Flooring

Interface's Brushed Lines

LVT Now With Recycled Content

Combining diffused linear textures with organic forms and dusty hues inspired by nature, Brushed Lines, Interface’s newest luxury vinyl tile (LVT), delivers a high-end look while standing up to everyday use in public spaces, hospitality and office applications. Offering and performance of hard surfaces without the noise, the collection is available in 16 colorways. Brushed Lines, along with all the manufacturer’s LVT collections, are now made of 39% pre-consumer recycled content. Carpet and tiles can pair together in this selection. 

More

One for All

The newest flooring concept from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors utilizes a single plank design and highlights how identical planks arranged in creative patterns can achieve very different aesthetics. The One Board Floor builds upon the graduated color effect seen in ombré textiles and when identical planks with graduated hues are arranged in different configurations, the result is a series of distinctive floors with rich depth and structure.

More

Tradition and Modernity

One of the ground-breaking group of hardwood collections offered by ASI, Sheffield Hardwoods feature a painted and distressed textured finish on extra long engineered maple planks. The new collections were inspired by the English countryside, but Sheffield is American made and recognized for marrying traditional warmth with modern style. Greenguard Gold Certified, Carb II and Lacey Act compliant.

More
Stark

Envelope a Room

Porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to everyday life. Evocative of natural stone, Stark by Florida Tile features a simple color scheme of white and gray offering two rectified size formats: 24-in. × 24-in. glazed porcelain floor and wall tile and a modern 14-in. × 39-in. ceramic wall tile that can work in tandem. Bullnose trims are available in both 3-in. × 24-in. and 3-in. × 14-in. sizes. Ideal for standard residential and commercial wall and backsplash applications. 

More

On the Down Low

(Left) Estudio Ceramico’s Frost and (right) Exagres’ Milan are examples of the focus the manufacturers of Tile of Spain are putting on creating collections that foster safe and sustainable environments. Tile of Spain, is the brand representing 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Assn. (ASCER). The manufacturers utilized production techniques that fuse the functional qualities of ceramic materials with the versatility of graphic design.

More
Science World Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Unique Spaces at Science World

Science World’s iconic, geodesic dome from Expo 1986 is a well-known Vancouver landmark. And with approximately 700,000 visitors a year, the science center is one of its most popular attractions. Science World offers experiential learning in a variety of galleries and circulation spaces with different themes that require a unique look and feel. Good design is key to creating a positive experience for visitors, and material choice is equally important in creating spaces that offer long term performance with enhanced flexibility. Jodie Braaten, senior exhibition designer for Science World, oversees and manages the design of exhibition and gallery spaces throughout the building. Galleries

More

Creating a Buzz About Tile

Daltile’s Bee-Hive Medley is a line-extension of the popular Bee Hive Collection. Featuring a small 8-in. × 10-in. size, available in seven colors in addition to the 3D cube and geometric patterns, this concrete-look hexagon shaped tile allows customers to experiment, creating a bold, fun space.

More

Who Says Carpet Isn't Mathematical?

With bold geometric patterns created using innovative custom technology, Tarkett’s new Blockade & Soundblock sustainable carpet features soft-surface styles in Power-bond and modular platforms for offices, education and hospitality spaces. Designer Jhane Barnes used mathematical patterns to guide her design with a unique geometric pattern that seems random but really is not. The Blockade pattern features 12 colors with seven modern neutrals and five branding accents. Eight of those colors are repeated in the Soundblock series. Both flooring patterns are available in Powerbond as well as 9-in. × 36-in. and 18-in. × 36-in. and 24-in. × 2-in. tiles. 

More

Envelope a Room

Porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to every-day life. Evocative of natural stone, Stark by Florida Tile, features a simple color scheme of white and gray, offering two rectified size formats: 24-in. × 24-in. glazed porcelain floor and wall tile and a modern 14-in. × 39-in. ceramic wall tile that can work in tandem. Bullnose trims are available in both 3-in. × 24-in. and 3-in. × 14-in. sizes. Ideal for standard residential and commercial wall and backsplash applications. 

More

Terrazzo in Me

Terassa Porcelain by Architectural Systems Inc.  comes in 13 colors and a range of sizes and finishes reminiscent of the art deco and modern styling terrazzo from the 1920s to the 1940s. The collection is GREENGUARD Gold Certified. It is comprised of aggregate chips embedded in a matrix. A proprietary antimicrobial and anti-pollution coating is available with a 5,000-sq.-ft. minimum. The flooring is nonporous and able to clean with industrial grade products.

More