The importance of materials for interior design
Using the right material in each space is key in interior design. Not all materials fit well in any room although today there are technical solutions for almost everything. Put natural wood parquet in the kitchen? We will all agree that either you never cook or assume its rapid deterioration. Although we love both wood and natural stone, for its beauty and authenticity, in humid places, such as the kitchen and the bathroom, the use of ceramics or other alternatives of high resistance is recommended.
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What characteristics should the materials of any project have?
Nowadays, many materials can be used in a room. Natural stone, wood, ceramics, etc. As many ideas as you have in your head to decorate your space. However, the only thing that has to be common to all the materials you choose is quality.
Quality is one of our two fundamental premises for all our activity together with the uniqueness . That is why we always try to optimize the budget taking into account that the quality of materials and execution are not affected. A final quality result is a guarantee of aesthetic and functional durability. Choosing a dubious quality material, however beautiful or cheap, is never a good option. Since what you save first, you spend it on repairs or replacements in a short time.
The quality of the materials is related to the durability
When we talk about quality in materials we are used to referring to its durability and its nobility. According to the dictionary of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (DRAE), the durability is “the condition of what lasts a lot.” With a simple and concise phrase this concept is defined. For us it is a matter of professional honesty, responsibility with the spaces we create and promise of timelessness.
A quality material will last a lot and something that has a long duration will be of quality. In other areas this idea is very clear, for example in clothing. Although the value of the brand can increase the price and confuse our notion of quality, the clothes made with good materials last longer in good condition. With the materials used in interior design something similar happens. Although we can find many similar aesthetic alternatives at a much cheaper price, quality materials translate into better conservation and aging conditions. The low quality, aesthetic as it may be, does not survive well with the passage of time.
What are the materials that are most demanded?
More or less all the materials you have at your disposal are demanded equally. However, it is true that, nowadays, the organic aspect of the materials is highly valued and is key in the users to decide one or the other.
Sustainability is on everyone’s lips and everything that has its origin in natural and totally recyclable materials has a lot of value. In addition, these organic materials are of higher quality and are therefore more durable.
Do you want to discover one more argument to understand the importance of materials for interior design?
“The materials are the raw material of any craftsman”. This phrase summarizes why it is important that materials are chosen well. And it is the craftsman who transforms a material of nature into a useful or decorative object, applying the principles of quality, so that it can be enjoyed for a long time. The quality of the product is as much in the skill of the craftsman and its process, as in the quality of the materials used.
For us the work of the interior designer is also a craft, where the control of multiple variables and details is based on the technique and experience developed and learned during multiple projects. An artisan never stops learning and is characterized by a passion for the materials with which he works. In this way, we declare ourselves passionate about the materials with which we materialize our projects and we try to spread this passion to our clients in benefit of the durability of their spaces.
We hope you have conveyed the importance of choosing the right materials and putting quality first in any interior design project. There are multiple options of different price ranges that will allow us to have first quality materials with a wide range of prices. Of course, we must be able to renounce some and rediscover others that did not fit into our initial plans. Our work as interior designers understands this accompaniment in the search and proposal of materials for our projects.