What is EIFS?

EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. The product is also called synthetic stucco, and refers to a multi-layered exterior finish that's been used on both commercial buildings and homes. They provide superior energy efficiency and offer much greater design flexibility than other cladding products.

EIFS in North America

North American builders began using EIFS in the 1980's, first in commercial buildings, then applying it as an exterior finish to residences using the same techniques that had been successful in Europe.Today, EIFS account for a very large portion of the Canadian commercial and residential exterior wall markets.

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Art stucco decorative finishes, murals and art panels are one of todays most sought after wall finishes with an old European look. As part of traditional decoration for both interior and exterior in the Mediterranean area, art stucco decorative wall finishes are made of natural ingredients, same as those used by Romans 2, 000 years ago. They consist of a mixture of sand and limestones colored with natural pigments and are identical recipes with those used by Renaissance artists for centuries.

Traditional stucco or also called original stucco has a low mechanical resistance. For this reason we added cement to the mixture in order to give the necessary mechanical strength so it can be suitable for exterior applications also, and last for a lifetime.

Art stucco is very difficult to damage, is water resistant, abrasion resistant and fire retardant. It can be applied on virtually any hard surface; most common applications are on brick, cement blocks, and plywood.


At Maple Stucco we pride ourselves on the excellence which we bring to restoration and conservation work.

Each project brings its own set of demands and solutions and we utilise a number of different techniques to achieve the best results for the task at hand.

Communication is essential and our skilled craftsmen work closely with the architects, interior designers and other experts in the field to ensure that the highest possible standards are achieved. Traditional materials are used and old decorative work is preserved wherever possible.

Our team at Maple Stucco are happy to offer consultation and advisory services for any conservation or restoration project, no matter how large or small. We pride ourselves on our rapport with our clients and look forward to hearing from you.