Black&White collection

Sound Inspiration

Inspired by music, the new Black&White collection from Hisbalit represents “sound and silence.” The collection is eco-friendly and includes more than 22 different mosaic tile designs, each with a music-inspired name, such as “Piano,” “Opera,” “Melodia” and “Adagio.” Each design seeks to achieve perfect balance between the classic and the modern, while showcasing the “timeless tandem” of black and white design.


Modern Marble That Wows

Baldocer makes a big statement with four, large-format marble tiles in the ONYX collection. The colors—including Bleu, Turquoise, Rose, and Sable Pulido—are captivating, intense and other-worldly. The collection leaves “no one indifferent,” according to a press release, as Baldocer confidently adapts marble’s timeless look into a modern design.

Strait Rx, Infinity Rx

A Prescription of Acoustic Flooring for Patients, Staff at Methodist Mansfield

Renovated medical center’s NICU experiences the unexpected quiet of vinyl Rx surfacing. The center in Mansfield, Texas, began the $8.7 million expansion of its existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in 2018. The hospital, which offers full-service maternity care, added eight private rooms, family amenities, a state-of-the-art infant security system, and dedicated respiratory and lactation support spaces. They needed a flooring fit for the job. Interior designer Whitney Hendrickson had unique insight into what the space demanded. Prior to becoming a certified interior designer, Hendrickson was a pediatric nurse.When it came time to select the flooring, Hendrickson recalled a 2017

Tarkett’s DESSO EcoBase carpet tile

Baby Got Backing

Made from an average of 80% recycled content and produced in a plant powered exclusively by renewable electricity, Tarkett’s DESSO EcoBase carpet tile backing is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified, with a Platinum certification for material health. The full backing can be separated from the carpet tile and 100% recycled at Tarkett’s purpose-built production line. Made with ECONYL yarn, this delivers up to 84% CO2 savings, as compared to incineration.


A First to 4.0

As one of the first building products to achieve Cradle to Cradle (C2C) version 4.0 certification, Shaw’s EcoWorx carpet tile was also one of the first to achieve original C2C certification. The Silver-certified eco-friendly product uses 40% less energy in production than traditional carpet tile and weighs 40% less, thereby lending carbon reductions in transport and boosting efficiencies in installation. EcoWorx is amongst the 90% of C2C certified products in Shaw’s portfolio.

Tarkett Hospitality’s El Alma collection

Inspired by History

The traditions, the cultures and the inspirations from Mexico and Central America are celebrated in Tarkett Hospitality’s custom carpet El Alma collection, which spotlights the artisans and communities who have long kept these crafts alive. Each of the 10 patterns in the collection has a fully customizable palette, the most elaborate of which features 14 colors. Designs for the collection, which has a variety of constructions for the spaces within the hospitality environment, are made using the company’s 80% wool yarn.

Altro Orchestra and Altro Wood Comfort’s combination of aesthetic appeal, underfoot comfort and acoustical performance aligned perfectly with the vision behind the project renovation.

Acoustic and Comfort Challenges at Historic School

Newman Architects select resilient flooring that is comfortable and manages sound to deliver quality learning environment. Creative Minds International Public Charter School partnered with Newman Architects to transform the historic building they occupy into a modern space for learning. The school is located in the Sherman Building on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in Washington, D.C., a site that began serving as the first permanent retirement home for enlisted soldiers in 1852. This renovation occurred in a 6,000-sq.-ft. space in the unoccupied south wing of the building and included the addition of three new classrooms, an activated common area and other support spaces.According

REGUPOL's Sonus Curve

Turf Flooring Underlayment

A dimpled flooring underlayment designed to reduce sound generated by footfall noise, Sonus Curve from Regupol is made from 92% post-consumer recycled tire rubber. Durable, versatile and cost-effective, the various thicknesses allow for many different floor constructions to reduce impact and airborne sound transmission within building structures. It can be applied as a flooring underlayment system which isolates the subfloor, then accepting 2 in. to 3 in. of concrete, gypsum or plywood on top.

Mohawk Group’s Smart City collection

A Smart Move

Mohawk Group’s Smart City collection reinterprets the transit maps of major cities and urban areas into soft surfaces for commercial interiors. The Living Product (free of toxins) carpet plank system features the group’s Heathered Hues yarn system and includes an organic base pattern that reflects the texture and rhythm of a metropolitan mapscape and another coordinating pattern styles with linework and accent colors inspired by famous subway systems.

Stargazing LVT collection

Functional and Fun

The Stargazing LVT collection was designed by Interface with the specific needs of school facilities in mind. Two new product palettes were specifically crafted for this collection, Scorpio and Aries, that are non-linear and forgiving in nature, cleverly disguising dirt between cleanings. The aqua palette makes a splash with graduating greens and vibrant cool neutrals. Celebrating school spirit, the spice palette is rooted in warm colorways with accents that pop, providing a range of texture and pattern to accentuate lively floor designs. Both palettes complement Interface carpet and nora rubber flooring.