Corky Binggeli

A complete Table of Contents is available at

    Part I Design Considerations
  • Finish Selection and Specification
  • Sustainable Design
  • Existing Buildings
  • Part II Interior Materials
  • Concrete and Cement-Based Materials
  • Stone, Masonry, and Concrete Masonry Units
  • Glass and Ceramics
  • Wood and Wood Products
  • Plaster and Gypsum Board
  • Metals
  • Synthetic Materials
  • Part III Finish Comparisons
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Fibers, Textiles, and Leather
  • Floor Finishes
  • Wall and Window Finishes
  • Ceiling Finishes
  • Millwork, Casework, and Furnishings
  • Glossary

Materials for Interior Environments

The second edition, published in 2013, is a comprehensive guide to what a designer needs to know about the materials used in commercial and residential interiors.

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Organized by types of materials and by applications, this guide helps designers successfully evaluate materials and select interior components. Technical information for each material is presented in a concise reference format to aid designers in their design solutions. The second edition is completely updated, with more than 550 color illustrations, and includes:

  • Finishes for floors, walls, windows, and ceilings
  • Millwork, casework, and furnishings
  • Sustainability, energy use, and raw materials
  • Installation information, industry standards, testing, and code requirements
  • Specifying and cost factors