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Fibre Cement Backer Boards - the Perfect Base for Tiles

Fibre Cement Backer Boards – What Makes Them the Perfect Base for Tiles

Backer board is a material used as a tile substrate. It is an inexpensive, convenient building material that makes tiling projects go faster and look better in the end. Backer boards, in general, can be used for all your tile jobs for floors, walls, and counters. You can also use it for thin exterior brick and stone. Some companies manufacture backer-board sheets with a rougher side for use with thin-set mortar and a smoother side for use with ceramic-tile mastic while some like EcoPro manufacture them as hand-crafted bricks. Most importantly, backer boards contribute to a longer-lasting, more durable tile installation, with no chance of backing board rot and a reduced chance of rot with the underlying wall studs or floor joists. Usually, 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch thick and 3 feet by 5 feet long, It is made of cement, water, silica, limestone, flour and fibre for increased strength. The commonly used tile substrates such as plywood and others have a tendency to warp and buckle. However, the Backer board is hard and flat which allows it to remain stable even in damp conditions. This makes backer boards easily adhere to a tile with the use of a thin-set mortar forming a consistent tile surface.

Backer boards have been traditionally made in 2 varieties, viz. Cement and Gypsum, but both have their sets of pros and cons. A relatively newer variety called the Fibre cement Backer boards combines the best of Cement and Fibre leading to an upgraded material. Fibre cement boards are lighter and stronger as compared to cement only boards and are available in multiple thickness & dimension options. Fibre cement is naturally moisture resistant – a quality which can be further strengthened using waterproof coating – to make them perform excellently in damp areas such as bathrooms and laundries.

Fibre cement backer boards as the best base for tiling

Depending on their make, the applications of Fibre cement boards can range from a partition wall to bathrooms. The most appreciated application being for tiling purposes. Conventional tiling options such as ceramic and porcelain are highly vulnerable to moisture infiltration due to its seams which can eventually lead water to its base material. This dampens the studs resulting in the growth of mold and mildew. Fibre cement sheet also acts as sound absorbing panels to cancel out all the unwanted echoes in the room. Wood – another prominent material – also stands unacceptable in areas of constant water exposure such as bathrooms and wash areas as wood easily rots in the presence of moisture. Even regular drywalls are not appropriate as we will learn further. The best alternative then is the Fibre cement backer board which is built to perform well under these particular conditions. They are resistant to moisture, they don’t rot, and they don’t even let mold growth.

Before backer boards became mainstream, interior walls were finished with woods strips layered over wall studs. It was then plastered and had to be preserved for weeks until it completely dried out and settled. Then came the gypsum boards or drywalls which were manufactured in the factory and straightway installed in the construction saving amazing time and labor. Cement backer boards are even better than gypsum boards as they are a tile equivalent to these wallboards. These factory-made standard size tiles have an advantage of transportation as well as setting up as opposed to floating massive beds of mortar on the job site. Plus, being fiber enforced, these cement boards have strengthening qualities which make them far stronger and dimensionally stable than site-built mortar beds. The best achievement though has to be the on-site drying time as Fibre cement boards are factory dried and need no further processing.

If you are looking for the best quality Fibre cement sheet for your backer board applications, contact EcoPro on +91 20 2645 8888 – the number 1 manufacturer of eco-friendly Fibre cement sheets in India.

FCBs for setting up isolation ward

Using Fibre Cement Boards for Quick & Easy Isolation Ward Set Up

With the rising cases of COVID-19, we are running out of hospitals

With an unprecedented rise in the cases of COVID-19, we are running out of hospital space in cities as well as rural areas. For a country where there is still a long way in improving healthcare facilities, we are now faced with a pandemic that is axing our already weak branch. As such, the erection of isolation wards has been fast-tracked by all the state governments following the example of China which had managed to build a COVID hospital in a lighting fast period of 10 days. Acting on the urgency, many existing structures such as schools, colleges, malls, and even railway compartments were converted into isolation wards for housing COVID-19 patients.

