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Concrete wallpaper – How to create the industrial look at home

With a million and one ways to use concrete wallpaper to create a stylish, industrial look, there are some tried and tested ways our experts recommend you try out.

Concrete wallpaper is the latest way to create a stylish, industrial look in your home. We spoke to Checkatrade member, Paul Lambert from Grace and Favour about the new trend.

“Using our concrete or bespoke finished wallpaper to decorate your walls isn’t the first thing homeowners think about when decorating. However, we invite you to consider its potential in terms of texture, difference and individuality. For example, you can use the products in any room, in a bathroom or wet room with the correct sealer, and it will work equally well externally when finished with the correct sealer and bonded to the correct substrate.

Whatever your style or taste, concrete wallpaper is a versatile decor option for walls, wet rooms, floors are even possible along with the option to use externally with the correct sealers.”

Read on to find out why you should consider concrete wallpaper in your home.

What is textured concrete wallpaper?

Concrete can be textured during the curing phase by using various methods and tools. However, you don’t have to do it yourself; textured concrete wallpaper exists.

There are several styles of textured wallpapers with a concrete finish available, offering different decorative options and styles.

Grace and Favour concrete wallpaper - textured
Photo credit: Checkatrade member, Grace and Favour

Styles of concrete wallpaper

There are different styles/designs that you can choose from. We’ll take you through some of the looks you can achieve.

Distressed concrete offers a stylishly austere finish

Various types of distressed concrete wallpaper add some rustic charm to your home. Consider a feature wall or cracked concrete wall mural to make an industrial statement. Grey concrete wallpaper offers a traditional look, but cracked concrete wallpaper creates a stone effect that’s both eye-catching and unique. Both look great when paired with a warehouse aesthetic, mismatched furniture, and minimalist decorative items.

White and black concrete wallpaper is equally clean and classy

Choosing a white concrete wallpaper is great for simple and clean rooms looking for a touch of edginess. Conversely, black concrete wallpaper adds a classy noir statement when paired with gloss furniture and a minimalist finish. Whether you opt for black or white concrete wallpaper, both are making waves in the interior design world.

Grace and Favour concrete wallpaper - black and white
Photo credit: Checkatrade member, Grace and Favour

Grandeco wallpaper is versatile and colourful

Grandeco is an industrial chic option perfect for your walls. Available in neutral shades, metallic finishes, mottled colours and 3D effects, grandeco wallpaper offers unlimited design potential. These textured wallpapers work well in factories, shops, cafes, on feature walls, and even in entire rooms (if planned carefully enough). All you need to do is find an option that suits your taste and style. When your wallpaper is hung, you’ll enjoy the feel of the faux concrete grain depending on whether you chose a stone, smooth, textured or rough finish. Grandeco works particularly well in kitchens paired with metal units or dining rooms with stone furniture.

Polished concrete wallpaper is smooth and shimmery

Polished concrete wallpapers come in several designer finishes. This includes graphic designs that use a sleek monochrome palette to achieve the desired result, creating a stylish backdrop with interesting tonal effects and soft finishes. Alternatively, a plastering technique that uses an epoxy top layer results in a polished concrete finish that looks clean and classy in any room.

Rustic concrete wallpaper turns any room into a industrial haven

Although concrete wallpaper is a contemporary and industrial design choice, its rawest and most distressed form creates the perfect urban finish. It’s an ideal design choice for unique and modern spaces that don’t include exposing your walls for an open brick aesthetic. Alternatively, concrete or cement-looking wallpaper murals are growing in popularity, especially in commercial offices and contemporary homes. This helps decorators everywhere achieve a rustic and urban finish without having to renovate an entire house.

Grace and Favour concrete wallpaper
Photo credit: Checkatrade member, Grace and Favour

Cost to install concrete wallpaper

Hiring someone to wallpaper a room costs an average of £450 per day (this doesn’t include the cost of the wallpaper). However, this depends on the number of walls required and the time it takes to install the wallpaper. Read our painter and decorator prices for more comprehensive information about how much wallpapering might set you back.

How can I get the look?

Concrete wallpaper will need to be installed by a professional. Contact Grace and Favour for more information.

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