Anyone looking to add new bathroom fixtures will most likely come across different tube options. The bathroom, after all, is full of elements made from tubes, from the roll holders to the shower rods and rails. Most of these tubes are made from bronze, copper, or brass. While each possesses unique beneficial properties, it’s best […]
Brass tubing is becoming a popular choice of fixture material for homes and hotels these days, and for many good reasons. Besides being versatile, it’s also quite striking, well-matched with any type of interior design. Before you decide to start decorating your home with fixtures made of square brass tubing or tubes of other shapes, […]
Brass is produced by combining copper and zinc, two widely used metals that boast of a great deal of useful properties. It is no wonder that this reddish metal is malleable, strong, and resistant to corrosion and heat. This makes brass a popular material for making plumbing fittings as well as decorative items.
Everyone needs access to clean, running water and a bathroom. So it’s no question that all buildings require plumbing. Most home and business owners tend to choose PVC over brass tubing and fittings because it is significantly cheaper. What they fail to take into consideration is the longevity of the material they are choosing. What […]
When it comes to metals, hardness doesn’t necessarily mean quality. There are other equally crucial properties that have to be considered to determine a metal’s value as a material. In most cases, a balance between flexibility, durability, and what’s needed in a particular application must be achieved to determine if a certain metal is ideal […]
Most metals used for industrial purposes are dense and hard. They are mined as ore, melted and refined to remove impurities, and solidified to achieve the hardness required by their intended applications. Sometimes, they are alloyed with other metals to create even stronger and more durable materials. How they are manufactured into bars, sheets, and […]
Unsurprisingly, the kitchen can be the dirtiest place in your home. That is if you fail to clean it thoroughly after every use. Leftovers and excess water on your table and countertop are the favorite hangout of bacteria. They also attract rats and roaches that might carry diseases into your home.
Brass is a great material for house fixtures, such as door knobs and railings. Its gold-like color and sheen makes it a perfect complement to dull-looking façades or interiors. Unfortunately, this luster isn’t made to last. When exposed to certain substances, brass will tarnish quickly. This is mostly because both its main components—copper and zinc—easily […]
The business of building things is no simple matter. Lives and livelihood are all literally depending on these structures to be strong, ergonomic, and safe. This is why it is absolutely crucial that those working in related industries, such as construction and architecture, pay very close attention to the kinds of material they use for […]
No matter the season, it’s always exciting to upgrade a home interior. Some homeowners do this because they want a breath of fresh air or perhaps a new design perspective. Others just need to adjust to the changes in the size and dynamics of the occupants of the house.