The illustrations below give you an idea of how the same type of material can be effectively used in rooms with very different functions—in each instance, creating a particular ambient effect. When using resilient materials in any room, there are a number of planning and design issues to keep in mind.
These issues differ depending on whether you’re considering sheet goods or tile units. Sheet goods are available in a limited number of widths. If your room is larger than the sheet’s width, you’ll have to seam two pieces together, and these seam placements will affect both the look and performance of your finish floor. Be cause the continuity of sheet flooring is a special feature worth retaining, you can minimize the visibility of seams by placing them in secondary areas of the room. The seam will be essentially invisible if you plan to run it along an existing line in the surface pattern.
Tile units present different design possibilities. Tiles can be laid out in a square-grid format oriented square to the room, or laid out on a diagonal grid. The pattern can include special .borders. create a checker-board effect, or even show a random design. The section on layout will help you make planning decisions for resilient tiles.
For both sheet and tile floors, pattern (and its scale), surface texture, and color will play a combined role in the final look of the room. F and scale work together to make a space feel expansive, calm, lively, busy, or cramped. Large floor areas can accommodate a larger-scaled pattern without overwhelming the room. But small rooms, like bathrooms, need a simple pattern of smaller scale if the floor is to create a pleasant visual effect.
Texture is often an inherent part of the pattern. An embossed texture in the pattern itself highlights and punctuates the pattern more than a smooth surface. The shapes that make up the pattern also affect the overall feeling of design Curved shapes activate each other in a swirl of motion; angular shapes oppose and hold each other in place; geometric shapes reside with each other to form an integrated field. Whenever you are selecting patterns, bear these principles in mind so that you will choose those that are in harmony with your overall design goals.
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