Flooring

A Walk on the Mediterranean Side

Available in luxurious Carrera marble or pristine limestone, Medina tiles from StoneImpressions lets you create an extraordinary design space with a taste of Mediterranean culture. The line shines with onyx and turquoise jewel tones. The tiles are sealed with a three-part acrylic topcoat that is durable and an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, backsplashes and light traffic flooring. The tiles come in both 6-in. × 6-in. and 12-in. × 12-in. sizes. 

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Enrich a Floor with Meaning

Patcraft’s first PVC-free resilient floor style, Ecosystem, features two visuals within three styles with coordinating plank and sheet products. The new line’s no-polish finish, combined with high performance on the medical stain and chemical resistance testing, makes it ideal for clinical and healthcare applications. The two visuals include Enrich, a classic and modern wood visual line, and Meaning, an abstract multi-directional pattern that serves the functional purpose of hiding scratches, scuffs and dirt while at the same time disguising seams. The products are odor-neutral and virtually emission-free. 

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Urban Fabric, Flooring, Inspiration

Nutopia Matrix—two lower-profile flat loop 12-in. × 36-in. patterns—complements the Nutopia carpet plank collection. Urban Transit (shown) has an active, shifting pattern and the second pattern, while Urban Terrain offers an overall gestural pattern—both are inspired by “urban fabric.” The sustainable backing uses fewer raw materials and energy, and simplifies floor installation and reduces sub-floor moisture concerns. 

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Hospital Addresses Safety and Aesthetic Concerns

Rockville Hospital boasts a strong behavioral health unit that provides support and specialized, sophisticated services for many areas of mental health, including addictions, anxiety, depression and other counseling. As part of its renovation, Rockville Hospital was looking for flooring that would provide safety and aesthetics for patients and visitors alike.

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Radical Rubber Surfaces

Tarkett has expanded its rubber flooring offerings with two new collections including Rubber Textures and Pentagonals. Rubber Textures represents popular, classic timeless designs in 14 basic textures including forged, wood grain and woven, hammered, linen, Leather, Brushed, Concrete, Rice Paper, Flagstone, Raised Round, Raised Square, Bamboo and Cubis. Five additional textures are available within the Circulinity series: Fast Lane, Effervescent, Tic Tac Toe, Tricycle and Roundabout. Pentagonals rubber flooring offers three unique shapes that contribute to a floors scale, design and aesthetic depending on the composition and color scheme. The intriguing and artistic shapes shell, monument an

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Underfoot Performance

Adhesive-free, vinyl flooring Altro Cantata features decorative, soft-look shades ideal for medium to heavy traffic spaces. Installed at up to 97% internal relative humidity even without a damp-proof membrane. The flooring’s easy cleaning and maintenance regime ensures that Cantata maintains its striking shades and performance. Ideal for healthcare, its adhesive-free installation means it can be laid straight down on to existing flooring. 

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Flooring Install Remedy for Neuro Intensive Care Unit

UW Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., sought to reduce noise and improve the patient and staff experience in its newly renovated, 18-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU). Installing an ergonomic healthcare flooring product provided the solution. Located on the fourth floor of University Hospital, the 13,000-sq.-ft. Neuro ICU was previously a rehab unit for orthopedics. That population moved to the newly built UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital. Administrators decided more high-acuity intensive care beds were needed, and as a result, the new Neuro ICU was created. The Neuro ICU project marks the first year of a multi-year renovation to add ICU rooms. According to

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Tile Origins

Clé cement tile plays on the word clay, and these playful cement designs add to the style vernacular for interior tile, giving an aesthetic that complements sleek and modern settings by adding warmth and unexpected color and form. Available in seven unique shapes and 50 colors, the tiles are hand-crafted in the traditional encaustic method. Combine tiles with contrasting shapes and grout for an artistic feature wall inside and out. 

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Safe & Durable

All J+J Kinetex products now offer the International Living Future Institute’s Declare label. Kinetex advanced textile composite flooring combines key attributes of a soft surface floor covering with the long-wearing performance characteristics of hard-surface flooring. Its latest designs, Foundry, Put a Cork In It and Tri-Plex are shown here. Put a Cork In It is a 24-in. × 24-in. tile with multi-tonal cork-like flecks scattered through 16 colorways and Tri-Plex is a 24-in. × 24-in. modular tile with modern patterning and crisp color. 

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Tile the Town

An outdoor trend to come out of Cevisama was the variety of ceramic pavers that bring orderly and beautiful hardscapes to the landscape. The 2-cm thick pavers are lightweight and easily cut and installed onsite. In addition to 24-in. × 24-in. formats, Tile of Spain companies offer 16-in. × 32-in. and 24-in. × 48-in. plank-like pavers that may be cut down to form still slimmer 12- or 8-in. planks. Paver aesthetics include flagstone and cobblestone looks featuring softly weathered edges, cottos and French limestone looks.

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