Common Types of Stones Used for building

The article will introduce the properties and uses of the more common stones used for building: granite, marble,sandstone, slate,Basalt and Trap, Laterite,Gneiss,Quartzite . Granite Granites are igneous rocks. The colour varies from light gray to pink. The structure is crystalline, fine to coarse grained. They take polish well. They are hard durable. Specific gravity is […]

What packing boxes should I use when moving?

Packing boxes for moving house come in different shapes and sizes. Some are thick and strong and some are thin and less durable. There are large shipping boxes, medium and small cartons.You can even get custom made boxes. Did you know the packing boxes for moving can be made of cardboard, plastic or wood? Unfortunately […]

Corrugated box styles and sturctures

The most common box style is the Regular Slotted Container. All flaps are the same length from score to edge. Typically the major flaps meet in the middle and the minor flaps do not. The manufacturer’s joint is most often joined with adhesive but may also be taped or stitched. The box is shipped flat […]

Stacking strength of Corrugated box

One of the important functions of a corrugated box is to provide crush resistance (product protection) and adequate strength for stacking in warehouses. A box can be designed by optimizing the grade of corrugated board, box design, flute direction, and inner supports. Support from the product also provides “load sharing” and can be an important […]

Functions of Corrugated box

Corrugated box design is the process of matching design factors for corrugated fiberboard boxes with the functional physical, processing and end-use requirements. Packaging engineers work to meet the performance requirements of a box while controlling total costs throughout the system. Corrugated boxes are used frequently as shipping containers. Boxes need to contain the product from […]

Mosaic Tips 

Start simple. Make a small mosaic plaque before you mosaic a wall or floor. That way you can work out your materials and methods before the big job. How can you draw a design? Simple drawings like those in a coloring book work best. The color and the details come when you add the tile […]

How To Make A Mosaic for an indoor project

For an indoor project not subjected to moisture, it is very simple: 1. Draw a simple “cartoon” (outline) on the mosaic surface. You can copy a mosaic pattern from a coloring book or your favorite pattern of china or fabric. 2. Decide what size mosaic tiles are most appropriate for the level of detail in […]

How to Clean Natural Stone

Natural stone are beautiful additions to any home, If taken care of properly, natural stone can increase property value and aesthetic appeal to any property for years on end. however, care must be taken to keep them clean and free of damage. Although strong and hard, these surfaces are very porous and the surface can […]

How to Make a stained glass mosaic portrait from a photograph

Make a stained glass mosaic portrait from a photograph Materials and Tools: enlarged photograph,mat board,masking tape,clear adhesive shelf liner several colors and shades of opaque stained glass,plastic containers,glass cutter square-nose pliers,glass nippers,tweezers,diamond wheel glass grinder,safety glasses latex gloves,black felt-tip pen,ultra-sticky clear adhesive film,piece of tile backer board (cement board) craft knife,epoxy adhesive,notched trowel,roll of paper towels,instant glue,premixed grout,rubber […]

Choosing Natural Stone Tile-Sandstone

Origin: Sandstone is a variety of ‘sedementary’ rock. It’s formed when, after being collected by subterranean rivers, or ancient ocean beds. In the case of sandstone, the key element is in the name: sand. Grains of sand are bonded while under tremendous heat and pressure to form a solid, striated and decorative natural stone. Appearance: […]

Things Need to Consider When Selecting a Pool Builder

When you make the decision to purchase your dream swimming pool, you have made a great decision and a long term commitment to your home, property and enjoyment. Now you have to select your pool builder and options for this backyard place of rest and relaxation. Here are some things to consider when selecting your […]

Choosing Natural Stone Tile-Limestone

Origin: Limestone is yet another member of the same family as marble and travertine, derived from subterranean water sources. These river systems and springs collect materials like calcite and argonite. Traces of fossil materials can also be found in the body of a limestone slab. What’s left is a smooth, and durable natural stone that […]