth or with pleasing texturing effects. In classic homes of the past, textured plastering was highly sought after. Indeed, it is supposed that plaster has been popular since at least since Roman times and even before that.
Plaster however was less popular from the 1960s onwards, which was a time when other materials with a similar look and feel were invented, requiring less skill to apply and prepare. Plaster was also considered hazardous as it used to be prepared, which is why it fell out of favour with the average home owner or builder.
However, modern plaster combines the best of features of old and new: with modern plaster ceiling Panels in Melbourne, you can have all the tasteful effects of the textured and smooth plaster of yore, but with all the safety of modern technology. You can decorate safely with plaster ceiling panels in Melbourne!
Plaster has experienced a renaissance in recent years, as people tire of the plainness of ‘modern’ design, which favours streamlined, efficient looks, and frowns at decorative patterns. Those seeking the quiet elegance and grace of old-world plaster ceilings, however, are turning to plaster and appreciating a little bit of decoration and flair in their lives!
All the austerity of modernism could not be a substitute for good taste and the pleasures that come from decoration. There are also lots of other advantages to plaster that other people can’t ignore.
Plaster is easy to work with. It can be worked into a range of different textures and patterns to suit your taste and the design of your indoor décor. Plaster can have a very smooth finish or a rich texture depending on your desires.
Part of the benefit of this workability means that plaster can be moulded into many different decorative shapes, both simple and complex. The intricate plasterwork in France’s famous louvre museum is testament to this! After the plaster has dried, the shape hardens more as it ages, meaning that it is more durable for ceilings, while also being easy to work with.
Plaster is, despite its hardness, also very lightweight.
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