Artificial wood – Beauty with durability for your house

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Artificial wood – Beauty with durability for your house

“Nowadays, most of the time wood is the first choice for house building material such as floor, wall, or for decoration. Some people like wood but never be sure about their durability. There are some concerns; if the wood will decay if continuously expose to sun light and rain. The wood also might be chipped by a termite even with a “Anti termite chemical” because it effectiveness still questionable. Therefore, artificial wood like fiber cement is considered.”

Artificial wood’s durability

Artificial wood’s durability has an advantage to wood and are known as intelligent building solution. The fiber cement wood is a mixture of cellulose fiber and cement which is heated with high temperature and pressure and is an eco-friendly building solution. As a result, it has high durability whether it is sun light, rain, impact, and even the termite (because it is not a wood)

SCG termite resistance artificial wood
Termite, house archenemy, house being consume by termite

picture source: http://science.howstuffworks.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termite

artificial wood for wall decoration
Fiber cement wood wall with acrylic paint on top
artificial wood for flooring
Brown splinter pattern fiber cement wood (Pre-painted color)

Usage

The artificial wood, which is one of the best building materials could be used in many applications for indoor and outdoor whether it is floor, wall, cornice, fence, batten, and eave board. It is very easy to maintenance the artificial wood compares to those woods which is need to be coated every 6 months or year and it is also cheaper. Moreover, the artificial wood has a lower expansion and contraction when facing with moisture, and various temperature.

Fiber cement wood seems to be a good for building products choice but many people might hesitate and wonder if it could give the same feeling like the real one. So, it might be a choice between durability or beauty.

Texture

Fiber cement wood has many kinds of texture to choose such as smooth texture like shiny polished and coated plywood, and wood like texture. Normal texture of non-pre-painted fiber cement wood will be gray which need to be painted with primer before painted.

Some of the fiber cement wood will be heated with a primer from the factory, there is no need for a primer and it could be painted with acrylic pain. Furthermore, there are pre-painted fiber cement wood which is made with special heat treating for the paint to have high durability.

This pre-painted wood is very convenience because no paint is needed and there is no need to worry about peeling paint. 

Fiber Cement Wood’s Pattern

For a pattern, fiber cement wood with “wood like pattern” might could not compare to some real wood which have a unique natural patter. However, for a “Splinter wood pattern”, if paint with a skillful painter, it’s pattern will be exquisite and almost like the real one.

There are factors to consider before choosing texture, pattern, and color of fiber cement wood. For example, pre-painted fiber cement wood comes with less color options, for more specific color a plain one might be a choice and then paint it with desired color.

Anyhow, artificial fiber cement wood has fewer shape, size, width, thickness to choose than a real wood and because fiber cement wood is less flexible it could not be use as structure such as a floor beam or framing (while hardwood could).

If a fiber cement wood will be used for flooring, a framing must be as the manufacturing standard which need more tighten framing than a framing for real wood. 

These external wall boards are long lasting wall boards.

SCG artificial wood for fencing
Artificial fiber cement wood could be used for many application; flooring, wall, ceiling, and eave board.

SCG artificial wood for house decoration

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What to do in the case of a fire?

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What to do in the case of a fire?

Let’s see what are important things you should do or avoid once in case of fire and Let to know types of Fire Resistance Wall

What to do in the case of a fire?

1. Do not take time to try and save belongings. Compose oneself and quickly leave the place as soon as possible.

2. Get down, get low, get out – Avoid inhaling the smoke, use wet towels to cover your mouth and nose, try to stay low and leave through fire exit.

3. Do not use elevators in case of fire. Use fire escapes or exit stairs.

4. If clothes catch fire, do not sweep or run away. Must stay still and drop to the ground then covering their face with hands to avoid facial injury and finally, roll on the floor to extinguish the fire.

5. Shut the doors or window in fire room to stop the spread of fire and smoke. You must ensure no one is inside then Get out

6. Once you meet door, carefully check knob’s temperature before opening by touching the back of the hand on it. If it is hot, do not open due to fire nearby area.

