Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum, also known as GRG, or GFRG, is a building material most commonly used in ceiling domes, columns, mouldings/molding, ceilings and commercial buildings. Because of its low cost, versatility, strength, and lightweight, GRG makes for an ideal interior building material for Glass Reinforced Gypsum Columns.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum is a mixture of gypsum, Portland cement and sand. It consists mainly of ultra fine alpha plaster, and glass fiber reinforcement. The GRG can then be cast into virtually any shape, and any size. The material is extremely lightweight, and strong, as it requires little to no additional structural support. There are many options available for GRG, and many things you can make with it. One popular choice that is made from GRG is GRG columns.
Columns are an upright pillar, typically cylindrical; they can be made of many materials and are often found supporting another structure such as an arch, or a balcony. However columns can also be used in many more circumstances. A stand alone monument, or an exterior design, or interior additions to enhance a room’s style are only a couple examples. Columns are found everywhere, in your house, malls, religious buildings, office and both commercial and residential buildings. Columns can subtly enhance the room’s features, or be the centerpiece of the room. Every column has a different design, depending on the effect you want. Interior Columns can display elegance, and character, but they can also display a modern, contemporary style with sharp edges. A column also has a wide variety of cap style options that can enhance its features.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum is an ideal material choice for Interior Columns. There are many advantages to GRG columns that you may not find in other materials. Columns come in many designs and shapes, and GRG columns can be cast into virtually any shape, any size. This means that GRG columns have many style options available, such as round, tapered, classic, square, or any custom design. Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum Columns can have any cap style, shaft style, and any other decorative element.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum Columns also have a wide variety of finish options. GRG columns provide the ideal surface, that can easily be manipulated into rich textures and detailed designs. The smooth, white, quality surface also provides the perfect canvas for a huge selection of different finish options, such as Limestone, marble and alabaster. It can also be finished with any interior paint, such as water/oil based, stain and gold-leaf.
GRG Columns offer many designs to suit your personal design needs at a fraction of a price of other materials. GRG is a practical, beautiful and highly versatile material ideal for columns. GRG columns are lightweight, strong, quick to install, and make a stunning addition to any space.
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