75 Examples of Soft, Smooth, Rough, Solid and Waterproof Materials

The different materials available in the world possess diverse physical properties, often opposite to each other, which condition them to respond differently to an external stimulus, such as a force or contact with water. These properties allow us to classify them and study their suitability for the different projects of our interest.

Some are extracted directly from nature, others instead require work or manufacturing to acquire the properties that we want to print on them.

Types of materials according to their characteristics

Examples of soft materials

Examples of smooth materials

Examples of rough materials

Examples of solid materials

Examples of waterproof materials

Other types of materials:

  • Flexible and rigid materials
  • Conductive and insulating materials
  • Natural and artificial materials
  • Recyclable and non-recyclable materials