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

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.