added by thepenichs
(8 weeks ago)
Plaster makes for a great ecofriendly shower or bath surround, as it's comprised of plentiful natural materials — lime, gypsum or cement — mixed with water. Unlike some plastic shower surrounds, the natural plaster matrix emits no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can be harmful when inhaled. And the sealers — natural waxes and/or oils — are equally easy on your indoor air quality and the environment.
When applied by hand, plaster has a stunning artisanal quality suited both to modern and traditional interiors. To boot, the plaster provides a durable, monolithic finish void of grout lines to clean, maintain or protect.