Whether you'd like a plaque made to celebrate an amateur baseball champion or your employee's retirement, there are certainly some construction and design elements you're going to have to consider. If you already know what the occasion is for, chances are, you won't have much difficulty deciding what the plaque will say - that should be the easy part. Size is important too, but that should be another simple choice.
Have you asked yourself, though, what material the plaque will consist of? Surprisingly, this was probably an afterthought to you. Nevertheless, it's a very important element to consider. Wood seems to be the age-old, natural material of choice. But, acrylic has its perks too. Which will you choose?
Let's take a look at the benefits of each, shall we?
We obviously don't have to tell you that wood is a natural material. Wood plaques are very charming, and there's a certain artistry and warmth to them. They're highly versatile when it comes to fitting them together with the decor in your home, too. Another thing that wood has going for it is that it can be a "green material," meaning that it's production wasn't harmful to the enviroment. Since again, it's a given that wood is all-natural, this would make sense. Also, you might be worried about the possibility of wood deteriorating over time, from insects and the elements. Well, many plaque companies don't give you the plaque in the form of organic wood. Rather, they coat the plaque with a special varnish, so it'll hold up substantially well, for years to come.
The first great thing we can say about it though, is that goes seamlessly with any type of interior decor. Because of its transparent nature, you don't have to worry about it clashing with anything. It'll never look dated, or out of place - that's for sure. Another amazing aspect of acrylic is that it's highly durable. The synthetic material was designed specifically to be sturdy and break-resistant. If your child accidentally knocks the acrylic plaque off the wall, it would definitely hold up better than many other similar options. Along with durability in the present, it's also a great investment, as it'll stand the test of time, too. Basically, acrylic isn't at all subject to the elements. Although acrylic will start to melt at very high temperatures, under a very large range of warm and colder temperatures and high and low moisture levels, the material will be not be effected.
The Choice Is Up To You
As you can easily see, both materials are amazingly versatile and have an abundance of great features to offer - wood with its classic charm, and acrylic with its aesthetic neutrality and durability. Whichever material you choose, you're gauranteed a plaque of the highest quality, to celebrate your special event or achievement.