Guidelines for selecting materials to meet standards and project objectives in interior design, according to Khun Kamol:
The first step recommended by Khun Kamol is to “check the specifications of the design and purchase materials that match both the design and the intended use of each area.” Additionally, “select materials suitable for multiple purposes and control factors such as durability, aesthetics, cost, and design compatibility with the project.”
With a wide variety of materials available in the market, Khun Kamol emphasizes the importance of “scrutinizing raw materials and equipment before purchasing.” Given the company’s extensive experience of over 36 years, they focus on “selecting materials based on industry-standard specifications and quality assurance through product certification.”
They perform inspections ranging from standard grades to premium grades and conduct product inspections before installation to reduce issues during the project. They also conduct detailed inspections, including pattern and defect checks on products and their functionality.
Examples of initial material selection guidelines suggested by Khun Kamol include:
- For areas subjected to high impact forces, choose materials such as stone or metal that can withstand impact.
- For areas prone to getting dirty easily and requiring frequent cleaning, opt for materials that are easy to clean and do not accumulate dirt.
- For areas with heavy use, select materials known for their durability.
- For areas with sound systems, choose materials that are soft and do not reflect sound.
- In damp areas, select moisture-resistant materials and use various types of laminates.
Khun Kamol primarily prefers European brands for materials and equipment.