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Art & Science Of Home Decor

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Cladding

 So what is Cladding?

Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, or for aesthetic purposes. Cladding does not necessarily have to provide a waterproof condition but is instead a control element. This control element may only serve to safely direct water or wind in order to control run-off and prevent infiltration into the building structure. This is also a control element to prevent noise from entering or escaping. Cladding applied to windows is often referred to as window capping and is a very specialized field.-Wikipedia

Cladding is a process in which material is used to envelop or wrap up a structure’s outer surface or exterior. The surface can be a building, a home or any surfaces in the interiors. The function of cladding is similar to that of a raincoat. When rain falls on it, water just slides off thus preventing us from soaking or getting wet. Cladding does not necessarily offer waterproofing, but acts more as a protective layer on the existing materials or surfaces. It controls the way outer elements would interact with any surface, thus saving it from damage. Cladding also serves a decorative purpose, to conceal a more basic or structural strata which may not be attractive or presentable. Back in the day, Timber Cladding was more in trend. Timber cladding provided a very attractive and highly durable finish.

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Basic Cladding Materials and Systems:

Cladding as a technique has been used in building and architecture for over decades. Over the time, materials have evolved and changed to keep up with the times. From the very ancient period until the 19th century, cladding was done with hard substances like stone, wood or cedar. Materials those are resistant to deterioration or corrosion like brass, bronze or copper.

As newer materials were being discovered, they were gradually incorporated into systems of cladding. The latest developments have been cladding the kitchen surfaces and table tops. Sheets and sheets of Laminates are compressed together to make tough strong layers which are then used over kitchen surfaces. They act not only as the protective guards but also serve an aesthetic purpose. Old looking kitchens can be given a complete makeover.

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As we all know, over a period of time the old cabinets and shelves tend to look worn out. In the over polluted era that we breathe in, decay and deterioration are faster than ever before. Cladding is the best and perfect solution for this. A range of laminates are available for cladding  which are ideal for applying in kitchen thus providing a high level of hygienic and easy to clean surfaces. Old looking kitchens can be given a new look just by cladding the worktops and surfaces.

The latest innovations allow easy to install and easy to maintain materials which also sit just right in the budget. Even if the kitchen is large, a good deal of the kitchen surface area is covered with cabinets, so the definite area that has to be cladded comes be quite small. The ideal way is to install the cladding on the wall after the cabinets and units have been treated. This way we minimise the materials on the walls. Give your kitchen a complete style makeover with the available superb range of hygienic and easy to clean kitchen wall and table top cladding systems.

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With a wide array of excellent collection in the most vibrant colours and styles available for the kitchen, a makeover plan should not be far away. The latest cladding laminates are available in florescent colours too for the perfect peppy look!

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