Building Decorative Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Yan Li Shuxia Ren
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857092571
eBook ISBN: 9780857092588
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 9th May 2011
Page Count: 420
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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Status and Development of Building Decorative Materials

1.2 Types of Building Decorative Materials

1.3 Brief Introduction of Technological Standards of Building Decorative Materials

1.4 Functions and Selection of Building Decorative Materials

1.5 Learning Goals and Methods of the Course

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 2: Basic Properties of Building Decorative Materials

2.1 Physical Properties of Building Decorative Materials

2.2 Mechanical Properties of Building Decorative Materials

2.3 Properties Related to Acoustics

2.4 Decorative Functions of Building Decorative Materials

Summary

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 3: Building Decorative Stone

3.1 Basic Knowledge of Rock and Stone

3.2 Natural Building Decorative Stone

4 Storage and Selection of Natural Marble

3.3 Artificial Facing Stone

Summary

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 4: Gypsum Decorative Materials

4.1 Basic Knowledge of Gypsum

4.2 Gypsum Decorative Products

Cases of Materials Selection

Summary

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 5: Building Decorative Cement

5.1 Common Cement

5.2 White Cement and Colored Silicate Cement

Case of Materials Selection

Summary

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 6: Building Decorative Concrete and Mortar

6.1 Introduction of Concrete

6.2 Mortar

Decorative Materials Test

Summary

Questions for Reviewing and Thinking

Chapter 7: Building Decorative Ceramic

7.1 Introduction of Ceramic

7.2 Glazed Interior Tile

7.3 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile

7.4 Ceramic Flooring Tiles

7.5 Ceramic Mosaic

7.6 Building Terracotta

Materials


Description

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 then goes on 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.

Building decorative materials is a useful reference for architects, civil engineers and those studying civil or structural engineering.

Key Features

  • Reviews the full range of materials available for both the exterior and interior of buildings and their potential applications beyond conventional uses
  • Considers the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require as the role of sustainable materials
  • Discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum and explores how cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect

Readership

Architects, civil engineers, and those studying civil or structural engineering


Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857092588
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857092571
Paperback ISBN:
9780081017357

Reviews

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 then goes on 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.

Building decorative materials is a useful reference for architects, civil engineers and those studying civil or structural engineering.


About the Editors

Yan Li Editor

Dr Y. Li is a Professor at The Institute of Textiles and Clothing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of The Textile Institute, a member of several professional bodies and has more than 350 scientific publications and patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Shuxia Ren Editor

Shuxia Ren coordinates a team of authors who are leading experts involved in teaching the national building decorative materials course in China.