Plastic plays an integral role in building modern houses and this allows us to live comfortably. From flooring to countertops to insulation, plastics are used in every aspect of home building. The applications of plastic are aesthetic, practical and cost-effective. Let us look at six ways of how plastic play a vital role in home building.
When it comes to durability, aesthetic appeal and the ability to repulse bacteria plastic countertop is the preferred choice. For a fraction of a price, these plastic countertops can be made to mimic granite and other materials. What’s more, they are also scratch resistant than other materials and can be easily replaced if the homes are damaged due to natural disasters or man-made accidents.
2) Walls Designs
The walls inside our homes can have molded designs that are cost-effective and visually stunning.
When compared to any other material, plastic can be easily molded into intricate designs more easily than other materials. This allows builders the freedom to customize the look and feel of the house.
The plastic used in outdoor panels and siding offer more versatility and are more rigid than other materials such as wood or metal. They are not only durable and resistant but can also be shaped in ways that are aesthetically pleasing. In addition, they can stand up to rough weather conditions due to their durability.
4) Plumbing Fixtures
There is a reason why pipes, plumbing valves, and seals are all made from plastic. It is because they are durable, corrosion-resistant, chemical-resistant and offer great flexibility compared to metal. Plastics plumbing products also cost less and are easy to install.
Plastics are the most preferred material for home insulation as they make them more energy efficient, affordable and comfortable. They are used to seal, shield and protect home structures from moisture and outside air. Since they are malleable and affordable they are the most ideal material for home builders to utilize.
Staircase railings are built for safety purposes and also add a visual appeal to the overall home decor. Plastic railings are an excellent alternative over wooden or metal ones. Reason being, they are less susceptible to scratches, and dents.
As plastics become more cost-effective and stronger, their applications will continue to increase in home building. If you are in the home building industry then Plastivision is a great platform for you to showcase your product range and network with industry professionals. Book your booth today!