Isolation wards are meant to separate suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases from the rest of the world. Patients inside these wards are kept in isolation until they test negative as per MoHFW’s discharge policy. According to the WHO, the clinical criteria requires that patients’ symptoms have been resolved for at least three days before release from isolation, with a minimum time in isolation of 13 days since symptom onset.  So how exactly are these isolation wards built and how can EcoPro Fibre cement boards help? – Let’s find out.

What it takes to set up an isolation ward

In ideal conditions, COVID-19 patients are expected single rooms, but that is practically impossible considering the absurdly high ratio of patients and rooms. Hence, another closest & feasible alternative is to house all patients together in common wards with individual beds which are placed at a minimum distance of 2m from each other. Apart from the beds, each room should have a separate toilet/bathroom cum changing area to maintain hygiene and contain the spread opportunities of the virus. For the ventilation, the isolation ward should have enough windows and ceiling fans to ward off stale air. These wards should not share the same area with other wards such as post-surgical and labor rooms as the virus is highly contagious. Preferably, they should have separate entry and exit bypassing any appearance in the general area. With this calculation and considering space overheads for equipment, waste disposal bins, walking, and transporting, etc – a 2000 sq.ft area can comfortably accommodate only around 10 beds. So while we may have enough area, we don’t have much time as, despite frequent lockdowns, the number of patients is exponentially rising before the curve finally flattens. For this, we need to erect isolation wards as quickly as possible.

How EcoPro Fibre cement boards can save time & energy

It is understood that Isolation wards cannot be set up at a regular pace and require a speedy installation to cater to patients in real-time. What better than a fibre cement board set up that is quick to install and is ready to use in no time. These factory-made boards require minimal masonry work only for the foundation and the rest can be installed merely by the help of frames. This saves a tremendous amount of time as compared to masonry work. Not just time, fibre cement boards are built to possess qualities such as resistance to fire and moisture, durability, light weightedness, strength and flexibility, and also resistance to termites and molds. It is so easy to transport and requires less labor thus saving energy too. All these properties make it an ideal choice of construction especially as when monsoon peaks in India. On top of it, EcoPro Fibre cement boards are EcoFriendly and reusable, which means minimal wastage & smart usage of resources. Fibre cement boards can also be used as partition wall to divide the existing structures into smaller rooms such as a large hall or an auditorium. These walls are easy to mount and act as sound absorbing panels giving the patients peace of mind amid chaos. Additionally, one of the important features of fibre cement walls is that being moisture resistant, it provides a hostile environment to bacteria and germs and hinders their growth. And the best part is, they are affordable.

With so many advantages, clearly, Fibre cement boards should be utilized more for their utility. They can surely add strength while the fight against COVID-19 continues. We are sure we will come out of this pandemic victorious and will ensure the lives lost were not without a cause.

Fibre cement boards for leakproof roofs

Make Your Roofs Monsoon Ready for a Stressfree Season

A roof is an important part of any building structure. It serves the functional purpose of providing shelter to the residents within from outside weather elements and also adds an aesthetic charm to the structure – especially the sloping roofs. So, while it’s important to take care of your roof all year long, it becomes even more critical during the monsoons. This is the time when torrential rains hit your roofs and seep in causing problems such as leakage, mildews under the roof, and dampness on the walls potentially deteriorating the strength of the structure and aging it before time. Thankfully, it’s possible to prepare your roof from coming under the weather by some simple tips from EcoPro. EcoPro is a manufacturer of moisture-resistant and eco-friendly Fibre cement boards that are used for various structural applications such as roof underlays, roof decks, to even a false ceiling for hall.

Check the shingles

Those overlapping tiles placed on your roof are called shingles. Many times, we neglect the tiles or don’t pay enough attention to them. But it could be that one broken tile which can start the trickling, eventually turning it into a bigger leakage. It’s a good idea to inspect the roof for any broken tiles just as you smell monsoon approaching near. This will give you enough time to fix the issue so that you don’t have to settle for the last moment emergency patch-work. If your roof tiles are existing for a long time and have clear signs of wearing out, it is better if you replace the entire roof with a new set of tiles. They would instantly lift the value of your property too.

