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.

Dense, with a silky texture, wild grain and character, Black Mesquite possesses a range of lustrous brown and gray-brown colors that will darken some with age.

Hot and Steamy Chaco

Elemental Hardwoods expanded its exotic hardwood flooring line with Black Mesquite, a hard-to-source wood species known for its durability and unique chocolate grey, brown grain streaks. Wood is sourced from the high desert Chaco region of Northern Argentina and Paraguay. Ideal for spaces that need a warm appearance, the all-natural wood is expected to darken with age. Black Mesquite is available in 3-in. to 8-in. widths and 1-ft. to 7-ft. lengths, an unfinished square edge TG4S and 0.5-in. and 0.75-in. thicknesses.

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. 


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.


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.

Ecore was used for all new surface installations in the training center

Flooring Takes Training Center to the Next Level

The COPA Soccer Training Center was designed to analyze athletes from every angle to improve cognitive, physical and technical abilities. Retrofitting a multipurpose athletic facility into a building constructed more than four decades ago can be extremely daunting. The design challenges were compounded by the fact that COPA (Comprehensive Objective Performance Assessment) required numerous types of surfaces to support a variety of fitness spaces in the 110,000-sq.-ft. facility. AndyMcDermott, COPA’s director of culture, was tasked with overseeing many aspects of design and development of this state-of-the-art training center.


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.