When choosing materials for your forever-home, homeowners want the best without sacrificing style or budget. You are looking for the highest quality and durability; you want your purchase to last a lifetime with little upkeep.
But deciding which materials to use can often feel daunting. Even though you rely on your contractors to give the best advice, as a homeowner, you want to be empowered with the right information to make great decisions.
When it comes to materials for forever-homes, lightweight concrete products are incomparable. There are so many benefits to this building material that it’s almost too much to list them! But we’ve done our best to ensure you have the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.
Top of mind is always durability. Can the materials you choose hold up against the test of busy families, weather and time? Lightweight concrete can.
Without a doubt, concrete is one of the most durable building materials available in home construction. Concrete firepits by Dekko are able to withstand almost all weather conditions and harsh climates, making it a great choice for homeowners (check out how to get the most of a lightweight concrete fire pit in winter here).
Dekko’s lightweight concrete is a proprietary concrete blend that won’t peel, flake or require sealant. It can also withstand the abuse of high traffic while still being low-maintenance, easily cleanable and repairable.
Right up there in importance is ease of installation. If a building material is difficult and messy to install, that costs everyone (you and your contractor) time, money and frustration, taking away from any additional benefits the material may have.
Not lightweight concrete though!
One of the amazing benefits of lightweight concrete is that it’s lightweight! Because lightweight concrete is 60% lighter than other concrete products, this means concrete wall and cladding panels, as well as fire pits, can be easily moved and installed, making the job quicker and cleaner.
Not only is lightweight concrete easy to install, but no specialty tradespeople (such as masons) are also required to do the installation. The cutting and installation process can all happen on-site and by a general contractor or handyman. And because it’s so lightweight, it can be shipped anywhere in North America or even worldwide.
Homeowners are as unique as your tastes and you want this to be reflected in your homes. Lightweight concrete is fully customizable, making it a perfect choice. There are limitless design possibilities with concrete products, including inset designs, lightweight concrete fire pits and curved panels, to name a few.
You can order concrete panels in standard cut or custom sizes from Dekko to fit your particular needs. Or take lightweight concrete inside with inset designs to tastefully decorate a space. And lightweight concrete fire pits are a great addition to any balcony, backyard or patio; plus, they can be custom ordered.
The customizability of lightweight concrete makes this an easy choice, and given that it’s so easy to handle and install, it’s no wonder this building material is so popular!
Lightweight concrete can be used either inside or outside. There really isn’t a spot it won’t fit!
Concrete panels can be used to frame a fireplace, line a staircase or enhance an accent wall, creating a clean and sophisticated look in a home. This look can be carried outside as well, creating a seamless feel to the entire house. And because Dekko lightweight concrete isn’t faux concrete, you get the authentic look and feel of real concrete.
While we’re outside, lightweight concrete fire pits are perfect for any private space. Because lightweight concrete is great for all climates, even the harshest ones, a concrete fire pit is a great addition to a home.
Dekko has eight different collections to choose from with a variety of neutral tones that will go with any decor and style. Lightweight concrete fire pits are also customizable, meaning that you can have the exact style of your dreams.
It goes without saying that the most important requirement for any building material is its safety. That’s why lightweight concrete is a great choice for you, and your contractors, as it is non-combustible.
Top this off with Dekko’s lightweight concrete comprehensive five-year warranty, and you will know you’ve made the right choice for your forever-home.
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Homeowners can feel confident that lightweight concrete is a great choice of material for their forever home. It works with any aesthetic and design, it is long-lasting and durable, and it’s easy to install and maintain. What’s not to love?