Fiberglass – made up of glass fiber and reinforced plastic – is a wonderfully durable material, often used for airplane parts and septic tanks. However, not only is fiberglass perfect for these more industrial uses, it also can easily find a place or three within your home's décor. So if you're looking for a way to change up your home's look and are interested in fiberglass, here are a few ideas that can help you on your way to a fiberglass-stocked home.
Make an Entrance
It wasn't that long ago that your only choice when it came to the material to build your home's front door out of was wood; but as time change, however, different materials (such as stainless steel) have had their entryway heyday as well – and now it's time for fiberglass. Custom fiberglass front doors can be made to look like wood, if that's the aesthetic you're going for, but come at a much cheaper price than a solid wood door and don't require the same level of upkeep. They also won't warp in the humidity like wood does, and they insulate against extreme temperatures far better than steel. Add to that the fact that custom fiberglass doors can come in whatever style you can think of, and it's easy to see why, both from an aesthetic and from a maintenance viewpoint, fiberglass is the best choice for your front door.
No Sinking Feeling
The appliance in your kitchen that gets the most day-to-day use is almost definitely your sink; so why opt for stainless steel or porcelain when you can both beautify it and extend its life by installing a fiberglass sink instead? As fiberglass is lightweight, it makes installation and/or any remodeling task much easier, especially when compared to steel or even stone sinks. However, its light weight doesn't sacrifice durability for ease of installation, and a fiberglass sink will be able to stand up to any wear and tear you can give it. Lastly, so long as you're willing to pay a little extra for a unique mold, you can get your sink specifically designed in both shape and color to fit your exact needs.
Cupboards and cabinets are another field of your home usually dominated by wood, but are better serviced by being made of fiberglass instead. Besides the lack of warping and better durability mentioned above, fiberglass cupboards are also quite easy to clean (you only need a duster, white vinegar, and some baking soda), which is good in a room like a kitchen, where food and grease somehow get everywhere. And, once again, fiberglass can look however you want it to look, so you could get the traditional look of wooden cabinets without any of their downsides.
For more information on custom fiberglass, contact a company like C F Maier Composites.