Interior finishes shall be appropriate for the
d e s i g n e d function of the building and spaces.
Selection of materials
s h o u l d be based on low maintenance qualities considering the anticipated
use, l i f e c y c l e c o s t i m p a c t , f i r e and other safety requirements.
concerning the extent of carpet instalIation will be coordinated with the
u s i n g service and should be based on distinct functional advantages, such
Use of color in Army facilities is limited to a
p r a c t i c a l number selected from Federal Standard 595A; Colors. General
g u i d a n c e for color selection is provided in TM 5-807-7; Colors for
U s e soft base colors (TM 5-807-7) in administrative areas and
c o n s i d e r brighter base colors and accents in casual seeing spaces. In
critical seeing areas, glare, brillant colors and great brightness
d i f f e r e n c e s should be avoided.
6-3.2.3 Finish Materials:
F i n i s h materials must be selected in con-
junction with color selection.
T h e color, texture and pattern of materials
s h o u l d complement the overalI design scheme and be in character with the
d e s i r e d image of the using and the installation/Command.
m a t e r i a l s should be used to the greatest extent practicable.
m a t e r i a l s such as stones, tiIes, woods, plastics, and vinyls should be
selected to provide attractive colors, textures and patterns that will not
q u i c k l y become out-dated.
P a i n t e d surfaces and patterns are relatively
e a s y and inexpensive to refinish and can be kept fresh and up-to-date in
W h i l e mainly decorative, these graphics may
f r e q u e n t l y incorporate useful information such as floor and room numbers,
or directional indicators.
W h e n professionally done, they can be most
e f f e c t i v e in livening up dead spaces and producing interest such as in
l a r g e rooms or circulation spaces.
6-3.3 SIGNAGE AND GRAPHICS
S i g n a g e requirements will be specified as an overall
s i g n a g e system.
D e t a i l requirements of the using service wiII be
The system should assure maximum economy,
coordinated at the local level.
e a s e of procurement and instalIation, a n d s t a n d a r d i z a t i o n o f a p p l i c a t i o n
t h r o u g h o u t the club.
It should also inhibit vandalism but be flexible
e n o u g h to enable the addition or deletion of information.
6 - 3 . 3 . 2 Message Media:
T h e use of wall graphics and symbols instead of
w o r d s should be considered. Symbols cut down on the amount of signage
F o r prohibition signs (such as No
r e q u i r e d and they are easier to "read".
Smoking or No Entry), s y m b o l s cause less resentment or opposition than if
the message had been in words.
L e t t e r sizes are designated by the height