Roof Underlays

Roofing underlayment is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier material that is layered upon your roof deck and under the tiles. It is applied under all other roofing materials as an additional layer of protection from severe weather. Roofing underlays are available in materials such as asphalt but the ones made from Fibre cement boards are excellent at water resistance and protect all roofing components from getting soaked even during torrential rains.

Look for leakage signs on ceilings and walls

Each time there is a heavy downpour washing out your property, you might find moist spots around your house, typically in the most exposed area of the wall or just below the ceiling. What may seem like a small leak at the beginning may eventually grow into a bigger one after back to back rains if the exact issue leading to the leakage is not addressed on time. If you find moist spots on the walls that are not traceable to the roof, then it could be an issue of the wall itself. In such cases, you need to get them inspected by an expert and get them repaired. A permanent solution in such a case would be to apply a water-resistant Fibre cement sheet over your wall surface that comes in different variations such as tiles and wall panels. They not only protect the surface from water but also give an aesthetically pleasing look to the walls. For taller buildings, a rain screen cladding offers a relatively simple solution to the problem of keeping rainwater out. The system involves a form of double partition wall construction that uses the external wall cladding to keep out the rain and an inner layer to provide thermal insulation, prevent excessive air leakage, and carry wind loading.

If you are looking for waterproofing solutions for your house or want to know your prospects well before you begin with the construction of a new one, contact EcoPro today and learn how fibre cement boards can fit your needs!

Eco-Friendly Home Building and Renovation using Fibre Cement Boards

Eco-Friendly Home Building and Renovation with Fibre Cement Boards

With a strong eco-friendly drive going on around the world, one can’t help but wonder, how can they contribute to society by reducing their carbon footprints? Well, one of the biggest ways to contribute toward green living is right in front of you… it’s your home décor and construction needs! Fibre cement boards have opened up a plethora of new opportunities for all environmental enthusiasts as they can be used in almost any roofing, walling, or flooring application.

Environmental benefits of Fibre Cement

Home renovations can cause significant environmental repercussions, considering all the material that goes into it. But fibre cement changes the game entirely. Fibre cement panels are composed of sand, cement, and cellulose fibres which act as reinforcement. Fibre cement normally comes in the form of planks and panels along with various texture details.

Most environmental issues at stake when renovating your home include the need for synthetic product production or consumption of wood that may be linked to clear-cutting, as well as waste, such as old vinyl siding. Fibre cement single-handedly solves all these issues.

Fibre cement boards are made of fibre and cement which is organically produced and is much less harmful to nature. It is a revolutionary product replacing many of the traditional resources like wood and cement. Fibre cement boards are a great low-cost alternative for wooden pieces as well. EcoPro is one of the leading manufacturers of customized fibre cement boards, offering high-quality products for a variety of applications. The EcoPro Fibre Cement Sheet is GreenPro certified for its holistic implementation of environmental safety, right from the production to the disposal.

 Constructional benefits of using Fibre Cement Boards:

  1. Highly durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain.
  2. Possesses acoustic properties, can be used as sound-absorbing panels.
  3. Shows high resilience against harsh weather conditions such as heat and water, and comes with Class 1(A) fire/flame protection.
  4. Possesses high thermal insulation properties, thereby providing a great solution to the heat island effect in metro areas.
  5. Panels are completely termite resistant and can be used in place of termite proof plywood.
  6. It can be easily painted as they are resistant to cracks, swelling, and warping.
  7. Fibre cement panels have a great aesthetic appeal as they can replace components like wood, stone, etc.

5 main applications for home

  1. False-ceiling: Build beautiful multi-level false ceilings that are strong enough to hold all types of lighting and accessories.
  2. Exterior wall cladding: Build robust cladding solutions that uplift your façade and protect your homes.
  3. Partition walls: Maximize living space utilization with strong, functional and elegant partition walls made using fibre cement panels.
  4. Sound-proofing: Develop premium-grade soundproofing solutions that offer high speech intelligibility, increased directional hearing, and echo-free sound.
  5. Mezzanine Flooring: Create more space by bifurcating your vertical space with strong and durable mezzanine flooring solutions.

