We take a closer look at three fin­ishes that give this Ital­ian home its cool, col­lected charm

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1 Epoxy resin floor­ing

This plas­tic coat­ing cre­ates a con­tem­po­rary aes­thetic that is also hard­wear­ing, chem­i­cal- and tem­per­a­tur­ere­sis­tant and hy­gienic. The resin is usu­ally ap­plied as a liq­uid, poured over a layer of primer and fin­ished with up to three coats of sealant (this is a job for a pro­fes­sional builder or fit­ter) to cre­ate a wa­ter­tight, dust­proof and seam­less fin­ish. Once in situ, the floor­ing is easy to clean and can help to re­duce the noise of foot­steps. The Resin Floor Com­pany is a good source of ad­vice if you are plan­ning a project (resin­floor­com­ Most fin­ishes come in a se­lec­tion of stan­dard colours, var­i­ous thick­nesses, and in matt, gloss and silk fin­ishes. Spe­cial­ists such as Puur can also cus­tom-mix colours, such as the be­spoke grey that home­owner Hanne has cho­sen for this house. It es­ti­mates that the cost of epoxy resin floor­ing is £100–£150 per square me­tre (pu­ur­

2 Dec­o­ra­tive pol­ished plas­ter walls

Also called dec­o­ra­tive con­crete, this fea­tures on all of the walls in Hanne’s house. The colour used is, once again, a cus­tom-mixed shade of grey, made by spe­cial­ist com­pany We­ber (netwe­ Evoke Pol­ished Plas­ter In­te­ri­ors is a com­pany based in the UK that can ad­just the colour and fin­ish to suit your style. The cost starts at £65 per square me­tre (evoke­pol­ished­plas­ter­

3 Porce­lain tiles

In the kitchen, porce­lain ‘Satin’ metro-style tiles by Ital­ian brand Ton­alite are used above the cab­i­netry. Hanne es­chewed the tra­di­tional white in favour of a soft sand-hued ‘Sab­bia’ colour­way that blends with the neu­tral grey wood­work (ton­ The Tile As­so­ci­a­tion lists se­lected stock­ists of Ton­alite tiles in the UK (

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