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Figure 5-5: (C) J Wiley, S Bliss Best Practices Guide to Building Interiors

  • BUY: PRODUCT SOURCES, INTERIORS- CONTENTS: Where to buy products for building interiors: manufacturers, industry associations. Carpeting, interior choices, installation. Interior doors, choices, installation, cutting & trimming, standards, warranties. Drywall types, pads, installation, taping, special trims. Plastic laminate flooring choices, installation guide. Resilient flooring choices, installation, vinyl sheet & tile, cork floors. Flooring, solid wood strip & plank. Flooring, engineered wood floor choices. Interior lighting: types, choices, recessed lighting, kitchen & bathroom lighting. Plaster, veneer plaster installation. Soundproofing materials, acoustical sealants, resilient channels, sound insulation, workmanship
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Buying guide for products used in building interiors:

This article series discusses and provides a best construction practices guide to the selection and installation of building interior surface materials, carpeting, doors, drywall, trim, flooring, lighting, plaster, materials, finishes, and sound control materials.

This article includes excerpts or adaptations from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, by Steven Bliss, courtesy of Wiley & Sons.



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Resources: Manufacturers, Industry Associations, & Sources of Indoor Wall Materials, Flooring, Carpeting, Lighting, Sound Control Materials

Drywall Trims and Accessories

Ordering Procedures for Interior Trim

Providing the shop with a specific cut list of finished pieces is the best way to guarantee that they deliver the pieces needed for the job. For a premium, you can obtain all-heartwood, all-sapwood, or color-matched boards for uniform color in glue-up work and throughout the job. Also, the millwork shop can plane the stock on one or both sides, joint one or both edges, and sand one or both faces as needed. Generally, the millwork shop can dress the boards far more economically than a contractor can in the field or in a small shop

Prefinished Wood Flooring

Bamboo Flooring Producers & Sources

Resilient Flooring Manufacturers List

Cork Flooring Manufacturers & Sources

Polymer (Urethane), MDF, and Vinyl Trim Producers & Sources

Flexible Trim Manufacturers & Sources

Industry & Trade Associations for Carpeting, Lighting, Finishes, Wood Products, Flooring, Painting & Decorating

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.

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