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Exploring the right materials for your home interiors: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

When it comes to designing the interiors of your home or office, selecting the right materials is crucial for both aesthetics and functionality. Interior spaces are generally divided into two main categories: wet areas and dry areas. Understanding the distinction between these areas and choosing the appropriate materials can significantly enhance the longevity and appearance of your furniture.

Dry Areas: Selecting the Right Carcass and Shutters

Dry areas are parts of your home that are less exposed to water. This includes spaces such as living rooms and bedrooms. Common units in these areas include:

  • TV units
  • Indoor shoe racks
  • Crockery units
  • Pooja units
  • Wardrobes
  • Lofts
  • Kitchen wall units
  • Study tables
  • Beds
  • Side tables
  • Dressers

Furniture is typically comprised of two main parts: the carcass (the internal body) and the shutter (the external part).

Carcass for Dry Areas: For the carcass in dry areas, Moisture Resistant (MR grade) plywood is a suitable choice. Specifically, IS 303 Grade MR Plywood is designed to resist moisture, helping to keep your units dry and durable. For the laminate of the carcass, you can opt for a white suede finish liner or a colored liner (0.8mm thickness) to add a stylish touch.

Wet Areas: Durable and Moisture-Resistant Options

Wet areas are those that are frequently exposed to water, like bathrooms and kitchens. The materials chosen for these areas need to withstand moisture effectively. Common units in these areas include:

  • Kitchen below units
  • Vanity units
  • Outdoor units

Carcass for Wet Areas: Depending on your budget and the specific usage of the furniture, you can choose between BWR (Boiling Water Resistant), BWP (Boiling Water Proof), or WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) plywood. Each of these materials offers varying degrees of water resistance, ensuring durability in wet environments.

Shutters: Achieving a Perfect Finish

Shutters for Both Areas: We highly recommend using MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) or HDHMR (High Density High Moisture Resistant) boards for shutters. These materials, compared to plywood, provide a more even finish when laminated, avoiding undulations and imperfections.

External Shutter Finish: For the external finish of the shutters, you can consider a 1mm high-gloss or matte laminate. Alternatively, finishes such as ducco, PU (Polyurethane), membrane or acrylic can also be used to achieve a high-quality and appealing look.

Conclusion: Making the Right Choices for Your Space

We at Decotales help you in Selecting the right materials for your home or office interiors not only contributes to the aesthetic appeal but also ensures the longevity and durability of your furniture.
By understanding the specific needs of wet and dry areas and choosing materials accordingly, you can create spaces that are both beautiful and functional.