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Ideas for Using Fiber Cement Board As A Decorative Interior Surface

Fiber cement board is an environmental friendly, innovative lightweight (non asbestos) cellulose fibre reinforced cement product that provides high quality full range of applications in ceiling, siding and flooring in a complete system solution. It can be made to look like wood clapboards or shingles, stucco, stone, and brick,... It can even be painted or coated by other customized materials . Especially it is a perfect choice for interior design.

You save more than once with fiber cement. It has energy efficient properties, adding insulation to your home to help cut heating and cooling bills. It is also less expensive than the sidings it can imitate, which gives you a good return on your investment.

Why inside?

Not only when installed for exteriors, it got attractive but also it is a good material for indoors. Plus it has acoustic characteristic, so your house won’t sound like an empty cave. Because fiber cement is so flexible, it can be used as it comes in natural or cut and colored. Clapboard style fiber cement planks give you the look of wood without the cost or the maintenance.

Panels come in more sizes than plywood or drywall, lead to even more applications. Install them directly on the studs, and caulk the joints. Seal the entire surface. They can also be cut to use as trim. A fiber cement board’s qualities as an exterior siding make it good for interior applications, too.  Here are 10 ideas to try yourself. Interior uses Any rooms can be applied with unique wall. Stone, stucco, brick, or plain gray will make a statement. Add colorful accents in furniture and accessories.

  • Install panels on a wall of your bedroom, and let it double as a headboard.

  • Fiber cement board panels give a space an urban loft look. Think large open space, big windows, and exposed ductwork.

  • Gray is a good neutral color for any room. It is classic, dramatic, and sophisticated. It is modern, minimalistic, and slick, and looks great with glass and steel. Or take the edge off with soft, chunky furniture and curving lines.

  • Cover your wall and ceilings with clapboard planks of fiber cement which create the lines with visual effect and modern styles.

  • Planks of the fake wood finish on walls and ceilings give your home a cabin feel, like good ol’ knotty pine. Install either horizontally or vertically.

  • Fiber cement is an excellent backing for tile countertops in the kitchen or bath, because of its mold and moisture resistance.

  • Some fiber cement board can't be used in shower but with DURAGREEN fiber cement board coated waterproofing layer, you can easily install in your shower.

From: BuildDirect

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