Materials and components of interior architecture

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Prentice Hall, 2008 - Architecture - 341 pages
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Offering a unique look at interior design,Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, Seventh Editionfully covers the nonstructural materials available to interior designers. With an eye on the environment, it provides a firm understanding of the products, properties, and uses of all materials, from floors, walls and ceilings to installation, and recycling. Going beyond paint and carpet, it explores over 27 different floorings and devotes separate chapters to kitchens and baths. Filled with the latest information provided directly from the suppliers, it helpsnbsp;readers think knowledgably and creatively about the ldquo;nuts and boltsrdquo; of interior design-both in terms of structure and style.nbsp;With an eye on the environment, it provides a firm understanding of the products, properties, and uses of all materials, covering everything from floors, walls and ceiling to installation, and recycling. Progressing from the ground up-literally-it looks beyond the more decorative aspects of design to study the properties and uses of both finishing materials in the design field and structural materials in the architectural field.For interior designers and specifiers.

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Environmental Concerns
1
CHAPTER TWO Paints and Wallcoverings
15
History of Carpet
54
Fibers
60
Wood
94
Types of Wood Flooring
100
Bamboo and Palm
107
Stone
156
Tambours
170
Glass Tile
191
Plaster
205
Metal
211
Drawers and Doors
246
CHAPTER NINE Kitchens
265
CHAPTER TEN Bathrooms
303
APPENDIX A Measurements
333

Concrete Block
163
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