Materials: A Directory for Home Design
This book is not only inspirational, it is also a unique reference book, describing all the materials you could hope to use - wood, stone, brick, tile, glass, metal, concrete, plaster, synthetics, leather and linoleum. With concise information and visual reference for each, it provides all the practicalities needed to make the appropraite choice, together with a wealth of stimulating ideas to help you put together a successful decorating scheme.
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acrylic adhesive aesthetic aluminium Alvar Aalto applications architectural areas bathroom brick buildings century ceramic ceramic tiles coatings concrete construction contemporary interiors Corian create decorative durable edge effect Encaustic tiles expensive feature finish float glass flooring framed framework furniture Glass blocks Glass flooring glazed granite grouting handmade hardwood heat houses indoors inset installation iron kitchen laminated layer light limestone linoleum maintenance manufactured marble matt matt surface metal modern mosaic mouldings natural materials nght outdoor painted panels particularly Philippe Starck plaster plastic plywood polished polypropylene practical quarry range of colours require resistance rubber rustic salvage sealed sense sheet simulate slate smooth softwood solid space splashbacks staining stainless steel staircase structural style sub-floor surface synthetics teak terracotta terracotta tiles terrazzo texture thicknesses timber toughened glass traditional transparency types of stone varieties veneer vinyl wide range wood wooden worksurfaces