The role of white sand in construction internal applications

Usage of interior applications in the world of construction are inside a building to improve its functionality and ensure the comfort of users. The role of white sand in internal applications is essential for performing its tasks to the fullest for many reasons.

What characterizes white sand is by its light color and high purity. White sand contains a large percentage of silica (SIO2).

The following is a presentation of internal applications in which white sand is an essential component:

Cement and gypsum industry

One of the basic ingredients in the cement and gypsum industry is white sand, which are basic building materials used in many applications, such as building, construction and repairs. Among the benefits of using white sand in the cement and gypsum industry are:

  • Improvement of the color and quality of white cement in decoration and finishing works.
  • Increases the cohesion and durability of concrete made from white cement, especially in conditions of humidity and heat.
  • Reduces cement consumption in concrete mixes, saving cost and energy.
  • It provides softness and hardness to the gypsum, giving it an aesthetic and clean appearance when used in decorative and ceiling works.
  • It maintains the size and shape of the gypsum after mixing it with water, unlike ordinary sand, which increases its size.
  • It increases the cohesion strength of gypsum after drying, unlike ordinary sand, which reduces it.
Glass, ceramic and porcelain industry

White sand, one of the most important basic ingredients in the glass, ceramic and porcelain industry, is in interior decoration. Among the benefits of using white sand in the manufacture of glass, ceramics and porcelain:

  • It helps improve the transparency, shine and hardness of glass, and increases its hardness so that it reduces the possibility of it cracking or breaking.
  • It contributes to the formation, decoration and coloring of ceramics and porcelain. It also provides them with durability and hardness and increases their resistance to heat, humidity and corrosion.
  • Reduces the consumption of other materials used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics and porcelain, such as soda, lime, clay or colored minerals.

To make mosaics we use white sand, which is an artistic technique. To make beautiful decorative pieces to decorate floors and walls, we use this technique. Among the benefits of using it in mosaic making:

  • It helps improve the quality, hardness and shine of the glass lobes used in forming images and drawings.
  • It increases the variety and consistency of colors used in mosaics, as it can be mixed with other colored materials.
  • It reduces the consumption of adhesives used to attach the lobes to surfaces, as it adheres well to the mortar.
  • It gives an aesthetic and clean look to the mosaics, highlighting the beauty of the designs and decorations.

White sand is used as a basic ingredient to make a mixture used to restore and restore the original appearance of ancient buildings and monuments due to it being a pure natural material free of impurities, in addition to its high durability. Among the benefits of using white sand in restoration operations are:

  • Repair cracked or dilapidated surfaces.
  • Reconstruct missing parts.
  • Repainting surfaces.
Properties of white sand for interior applications

It has several properties that make it suitable for use in interior applications in the construction world, including:

  • Cleanliness: White sand is a clean material free of impurities. It is environmentally safe and does not cause harm to humans or pets. It is also easy to clean and maintain.
  • Softness: White sand is a soft and pleasant material to the touch, so it is often used to soften the appearance of gardens and landscape beds, adding an aesthetic and clean touch to green spaces.
  • Stability: White sand is a stable and corrosion-resistant material, so it is mixed with concrete, to give floors and walls a bright and attractive appearance. It also helps improve the strength and durability of concrete thanks to its heat and corrosion resistant properties. It is also used to fill joints between floors, such as tile, stone or wood, to create a smooth, even surface. It also prevents water and dirt from seeping into the cavities between floors.
  • Beauty: White sand is a material with a beautiful and attractive appearance, so it is often used in making various decorations and applying them in interior decoration, such as paintings, sculptures, and antiques to decorate homes, offices, hotels, and other places. It is also used to decorate furniture and accessories.

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