All partitions can receive a variety of finishes. Choice of finish should
b e determined on the basis of use, potential abuse, appearance, cost and
e x p e c t e d degree of performance.
4-5.7.1 Types of Finish:
T h e general characteristics of
n o t e d below:
T h e s e are available in a variety of solid colors and patterns, with
T h e s e provide a very hard wearing surface,
minor textural variations.
` r e s i s t a n t to stain, and easiIy cleaned.
If damaged, h o w e v e r , patching
is not possible.
Thin sheet plastic surfacing, applied in the factory or in the field.
Available in a variety of textures, colors, and patterns.
c l e a n e d , and can be patched.
C a r e necessary to e n s u r e use of correct
G e n e r a l l y hardwood:
u s e d where the variety and natural texture of wood
I m i t a t i o n wood veneer:
S i m i l a r to A, but using photographically reproduced wood veneers.
P o p u l a r because wood grain in finish conceals marks and minor blemishes,
a n d is much easier to maintain than natural wood.
I n e x p e n s i v e , e a s i I y marked and damaged, but easy to replace.
b e taken to select correct paint type for use, since there are a great
variety of paint materials.