TYPES OF:1) WOOD- “OUR GUIDE TO WOOD TYPES.” Guide To Wood Types | Furniture 123,www.furniture123.co.
uk/content/wood-types. mahogany, pine, oak, walnut, maple, cedar aresome examples of different kinds of wood. Mahogany, walnut, oak and maple arehardwood trees, which means that they are dark colored and expensive comparedto pine and cedar, which are softwood trees and hence are light in color. 2) GLASS- Anupoju, Sadanandam. “Types of Glass and Its Properties for Use inConstruction.” The Constructor, 4 Dec. 2016, www.theconstructor.
org/building/types-of-glass-properties-uses-construction/14755/. Floatglass- These are used as shop fronts,public places etc. Shatterproofglass- used for windows, floors etc. Itcannot form sharp edged pieces when it breaks. Laminatedglass- combination of layers of normalglass. It has more weight than normal glass.
It has more thickness and is UVproof and soundproof. These are used for aquariums. Extraclean glass- it is photocatalytic and hydrophilic.Therefore, it acts as stain proof and gives beautiful appearance.
Maintenanceis easy. Chromaticglass- used in ICU’s, etc. It can control thetransparent efficiency of glass and protects the interior from daylight.
It maybe photochromic (light sensitive lamination), thermos-chromatic (heat sensitivelamination) and electrochromic (electric lamination) over it. Tintedglass- It is coloredglass. A color producing ingredients is mixed to the normal glass. Doesn’taffect properties of glass. Toughenedglass- strong glass with low visibility.
Whenit is broken it forms small, granular, dangerous chunks. This is also called astempered glass. This type of glass is used for fire resistant doors, screenprotectors etc. Glassblocks- two different halves are pressedand annealed together while melting process of glass. These are used in theconstruction of walls, skylights etc.
They provide aesthetic appearance whenlight is passed through it. Glasswool- it is made of fibers of glass andacts as good insulating filler. It is fire resistant glass.Insulatedglazed units- it contains a glass, separated intotwo 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. AluminumLighter and less strong than steel and it’s low-costreplacement to steel. Aluminum also doesn’t rust, though it does oxidize,creating a chalky white residue. Aluminum is often used in outdoor furniture. BrassAyellowish alloy of copper, zinc, brass is commonly found on lighting andfixtures like curtain rods, sink faucets.
Though brass has an upscaleappearance, the maintenance is low. CopperIt’s reddish-brown in color and is found onall types of décor like lighting, sinks and cookware due to its superior heatconductivity. Stainless SteelAn alloy of carbon, iron, chromium, stainlesssteel 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 lowmaintenance material and stronger than aluminum. Wrought IronWrought iron refers to metal that has beenhammered or bent into shape. It is commonly used to make fireplace accessories,beds, lighting, etc.4) PLASTIC- Types of Plastic, www.
Thermoplastics whichare softened by heat and can be moulded. Good examples are acrylic,polypropylene, polystyrene, polythene and PVC. Thermosets whichare formed by ha heat process but are then set and cannot change shape byreheating.
Good examples are melamin, Bakelite, polyester and epoxy resins. 5) TEXTILES AND FIBRE- “GCSE Bitesize:Types of Fibre.” BBC, BBC, www.bbc.
co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/textiles/fibresrev1.shtml. Naturalfibres- cotton, linen, wool, silk, jute.Syntheticfibres- viscose, acrylic nylon, polyester