When to choose steel inserts?

A lot of people wonder what type of a fireplace insert they should choose: a steel one or a cast-iron one? In no way is it an easy task, especially that before taking a decision, we should consider a number of other factors. To dispel any doubts, we are going to demonstrate when to choose steel inserts and when cast-iron ones. 

A lot of people wonder what type of a fireplace insert they should choose: a steel one or a cast-iron one? In no way is it an easy task, especially that before taking a decision, we should consider a number of other factors. To dispel any doubts, we are going to demonstrate when to choose steel inserts and when cast-iron ones. 

Steel fireplace inserts and their advantages
Most modern fireplaces use steel inserts, with fireclay and vermiculite profiles, which are placed inside and which accumulate warmth. By using the second of the aforementioned materials, we increase the heat values of wood combustion and thus, burning out tarry substances. All this translates into higher efficiency of combustion and the ease with which a heat-proof glass can be maintained.
As steel is resistant to thermal shocks, well-made inserts are very durable. It is estimated that steel inserts are characterised by a higher efficiency (about 80%) than cast-iron ones. Additionally, as steel inserts can be freely shaped, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Steel fireplace inserts and their drawbacks

The steel inserts with fireclay and vermiculite profiles are to be properly maintained. As these elements can crack, they will have to be replaced.The fireplace inserts in which thin steel walls have been applied are short-lived. The part, which is located nearest to flames heats up the fastest while the remaining part stays cool, which causes the deformation and unsealing of steel plates. 

Another disadvantage might be the fact that steel inserts are a bit more expensive than cast-iron inserts.
More and more frequently, we can find on our market the inserts, where both cast-iron and steel have been applied. Sometimes, it is a furnace with walls lined with the cast-iron material. Such a solution is cost-effective, because cast-iron plates transfer the heat load are can be easily replaced. No wonder, many people opt for steel and cast-iron inserts.


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Czy warto wykorzystać trawertyn na schody zewnętrzne?

Na polskim rynku dostępnych jest bardzo wiele materiałów, które mogą zostać wykorzystane na etapie budowy schodów zewnętrznych bądź wewnętrznych. Obiekt zainteresowania bardzo wielu inwestorów stanowią przede wszystkim kamienie, które gwarantują wysoką wytrzymałość, a zarazem cechują się unikalnym wyglądem. Najczęściej ostateczna decyzja inwestora rozstrzyga się pomiędzy granitem, marmurem oraz trawertynem. Dość istotny pozostaje budżet, jakim dysponuje klient.

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Jak zaprojektować schody wewnętrzne?

Ogromny dylemat mają inwestorzy, którzy zastanawiają się nad tym, w jaki sposób powinni zaprojektować schody wewnętrzne, aby prezentowały się one znakomicie, a jednocześnie spełniały oczekiwania w zakresie praktyczności. Przystępując do wykonania projektu warto zwrócić uwagę, aby nie popełnić jednego z powszechnych błędów, które negatywnie wpływają na to, jak w przyszłości postrzegamy tą inwestycję.

Co będzie konsekwencją źle zaprojektowanych schodów wewnętrznych?
Konsekwencją źle zaprojektowanych schodów w domach jednorodzinnych jest przede wszystkim brak oczekiwanego komfortu, a zarazem problemy podczas ich codziennego użytkowania. W skrajnych wypadkach kiepsko prezentujące się schody źle wpływają na wygląd całego wnętrza. Brak doświadczenia w zakresie projektowania schodów powinien skłonić wykonawcę do tego, aby podjął współpracę z kimś, kto posiada na swoim koncie szereg udanych realizacji. W takich okolicznościach prawdopodobieństwo wystąpienia jakiegokolwiek błędu będzie wręcz znikome.

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The dimensions ot kitchen worktops

A high quality worktop is an essential element of every kitchen interior. Its size can have an impact on the comfort of everyday use of a kitchen. Too small, a kitchen worktop makes it inconvenient to prepare meals, especially for those who find this activity especially enjoyable.

What dimensions should an ideal kitchen worktop have? 
What dimensions should an ideal kitchen worktop have ?
A kitchen worktop and its dimensions
There are three parameters that we should consider when selecting a kitchen worktop: its width, length and thickness. It is commonly believed that an ideal kitchen worktop should be at least 60 centimetres wide. Smaller-sized one can impede cooking. It comes as no surprise that most kitchen appliances like a dishwasher or a gas cooker are of such width. If we enjoy preparing meals and if we do it very often, then sufficient space is very important. So, if we have such possibility, we should opt for the worktops wider than 60 centimetres. 
The thickness of kitchen worktops
A kitchen worktop should also have the right thickness, which has to be on during the production process. Most frequently, it is 2 ,3 or 4 centimetres. When choosing a kitchen worktop and its thickness, we must also take into account the sink installation as in most cases it can be adjusted to the worktops, which are from 2,8 to 4 centimetres thick. Regardless of materials used, thicker worktops diverge from commonly used standards. One has to remember that the thicker a worktop is, the heavier it becomes, which can in turn entail the necessity of repairing kitchen furniture in future.







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Marble firestones – a stylish finishing element of interior spaces

Currently, fashion is dominated by minimalism and aesthetic finishings. We tend to avoid opulence and crammed spaces. However, in spite of this trend, marble fireplaces, which look good in classic interiors, even those with rustic feel, have remained in fashion for many years. So, why is it worth choosing a marble fireplace? 
A marble fireplace is a luxurious and an aesthetic decorative element for your home. It looks especially good in classic interiors in rustic style. However, more and more frequently, marble fireplaces are picked out for modern apartment blocks. 
A marble firestone - what is it?
A marble fireplace is nothing more than a stylish fireplace surround made of natural stone, which will revamp every interior.
A marble fireplace as a stylish decorative element
A marble fireplace is a much desired element of any home decor. Customers choose marble because of its stylish and luxurious appearance.
Marble fireplaces ideally harmonise with the interiors decorated in classic style. Marble is a unique and a refined finishing component of any interior. It adds a warm and a cosy character to every home. The classic beauty and the elegance of a marble fireplace change the area, where it is located, into a real work of art. 
Marble fireplaces add prestige and style to every space. Since Ancient Times, this metamorphic rock has been considered to be a precious material, used by construction engineers, sculptors and architects. It has been used by the most renowned, world-famous artists. No wonder, sculpted marble fireplaces enjoy a good reputation among the lovers of elegance and refined style. What is more, marble fireplaces are exceptionally durable and they come in a wide array of colours, which enable interior designers to select something suitable for any interior.
Marble fireplaces draw inspiration from the art of the Baroque style, which is characterised by lavishness and elegant ornamentation. Their sumptuous surrounds are an interesting break from minimalist trends. 

When choosing marble fireplaces, we can be sure we acquire a product which combines both practical and visual values. A marble fireplace performs extremely well as the main decorative element of every living room, of every guest room or even of a bedroom.



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