mica wallcovering / home / printed / metal look
The wallcovering collection "Minerals" of Omexco consists of mica and glassbeads.Mica or “vermiculite” is a mineral formed out of a chemical reaction between quartz and granite. Exposed to extreme heat, the mineral expands into worm-like pieces 2000 or even 3000 % of their original size, in a spectrum of brilliant colours. The characteristics of this mineral have been known in Japan for 6 centuries. Mica is also known as “strange stone”, “breathing stone” or “miracle stone”. After the mica has been heat-expanded, it is crushed into small pieces and stuck on a non-woven backing. Finally, the surface is coloured.In the "Minerals" collection, different structures and variations of mica are combined: roughly cut mica, small mica, natural mica, mica mixed with recycled paper, mica embossed with metallic foil...A few items of non-woven wallcovering with glassbeads enhance the lustre of the mica references.