The more unusual the substance, the more private a space can be. Unique materials aren’t just fun — they can help a home turned into a private reflection of its proprietor.

Some of these products have been around for ages but were previously utilized in different contexts or surroundings; today’s production techniques have helped simple materials achieve complex designs. Other goods are newcomers, still on the cusp of recognition.

Learn about the choices below so you may make well-educated layout choices.

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Woven resin. This woven 3-D surface wall treatment is from3-Form. Offered in many color choices, it was once only seen in commercial jobs but has become more popular in residences.

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Three-D gypsum board. Modular Arts creates a huge array of fiberglass-reinforced gypsum board panels. These panels come in tiles and are screwed to a substrate. The seams are mudded and coated with a skillful drywaller to create a continuous effect.

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Faux leather. Robin Reigi is my go-to provider with this leather look-alike rubber product. It’s a gorgeous tactile heat and is offered in three distinct hues: organic, chocolate (shown here) and black.

As it’s a rubber merchandise, it’s easy to keep and appropriate for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.

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Stainless steel. Steel has amazing capacity and will take on many different personalities, from modern and stark to tactile and hot.

Stainless steel is not used just as a sheet metal today. In new programs, stainless steel bits are connected together like chain paper or woven into screens.

This photograph shows a woven stainless steel stairwell display, highlighted by LED lighting at night.

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String link stainless steel “fabric” shows the metal’s potential softness.

Sheet metal was perforated with a laser-cut design.

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Laminated glass. Laminated glass is made from various flat products sandwiched between two sheets of glass; it’s a high-end, airy appearance.

Colored glass works superbly with this program, too. Mirror may be utilized as a backing to get an opaque, reflective insert in a closest doorway. You can try playing with frosted glass, Starphire glass or alternative fabric inlays.

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Laminated resin. Laminated resin is often utilized as a cupboard door insert or to get lamp colors, but it may also be applied on a larger scale. The skillful mixture of laminated resin in this photograph gives a workspace the serene quality of a Japanese tearoom.

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Here’s another fantastic laminated resin program at the end of a stairwell. The patterned cloth filters light, generates solitude and adds a little mystery, too.

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European laminates. This bathroom’s curved cupboard has high-pressure laminate fronts which show exactly how much laminate has arrived in the past couple of years. The Italians have been laminate masters since the 1950s — companies such as Arpa, Abet and Laminati are a few of my favorites. Today’s laminates mimic textured faux woods, have 3-D effects and come in a assortment of colors and metallic surfaces.

Unfortunately, not all these products are easy to find if you are not working with a design specialist. I would suggest obtaining samples from companies on the internet and then taking them into a cabinetmaker who’s open to working with those goods.

Textured glass counters. Glass as a practical countertop material was refined from the Canadian company ThinkGlass. Laminated layers of glass can be built up to 4 inches thick, with a wide assortment of textures for the bottom layer. The feel on the bottom creates an appealing visual effect and also hides any surface scrapes.

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Bone. Bone has an ancient feel to it. The handmade quality of the individual tesserae, their elegant colour and also the subtle variety in hues make any program stunning.

Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find a producer for good sheets of bone mosaic. If you have a fantastic source, please share it below!

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Woven vinyl. Chilewichfamous for its placemats and runners, has a fantastic product named Plynyl which may be used for wall-to-wall carpeting, carpet tiles and upholstery.

Although it’s marketed as a commercial-grade product, Plynyl would result in great low-maintenance headboards or kitchen banquette upholstery.

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