TYPES and is UV proof and soundproof. These are


WOOD- “OUR GUIDE TO WOOD TYPES.” Guide To Wood Types | Furniture 123,

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mahogany, pine, oak, walnut, maple, cedar are
some examples of different kinds of wood. Mahogany, walnut, oak and maple are
hardwood trees, which means that they are dark colored and expensive compared
to pine and cedar, which are softwood trees and hence are light in color.




 Anupoju, Sadanandam. “Types of Glass and Its Properties for Use in
Construction.” The Constructor, 4 Dec. 2016, www.theconstructor.org/building/types-of-glass-properties-uses-construction/14755/.


glass- These are used as shop fronts,
public places etc.


glass- used for windows, floors etc. It
cannot form sharp edged pieces when it breaks.


glass- combination of layers of normal
glass. It has more weight than normal glass. It has more thickness and is UV
proof and soundproof. These are used for aquariums.


clean glass- it is photocatalytic and hydrophilic.
Therefore, it acts as stain proof and gives beautiful appearance. Maintenance
is easy.


glass-  used in ICU’s, etc. It can control the
transparent efficiency of glass and protects the interior from daylight. It may
be photochromic (light sensitive lamination), thermos-chromatic (heat sensitive
lamination) and electrochromic (electric lamination) over it.


glass- It is colored
glass. A color producing ingredients is mixed to the normal glass. Doesn’t
affect properties of glass.


glass- strong glass with low visibility. When
it is broken it forms small, granular, dangerous chunks. This is also called as
tempered glass. This type of glass is used for fire resistant doors, screen
protectors etc.


blocks- two different halves are pressed
and annealed together while melting process of glass. These are used in the
construction of walls, skylights etc. They provide aesthetic appearance when
light is passed through it.


wool- it is made of fibers of glass and
acts as good insulating filler. It is fire resistant glass.

glazed units- it contains a glass, separated into
two or three layers by air or vacuum.


3)     METALS- “Metal Types and Finishes Guide.” Wayfair, www.wayfair.com/ideas-and-advice/metal-types-and-finishes-guide-S4643.html.



Lighter and less strong than steel and it’s low-cost
replacement to steel. Aluminum also doesn’t rust, though it does oxidize,
creating a chalky white residue. Aluminum is often used in outdoor furniture.



yellowish alloy of copper, zinc, brass is commonly found on lighting and
fixtures like curtain rods, sink faucets. Though brass has an upscale
appearance, the maintenance is low.



It’s reddish-brown in color and is found on
all types of décor like lighting, sinks and cookware due to its superior heat


Stainless Steel

An alloy of carbon, iron, chromium, stainless
steel is found in furniture and fixtures, accent tables to kitchen sinks.
Because of the chromium it doesn’t rust, oxidize, or corrode and is a low
maintenance material and stronger than aluminum.


Wrought Iron

Wrought iron refers to metal that has been
hammered or bent into shape. It is commonly used to make fireplace accessories,
beds, lighting, etc.

PLASTIC- Types of Plastic, www.the-warren.org/GCSERevision/resistantmaterials/plastics.html.

Thermoplastics which
are softened by heat and can be moulded. Good examples are acrylic,
polypropylene, polystyrene, polythene and PVC. Thermosets which
are formed by ha heat process but are then set and cannot change shape by
reheating. Good examples are melamin, Bakelite, polyester and epoxy resins.


Types of Fibre.” BBC, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/textiles/fibresrev1.shtml.


fibres- cotton, linen, wool, silk, jute.

fibres- viscose, acrylic nylon, polyester