When it comes to composites architecture, flashy exterior applications for big commercial projects get most of the attention. However, composites are just as valuable in residential projects, particularly in interior renovation applications. From apartment buildings to new houses, composites and cast polymers can serve as stand-alone solutions or work in tandem with traditional materials to provide quality aesthetics, sanitation and durability.
Properties and Benefits
- Durability in extreme environments
- Light weight
- Faster construction times
- Can often be repaired in place in the event of damage
- Low maintenance
- Flexible in terms of color, shape and texture
- Ability to be made fire-resistant
- High strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios
- Low thermal conductivity
- Corrosion resistance
- Long lifespans
Applications and Products
- Sinks and countertops
- Tiles and flooring
- Decorative trim
Design Solutions for Showers
The joint work of Cambridge Housing Authority and Bestbath, a leading composite shower manufacturer, ensured the renovated bathrooms were beautiful, lower maintenance, safer, mold free.
Storm Proof House
Students from Stevens Institute of Technology designed the 2015 Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon winning “SURE HOUSE” to be ultra-energy efficient utilizing composite shutters and hatches to help make the home storm proof.