Type of Fire Resistant Wall

Furthermore, building design and materials used decision in construction are also one of the crucial factors that could prevent fire.

Wall is the one of key important components for building. It should be fire protection for 30 to 120 minutes. The details are shown in the picture below.

Fire protection component - Fire resistance solution

The different fire resistance wall materials specify different performance criteria. There are many wall systems that could be fire protection up to 120 minutes, for instance, Brick Masonry, Light weight concrete block, Gypsum Drywall, Fiber cement drywall, Light weight panel. However, in case of fire, the most important thing is the time limit of fire resistance which can prevent structure enough to give people to escape from building.

Today we would like to introduce 3 of fire resistant wall system which provides peace-of-mind and safety

Fire Resistance Wall by SCG
1. Gypsum Drywall: is a lightweight wall system that composed of Fire Resistance Gypsum Board installed with galvanize frame and put insulation between spaces as to increase fire prevention efficiency. Wall system that be installed by Fire Resistance Gypsum Board 2 layers, it can protect fire up to 120 minutes.

If you need more information or have any question, please visit >>  https://www.scgsmartbuild.com/fire-protection-system/

2. Fiber Cement Drywall: is a lightweight wall system that composed of Fiber cement board installed with galvanize frame and put insulation between spaces as to increase fire prevention efficiency. However, the different insulation type specify different protection performance.

3. Wall Panel: or Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is wall system that composed of lightweight, steel reinforced, groove and tongue panels. It is non-combustible which up to 4 hours fire rating and outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation qualities.

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Decorating ceiling to match your house’s style

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Decorating ceiling to match your house’s style

“Examples of design and decoration of ceilings and application of materials to create unique atmosphere which matches diverse styles of house.  “

            Ceiling plays a great role in image and beauty of the house.  We can design it and apply any materials to create unique atmosphere which matches diverse styles of house.

         Ceiling with modern-designed house In this design, ceiling is simple and shows veracity of materials. Every detail is focused to get overall outstanding compositions of modern design.

Modern ceiling board style
Modern-designed living room has simple lines but outstanding look with grey wall board having uneven surface to create dimensions. It goes well with double-space gouged fiber cement ceiling which creates impression that the room is spacious.
Natural ceiling for decoration
Empty ceiling to show wilderness and trendiness of modern loft design. The ceiling is decorated by casting concrete roof from woven mat with unique pattern below. When the concrete dries, you will get interesting ceiling patterns. Venue: Courtesy of Fuel in the Blank
Ventilated Ceiling board for modern house
Modern-designed house with exterior details added by installing sunshade lath. Eave ceiling is white air ventilation ceiling which goes well with modern design and ventilates heat from the house.

       Ceiling with natural-designed house Architects always design and select materials which are harmonious with nature; natural substances such as real wood or artificial materials such as artificial wood or synthetic wood which replace real wood but is more durable and easier to take care. 

Modern Natural wood ceiling board
Bedroom which is harmonious with nature using wood replacement materials from ceiling, walls to flooring. Wooden ceiling is installed on gables to create dimension to room space and harmony with nature.
loft ceiling board site reference
Bedroom from wood structure; decorated with pale wood pattern materials. Gouged fiber cement board was installed along slope of the roof making this small space more spacious.

       Ceiling with contemporary-designed house This style focuses on plainness which is not too daring. There are appropriate mixtures between modern and old materials to create warmth and friendliness for relaxation. 

SCG ceiling board for bedroom
Bedroom which has simple and private atmosphere suitable for relaxing. Tone of the room is white but walls have decorative materials to bring out dimensions and simple pattern to create gimmick to the ceiling by using even-rim and gouged fiber cement board. Outside, there are sunshades to filter sunlight and create privacy.
SCG wood plank smartwood for ceiling
Contemporary-designed house has wall board with air ventilating hole installed at gable and eave ceiling to reduce heat for the house. The poking eave can efficiently prevent sunlight and rain water.

       Ceiling with contemporary Thai-designed house This design portrays Thai vintage style with a contemporary twist. Simple tones such as white and warm-feeling natural color are always a top choice for this design.

