What strikes your mind when you think of embellishing your home? Stonewood, paint, ceramic tiles or beautiful wallpapers perhaps. Well, these are obvious answers. Residential setups are overly reliant on such conventional materials. However, there are a lot of shortcomings. Interestingly, not many are willing to ponder on them.
The issues with timber and plywood:
Timber has always been the desired choice when it comes to the interiors of homes. It is naturally available, organic and conveys aesthetic elegance. Its thermal and acoustic properties, electrical resistance and strength have fascinated humans throughout the ages. But, shrouded by all the conveniences, a great number of disadvantages exist as well. Wood is most prone to rotting and fire hazards. It is hygroscopic and tends to absorb moisture from the surrounding. And isn’t it a favourite breeding destination of termites and carpenter ants? Moreover, every time you opt for timber to decorate your home, you are contributing to the depletion of a much essential natural resource. Of course, man has been smart enough to come up with alternatives in the form of plywood and engineered wood. But, even these are not safe from harm.
The issues with stone:
Stone has been somewhat promising in this regard. It is robust and winsome. However, quarrying of stone is a major concern. It is heavy and difficult to transport. Needless to say, it slows down the entire process of construction. Also, to expect seamlessness from this building material would be futile. It is permeable to moisture and prone to staining. Worst of all, natural stone is not at all elastic and cracks very easily. Moreover, stone can increase the dead load of a building.
Is it better to paint a house or install tiles and wallpapers then?
Colours and textures speak a lot about your residence. In fact, these are the first aspects that people notice. Painting is a quick way to transform the look of your house and enhance its aesthetic appeal. However, it is not without hassles. The colours fade away and the coats peel off with time. And as if it weren’t bad enough, paints are infamous for being environmentally inimical; most of them contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are hazardous to human health. Some house paints have also been reported to contain lead, the toxic element, which is considered harmful especially to children and expecting women. Also, the application of wet paint demands more power consumption in residences and could explode your electricity bills. Yes, you can avoid painting your home and install wallpapers instead. They outlast most paints and are affordable. But, their installation is even more time consuming and tedious. And then, the material is vulnerable to tear, gets dirty very easily, and is difficult to clean. Ceramic tiles can offer some relief, but they are not without disadvantages either. Tiles are susceptible to cracks and breaks. In case you want to replace them, you will have a hard time finding the exact match.
What’s the solution to all these issues?
- Aluminium Composite Panels.
They are the ultimate cladding materials you can wish for. Ideal for interior as well as exterior decoration, they are not only exquisite but also utilitarian. They can be easily processed and thus, accelerate construction processes. ACPs are flexible to an amazing degree; they can be shaped in any form you desire. They are durable, weather resistant, low-maintenance, and display outstanding thermal and acoustic properties.
Why choose ACPs from Aludecor?
These ACPs have been presented as a range of series for residential applications, each with unique attributes. For instance, wood-like ACPs are included in the Timber Series, the panels flaunting a clever mimic of the natural cladding material. The ACPs are lightweight and easy to install. They are free from decay, microbial attack, termite infestations and the impact of weather elements. Most of all, these panels dismiss the depletion of the natural wood resources and hence, contribute to a greener Earth. Aludecor Timber Series is powered by PPC technology, which provides enhanced paint adhesion, longevity, perfect coating thickness, retention of original alloy properties, better designs, and UV protection. The panels are pre-coated and release zero NC fumes. Also, the fire retardant variant can resist fire outbreaks for a long time, are lead-free and available in a variety of shades.
Similarly, the goodness of sand and stone has been captured in the Sand Series and Stone Series, respectively. The former series lets you make a great show of the inherent charm of sand within your residence. The latter has already earned popularity because of its accurate and graceful replication of stone. The added advantages are, the panels are lightweight and prevent the addition of dead load onto buildings. Creative residential facades and interiors can also be achieved with the Stucco Series, which come with the stucco texture. It is way superior to painting or installing ceramic tiles and wallpapers in your home. And, for those who like to dwell in the midst of a rustic aura, Aludecor Rustic Series is the way to go. Discover in it the most alluring natural looks of sand, stone, and marble. The series even has panels that look like artificial cement. So, do you think these ACPs can beat the traditional building materials when it comes to residential applications? Feel free to share your views.