Halstead Studio Services

Finish Selection


The finishes available today are vast.  Below are just a few options for several design components: 

  • Floor Finishes – broad loom carpet, floor tile, stone, concrete, wood, cork, bamboo, tile, brick
  • Wall – paint, panel, plaster, wall paper, tile, stone, brick, glass
  • Ceiling – paint, panel, beams, tin, coffered
  • Door – wood, glass, specialty
  • Trim – wood, plaster, tile
  • Countertops and Backsplashes – solid surface, wood, tile, stone, glass, stainless steel
  • Plumbing and Lighting Fixtures –brass, bronze, oiled bronze, chrome, nickel, stainless steel, living finishes such as copper and unlacquered nickel
  • Appliance – stainless steel, enamel, paneled
  • Sinks  – vitreous china, glass, porcelain, stainless steel, living finishes such as copper
  • Tubs – enamel, tile, acrylic

The choice of finish is determined based on the client’s needs, lifestyle, values and budget.  Considerations include:

  • function of the space
  • overall design & architectural style
  • existing finishes
  • the mobility and other considerations of the users (including guests)
  • maintenance requirements
  • overall lifecycle costs
  • ecological impact
  • other special considerations