Stucco wall, first introduced by the ancient Greeks and Romans, is still widely used throughout the building industry. Throughout history, stucco has been used in various styles, forms, and by many different cultures. Made from simple and relatively inexpensive materials, stucco walls are a great option for a beautiful yet subtle design for a residential or commercial application.
Ancient civilizations often used stucco for decorative walls and buildings with elaborate designs and artistic renderings. Though initially used to decorate the interior of buildings, stucco is also used as exterior plaster on outside walls.
Stucco wall has been popular in Spanish-style housing and is also becoming more popular in all types of construction because of the simple, yet appealing design. In the United States, stucco first began to be used in the early 1800’s. The original intent was to imitate the styles and design of European architecture and was used for residential and small commercial applications. Stucco wall became mainstream because of the many advantages it offered over common brick walls. Stucco walls were seen as being warmer and more inviting in addition to offering the builder more flexibility in the use of colors and designs. Most importantly, stucco can be made and applied at a lower cost than brick and stone.