We offer a large variety of decorative and functional plaster finishes expertly utilizing various lime, clay, and marble plasters. We capture the look your space needs from old world to contemporary, Venetian plasters, tadelakt, metallic plaster, microcement, and more!
Plaster Finishes & Microcement
At Sylvia T. Designs, our team of experienced and highly skilled plaster artisans is here to help you achieve the plaster or microcement look and feel you desire for your space.
Sylvia T Designs is an expert artisan firm in both decorative and functional plasters as well as microcement. We are constantly vetting suppliers and products keeping at the cutting edge of what’s out there while constantly assuring quality and effectiveness. We only work with select producers, suppliers, and specific products that truly deliver.
We emphasize the use of lime plasters. This includes Venetian Plaster, Grassello, which can produce a striking mirror-like finish, and Marmorino, which can range from stone-like to soft sheen looks. We are also the region’s only true tadelakt plaster artisan. Another of our specialties is clay plaster (matte finishes), perfect for absorbing sound and reflecting light. These are all natural lime, clay, or marble-based plasters, which are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, breathable, mold resistant, and ecofriendly. They have no undesirable volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Additionally, we are specialists in the use of lime washes and mineral paints. These are also no-VOC, hypoallergenic, breathable, mold resistant, and ecofriendly.
With our skilled use of lime plasters, washes, and mineral paint, we can achieve a wide-array of styles from rustic to Old World to contemporary. We can create looks that are textured, show warmth, demonstrate depth, boast luminosity, and have an organic feel with movement that ranges from subtle to bold. These plaster finishes are all highly durable and eminently repairable.
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s authority in the use of metallic plasters. If it is a more contemporary or modern aesthetic you seek, we make that happen. These elegant finishes shimmer and show a luster that is incomparable.
Please see more of our work in the gallery below. Here are some of our latest plaster finish-related posts on Instagram…
In the world of functional finishes, which are also beautiful in their own right, we bring two special things to the table – tadelakt and microcement. Both of these approaches and materials are on the rise in popularity and we are the Gulf Coast’s only expert applicators with either.
Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan technique, used in baths, sinks, and fountains. It is both a functional and beautiful plaster ideal for wet and dry applications. Today it is used in such spaces as walk-in showers, bathrooms, walls, ceilings, backsplashes, pool houses, and more. It is a lime plaster (bringing all its benefits) composed of many layers that vary across the wet or dry application. Skill and timing, especially with the wet application, are critical. When applied properly, a chemical reaction occurs with the use of black soap (made from olive and coconut oils) on the plaster creating a waterproof membrane.
We are able to utilize both wet (i.e. a walk-in shower) and dry applications (i.e. on bathroom walls and ceilings) seamlessly. Our ability to color match across the applications using pigments is another key part of our skill and expertise with tadelakt. The result is a stunning space that has a beautiful, silky feel. It is breathable, water repellant, mold and mildew resistant, and is also hypoallergenic, 100% natural and authentic, ecofriendly, and highly durable.
Microcement is a popular application in Europe and elsewhere and it is now well-sought after in the United States. It is an artisan application utilizing a cement-based coating. It is ideal in a wide-range of uses and spaces. It is incredibly resilient and durable. It is waterproof and is also stain resistant. It’s strength and performance comes from the material composition, all while being merely 2mm thick! It is fantastic on floors, walls, counters, stairs, bathrooms (including wet areas), and more.
It is perfect for use in high-traffic areas and in both commercial and residential spaces. Think restaurant floors, bar tops, kitchen counters, pool areas, outdoor showers, open-air areas, and so much more!
If ever necessary, all of these finishes can be patched and repaired, as well.
Please have a look of some of our finishes and work in the gallery below…