Surfaces/Finishes

Dekton Slim

Changing The Game By Narrowing The Size

An innovative take on surfacing material, Dekton Slim is now available in 4mm-thick slabs. A game-changer for designers and builders, the 4mm thickness offers the same industry-leading technical and mechanical features with a thinner, lighter and more manageable format for installation. The thinner, more lightweight materials can be used in wall cladding, furniture, cabinetry and even drawer applications.Judge’s Comment: “This product is gorgeous and opens the doors to innovation by others, where quartz can easily be applied in unexpected ways."

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3Form Flek

Making Something From Nothing At All

An innovator when it comes to reducing waste, 3Form reclaims trimmings from applications of its flagship resin Varia to create something entirely new and durable—Flek. 3Form pelletizes the waste, and color-categorizes it through an optical sorter, creating panels with a terrazzo-like effect in consistent colorways. Made to order and from up to 75% recycled material, Flek can be heat-formed into inventive shapes, and is half the density of glass with chemical resistance reducing potential harm incurred by cleaning agents. EPD Label, Declare Label and GREENGUARD IAQ certified.Judge’s Comment: “A fantastic story of R+D that creates a closed loop product that really is special.

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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. 

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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.

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Haute Nature

Characterized by its black background with touches of intense yellow highlights, Antolini’s Magma Black is the evident portrayal of riotous enchantment in granite. Onyx tones and radiant golden beams simulate astral matter, interpreting the divergence between modernity and the classical.

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In Between the Lines

The lines between humanity and technology are blurring, yet nature remains a grounding factor. It’s this “blurred lines” theme that serves as the basis for SurfaceSet 2020, a collection of new woodgrains, solids and patterned Formica Laminate designs intended to help interior designers create beautiful and functional spaces. A combination of raw elements and natural warmth give this palette a familiar sense of security with a hint of exploratory wonder.

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New Wood Patterns

Quartzite with bright red brush strokes alternating with gray, green and black within a coil of colors, is sturdy enough for indoor and outdoor applications. The Exclusive Collection by Antolini’s Elegant Brown can be used for walls, floors, counters and sink areas.

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Ultra-Thin Panels

With ARCIS panels, virtually any cement color, pigment and aggregate can be manufactured to create a distinctive surface. Eye-catching patterns, images and designs using the Graphic Concrete process can add a distinctive, highly aesthetic look to complement the palette of precast finishes.

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Hyper-Realistic

Neolith is taking the design of its material even further with Full Body Veining. The process achieves veins throughout the entire slab and not just the surface of the sintered stone material, replicating the 3D veining found in genuine stone such as marble. The hyper-realistic effect will be visible in the slab’s edges and will thus be implemented in the 0.5-in. and 0.75-in. thickness models.

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Dynamic Acoustics

Traditionally used in southwestern and Moroccan style designs, the light brownish-yellow family of earth pigments called ocher is growing in popularity. In line with the trends, Walker Zanger is offering a variety of ocher tile motifs and patterns. One such collection is the Sonja, which embraces a mosaic pattern with a gold graphic. Crafted with one stone at a time, the Sonja is offered in a variety of motifs from geometrical to botanical.

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