The benefits of clay plaster
So, what is all the fuss about? Yes, aesthetically the room looks amazing but is it any good and why has it become so popular? We know humans have been using clay to build for thousands of years so what's so special?
Clay plaster uses natural clay as a binding element which is then mixed with natural fibres and aggregates to create plaster. In recent years, it has become extremely popular with builders and architects. There are many environmental and health benefits when you choose to work with clay plaster.
Clay plaster is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and dust free. It has the ability to absorb toxins and odours consequently decreasing indoor pollution. Unlike most industry plasters, it is free of harmful toxins and chemicals making it the ideal option for those who are sensitive to chemicals or who simply want a healthier home life. It is completely free of polymers, VOCs, formaldehydes and plastics clay plaster can be sourced locally and has a Minimal carbon footprint.
Following the end of the wall or buildings lifecycle, the clay can return to the ground as part of the ecosystem.
Clay plasters are hygroscopic and porous, This allows buildings to be vapour permeable therefore regulating the relative humidity in the atmosphere and helping improve air quality whilst resisting internal mould. They are a biolflic material known to promote positive well-being. They can elevate our senses and bring us back into contact with the natural earth. The matt, natural finish creates a clean, but earthy vibe to any interior.