The world of waxed concrete in the kitchen by Marius Aurenti
An innovation of the last few decades, waxed concrete has rapidly established its credentials, cherished by architects and interior designers for its modern, minimalist appeal, warmth, richness of color and malleability.
Bohemian chic, by the beach or in the countryside, Ma’s waxed concrete brings charm and character to the kitchen. It can be used to create frames, credenzas and worktops in a single piece, and combines with wood, textiles and other materials to create a warm, unique world.
In a minimalist, functional design, waxed concrete enhances graphic lines while adding a deep, visual and sensual warmth.
In the kitchen, waxed concrete does it all:
Advantages of waxed concrete in the kitchen
Originally a porous material, waxed concrete can be made waterproof and therefore resistant to water and humidity, making it an ideal option for high-water-traffic areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
What’s more, waxed concrete is durable, able to withstand daily wear and light impact, making it an appropriate choice for high-traffic areas. Isn’t that the case with any self-respecting kitchen?
Clean and easy to maintain
What’s more, it’s clean and easy to maintain, requiring little effort to clean and keep in good condition.
Discover the Marius Aurenti range of waxed concrete cleaning products.
Finally, waxed concrete offers a warm atmosphere thanks to its smooth texture and contemporary look, adding a modern, elegant touch to any space.
Waxed concrete kitchen floor
A waxed concrete kitchen floor has a number of qualities that make it the flooring of choice in construction and renovation projects.
- A hard-wearing material, waxed concrete can withstand intense kitchen traffic without deteriorating. Protected by a mineral glaze and varnish, it withstands knocks, scratches and wear and tear.
- Water and stain repellent thanks to water and oil repellent treatments, waxed concrete kitchen floors are ideal for this damp, messy room, where water, liquids and food products are frequently spilled.
- Aesthetically pleasing, waxed concrete offers a contemporary, elegant and industrial look that adds a touch of modernity to any kitchen. Available in a wide range of colors, finishes and patterns, this material can be used to create a customized floor that matches the kitchen’s decorating style: Scandinavian, japandi, industrial loft, cottage, etc.
- Versatile, waxed concrete can be applied to different substrates, such as concrete, tiles, etc., making it suitable for a variety of kitchen floor coverings.
- Unlike some other floor coverings, waxed concrete is hypoallergenic: it doesn’t support the growth of mold, fungi, bacteria or other allergens, and is a healthy option for people sensitive to allergies or respiratory problems.
- A well-designed waxed concrete kitchen floor is easy to clean and maintain.
All in all, waxed concrete kitchen floors are an attractive choice for those looking for a modern, functional and pleasing floor covering for their kitchen.
However, it is important that waxed concrete be installed by an experienced professional to ensure proper application and optimum long-term performance.
Marius Aurenti concrete flooring offers
Marius Aurenti offers a range of products to install a waxed concrete floor in your kitchen.
For each product, receive samples directly at home thanks to our material library.
Millimetric waxed concrete
millimetric waxed concrete
can be used to cover a pre-existing tiled or concrete floor (but not a parquet floor, as the wood works too hard and would crack).
Protected by high-performance varnishes , it is easy to maintain and clean with conventional detergents.
Marius Aurenti millimetric waxed concrete is available in 71 mineral shades.
Decorative floor styles
With its rich variety of shades and visual effects, waxed concrete lends itself to all kinds of decorative styles.
Here are just a few examples:
With waxed concrete, you can create an eclectic kitchen floor with a unique blend of colors, patterns and textures.
Opt for bold, contrasting waxed concrete colors, mixing matte and gloss finishes to create a textured , dynamic look. Play with geometric, floral or organic patterns to add a touch of eccentricity to your kitchen floor.
Waxed concrete can also be used to create a minimalist kitchen floor with a clean , modern aesthetic.
Prefer neutral colors, such as white, gray or black, and use matte finishes to create a smooth look.
This style of flooring is a perfect match for designer kitchen cabinets, clean-lined furnishings and simple accessories.
Waxed concrete is also ideal for creating a glamorous, classy kitchen floor with a sophisticated, elegant look.
In this case, choose waxed concrete colors such as black, dark red, metallic gray or white, and use gloss or satin finishes to create a luxurious , glamorous effect.
Combine it with high-end kitchen cabinets, crystal handles, elegant lighting and sophisticated decorative elements such as mirrors or high-gloss materials to create a kitchen with a glamorous, refined ambience.
Kitchen wall in waxed concrete
Waxed concrete offers a modern, industrial and minimalist look that gives your kitchen a unique style.
Matières Marius Aurenti wall concrete offers
Marius Aurenti offers several options for creating a waxed concrete wall in your kitchen.
Marius Aurenti’s decorative concrete panels are easy to install, with no drying time, and come in two main shapes:
Concreo and Conclad decorative wall panels
(3 formats) :
- 600 x 600 mm
- 600 x 1200 mm
- 1200 x 2400 mm
Decorative wall panels from the Private Collection :
Designed in high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete, Carqis tiles are a form of concrete tiling, protected by a layer of high-resistance varnish.
They can be laid over plaster, old tiles, cement or plasterboard.
Decorative wall styles
Available in a wide range of colors, from finishes (raw, glazed, varnished, matte, gloss, satin...) and patterns (smooth, spatulated, floated, combed, organic…), waxed concrete multiplies the possibilities for customization to create decorative kitchen walls that suit both your taste and your budget. interior design style, for example :
With its raw , minimalist look, waxed concrete is perfect for creating an industrial style in the kitchen.
The gray tones of waxed concrete, for example, will harmonize with stainless steel elements, industrial lighting fixtures, metal or steel cabinets, and accessories in cast iron or raw steel to create a contemporary, urban look.
Although often associated with a contemporary style, waxed concrete can also be used to create a rustic , authentic look in the kitchen, provided you choose warmer colors , such as earth tones or shades of beige, and textured or weathered finishes.
Combined with raw wood cabinets, wrought-iron decorative elements and vintage accessories, a waxed concrete wall can create a warm, friendly atmosphere in the kitchen.
The Scandinavian style, with its minimalist, clean and functional design, can be complemented by a waxed concrete kitchen wall in light colors, matte finishes and simple lines, to achieve a Nordic , contemporary look.
In a kitchen furnished with light wood cabinets, stainless steel kitchen accessories and minimalist decorative elements, waxed concrete can create a modern, timeless Scandinavian look.
Waxed concrete in an outdoor kitchen
Waxed concrete can be adapted to create a durable and aesthetically appealing outdoor kitchen (or summer kitchen ).
Marius Aurenti waxed concrete is resistant to weather, UV, temperature variations and humidity.
Waxed concrete kitchen worktop
A waxed concrete worktop is usually custom-made to suit your specific kitchen space.
It’s important to use an experienced professional for installation to ensure a high-quality finish and long-term durability .
A worktop can be built in the same color as the concrete floor and walls, giving the room a remarkable aesthetic unity.
Laying waxed concrete over tiles
It’s perfectly possible to lay waxed concrete over tiles ( earthenware or other), provided a few precautions are taken.
The tiles must be in very good condition, or tiles in poor condition must first be removed and replaced, or their position filled in.
The substrate must then be sanded and prepared to ensure lasting adhesion .