If you’re looking for low-cost fibre cement solutions for your outdoor or indoor applications like exterior wall cladding, partition walls, or false ceiling boards, you can check out EcoPro’s fibre cement products. We offer a multitude of customized fibre cement solutions for your home. To know more give us a call on +91-2026458888 or drop a mail on info@ecopro.co.in.

Stains on fibre cement board

Why Stains Are Perfect For Colouring Your Wooden Furniture?

The real joy of buying wooden furniture is that you get to uplift your home décor by adding natural beauty to it. Modern solutions like steel-based designs or glass panels may add a little sophistication to your place, but a wooden piece brings a whole different charm and elegance. Adding colour to your wooden furniture makes it more aesthetically appealing, enhancing the natural beauty even further. But this only works if the natural beauty of the wood is preserved and not concealed by the colour added to it.

Wooden Stains- Colours that don’t hide the natural beauty of wood

A stain is a combination of coloured dyes and pigments suspended in solvent like alcohol.

Unlike conventional paints, stain gets absorbed into the wooden fibres rather than just coating on it. This way, stain enhances the natural grain of the wooden surface along with adding colour to it. Just like the way pen ink gets absorbed on a piece of paper! Stains don’t conceal the natural beauty of wood and even more, they help in protecting the wood from environmental damages.

Stains for Fibre-cement boards

Fibre cement boards are a great low-cost alternative for wooden pieces. It is made by reinforcing natural fibres with cement. This makes it a strong and long-lasting material for any decorative or functional application like false ceiling boards. EcoPro is one of the leading manufacturers of customized fibre cement boards, offering high quality products for a variety of applications.

Advantages of using EcoPro fibre-cement:

  1. Increased longevity (compared to regular décor material)
  2. Termite and water resistant
  3. Cheaper than wood
  4. Eco-friendly
  5. Fire resistance
  6. Sound-absorbing panels

EcoPro boards are manufactured from a homogeneous mixture of cement, pozolana, superior grade of cellulose fibre and binders of a siliceous base. Therefore, stains work perfectly on fibre cement boards, making them the most superior alternative for wooden boards, wooden furniture and wooden décor, as they offer the strength of cement and the perfect elegance of wood.

Also Read: Interior Wall Paneling Ideas to Add Character to Your Rooms

Benefits of using stains on wooden or Fibre-cement boards:

Wooden or fibre cement boards are used for a variety of applications like fencing, partition wall and outdoor decks, apart from decorative purposes. Stains offer a multitude of benefits over conventional paint, as it helps in both protecting the board from environmental harms and enhancing its aesthetic appeal.

Here are the benefits of using stains:

  1. Protection against rotting
  2. Protection from sunlight or moisture
  3. 100% Eco-friendly
  4. No toxic smells
  5. Does not chip off like paint (For long periods)
  6. Does not require primer to be applied before
  7. Enhances the natural appeal of wood rather than concealing it
  8. Cheaper and easier to apply than paint

Different types of stains

Apart from the various shades and colours, there are various types of stains available in the market. These stains work differently on surfaces and provide a different colouring as well.

  1. Oil-based stains:These are the most commonly used stains as they are made using linseed oil as the binder, which is easy to apply and dry off. These are commonly used for false ceiling for hall, fences or decks made from fibre-cement boards.
  2. Varnish stains:
    Varnish stains are similar to oil stains in application but use a varnish as a binder. They are much easy to dry off than oil stains as there is no need to remove any excess coating.
  3. Water-based stains:
    These stains use water as the binder instead of any organic compounds or thinner. Due to this, water-bases stains cause less pollution, irritation and are much easier to clean up.
  4. Gel stains:
    Gel stains are very thick in appearance as compared to other stains and are oil-based in nature. Even though they are messy to handle, gel stains eliminate the problem of blotching (uneven density of colour throughout the surface), which is very common while applying colour to wooden surfaces.
  5. Lacquer stains:
    These stains are the most fast-acting stains of all as it dries off in about 15 minutes. Lacquer stains use oil or varnish as a binder, and are added to lacquer to make a toner for adjusting the colour between coats of finishes.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly low-cost alternative to wooden solutions for your outdoor or indoor applications like exterior wall cladding, false ceilings or partition walls, you check out EcoPro’s fibre-cement products. These products come in both conventional paint and stain finishes.

