Styrofoam ceiling beams are a type of faux wood beam used to decorate otherwise plain ceilings, according to the Home Guides by San Francisco Gate. While these beams provide no load-bearing benefits, they are inexpensive, lightweight, and relatively easy to install.
Styrofoam ceiling beams often use lightweight wood planks as a core, with shaped styrofoam wrapped around three long sides; in other cases, the shaped styrofoam has no core. The styrofoam is molded to resemble rough-hewn or smooth wood, then painted. These faux beams are installed using construction-strength glues and screws, hand-cut and hand-fitted to each individual ceiling. Depending on the type of faux beam purchased, they may be installed flush with the ceiling or suspended. By themselves, faux beams are never load-bearing beams; they must be modified to support chandeliers or other secondary fixtures.Learn More
Glass is created when sand is heated at extremely high temperatures along with soda ash and limestone. Other minerals and additives may be combined into the molten glass to alter the properties of the finished product.Full Answer >
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Cut concrete by consulting the home's mechanical prints to determine any obstacles, using a diamond blade on a circular saw to make the cut and breaking away the cut concrete with a sledge. The cutting process is slow, and cutting through a concrete floor should be the last resort.Full Answer >