Materials Guide

Materials Guide

Materials Guide

What type of wood is better? Which paint should we use? What type of hardware should I use in my wardrobes? I do not understand why similar looking things cost so different.

Get answers to the key questions related to materials when doing your interiors and home improvement.

Feb 17

Do you know About Varieties of Cements

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The cements produced by intergrading of cement clinker prepared in rotary cement kiln along with 3-5 % gypsum only are called as Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Depending upon the strength requirement OPC is further classified as OPC-33 grade, OPC-43 grade and OPC-53 grade.... Read more
Feb 17

How Bricks are made

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Bricks made by shaping a plastic mass of clay and water, which is then hardened by drying and firing Clay materials are compounds of alumina, silica with minor amounts of lime, magnesia,soda or potash. Iron compounds, usually the oxides, hydroxides or carbonates,Clays containing up to 3% of iron oxide give white to cream or buff colours, which change to pinks and reds as the iron oxide content rises to between 8 and 10%.... Read more
Feb 17

Types of Plumbing (Sanitaryware) Pipes & Fittings

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Types of Plumbing (Sanitaryware) Pipes & Fittings... Read more
Feb 17

Information About Aggregate, Sand, Silt And Clay

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Aggregate is another name of sand, gravel and crushed stone that are used with a binding medium (such as water, bitumen, portland cement, lime, etc.) to form compound materials. Aggregates can either be natural or manufactured. Natural aggregates are generally extracted by mechanical crushing from larger rock.... Read more
Feb 17

How to care for your wood furniture

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The grain patterns on wood may vary depending on the species and way in which it is sawn – for example, Sheesham is grown across several regions of India, each with unique mineral soil compositions, resulting in grain pattern structures that are just characteristics of the natural beauty of the wood. Some furniture is deliberately aged to give it a more rustic feel.... Read more
Feb 17

Effect of conduits for electrical cables on strength of structures

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It is a normal practice to lay p.v.c or steel pipes for electrical cables in R.C.C slabs.As per structural design a opening can be created at centre of the slab thickness in direction of the shorter span after proper checks and calculations.... Read more
Feb 17

Mud Phuska and Brick Tiles Flooring as Specified by CPWD

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We give below proper procedure of applying bitumen and laying mud phuska with brick tiles on top as given by the C. P. W. D.... Read more
Feb 17

Low Cost Brickwork Techniques

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In India the major component used in construction is brick walls. Bricks normally used for this purpose are of size 9" x 4" x 3" due to this normally all main walls are 9" thick.... Read more
Feb 04

Benefits of Custom Made Furniture for your Bedroom

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The Bedroom is one of the most important sectors of the house. This is because everyone spends almost a third of their time in their bedroom. As a homeowner, don’t you wish that your bedroom is one of the most comfortable and cozy place to be?... Read more
Feb 04

How to minimize Electricity Bill This Summer

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How to minimize Electricity Bill this summer? It is normal phenomenon that we get a huge electricity bill during summers as compared to winters. So Easy Fix has brought some tips for you to minimize the bill this summer.... Read more
Feb 04

ALL ABOUT PAINTS-Oil Bound Distemper or Plastic Paints

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Do you feel that the walls of your home appear quite monotonous and even uninviting? If you wish to paint the wall in your home, but you are puzzled as to what kind of paint might go well with the wall, so given below are some vital points regarding these paints... Read more
Feb 04

Color combination for kid's room

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Using certain colour combinations, you can make your childrens' room look unique. Shades of pink , green can beautify your girl child's room while shades of blue and yellow can enhance your boy child's room. Rest its all a game of mix and match you can do with lot of bright colours.... Read more
Feb 04

The MIDAS Touch: Gold In Bedrooms

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We indians love our GOLD… this glossy yellow metal spells grandeur and opulence and glam..…and so it was very natural for palaces of yesteryear to be gilded from top to bottom with this precious metal. This love affair between interiors and gold continues to this date but since gilding or gold leafing is out of bounds for mos... Read more
Feb 04

Things To Look For When Moving Into A New House

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Whether your previous apartment lease is about to get over and you need to rent a new place, or you are finally thinking of buying your own home, shifting into a new home can be quite a hassle. ... Read more
Jan 12

Flooring Materials

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Flooring can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your home. It also contributes to the resale value as well as enhances the character of a home.... Read more
Jan 12

Difference between Laminate and Veneer

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Let us understand the difference between veneers and laminates, two of the most commonly used materials these days, which are being used for giving final finishing to the plywood for the wooden furniture.... Read more
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