Lincrusta was established towards the end of the 19th century and their exclusive wallcoverings grace the walls and ceilings of some of the finest properties worldwide. Many of the Traditional Painters are approved Lincrusta installers. Read Martin Guest’s review of Lincrusta from a decorator’s point of view. (Martin has demonstrated Lincrusta world-wide.)
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Lincrusta: Company information
Lincrusta: Trading since 1877
Lincrusta HQ: CWV Limited, Number One @ The Beehive, Shadsworth Business Park, Lions Drive, Blackburn BB1 2QS
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Lincrusta contact: Andy Sarson (Mr Lincrusta)
Tel: +44(0) 7801 241609
Email: Andy Sarson
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Lincrusta is the ultimate wallcovering. A British invention, it was the brainchild of manufacturer, entrepreneur and inventor Frederick Walton. By adapting his remarkably successful floor covering product, Staines Linoleum, he applied it to walls, thus creating a stunning alternative to the popular but painstaking artisan plasterwork of the time. The Victorian middle-classes loved its durability, sanitary properties and ornate effects and it was soon found transforming not just the interiors of homes but everything from railway carriages to royal palaces and even The White House.
Completely unique and uniquely hard-wearing, today Lincrusta continues to combine classical and contemporary style with exceptional durability. Intended to be painted, Lincrusta offers the ability to create stunning yet bespoke highly decorative finishes.
Whether you’re recreating traditional splendour or making a contemporary statement, the Lincrusta Collection has a range of wallcovering designs perfect for residential and commercial projects.
Made from natural materials, and hand-finished by craftsmen in exactly the same way as when it was invented in 1877, Lincrusta is a truly British wallcovering that has stood the test of time.
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The Wallcoverings Collection
Now containing 19 different wallcoverings, and with new designs being introduced continuously, the wallcoverings collection contains a great mix of traditional, classical and contemporary styles. From Italian Renaissance, originally launched in 1896 and still a best seller all around the world, to Chequers, a stunning small-scale geometric perfect for today’s trend towards loft space and urban living, there really is a design to suit every room and taste.
And what’s more, Lincrusta’s deep emboss gives stunning effects when painted in single colours, or for a real wow factor why not experiment with two or three colour decorative effects?
Lincrusta’s collection of dado panels offers the perfect solution for walls in high traffic areas such as hotel receptions and foyers, as well as halls, stairs and landings in the home – in fact anywhere where durability is just as important as style.
All 4 dados have been designed specifically for use on a staircase too – simply cut the panel in half, make a template giving the rake of the staircase and use this to cut your panels. Cleverly, the triangular section cut from the bottom of each panel is then used to infill at the top of the panel below the dado rail, giving the perfect finish to your project – for more details on applying dado panels to a staircase have a look at our online DVD –
Naturally, with a heritage dating back to 1877 and with key benefits such as toughness and durability, there are countless examples of properties containing Lincrusta dating back through the twentieth century, and even into the late nineteenth century.
Every now and again, accidents happen and old examples become damaged (eg. a leaking shower, a burst water pipe or something similar), or a derelict building may be due for renovation or restoration. Whatever the reason, we are often asked if it is possible to purchase an old design to replace a damaged section of a wall, thus avoiding destroying the original Lincrusta feature.
Until now the costs and timings were often prohibitive, requiring the hand engraving of a steel roller with the original design, taking up to 6 months and costing in the region of £25,000.
However, Lincrusta’s new Restoration Kit uses a two-part silicone compound to create a mould of the existing design (in situ if necessary) after which the required number of casts can be poured in a Plaster-of-Paris compound to recreate the original design. Ideal for restoring damaged designs in repeats up to 1 square metre and for wall areas up to 20 square metres, the Restoration Kits work not only on Lincrusta but on original examples of Lignomur, Cordelova, Cameoid and Anaglypta too – in fact, any deeply textured paintable wallcovering!
Lincrusta on TV
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