The interior is carried out by the fantasies of architects, designers and the inherent possibilities of finishing materials. What are the possibilities of modern building materials? Let’s try to consider using the example of a popular building material — foam concrete block.
Its use in the interior is considered in multiple options: walls, floors, stairs, partitions, fireplaces, objects, kitchen furniture, countertops — this is not the whole list where a foam concrete block can be used..
Foam concrete block is a relatively young building material, and promising. A home built from aerated concrete block will be durable, energy efficient and comfortable. Buildings made of aerated concrete block have a lower load on the foundations (about 25 — 30% lower), high fire resistance, excellent sound insulation (about 60 decibels), with an almost perfect and smooth surface, for any kind of decor. This not only significantly reduces construction time, but also reduces its cost. A house built of a foam concrete block will retain heat in winter (compared to brick, it retains heat 5 times better) and cool in summer. In a house built from this material, you can significantly reduce the cost of heating and air conditioning. There is no need for additional plastering (it is enough just to apply grout on irregularities).
Foam concrete blocks are made of non-autoclave and non-steamed technology, which has a number of positive advantages over other building wall and heat-insulating materials:
— low density and, accordingly, low weight loads on the floors;
— low thermal conductivity;
— complete chemical neutrality, non-susceptibility to decay;
Low water absorption (since the foam concrete block has a closed porous structure) and, as a result, the foam concrete block is frost-resistant;
— good breathability;
Foam concrete block is versatile as a material, it can be easily given various shapes and easily processed.
An important positive quality of the foam concrete block is the ability to maintain a moderate microclimate in the room, it also prevents heat loss in winter, and in summer it allows you to protect the room from the real heat of the street..
The foam concrete block is not afraid of humidity: it is able to constantly regulate the humidity in the room by absorbing excess moisture. If the air is dry, then the foam concrete blocks give back the previously absorbed moisture.
The foam concrete block has a low density, which means that the foam concrete blocks are light. In addition, foam concrete blocks are much larger in size than bricks, which makes it possible to increase the speed of masonry. The foam concrete block is easy to process, you can easily cut channels for pipes or sockets in it.
In addition, the excellent workability of the foam concrete block allows you to create a wide variety of design projects (erect curved arches, niches, etc.) giving the houses uniqueness and originality. The foam concrete block has good sound absorption properties, it ensures that all established requirements for sound insulation are met.
An example of using a foam concrete block in the interior is the construction of a staircase balustrade.
It is convenient to lay foam concrete blocks using assembly glue. Cut blocks with a special saw with a large tooth.
Starting from the first row of masonry, you should constantly check the correct position of the blocks..
Blocks of each next row of masonry are installed with dressing of seams.
In this case, the wall is laid from blocks of 100 * 200 * 600 mm, which makes it easy to ensure its verticality.
At the junction of the 3rd row of masonry to the wall of the room, an installation angle should be fixed.
When fitting small pieces of aerated concrete blocks to the opening — you cannot do without a metal float.
After the end of the masonry of the wall, a marking line must be applied to it..
The desired shape of the wall is given with the same hacksaw with a large tooth..
Extra areas can also be removed with a chisel..
The wall folded and foam concrete blocks will have to be primed, puttyed and given the desired texture to its surface.
The primer can be applied with a flute brush.
The seams of the masonry must be putty and wiped.
With a brush, the surfaces of the foam concrete block can be smoothed.
And with the help of putty, the surface can be given a textured originality.
Joint gaps can be sealed with acrylic sealant.
This is how the staircase with the decorative wall of their foam concrete block began to look.