Columns are some of the most popular architectural elements that designers and architects try to integrate into any of their designs. No wonder that in classic architectural buildings in the United States, you always find these as their main design elements. It’s probably because columns have an added sophistication and class that other decorative features don’t usually have. That said, one important task of a designer is always to find the right sources to create the perfect columns for a building. Selecting materials to make columns is not that hard. Just follow these simple steps:
Selecting Materials For Your Column
- The first thing you should remember when you’re selecting materials for a good column design is to decide first what particular material suits your budget.
To help you decide, assess first what kind of design gets you excited and delights you everytime you see it. Then, find the sources that could get them to you in the most affordable price. If you can’t make up your mind, we at Turncraft are here to help you in this regard.
- Another aspect that can help you in your decision of what material to choose would be the maintenance factor. The different materials you have for your columns will need different kinds of maintenance. This sometimes would depend on where you put the columns; whether it’s interior or outdoors.
To help you in this regard, Turncraft offers several materials to choose from. Here are a few to consider.
FRP-Fiberglass-reinforced polymer is the strongest column available. It has very little maintenance and comes ready to prime and paint.
Durastone has the same durability as our FRP but comes with a textured finish ready to paint.
DGL-Poly-Classic Duraglass – They are easy to install and cut, have little maintenance and come ready to paint. High-humidity environments do not affect these nonporous, waterproof columns.
Poly-Classic porch post. Offers substantial load-bearing strength, and has a galvanized steel square core.
- The next step in deciding which material suits you would be your personal taste. Knowing your taste would also help you decide which base and capital you will use for your columns. If you want a simple form of base and capital for the column design you pick, you may want to opt for a Tuscan base-capital mix.
If your personal taste is leaning towards a more elaborate design, then selecting a Roman Corinthian should do the trick. You may also like to pick a Temple of The Winds Capital, but that would be an added cost on your part. If you’re more of an artsy person, you may want to pick artisan and craftsmen style of materials.
- Don’t forget to be creative. Did you know that you can use fabric as a decal for your columns?
The ideas are endless. Don’t limit yourself. Consider hiring a designer to help bring out a timeless design.
The Best Help You Can Get
We at Turncraft can help you decide which is the best column design for you, even if you have a limited budget.