The designer’s handbook to interior finishes.
A Comprehensive Guide for Selecting Interior Finishes, 1/e is a comprehensive look at common materials used in building construction and interiors. Students and accomplished designers will find it indispensable for researching and making finish material selections. Chapters explore the history and applications of finish materials in interior design and provide important technical reference for understanding building code and material installation and maintenance requirements. Numerous illustrations appeal to visual learners, while case studies in each chapter help readers make intelligent finish choices in a variety of realistic scenarios.
Evelyn Everett Knowles earned a Bachelor of Interior Design and a Master of Architecture degrees from Kansas State University.
An NCIDQ certified interior designer since 1988, worked in interior design and architecture firms for ten years. She has taught interior design at Kansas State University, University of Illinois, University of Oklahoma, and Park University. Currently, teaching in Environmental Studies at the University of Northern Colorado.
Kay Miller Boehr earned a Masters of Architecture with an emphasis in Interior Architecture from Kansas State University.
After a twenty year career as an architect and interior designer, now teaches interior design at Park University.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Selecting Finish Materials
Chapter 2: Metals
Chapter 3: Wood
Chapter 4: Stone
Chapter 5: Concrete
Chapter 6: Gypsum and Plaster
Chapter 7: Brick
Chapter 8: Ceramic
Chapter 9: Glass
Chapter 10: Paint and Coatings
Chapter 11: Plastics
Chapter 12: Fibers and Textiles