Prefabricated Houses using fibre cement boards

Set up A Quick & Eco-Friendly Fibre Cement House With EcoPro

A trip to IKEA would give you an idea about how you can buy a product disassembled into parts and take them home, only to assemble them back into the actual product, all by yourself. What if you could buy a house from a store and assemble the parts on your plot – just like you do with Lego? Well, with pre-fabricated homes becoming popular, this idea is already a reality to a great degree.

In today’s competitive times when buyers and builders are both stressing on timely delivery, prefabricated homes are preferred for their quick and clean setup. For builders, this means faster completion of projects and more profits. For buyers, it means faster investment in property and in case of renting – faster ROI. Thus, time plays a crucial role for both parties.

EcoPro Fibre cement sheet is a pre-fab alternative to brick and mortar construction. The material is so versatile, it can be used for walls, mezzanines floors, furniture, roofs, shelves, windows, doors, and window & door frames, exterior wall cladding, etc. Fibre cement sheets can be used to build homes quickly and cost-effectively, especially as traditional construction costs continue to rise. As the cost of borrowing is steep and developers are facing a liquidity crunch, time translates to money.

Setting up an Eco-friendly Fibre cement house

The process of setting up a Fibre cement construction is way simpler and quicker than the brick and mortar process. Typically, an architecture software can be used to design the virtual rendition of the house. The Fibre cement boards and planks are then brought to the construction site and the structure is simply assembled on-site. A metal grid frame is first installed on which Fibre cement planks are fastened to the groove, (usually horizontally for a wall structure) with self-fastening screws. A similar process is followed for mezzanine floorings, partition wall, bathrooms, doors, wall claddings, and ceilings as well. These boards can later be painted with contact primer or water-based acrylic. For a more natural texture, EcoPro Fibre cement boards come pre-painted with a unique technology called “stains” wherein there is no need to paint the walls except with a protective coating material if required. The walls with ‘stains’ retain the beautiful grainy texture of a Fibre cement board.

Also Read: Interior Wall Paneling Ideas to Add Character to Your Rooms

Is it economical?

Although prefabricated materials such as Fibre cement boards can get 15-20% expensive than the traditional ones, higher efficiency and less wastage and labor costs can bring down the overall cost substantially for large buildings. The use of ready-made panels also eliminates the need for auxiliary activities such as plastering, slots for electrical wiring, and plumbing as these are done at the casting stage itself.

Prefab material also gives flexibility in terms of expansion and modifications with independent blocks that can be added or removed. Office and commercial buildings have been using EcoPro Fibre cement wall panels, false ceiling board, plasterboard and flooring systems to create interiors of offices and other places such as hospitals.

EcoPro fibre cement boards are built to support an entire structure on their own. However, a hybrid construction with brick & mortar can yield even stronger and better lasting results. If you are looking for features such as easy installation & removal, unparalleled style quotient, reduced labor costs and higher durability, then enquire now at info@ecopro.co.in.

Fibre Cement Boards - A Cost-efficient & Long Lasting Alternative to Masonry

Fibre Cement Boards – A Cost-efficient & Long Lasting Alternative to Masonry

Fibre Cement boards are proving themselves to be a superb & cleaner alternative to traditional brick walls and masonry work. They are quick to install, easy to handle and are far less messy than concrete or POP structures. When used in combination with traditional means, you can create a durable and economical architecture. EcoPro brings to you the key areas where fibre cement boards can provide an unorthodox way to do things much better than before!

False Ceilings

In the case of top floors that are exposed to direct sunlight, false ceilings act as good thermal insulators since they are fitted with a gap with the actual ceiling forming an air passage between the roof and the ceiling. In multi-storied rooms, the false ceiling board acts as a sound insulator absorbing the thumping & foot sounds generated on the floor above. In companies, false ceilings are especially important to fit elements such as fire sprinklers, air conditioning pipes, wires, light fittings, etc. In the least, ceilings conceal the irregularities of the top and form a seamless unobstructed view of the space.

