When designing a space, whether it’s an upgrade or complete renovation, choosing the right details is essential. Building and business owners want to know their contractors and designers are sourcing only the highest quality materials that can enhance or complement a space.
That’s where lightweight concrete cladding comes in. It’s elegant, minimal and helps create a space that is fresh and usable. And it’s lightweight! This means it’s easy to work with — and that’s a benefit for everyone.
We work to inspire contractors, building-owners and designers to help them create the most beautiful and functional space possible. Here are some of our favorite concrete panel designs that we love, and that we think you’ll love, too!
1. Modern Meets Minimal
There’s nothing like a feature fireplace. Having a focal point in a living space, such as this one, anchors the entire design into one look that is not only stunning but cozy, warm and inviting.
People often think that concrete belongs only on the exterior of a building, but that’s not true. Interior concrete cladding adds that extra dimension to a look by spicing up the textures. It pairs perfectly with neutral tones — and we’re in love with that cozy nook under the stairs!
Dekko’s lightweight concrete cladding isn’t faux concrete, unlike a lot of other materials. It’s real concrete that’s really lightweight, so it gives the authentic, elegant look that only real concrete cladding does.
Another feature of lightweight concrete cladding is its ease of installation. Because it’s lightweight, it’s easy to ship and doesn’t require specialists to install. This means it can be cut quickly and it goes up fast. To find out more about how lightweight concrete cladding is a contractor’s dream, click here.
2. The Inset Design
We are absolutely in love with this worldview feature. This look is one of our favorite projects and we’re sure you can see why. Adding a customized inset design gives your clients the unique style that makes a great first (and second and third) impression.
This particular project is featured in Starbucks and sets them apart from similar shops, landing perfectly with their brand. Not only that, because Dekko concrete cladding is so light, it ships anywhere in the world. Contractors and designers working on a multiple retail location roll-out can keep to tight timelines, working in sync with each location.
Other customizable options include:
- Curved panels
- Inset designs including logos
- Pre-cut panel sizes
No matter how custom you want to go, we have a team of designers to help make your dream a reality. To find out more about how to create the perfect retail design using concrete cladding, click here.
3. Vintage Industrial Showroom
Industrial is in, and it’s here to stay. This design is a dream showroom that weaves concrete cladding seamlessly with … a potted tree? Yes, please! We honestly can’t say there’s a better material to bring this vintage industrial look together.
Combining a fresh, open space, like this one, with a mix of nature and vintage is as unique as they come. Adding the stark black window frames to expand the space, anchored in sleek concrete cladding, is a look that screams sophistication and elegance. For more inspiration on how to ramp up your commercial look with concrete cladding panels, check out this article.
4. Bring the Outdoors Inside
There’s nothing more serene than bringing nature inside. Concrete cladding creates a uniform look that is unbroken, drawing the eye from the inside to the outside. It’s a stunning look that is relaxing and reminds us of an elevated sophistication that can only be captured by the minimal look of concrete cladding.
Not only is concrete durable inside, but it’s also perfectly suited for outdoors. It can take a beating and withstand different climates. It’s low-maintenance, easy to clean and a cinch to repair.
5. Natural Warmth
It’s a misnomer to call concrete cladding “cold.” In fact, it’s warm, inviting and a dream in any cozy space. Pairing it with greenery such as indoor plants, and warm textures like wood coffee tables and chunky blankets creates a space worthy of napping.
Did someone say fuzzy socks and snow?
6. The Perfect Retail Display
Retail displays can take a beating. You want to make sure your clients have the best materials that are low-maintenance and highly durable. But they also don’t want to sacrifice style. They want a clean and sophisticated look that helps build or maintain their brand as the best retailer for their market. Concrete cladding can help with that.
Another serious consideration for contractors and designers is retail codes, particularly fire safety. Unlike some other materials, concrete cladding is non-combustible which is reassuring not only to industry professionals but their clients as well, and can help spaces pass inspection.
For a great example of a commercial use of concrete cladding, check out our Genesis Mississauga Showroom project. We know you’ll love it.
Lightweight Concrete Cladding for All Uses
Choosing the right materials for residential or commercial design is a task that many building industry professionals must contend with. They need something that is durable, easy to install and meets all the requirements their clients have. On top of that, it has to look perfect.
That’s why we know lightweight concrete cladding is perfect for your next project. To find out more about our concrete cladding, contact us today.