making doors beautiful and interesting

Doors are a big part of the interior of your home. Closets, rooms and exits are all around the home and are enclosed with a door. So, what can you do to make the doors an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home? My blog contains tips that can help you choose, decorate and position doors that will have a positive impact on the appearance of your home. Hopefully, you will find some ideas that will work well in your home to create something beautiful where it was once a traditional, boring door just doing the job of dividing two spaces.

Composite Wood Patios


Many people shopping for exterior patio and patio cover installation options are a little overwhelmed by all the options. Materials like vinyl and would have been around forever and they have unique characteristics that different customers like. For instance, many would say that wood is the more stylish option, but if you would argue that vinyl is the low maintenance choice. If you cannot decide between these two products, there might be a good solution for you. Composite wood patios are becoming more popular for some very good reasons.

What is Composite Wood?

The most immediate advantage of composite wood patios, when compared with real wood, is lower maintenance. A composite wood is basically made out of shaved up wood dust. This composite is mixed with an epoxy. This epoxy comes in various different colors and tints. This deliberate and detailed dying process creates surfaces that look very similar to real wood. Then, the outside is laminated with a clear coat. All this essentially means is it looks pretty much just like real wood, but it has the waterproof protection and casing of a vinyl product.

Why is Composite Great for Patios?

Long-term homeowners also want to know if composite wood is paintable. It should be noted that real wood is the easiest product to paint, while vinyl patios are nearly impossible to paint. Vinyl is a little too smooth to be effectively painted. But, real wood has a rougher, paintable surface. Basically, composite wood is much easier to paint than vinyl, but a little bit harder than actual wood. This is mainly due to the fact that the surface is smoother and doesn't absorb paint like natural wood does. This means that wood is popular for homeowners who think that they will probably change the color of their patio once or twice. If you do decide to paint your cpatio later on, you'll probably need to use professional spray guns. This makes the pain stronger, but also makes the job more manageable.

Just like with vinyl and real wood, you can find composite wood products in a range of different prices. They're all comparably priced, when you consider the cost per square foot. But, composite wood will be the cheapest to maintain. If you want a product that is affordable at first, looks like real wood, and is very cheap to maintain, composite wood is definitely a great choice. It checks all of the boxes for any home style and budget.


27 May 2017