EcoPro Fibre cement false ceilings are easy to install. A metal frame is first coupled to the ceiling and is suspended at a predetermined length from the ceiling. The Fibre cement boards are then securely fastened to the frame from below using screws at regular intervals. EcoPro Fibre cement boards come in various pre-made designs generally with a dimension of 2’ x 2’. They can be easily cut using CNC cutters in order to fit lights and other connections. The finishing work on these boards like paints, laminates, wallpapers and texture finish gives a classy look.

EcoPro Fibre cement boards also play a significant role in curbing the heat island effect. Heat island effect is caused due to the usage of heat-absorbing material such as concrete and is responsible for rising temperatures in the cities.

Interior & Exterior Wall

Fibre cement walls can be used for both internal and external applications. Their weight is almost 1/4th of that of a brick wall making them easy to install. This also reduces a lot of dead weight on the building structure. Also, being more flexible and light, they exhibit great tolerance against calamities like earthquakes and hurricanes and are less harmful even if they were to fall over or fly away, thereby, saving lives.

A high-performance lightweight interior wall system will consist of a GI steel frame, encased in Fibre cement boards on either side attached firmly with metal screws. The joints are then taped and finished with jointing compounds. Fibre cement walls are easy to place and require much less labor & time as compared to masonry construction. Also, electrical wiring is not dependent on the completion of the walls and can be done anytime. Moreover, setting up fibre cement walls is a waterless operation unlike the brick & cement-based walls, thereby saving lots of water, energy, and also, the mess. They can also withhold fire for a long time as compared to wood or concrete walls giving you enough time to evacuate. They prevent sound from reflecting and traveling from one wall to another, thereby securing your private conversations. EcoPro walls can also be used for complete external construction or with a basic foundation of brick walls at the bottom. In fact, Fibre cement boards are fit to form an entire structure on their own. Their design range from an excellent choice for interior and exterior wall cladding as well.

Flooring

Fibre cement boards can be used for various flooring options such as mezzanine, bathroom, balcony, and rooftop apart from regular flooring. As a mezzanine flooring material, they are laid over a framework of heavy metal mesh which forms the core of the flooring and gives it strength.

All these applications make EcoPro Fibre cement boards, a truly adaptable and multifaceted material to work with.

Digital Printing on Fibre Cement Board for Wall Paneling - EcoPro

Interior Wall Paneling Ideas to Add Character to Your Rooms

Wall paneling has been in vogue since the colonial days. Back then, it was used to layer the walls that were not plastered, with panels made mostly from wood. These panels served as protection against water and cold winds. Today’s wall panels have come a long way from the mid-century installations. With the availability of eco-friendly materials replacing woods, they now come with a wide range of benefits, including low-maintenance, easy installations, moisture and fire resistance, and durability. They can add an instant old-world charm while retaining a superb contemporary appeal. They are available in a wide range of moldings to suit all your rooms spanning the bathroom, kitchen, dining, a partition wall and of course, the living room. If you are still new to the idea of paneling or are rather contemplating on getting it done in your living space, here are some ideas and tips on how to go about it.

Bathroom tiles are passe, panels are in

Paneling is an artistic way to make your bathroom appear victorian as compared to the glossy tiles. It can help you blend it with the rest of the house and also hide pipework. Panels made from fibre cement sheet can also be used to build secret cupboards, candle bases or even full doors to en suites as they are fire and water-resistant. A subtly painted panel can add peace to your bathroom.

Add charm to your bedroom

Bed boards are a timeless piece of furniture to complement your bed. A bed board made from fibre cement board resembling strips of wood never fails to impress. You can even add fittings and hangers-on your bed boards for hanging bedside wall decors without drilling holes in the actual wall.

