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Creative Interiors
                Purpose
Help to set the mood of a room

Affect sound

Become focal points – textures, patterns,
 colors
Floor Coverings
      Carpet
   Wood Flooring
        Tile
     Linoleum
                Carpeting & Rugs
Insulates the floor from drafts     Size:
                                       18’ rolls – seams are glued
Muffles noise                          together
                                       Various size tiles
Provides traction                      Various size area rugs
                                    Quality:
Before purchasing consider: size,      Fiber content, construction,
  quality, texture & color             depth of pile & pile density
                                    Texture:
Carpet Pad                             Plush, shag, embossed,
                                       flocked, etc
                                    Color:
                                       Most noticeable feature when
                                       decorating a room (think
                                       carefully)
                Wood Flooring
         Hard wood                   Pergo style
¾” – ½” thick
12” – 84” long                1/4” – 3/8” thick
2 ¼” wide                     4’ long
Will need to finish and can   7” – 1’ wide
  refinish                    Comes finished
                              Can’t refinish

                              Bamboo
                              Cork
                      Tile
Tiles range from ½” to 18”
Must consider:
   Tools
   Thinset
   Layout
   Spacers
   Grout
   Tile saw?
                 Linoleum
Sold in 12” x 12” sheets or by the roll
Rolls are laid down by a professional
Can last 25 – 40 years.
Wall Coverings
    Paint/ Stain
    Wallpaper
      Paneling
   Trim/ Molding
Before purchasing know:

           Cost of the covering

          Condition of the walls

           Function of the room

  Think outside the box: mirrors, fabric &
         carpet for wall coverings?
                      Paint
Least expensive but there can be a lot of prep
  work involved
Available in several finishes: gloss, semi-gloss, flat
  (dull) & textured

1 gallon will cover (approx.) 350 ft2
Keep in mind doors, windows & trim
Darker colors will require more paint
Primer
               Wallpaper
Vinyl-faced, backed with fabric, heavy duty,
  embossed
Sold to hang in a two forms:
      Prepasted
      Strippable
Removal
Prior to purchasing bring home a large
  sample
               Paneling
Requires little maintenance
Many available price ranges & designs
            Trim/Molding
Strips of wood used in trim
Cover around doors, doors for aesthetic
  purposes
Also prevent accumulation of dirt and wall
  damage
Chair rail
  Runs horizontally across the wall 3 feet
  above the floor
         Helpful resources:


http://www.cyberyard.com/calculators/

				
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