Surfaces/Finishes

Stark

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. 

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Magnatag’s lines of floor-to-ceiling dry-erase wall panels and glass white boards create glass dry-erase wall panels

No Creative Boundaries

Magnatag VisuGlass WhiteWalls create a dry-erase surface that is aesthetic and functional in a boardroom, office or creative spot. It combines Magnatag’s pre-existing lines of floor-to-ceiling dry-erase wall panels and glass white boards to create glass dry-erase wall panels. It is manufactured using optically clear, low-lead glass, frameless finished edges and a hidden frame and steel backer.Equipped with micro-adjustment standoff mounting brackets, installers can raise and lower each corner of the board easily for uneven or concave walls to match perfectly with the next panel to create a smooth, uninterrupted surface. Beyond white and black, 10 colors are available. In addition, pane

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Interstyle’s new glass bricks

Let the Light In

Interstyle’s new glass bricks not only provide a natural light source, but are also decorative for architectural design. It is available as crystal or jade with a hint of green derived from the natural iron content. Designers commonly use it as an accent in walls, skylights and sidewalk lights. Imagine out of the box using glass bricks for fireplaces, fire pits, barbecue grills, pools, ponds, hot tubs or even greenhouses. They are hand-crafted and made from 100% recycled glass.

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On the Down Low

(Left) Estudio Ceramico’s Frost and (right) Exagres’ Milan are examples of the focus the manufacturers of Tile of Spain are putting on creating collections that foster safe and sustainable environments. Tile of Spain, is the brand representing 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Assn. (ASCER). The manufacturers utilized production techniques that fuse the functional qualities of ceramic materials with the versatility of graphic design.

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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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