Cover it all, top to bottom

There are various ways in which you can add panels to your kitchen walls. One of the most popular ways is to add a ‘floor-to-ceiling’ paneling. You can cover the entire wall with vertical or horizontal accents – bringing outdoors in. Use rustic and pastel colors to retain the old world charm. If your kitchen space is not too wide, you might as well consider paneling the ceiling which looks like a wooden roof and also acts a sound absorbent. You can go one step ahead and use fibre cement sheet as a false ceiling boards too.

Read Also: Tips to Have Soundproof Rooms

Tongue & groove panels

Whitewashed panels remind of seaside beach huts. A series of thin panels crisscrossing over the walls and ceiling give the room a pastoral appeal that can be easily maintained with just a hand of paint. It also disperses the light well scattering it around a room.

Limited wall paneling

When paneling only half the surface, usually from the bottom up, make sure you paint the panels in pale shades such as grey or white keeping them slightly darker, but not contrasting, to the wall color. Make any wirework or pipework blend in by painting in the same shade as the panel. Run the panels only a third of the way up the wall to make a ceiling seem higher.

Make a feature wall

You can make a feature wall in any of your rooms but most preferably the kitchen. You can use this paneling wall as a backdrop to the shelves. You can place decorative crockery and ceramic kitchen items on the shelf such as jars, cups, metal vessels, photo frames or a flower vase – everything looks fantastic!

Impersonate elements of nature

Fibre cement wall panels have an upper hand in paneling as they come with digital printing options where you can mimic various textures using a hyperreal print of the material such as wood, marble, metal, ceramic, etc.

Besides looking fabulous, wall paneling is a great way to fix older walls in a deprived condition and add a profound effect to your interiors. Use EcoPro Fibre Cement Boards to add decorative panels to your interiors today!

Multi use fibre cement board for home decor by EcoPro

4 Chic Decor Ideas to Add Instant Cheer to Your Space

While adding home decor is an exciting task, it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Your end goal should always be to showcase your ideas in a tasteful way. For that to fulfil, you need to face issues ranging from an interior that lacks natural light to a layout that’s much smaller than you’d like. These common dilemmas might ruin your mood from decorating altogether. If you want to add a quirky & modern touch to your house without the risk of going wrong and frustrating yourself, here are some decor ideas by EcoPro that will make your house from boring to happening in four ways than one!

  • Plant a terrarium
    House plants add more character to any room and improve air quality and moisture. They also enhance productivity and cognitive attention. Indoor plants in clay, ceramic and cement pots are done and dusted, Terrarium is the new thing. Create your own mini ecosphere by planting unusual tropical plants inside glass containers. These terrariums are easy to care for and don’t require skillsets better than you would for any other indoor plant. Instead of discarding your old whiskey bottles and aquariums, you can put them to better use as containers. When choosing a container, remember that closed ones provide a humid atmosphere more conducive for exotic plants while open containers provide an atmosphere suitable for succulents. To ensure drainage, fill the pot base with an inch or two of gravels. Cover it with a fibreglass or coir screening to avoid mixing of soil. Then layer it with pre-moistened coco peat or coconut coir or potting soil to hold the plant firmly inside it. Your glass pot is ready to go! Place these glass pots on beautiful table tops made from EcoPro fibre cement board as they are highly resistant to water spillage and moisture.Read Also: Wallpapering Tips & Tricks to Enliven Your Home Decor
  • Create a Gallery Wall
    Gallery walls can be a fun way of making a personal statement in your home. It’s an easy way to add style and personality to any room — no need to paint the walls and no wallpapering them. The most inspiring gallery walls are those that mix a variety of artworks representing a range of media, from photographs to drawings, combined with personal mementoes like your kid’s artwork or souvenirs from your travel time. Antique cameras are also the perfect residents for a bookcase. The gallery wall is particularly great for a small apartment, as it can provide a focal point, add depth and make the room feel properly decorated without taking up any extra floor space, thereby minimizing clutter. A minimal bookshelf with a few books and some objects can add instant appeal to any room. Use EcoPro fibre cement sheet for shelves as they are aesthetically pleasing and also act like termite proof plywood exhibiting longer ‘shelf-life’.
  • Display antiques and collectibles on a table
    If you are fond of collecting old stuffs, put your vintage finds to good use. Old rusted soda cans, school cookie tins and canisters can be turned into unique display boxes with plants. If you have been to the beach and collected a lot of sand and shells, then fill them in glass mason jars and line them in your table compartments.  Try grouping candles of different sizes and colors in one tray or place flowers in the vase. Collectibles like typewriters, vintage sewing machines, a gramophone etc, make for great display pieces.
  • Hang a chandelier
    The glamour and exuberance of a chandelier can transform any space, far exceeding the formal positioning of a dining table decor. From the living room to the kitchen to even the bath, yes the bath, there’s a place made for a chandelier in every room of your home. If you have a tall ceiling which demands a raison d’être, give it a with a playful, sculptural chandelier to hold on to and it will add light to your decor. EcoPro provides the best quality false ceiling board required for the false ceiling for hall, kitchen and other rooms to add lighting solutions to your space.

