Wall insulation using mineral wool resembles foam insulation in appearance and installation procedure, but has a few distinctive features. For example, mineral wool insulation of walls is done by means of special adhesive that can’t be used in case of foam insulation. A foam adhesive, therefore, is not suitable for mineral wool. …Read More
Foil-faced basalt wool product is the perfect solution for the heat insulation of the building. It allows you to save money during the heating season, and what is more important, is incombustible. Foil-faced basalt wool is an excellent thermal insulation material that provides dual protection, prevents heat loss and facilitates the reflection of heat inside the building. This material is soundproof, resistant to decay processes, and provides vapor proofing and waterproofing. Moreover, it is environmentally friendly, durable and flexible. …Read More
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a modern method of growing various plants, when the root system is not in the soil, but in a humid air environment. Typically, a substrate is used in this case. It is made of porous and chemically neutral material which allows the roots to “breathe” and, at the same time, makes it possible to saturate it with necessary amount of minerals to facilitate active growth. Fibrous structure of stone wool, which contains up to 18% of air, is the most suitable for this purpose. …Read More
Mineral wool is a very effective insulation material; it perfectly keeps heat in winter, reducing heating costs, as well as keeps coolness inside the building in summer. This material is made of the finest fibers, which are 2-60 mm in length. Due to air pores between the fibers, the amount of which is up to 95%, mineral wool possesses its insulation properties. The process of laying mineral wool is simple, it does not take much time and any ordinary citizen can perform it. …Read More
Why do you lose heat from your house?
The main reasons of heat loss in private homes are:
- Flows of cold air
- Heat exchange processes between a house and the external environment.
In the first case, the heat is lost through the leaks in joining of floors, windows, doors and the supporting elements of the building. In the second case, the heat is lost because of the high thermal conductivity of walls, insufficient insulation of the attic, basement and other building structures. …Read More
First of all, when we insulate the building using mineral wool, its facade should be completely cleaned, and all unnecessary things should be put away. It is necessary to make the surface as smooth as possible. Particular attention should be paid to metal parts. There should be no of them. A year later, they could get rusty and it would spoil the very look of the building. …Read More
Many modern apartments are not big, but rather small. Therefore, to increase their living space apartment owners try to redesign their balconies and loggias, make separate rooms there or join them to living room or kitchen.
Balcony (loggia) thermal insulation from inside helps the owners get rid of humidity and droughts in the apartment.
Builders recommend to follow such rules when choosing a thermal insulation material for the balcony or loggia: