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  • Introduction to decorative wall / ceiling paints
    Decorative paints for interior walls and ceilings include: Emulsions are a popular choice due to their rapid drying time, low odour and wipeable finish. They are water-based, but have a vinyl or acrylic resin additive to...
  • Stone floor and wall tiles - a guidance article
    Natural stone tiles for flooring and wall cladding high-end domestic property, restaurants, bars, corporate atria. Natural stone tiles are made from organic materials – the naturally varied colours of stone reflect the tones...
  • Introduction to interior pendant lights and chandeliers
    Pendant lights and chandeliers are decorative lighting products that are chosen equally for their aesthetic qualities and the light they provide. Chandeliers are traditionally made with crystal, although glass is a cheaper...
  • Introduction to murals and paintings
    Specifying murals and paintings for public or commercial enviroments can have a positive effect that artwork can have on the occupants. Where long-term operational costs are a consideration in the intial design brief, the...
  • Introduction to bathroom suites
    Suites of bathroom furniture can have sets of basins, baths, cabinets, toilets, bidets and other sanitaryware that are designed to co-ordinate with and complement each other. Showers, vanity units, taps, urinals, shelves and...
  • Introduction to shower drain outlets
    Shower drain outlets are made for bathrooms and wet rooms in homes, hotels, leisure centres, swimming pools and spas. They clear water from flooring surfaces and have the kind of high-quality grating materials and finishes...
  • Introduction to sofas and soft seating
    Soft seating is used to create comfortable seating areas in contract environments, including hotels, offices, reception areas, coffee shops and bars, as well as private homes. The term covers sofas and armchairs , as well as...
  • Introduction to entrance matting
    Entrance matting systems to prevent dirt, debris and moisture from being carried into buildings. Entrance matting for heavy-traffic areas, such as industrial sites, shopping centres, school foyers, airports and hospitals, as...
  • Introduction to digital signs
    Digital signs are electronic displays which can be updated using a computer interface. Digital signage is also referred to as Digital Out Of Home, or DOOH. Technologies such as LCD, LED and plasma screens, and digital...
  • Introduction to urinals
    Urinals can be supplied as individual wall-mounted bowls installed along a common supply pipe and drain, or as troughs forming an entire wall. They are found in public toilet facilities, restaurants, transport terminals,...
  • Introduction to internal noticeboards
    Internal noticeboards are available for indoor information display and presentations in offices and classrooms. Display cases and panels come in various materials, colours, shapes and sizes to match and complement different...
  • Introduction to fires and stoves
    Fires and stoves have increased in efficiency in recent years. Modern fires and stoves are now specified for domestic interiors where traditionally an open fireplace was used. Stoves can be fuelled by burning wood, solid...
  • Introduction to heated towel rails
    Heated towel rails are specifically designed for bathrooms and shower rooms in hotels, private houses and other residential developments. They include products for central heating, local electric heating and dual fuel...
  • Introduction to fabric trimmings
    The use of fabric trimmings, also known as Passementerie , enables interior designers to decorate interior fabrics and furnishings. They are commonly used in traditional interiors, although contemporary trimmings that make...
  • Introduction to mirrors
    People have used mirrors for centuries for checking their appearance - Narcissus of Greek mythology whiled away time while admiring his reflection in the water, and the old-fashioned word for a mirror, ‘looking-glass’, also...