5 Places in Your House That You Can Turn Green Today

Plants are perfect to fill the empty spaces left on bookshelves, accent tables, and the cubical slots in a drywall partition. They add layers to your home’s personality and create a stress-free soothing environment. Plants cleanse the air inside your home and increase the aesthetics of your indoors. They are also a good way to grow your organic food. Even though you can’t always find an expansive space or a backyard to greenify, you can still make optimum usage of whatever space you have. Here are some places in your house which you can utilize to create a green oasis inside your home.

  1. Walls

Vertical gardens are a highly constructive approach to add a green wall to your home without compromising much space at all – minimum space maximum impact! They have the potency to bring mundane walls to life. As space cities become increasingly premium, vertical gardens provide a welcome oasis. Plants are also good sound absorbents. So if your neighbours frequently complain of your TV volume, adding a layer of green will act as sound absorbing panels for your room.

Pro Tip:

Plants require drainage, so if not present already, it’s recommended to punch a small hole in your plant container using a drill and placing a lava rock to obstruct the hole and soak excess water, before you pour soil into the container.

  1. Window Sills

Window sills are often built and neglected not considering their utility as a strong base for the plant. You can put this space to use and make your window look attractive by dotting it with colourful plants. To add zest, you can use glass jars, empty liquor bottles or steel containers to plant herbs and other foliages. Choose easy to maintain plants like ferns and ivy that grow at a slow pace and accept abundant sunlight.

Pro Tip:

Plants require a few hours of light to perform photosynthesis, i.e. the food they need. Without enough light, plants shrink and do not grow to their full capacity. When placing an indoor plant, try to place them beneath a source of light such as an incandescent light, a bulb or a window.

  1. Bookshelves

Whoever said bookshelves were meant only for books haven’t met plants yet. Of course, books are beautiful too, but plants add life and animate the bookshelves. The sight of a money plant stem hanging from one shelf and extending to the one below is quite artistic.

Pro Tip:

Construct bookshelves using water-resistant materials such as EcoPro fibre cement sheet. These sheets are water-resistant and termite-proof. Plus, they do not catch fire, so you can also add a couple of decorative candles without the fear of torching up your books!

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  1. Balcony

Most of the apartments come with a balcony and if you are lucky, the balcony receives abundant sunlight too. Such ideal spaces should never go waste by not planting a plant. It’s like your floating backyard where you can place pots, lay a lawn (true or faux), add a vertical garden or even install a mini pond. Put some furniture in your balcony, install some lights and your little cafe green is good to go.

Pro Tip:

To avoid spilling dirt through the drainage hole, place small squares of netting on the inside of the pot. You can also use cheesecloth, old window screening, or something that will allow water to pass through.

  1. Bathroom

Bathrooms may seem like an unlikely space for plants but they are, in fact, a good ecosphere for plants that thrive in humidity. Spider plants, bamboos, succulents like aloe vera and orchids are just some of the names that can make your bathroom their home. Plus, these little ones will make sure to supply you with a whiff of fresh oxygen, now and then.

Pro Tip:

If the humidity is low, the tips of leaves start becoming brown and plants appear puckered or withered

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