The modern construction market offers a variety of decorative materials designed to decorate the facades of buildings. When choosing one of them, it is necessary to take into account not only their cost, but also their weight. Otherwise, there is a high risk of excessive load on the foundation, which will negatively affect the operation of the house. In addition to the aesthetic function, facade materials protect the foundation and walls from precipitation.
How can you line the walls in the house? Currently, builders use a variety of materials, the cost of which varies significantly. Among the materials in demand for decorating walls, there are: stone, clinker brick, glass, artificial stone.
The choice of material depends on the material possibilities of the owner of the house, as well as on his personal preferences.
Amonga variety of building materials that are used in modern decoration, cement-mineral slabs stand out favorably. This version of the finishing building material was created thanks to modern technologies. With the help of these plates, you can significantly transform the facade of a country house.
Cement-mineral boards can be used for various purposes. They carry out the cladding of the facades of country houses, as well as interior decoration.
In the Russian Federation, this decorative material appeared in 2007. For ten years, cement-mineral slabs have been able to gain a lot of fans, they have become in demand among domestic house builders.
Materials are resistant to temperature changes, have high environmental friendliness. They are easy to install and weather resistant. Such products are produced in two versions: for interior and exterior decoration.
The composition includes a core made of cement. It has a mineral filler, a reinforced mesh reinforced with fiberglass. In the production of such plates, special antiseptic agents are used that are completely safe for human he alth. They do not cause allergies, and decompose over time. Therefore, from such plates, an excellent finish is obtained for the facade of a country house. The thickness of the aquapanel can reach 12.5 mm. The technology of their installation is similar to fixing drywall.
What are the main performance characteristics of this decorative material? Products are resistant tohigh humidity, do not swell, do not crumble, do not lose their operational properties throughout the entire service life. The panels are not affected by fungus and mold, so they can be used even at high humidity, which is especially important in difficult climatic conditions. They are light in weight, so they are also used for the reconstruction of old buildings.
Stucco is considered a budget option for decorating walls.
It was she who became the most common material that allows you to level brickwork, hide vertical and horizontal seams. Plaster makes it possible to insulate walls from moisture penetration and freezing.
Coating the walls with a layer of such a decorative material significantly increases the resistance of the building to fires, increases the thermal insulation characteristics of the entire structure.
There are quite a few options for decorating surfaces. Among the most popular materials for cladding the facades of country houses, piece cladding is distinguished. This option is suitable for decorating frame houses, since the products are light in weight.
Finishing tiles, decorative panels, bricks - all these options for the modern design of the facade of the building are designed to protect the foundation of the house from moisture.
Certainly, the assortment of such products is important for the consumer so that he can choose a certain cladding option by color, shape, cost.
Facade of a country house oftenlined with bricks. It is a strong and durable material, therefore it makes it possible to protect load-bearing walls from precipitation for a long time. The building after completion of finishing works acquires an aesthetic appearance.
Facing brick is lightweight and mostly hollow. Thanks to this structure, it has excellent soundproofing and heat-insulating characteristics. Speaking of aesthetic characteristics, these decorative materials can be compared with facing tiles. In the first case, the dimensions of the product are clearly smaller, that is, even a small facade of a country house can be decorated with such elements. There are no significant differences in terms of color. Facing brick has a relief or textured surface. As a result, the facade of a country house acquires individuality and originality. The dimensions of facing bricks can vary significantly. On sale there are European and ordinary bricks. In terms of shape, manufacturers offer shaped and rectangular options.
If there is no desire and time to mess with facing bricks, then you can choose a faster way to finish. For example, in the design of the facade of a country house, decorative tiles are often used. These materials are able to imitate almost all types of natural decorative coatings. They are light, durable and do not require special care. Facade tiles protect walls and foundations from mold, fungus, and the negative effects of ultraviolet rays. Among the advantages of such a material, it should be noted the longoperational period. This makes facade tiles an even more attractive material for modern homeowners.
Among the finishing materials currently used, natural stone is of interest. For the facade of a country house, it fits perfectly, as it has a lot of positive qualities:
- has a flawless appearance;
- helps to translate into reality any design ideas and ideas;
- practical and easy to maintain;
- suitable for combination with other finishing materials.
But this material also has certain disadvantages. It is difficult to use natural stone for facing the facade of a country house: it has a significant weight, therefore it exerts a significant additional load on the foundation of the building. Any deviation from the technology can lead to the loss of individual fragments, peeling of the stone, which negatively affects the appearance of the structure. To beautifully veneer the facade of a country house with natural stone, the photo of which is presented above, will require not only material resources, but also serious labor costs. Work can only be accepted if there is at least some construction experience.
Variants of facing stone
If the plastering of the facade of a country house is a familiar option for finishing work, then the use of natural natural material is rare. The reason is the high cost of the material itself, as well as the complexityfinishing work.
Granite is one of the natural finishes. This stone is characterized by high frost resistance, as well as a wide color range. Stops homeowners from applying granite price of this material.
Marble has excellent aesthetic and operational qualities, it transforms the building, giving it status and style. Natural veins on the stone make the façade truly unique, which is why nowadays you can increasingly see marble finishes on luxury country mansions.
An alternative to granite is bas alt. Possessing high quality indicators, the stone has a very reasonable cost. The most common façade finish is limestone. Builders are attracted by its reasonable cost and good thermal insulation properties.
This amazing rock-cut decorative material has a beautiful brown hue. Among the positive qualities of the stone are:
- possibility of laying, regardless of weather conditions;
- mounting on a standard adhesive;
- no need for additional styling preparation.
In order to completely dry the wall, decorated with Dagestan stone, 3-4 days are enough in dry weather.
When cladding the facade of a house, separate fragments are used, between which it is important to leave small gaps. Forto obtain the desired result after the completion of the finishing work, certain rules must be observed:
- Facing with natural stone is done on cement mortar.
- Joints are treated with sealant.
- Before you start lining, you need to level the surfaces, remove dirt and dust from them.
When choosing a material for finishing, it is necessary to take into account its wet strength, fire resistance, weather resistance, as well as the ability to withstand ultraviolet rays.
For the northern regions, the selection of facade materials that can withstand low temperatures and strong winds is relevant. An important factor in the selection of decorative material for the facade of the building is the ease of maintenance. An excellent option for the facade and walls is artificial stone, which is not inferior to its natural counterpart in terms of aesthetic characteristics, but is much cheaper and lighter.
In addition to natural and artificial stone, the use of metal panels has recently become fashionable. Such products are made of stainless steel, so they are resistant to atmospheric and chemical corrosion. This option is suitable for those who prefer modern solutions for decorating their home.