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Extending from Polynesian culture, Tiki statues have a magical way of adding island flavor and charm to any tropical design.Â Had crafted from authentic Coco Palm trees, each statue is made to represent and house different spirits to spread good luck, love, fortune and even protection.
Even though Tiki statues are durable and weather resistant their look can change as a result of the environment they are kept in.Â Here are some helpful recommendations to help keep your Tiki in top condition.
Just like any organic wood, elements such as rain, snow and sun will alter how the surface of how your Tiki looks.Â For areas with lots of rain, try placing your Tiki on top of a surface that does not house that much moisture, such as concrete or a stepping stone.Â You can also apply a water sealant such as “CWF”, that will help in preserving your Tiki’s color, and also give it a deeper finish.
Constant sunlight may cause your statue to fade or dry out.Â Mineral oils will not only help clean your Tiki but also prevent the surface from drying out and fading too much.
Because Tiki statues are hand carved, no two are alike.Â Each variation in the Tiki statue contributes to what makes it unique.Â If you wish to further accent certain details of your Tiki, you can use a propane torch to subtly flame the surface until you reach your desired darkening.Â Remember that your Tiki is made of a wood, so it can burn.Â If your Tiki does not have color, you can pick up a thick wood paint from any home improvement store.Â This is where your creativity is free to explore.
There are many joys when it comes to the owning a water fountain. Water features have been used for centuries to adorn courtyards belonging to royalty or accent government establishments. Today, fountains and water accents provide a design and decorative essence in homes, gardens, corporate structures, landmarks and more. There is a certain calmness that flows with the sound of water and that serenity continues to emanate into the surrounding environment.
Whether your fountain is planned for indoor or outdoor use, with a few simple efforts, your fountain can run smoother, cleaner and provide any space with beauty and elegance for ages.
Once You Get Your Fountain
When shopping for a fountain, you want to have a good idea as to the space that this structure will occupy. This will help determine the size, water capacity, and preparation needed. Depending on whether your fountain will need to be mobile, you can then decide on a fiberglass or concrete one. Concrete or stone fountains are much more durable when it comes to handling the outdoor elements such as heat and snow.
Once you have your fountain selected and ready for installation, you want to ensure that the floor where the fountain is sitting on will not be damaged by humidity, condensation or water splashes.
When filling your fountain you want the water level to be no higher then a Â½â below the basin rim, and no less than halfway full in the basin. Maintaining proper water levels will ensure the correct flow and life of your water pump.
Before turning on your fountain, wet the surface that the water will flow upon. This will break the surface tension to reduce splashing and promote a consistent path flow.
To control splashing or water flow, adjust your water pump or ensure that your fountain is perfectly leveled.
After a weekâs worth of work, weekends are typically thought of as a time to relax, spend time with loved ones or just enjoy the free moments available. Though it seems that with our daily routines and endless lists of errands, weekends seem more about catching up on tasks then relaxing.
The truth is that although your home is an escape and a piece of paradise away from the rest of the world, there is a lot of work that can go into the upkeep especially when it comes to the landscape. Having natural grass as part of your backyard landscape can provide a lot of enjoyable features, but also produce an array of chores in maintenance. Spending weekend mornings lugging out the lawn mower to mow the lawn, worrying about animals digging or pets ruining the landscape are just a few of the many hassles in maintaining a natural grass lawn.
Artificial grass is a growing trend not just for home owners but for professional sports establishments, golf courses, parks, educational institutions and even theme parks. The increase in demand has brought for the production of varying types of grass to satisfy any need and some that look almost identical, if not better, than real grass.
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