Factors Influence the Residents’ Preferences on Hygienic Quality for Interior Floor Finishes
House, home, shelter or residential unit plays significance role for the human beings (residents) who live inside them. As interior designers, architects, planners or any other professional construction members, the residents’ preferences on interior finishes should be considered as they are very important to guide the residents to adapt with their living environment according to their needs and desires for their living environment. The degree of satisfaction on their choices of interior floor finishes is fulfilled by considering the residents’ preferences on interior floor finishes. The researcher emphasized on interior floor finishes instead of other interior elements for example wall and ceiling due to interior floor finishes give more impact to interior living environment. The aim is to find the most chosen factors that influence the hygienic quality of interior floor finishes. Hygienic is one of the selection criteria on interior floor finishes that should be given more attention especially during today’s pandemic issues. The selection criteria of hygienic are stain resistant, slip resistant, moisture resistant, dust-free, bacteria resistant, fire resistant and gas chemical. The quantitative method is implemented by using stratified random sampling on housing areas towards respondents who have renovated their interior spaces in Kinta District, Ipoh. The tool been used is SPSS Version 25 to analyze the gathered data. As a conclusion, the residents did renovation with the purpose of enhancing their living environment predominantly, their interior surrounding to fulfil their satisfaction, needs and desires. Therefore, all the construction members should deliberate the selection criteria of the common interior floor finishes.
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