There are thousands of products available for use in interior environments, each one with its particular advantages and disadvantages. Given the number of possibilities, the process of selecting the right materials can be daunting. Thankfully, Materials for Interior Environments, Second Edition helps designers evaluate and select materials that look good, work well, and meet the needs of humans and the environment.
Organized by types of materials and applications, this guide helps you choose the right interior components, with technical information presented in a concise, accessible reference format. The Second Edition includes an all-new glossary, as well as new coverage of painting systems, glass partitions, ceiling canopies and clouds, and more.
Covering all aspects of interior design materials, Materials for Interior Environments includes:
- Sustainability and safety codes
- Specifying and cost factors
- Energy and raw material use
- Finishes for walls, windows, ceilings, and floors, plus millwork, cabinetry, and furniture
- Installation information, industry standards, and testing and code requirements for each type of material
Engagingly written, highly detailed, and featuring more than 550 color illustrations, this 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.