Materials for Interior Environments

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9780470114285: Materials for Interior Environments

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 material for the job can be bewildering and--occasionally--perilous. 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 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, Flooring, and Millwork and Furniture Materials

* Practical estimating and installation tools, industry standards, testing and code requirements, and written specification guides for each application.

Engagingly written, highly detailed, and helpfully illustrated with more than 550 color 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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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.

About the Author:

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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