WHAT IS POP/WHITE ?
When it comes to beautification and decoration aspect of buildings, the white cement is known as the POP cement remains the best option. Though the is not as strong as the normal concrete types of , it has proven very useful for soft and fancy molding operations in the modern buildings.
When it comes to , little had been said about the especially in . All the POP , , and parapets, etc. were made from the mortar made with the . The color of the defines its name because it is in color and offers a very good when used in any part of the especially the .
Though POP is not modern in some countries it appears to be modern in because the presence of POP and POP can only be seen in the modern buildings in . The modern buildings are now having many POP sections included into the design for decoration purposes and the cost of making POP sections in buildings is very expensive because the country has few POP experts when compared to the availability of carpenters and Mason.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORDINARY AND POP ()
The heavy presence of the in the market has attracted the attention to what the is meant for, though few people knew about its uses, the majority with no knowledge of are yet to understand the difference between and the .
When it comes to the mixing of colors to to obtain a particular design and decoration in any , the ordinary will be ineffective no matter the quantity of the color mixed with it, but in terms of making of concrete , and other parts of the where strength and durability are required, the ordinary becomes the best option.
Meanwhile, the white cement remains the best option for building decorations, especially where bright and attractive colors are needed. The can be mixed with any coloring agent to form colors such as red, yellow, blue, and orange, etc. that could be used in any part of the for decoration and strength. However, when it comes to major parts of the such as and , the will not offer as much as the ordinary would do.
Ordinary is gray in color while the is in color.
Another issue is that the (POP) is costlier than the ordinary (grey) . 25 kg of the is more expensive than the 50kg of the grey according to the volume of their bags in the market.
When considering the price, one will not consider it economically advisable to use the for places meant for the grey because a job that 500kg of grey can do would require 800kg of the if it would have the same strength. But if the 500kg of the grey would cost N300,000 the of the 800kg would be at N1,000,000 which will be a waste of money.
is very expensive in the market and does not last long when kept unused for a long time, hence builders and the POP experts have ways of ensuring that there is no wasting of during the so that the clients wouldn’t be annoyed, hence; they buy sometimes with strict quantity mapped out for the specific .
USES OF POP ()
Because of its uniqueness, the is used in the for basically decoration and finishing job purposes which includes:
The casting of POP usually fixed as the for , the POP has the advantage of being highly fire resistance and has more strength and durability than other types of the , but it is the most expensive so far.
Professional Tiling, the is usually added to the surface of floors during tiling to act as the between two and more and usually colored according to the color of the . It is a practice that is common with professional tilers.
The modern with curves and inscriptions on them were made possible through the application of POP mortar by the POP experts.
Some artists now make the use of for the erecting of human and animal statues with incredible colors on them.
With . Some buildings now have special carves on their four edges.
THE COST OF THE POP ()
The POP cement can be found in almost all the building materials markets in Nigeria, and it is usually sold in bags just like the ordinary cement. However, each bag of the POP cement measures 25kg or 45kg in each but when less than one bag is required some retailers may have a way of measuring it per cup to the users.
The price per bag varies slightly according to locations and quantity. If dealing with the major dealers one could obtain the price per bag at a lower cost than dealing with retailers. Places like Lagos, , and may have major dealers in their major markets where one could obtain the price at a cheaper rate.
Meanwhile, here is the standard price of the per bag based on the brand and the volume of the bag.
For the SUPER which measures 25kg per bag, the cost is within N3000 – N 3500
For the HIGH-QUALITY which measures 40kg per bag, the cost is within N5,000 – N6,500
Originally posted 2018-07-27 11:14:29.
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