10 Elegant Finishes for Brick and Tile Alternatives (Page 2)Why not try something a little more different?

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6. Fibre Cement

Utterly stable and low maintenance, this has become a homeowner’s favourite. It is usually created to specifically suit the climate of the region it is meant for, ensuring that it is extremely durable. Fibre cement is made from a variety of raw materials, and it also comes in multiple textures.

So if you have been craving wood, stone, or even stucco, you can get it all those textures with this material. It is wind-proof, fire-resistant, termite-proof, and not even susceptible to rot. So if you’re looking for the right material for your home, this could be the one!

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7. Aluminum

This can be a popular choice for those on a budget. Pressed aluminium panels can add that vintage look to any interior. It is fire-proof, water-proof, easy to maintain, and extremely durable.

The installation process is a cakewalk as well – thereby helping you cut back on some costs. Giving your home a makeover is cost effective and even enjoyable with this material.

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8. Cement

Concrete is an innovative option that has risen in popularity in recent times. It can come with a variety of designs and textures, polished and unpolished.

Moreover, it only calls for minimal maintenance while offering you better strength and durability than most other materials. However, what it doesn’t charge you in materials, it makes up for in installation. Often needing to be pumped in after a lot of preparation the equipment and labour can be pretty pricey.

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9. Stucco or Render

This kind of siding has a distinct look. Moreover, with a little bit maintenance, it can last you a lifetime. This is the material to give your home its own identity. You won’t need to be on your toes to get it painted over quickly either!

This is because the render is often coloured prior to application, ensuring that it lasts a long time. Professionals experienced at applying it are fairly expensive, and it’s a fairly intense DIY project. The only downside is that it requires a lot of preparation work.

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10. Metal (apart from Aluminum):

A very underrated, yet possibly great option for your home is metal. You can go with anything from copper, zinc to corrugated iron, especially if you’re one for the more contemporary, aesthetic appeal. And the best part is, these can last a lifetime with little or no maintenance!

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