Presentation on theme: "FLOORS, WALLS & WINDOWS. BACKGROUNDS Backgrounds help set the mood of a room. The materials, patterns, colors, and textures you choose for the background."— Presentation transcript:
BACKGROUNDS Backgrounds help set the mood of a room. The materials, patterns, colors, and textures you choose for the background all contribute to the mood, which may be formal or informal, calm and quiet or loud and exciting. Backgrounds also affect sound. Soft textured materials muffle sound, while smooth, hard surfaces do not.
FLOORS Often the most expensive part of a redecorating project, but well- chosen floor coverings last for years. The type of floor covering will depend on the purpose of the room, the amount of traffic flow, how much maintenance the flooring requires and whether it coordinates with the decorative scheme of the room.
TYPES OF FLOOR COVERINGS Resilient Flooring with a semi-hard surface Warmer and quieter to walk on. Not as durable.
RESILIENT FLOOR COVERINGS Vinyl Durable, easy to clean, many patterns and colors Asphalt Least expensive, can be damaged Rubber Resists denting and most stains, quiet, easy to walk on Cork Quiet and comfortable, easily damaged, not stain resistant Comes in roll or sheet form
CARPETING AND RUGS Muffles noise Insulates floors against drafts Provides comfort and luxury Comes in Wall to wall Tiles Rugs
WOOD Pretty durable Can be expensive Some floors are laminate, they look like wood ex: pergo
HARDWOOD Oak is the most popular domestic hardwood and can last for decades. North American species like birch, cherry and maple are timeless choices. Global species have a regal look, rich color tones and provide inherent hardness. Bamboo and cork provide a contemporary decor and are renewable resources.
LAMINATE Features the authentic appearance of real domestic woods such as oak. Exotic laminate mimics unique woods, such as Pear Wood and Merbau Rustic laminate has a warm, country feel..
TILE AND STONE An economical choice for indoor use, ceramic is durable and easy to clean. Used indoors and out, porcelain is stronger than ceramic and has the most durable surface. For indoor and outdoor applications with natural colors and pattern variations.. With an array of patterns, laminate mimics the appearance of natural tile (peel and stick)
WALL COVERINGS Consider the cost involved, condition of the walls and function of the room Most common wall coverings are Paint Wallpaper Paneling
WALL COVERINGS--PAINT Least expensive way to decorate Available in several finishes Gloss Semi-gloss Satin Special effects can be created by using a rag or sponge or stenciling
WALL COVERINGS--WALLPAPER Available in many patterns and colors, a lot of work to take down Be aware of batch number. Wallpaper printed at one time is given this number. If you dont match the numbers, the pattern may have the same design but the colors may vary slightly.
WALL COVERINGSPANELING & MOLDING Paneling Warm and attractive Requires little maintenance Molding Strips of wood used for trim or ornamentation Main purpose is to finish off a window, door, or wall Baseboard Chair rail Picture rails Plate rails