Materials for Interior Environments

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - Architecture - 339 pages
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Know your materials

There are thousands of products available for use in interior environments, every one with its assets and disadvantages. The process of selecting the right interior materials for the job can be bewildering. This book is a guide to knowing, evaluating, and selecting materials that will look good, work well, and respect human and environmental needs.

Organized by types of materials and applications, this guide helps designers successfully address material evaluation and the selection of interior components. Technical information for each material is presented in a concise reference format to aid designers in their design solutions.

Covering all aspects of interior design materials, this book includes:

  • Health and safety codes

  • Human factors and material selection

  • Economic criteria

  • Environmental criteria

  • Finishes for walls, windows, ceilings, and floors, plus millwork and furniture

  • Practical specifying and installation information, industry standards, testing and code requirements for each application

Engagingly written, highly detailed, and helpfully illustrated with more than 250 color and black-and-white illustrations, Materials for Interior Environments is a comprehensive guide to everything a designer needs to know about the materials available for interiors— from aesthetic qualities to manufacturing and fabrication, applications, installation and maintenance, and specifications for materials used in commercial and residential applications.

 

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Contents

Concrete and CementBased Materials
29
Stone Masonry and Concrete Masonry Units
53
Glass and Ceramics
77
Wood and Wood Products
101
Plaster and Gypsum Board
125
Metals
149
Synthetics
175
Finish Flooring Comparisons
195
Wall and Window Finishes Comparisons
223
Ceiling Finishes Comparisons
247
Millwork Furniture Materials and Textile Comparisons
265
Woods Used in Interiors
303
Index
327
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Corky Binggeli, ASID, is a practicing interior designer and teaches in the interior design program at Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts.

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