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Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials: Cabinetry, Equipment, Surfaces, 2nd Edition

Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials: Cabinetry, Equipment, Surfaces, 2nd Edition

Ellen Cheever, NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

ISBN: 978-1-118-77528-8

Nov 2014

368 pages

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Objective guidance on kitchen and bath fitting choice to suit any client and any space

Kitchen and Bath Products and Materials describes the typical materials, equipment, and surfaces used in all facets of residential kitchen and bath design. Part of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Professional Resource Library, this comprehensive reference is fully updated and expanded to include new technologies, materials, and finishes, with considerations of sustainability throughout. Full color illustrations and a revised design help visual learners better absorb the information, and the companion website provides an image bank and instructor's guide for classroom use. Each chapter includes a summary and review questions, allowing readers to test their grasp of the material at every step.

Kitchen and bath design is the most popular and lucrative area within residential interior design. As such, the enormous amount of options available for surfaces, fixtures, and materials is far too vast to be navigated by taste and aesthetics alone. Kitchen and Bath Products and Materials provides the background designers need to choose what's best for the client and the space, based on a number of objective factors and technical details. This complete handbook allows readers to:

  • Explore material options for storage systems, fixtures, fittings, and surfaces
  • Become familiar with sizing systems, efficiency ratings, and certifications
  • Consider factors like manufacturing processes, engineering, and configuration
  • Learn the terms and nomenclature used to describe materials, fixtures, and appliances

Design is about more than just aesthetics – whether the project is a remodel or new construction, there are codes, standards, and functional requirements that must be met. Kitchen and Bath Products and Materials is a practical reference, providing the information designers need to make informed decisions.

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CHAPTER 1 Cabinetry 1

Cabinet Types 2

Responsible Resource Management in the Cabinet Industry 5

KCMA Certification Program 9

Cabinet Sizing Systems: Imperial and Metric 12

Cabinet Manufacturing Systems 18

Cabinet Interior Storage Systems 23

Cabinet Mechanical/Functional Hardware 38

Cabinet Sizes 43

Cabinet Core Materials 58

Cabinet Interior and Exterior Finish Materials/Systems 61

Typical Door Styles 83

Cabinet Millwork Design Details 87

Generic Cabinet Nomenclature 89

Summary 90

Review Questions 90

CHAPTER 2 Appliance Types and Planning Considerations 91

Selecting More Efficient Appliances 92

Energy Guide and Energy Star Labels 92

Kitchen Food Preservation Center 96

Kitchen Waste Management 104

Cooking Center 108

Summary 135

Review Questions 135

CHAPTER 3 Fixture Materials 137

Protecting Materials from Bacteria 137

Fixture Construction 138

Summary 151

Review Questions 151

CHAPTER 4 Fixture Design and Planning Considerations 153

Kitchen Sink And Bathroom Lavatory Fixtures 154

Toilet Fixtures 165

Bidet Fixtures 171

Residential Urinal Fixtures 173

Bathtub Fixtures 173

Shower Stall Fixtures 186

Bathtub/Shower Combination Unit Fixtures 190

Summary 191

Review Questions 192

CHAPTER 5 Fitting Materials , Engineering , and Configuration 193

Construction Materials 194

Planning Considerations When

Combining Finishes 195

Kitchen and Bathroom Faucet

Fitting Engineering 199

Summary 210

Review Questions 210

CHAPTER 6 Bathtub and Shower Fitting

Design and Engineering 211

Bathtub Fittings 211

Bathtub/Shower Combination Fittings 215

Shower Fittings 216

Steam Showers And Saunas 226

Summary 230

Review Questions 231

CHAPTER 7 Surfacing Materials 233

Sustainable Choices 233

Solid Wood Counter Surfaces 234

Cast Polymers: Counter Surfaces And Wet Wall Surfaces 236

Ceramic Tile: All Surfaces 239

Concrete 257

Cork Flooring 258

Glass Surfaces 259

Hardwood Flooring 261

Laminates 263

Paint 268

Quartz Composite 269

Solid Surfacing 271

Metal Countertops 272

Stone 273

Vinyl Resilient Flooring 282

Wallpaper 282

Summary 284

Review Questions 284

Appendix A: Generic Cabinet Nomenclature 285

Appendix B: Appliance Checklist 321