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Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials, Second Edition


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PREFACE xiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv 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 GLOSSARY 327 RESOURCES 339 INDEX 345

About the Author

ELLEN CHEEVER, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS is an innovative kitchenand bath designer and an influential author in the industry. Shehas written over 20 books and manuals on kitchen and bathroomstandards, and is a regular columnist for Kitchen & BathDesign News magazine.

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