Interior finishes add the final touch to a design project. Choosing the right type of finish needs careful thought, and every aspect of the space and the people spending time there needs to be taken into account.
Different Techniques for Interior Finishes
Selecting the right technique should start with assessing the condition of the surface – what it is made of, and whether there are holes, cracks or other imperfections. For example, if the wall is old and rough, it can be painted and restyled using rag rolling.
As well as this, many other techniques can create different textures and appearance. One is chalkboard paint, which dries to create a finish exactly like a chalkboard in a variety of colours. Another method for surface finishing is the striae technique, also called stripe effect, which makes a property feel more spacious by giving the impression of a larger room and higher ceiling. This kind of interior finish uses two tones of the same colour alongside white to create stripes.
Floor Coverings and Other Interior Finish Products
Floor coverings are another important aspect of interior finishing. Floor coverings come in a variety of materials, among them vinyl, linoleum, rugs and carpets, ceramic tiles, stone, and wood. Some floor coverings should not be installed below ground level, and moisture and condensation should be taken into account as it can ruin some kinds of wood and laminate flooring.
Ceiling systems are the third area to select interior finish products. In terms of types, metal suspended ceilings are largely used in modern buildings due to their high performance and lifespan. They can easily be integrated with any type of ceiling insulation and can also boost the acoustics in a room.
Various other interior architectural elements are available to improve interior design. Bannisters, cornices and interior items can set the entire tone of a room, while using natural materials such as wood and stone can make a space softer or more cosy.