Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

CANTERA COLUMNS – CHANGING THE COMPLETE LOOK OF A HOUSE

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In the present days, people use stone columns, flooring, stone fireplaces, stone buildings etc. Stone columns are one special kind of masonry construction that is being used for about hundreds of years. Stone columns are always preferred for their rich and porch look. Columns are a form of Greece architecture. People in Greece compulsorily have these columns in their homes.
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They create a very good ambience in the home. The historical look given by these columns are really special in every home which is being constructed with these columns. The name Cantera is derived from the Spanish word for quarry. The properties of these stones are unique. These properties give unique texture, color, softness and durability that allows for a detailed cutting and carving.

These stones are mostly used in shopping malls, hotels, office buildings, and customized homes. Cantera comes in a mixture of natural tones and colors, and its texture is really beautiful. It gives unique color flecks and texture inclusions which give an eternal and natural feel. Cantera stone tiles are unique and are very much artistic in nature. The cantera rock is made up of volcanic dust and ash. Thus the luster is determined by the composition of these elements.

Columns, which form a great way to add an architectural detail which can create a classic design in a living space. There are many column designs available in the market: These Cantera columns by Architectural Stone Elements have smooth sides and a fluted, rounded or hemispherical top and they doesn’t have a separate base. They have a highly decorative top, which features laurel leaf or olive leaves. The base must be very strong for installing Cantera columns. When a house is installed with Cantera columns they get a unique rich look. The porch look is created in the house. The top part of the Cantera columns is called capital. The capital is decorated in Greece style. When choosing column designs for having them installed in your home, it is important that we must be aware of what we require. This is because various colors are available in column designs. The best color is the one which matches or the one that complements the color of the walls. Therefore, we must have a proper idea before choosing columns.

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Very few people who have a very good artistic sense install these columns in their homes. If we install such good columns it is considered to be lucky too. Install them in your homes and get appreciation from everybody.

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