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Building Decorative Materials

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Publisher Comments:

Buildings should not only be functional but aesthetically pleasing. This requires the use of decorative materials both on the exterior and inside a building. Building decorative materials reviews the range of materials available and their potential applications.

The book begins by considering the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require. It then discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum. It continues to discuss the ways cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect, before considering the role of ceramics in such areas as tiling. The following chapters review decorative glass for windows or facades, metals and wood before assessing polymer materials such as plastics and textiles. The final group of chapters discuss coatings, including waterproofing materials, multi-functional materials used for such purposes as soundproofing and thermal insulation, and the use of more sustainable decorative materials.

Book News Annotation:

The textbook is for students of engineering, architecture, and other fields concerned with decorating building interiors. It examines different materials used decoratively and their development, application in construction, performance, properties, and how they do and do not differ from non-decorative versions of the same or similar material. After an introduction and review of basic properties of building decorative materials, it covers stone, gypsum, cement, concrete and mortar, ceramic, glass, metal, wood, plastics, fiber fabric and its products, architectural coatings, adhesives, waterproof materials, acoustic and thermal insulating materials, and new energy-saving and environmental protective building materials. Chapter-end questions are provided for review and meditation. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

The principal editors Yan Li and Shuxia Ren have coordinated a team of authors who are leading experts involved in teaching the national building decorative materials course in China.

Table of Contents

- Introduction
- Basic Properties of Building Decorative Material

- Building Decorative Stone

- Gypsum Decorative Material

- Building Decorative Cement

- Building Decorative Concrete and Mortar

- Building Decorative Ceramic

- Building Decorative Glass

- Metal Decorative Material

- Decorative Wood

- Decorative Plastics

- Building Decorative Fiber Fabric and its Products

- Architectural Coatings

- Adhesives

- Waterproof Materials

- Acoustic and Thermal Insulating Materials

- New Energy-saving and Environmental Protective Building Materials

- References

Product Details

Yan Li And Shuxia Ren. Trans. By Yan Zhou And Hong Liu.
Woodhead Publishing
Ren, S.
Li, Y.
Li, Yan
Engineering - Civil
Civil Engineering-General
Edition Description:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in

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