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Monday, February 10, 2014

Oak Leaf Tracery

Whether a home or business, the style of architecture used in designing the building says much about the personality of the builder as well as the occupants. Styles of architecture are prone to change, but despite this there are some decorative pieces that seem to stand the test of time. In current architecture, one of the most popular styles of decorative pieces is oak leaf tracery.

Constructed of fiberstone, these beautiful pieces use a mixture of sand and stones that are cast into the surface to create a look of aged stone. While they are thought to be very heavy, in fact it is the opposite. Because they are reinforced with fiberglass backing, the pieces are in fact very lightweight and far less fragile than concrete. Most pieces are mounted on walls, though in many cases they are incorporated into a building to give an added spark of interest and design. Many are mounted on walls featuring ivy or other plant life, allowing the vegetation to be displayed within an interesting architectural setting.

However, for those wanting an added spark of beauty and finesse, many oak leaf tracery pieces are constructed using mirror glass. This allows for a greater use of natural light, and are often incorporated into the style of the building. These pieces are finding a huge amount of popularity with homeowners, who are using them on outside walls, inside as decorative pieces and many other uses.

One of the great things about these pieces is that each is billed as a one-of-a-kind. No two are exactly alike due to their unique makeup, allowing a person to be the talk of the office or neighborhood after installation. Costs for these pieces vary, with most falling between $200-$300 dollars. It can take up to four weeks to get a piece when ordered, so planning well ahead of time is a good idea if this is going to be a major part of the building. For those who want a unique item that adds a touch of flair to their architecture, these pieces are sure to do all that and more.


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