Modern Thai ceiling board decoration idea
Bedroom in Thai traditional style with wooden floor and ceiling with multi-patterns made from even-rimmed and gouged fiber cement board and flooring and balustrade outside in wooden pattern for harmony and continuity of feeling with decoration inside the room.
Loft ceiling decoration idea
The bedroom was decorated in Thai-contemporary style with wall lined with fiber cement board installed in louver design like traditional Thai house. Even-rimmed fiber cement board with indirect lights helps create dimension and features to the room.

       Ceiling with classic-designed house The house has roomy and luxurious space with unusual high ceiling. Step ceiling is with indirect lights add dimension to the room. Moreover, luxury ornament items as chandelier are installed to advance extravagance.  

Luxury ceiling decoration idea
Bedroom with neat details has split-level fiber cement ceiling with holes and indirect lights. The chandelier uplifts western mansion extravagance style.
ceiling board for luxury decoration
Classic living room with roomy white fiber cement ceiling added dimension with split-level brownish ceiling brightened by gigantic chandelier and European style furniture set enhancing luxurious atmosphere to it.
Ceiling system for tuscany house
Western classic house with mix-toned terracotta roof creating outstanding look. Eave ceiling was made from lath with gouge for air ventilation under eave. The ceiling was painted in beige for harmony with the house’s design.

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Give natural touch to your balcony with “SCG SMARTWOOD (wood plank)”

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Give natural touch to your balcony with “SCG SMARTWOOD (wood plank)”

“Several decoration ideas with “wooden flooring” suitable for exterior use. Since apart from natural and warm touch, it is easy to maintain and lower in price than real wood making your home a relaxing space for every special day. “

       “Balcony”, one of top spots home owners choose as relaxing space on a nice day for a party or coffee corner to appreciate view on a chilling day. We have some good ideas to decorate your balcony to have warm, relaxing and natural-feeling atmosphere.

       Apart from appearance, flooring materials for outside balcony should have good durability since it has to withstand sunlight, wind and rain. Artificial or synthetic wood is an optimal choice since it provides natural warming touch and ease of maintenance. It is lower in price than real wood making your home a relaxing space for every special day.

SCG Wood Plank site reference
Creating relaxing spot on terrace with natural touch by SCG Smartwood (Wood Plank) flooring with refined wooden pattern having real wood touch.
SCG Wood Plank balcony site reference - SCG Smartwood
Linking nature outside to inside the house with large terrace having only crystal clear sliding glass door served as entrance. Key decorative materials are wood as T-clip SCG flooring, synthetic lath and wood furniture to create relaxing atmosphere.
SCG Woodsubstitute for floor
Wood plank balcony near nice garden with Natural Beech T-clip SCG flooring giving harmonious and warm feeling with surrounding atmosphere. Colorful bag beans are in place to sit and listen to birdsong and appreciate nature around you.
SCG Smartwood balcony wood plank
Open air deck area decorated by Basic SCG wood plank flooring. Small and large sized tiles create vibes to the sea. With bag beans on the floor, you will have relaxing and serene private space next to the beach.
SCG Smartwood Wood Plank for outdoor use
Small balcony next to a pool is adorned with Natural Beech T-clip SCG flooring. With near life-sized flooring and real wood surface, color and pattern, it can brighten up pool side adding natural touch to modern-designed house.
How to select wood plank for your balcony
Transforming small space on pool side to chilling area which is closer to nature with Natural Beech T-clip SCG flooring and wood furniture.
Quality Wood substitute site reference
Adding external resting area by elevated balcony decorated with Basic SCG flooring sparing space for existing tree to grow to have cool and pleasant shade for this relaxing area.
SCG Wood substitute for flooring decoration
Transforming empty area next to your house to be chilling walking path with Basic SCG flooring with small garden to brighten up this space.
SCG Smartwood decoration site reference
Transforming this small space to be shining seat area with charm of wooden materials with shading from dark lath and chairs lined by wooden pattern to brighter tone with BASIC SCG flooring glazed to create vintage look. Small plants and flowers are added to harmoniously create relaxing space.

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