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Sources Spotlight: Flooring

Sept. 1, 2016


“Laminam by Crossville was a great solution to so many issues we were facing in the renovation of this 1980s lobby. The existing travertine slab flooring was solid, but it was dated. Replacing it with another stone flooring was an extremely expensive proposition. Plus, existing accessible entrances did not allow for an overlay of ¾-inch material without major renovation. The scale and use of the space called for large-format, durable material. Laminam offered that in addition to being thin and could easily be overlayed without demolition of the existing finish material.”
—John Behal, partner and architect, Behal Sampson Dietz

1. Fireclay introduces its Black and White Handpainted Collection. Using the colors White Wash, French Linen, and Basalt, 12 of the patterns have a bold new look. From Classic Cuerda Seca to Sakura, this mix of patterns from herringbone to mosaics will complement any space. Use for backsplashes, accent walls, or flooring.

2.  Invision Etched by J+J Flooring is a 18 x 36-inch modular plank that mimics metallic engraved lines and acid washes. Flourishes of bronze, copper, cadmium, pewter, and onyx flowing over dusky neutrals create singularly distinctive designs. This intriguing look in 12 colorways features sophisticated hues, patterning, and multiple installation configurations.

3.  The Simply Gabbeh line combines a traditional variety of Persian carpets, tribal designs, and geometric patterns. It is hand loomed in India from 100 percent wool, available in seven colorways and offered in four sizes. One of six fashion-forward collections released from Capel Rugs.

4.  Every plank in Nydree Flooring’s Handcrafted Collection is touched by in-house experts to create a look that a mass market, mechanically aged process cannot replicate. Made from real wood with an acrylic-infused top layer, creating a flooring option that is 300 percent more durable than standard wood.

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