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AUG 2018

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Glorious Flooring eutral ceramic tiles and woods of all shades have long been pop- ular staples on the floors of kitchens and baths. Easy to maintain and elegantly blending into the design, these options were among the top choices for many years. Shifts toward bolder patterns and colors, rustic pieces such as re- claimed wood and industrial elements such as concrete have upped the ante in today's style selection. Technological advances have also wielded their influence, delivering ceramics, porcelains and laminates that mimic natural wood and marble, as well as man-made stones that can hold up to any destructive elements a busy family can impart. On this and the next two pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News samples some currently trending flooring options for the kitchen, bath and other rooms. 1. The new porcelain tile collection from M S International reflects the weath- ered look of wood floors in Early American farmhouses. Upscape tile features period details, and is available in matte finish. Circle No. 200 on Product Card 2. From Artistic Tile Inc.'s Stone Collection line of waterjet mosaics comes Sail, a mosaic composed of complementary angles designed to evoke a nautical flavor. Sail is available in two colorways: Sail Black, which combines Silver Wave, China Black and Bianco Carrara marbles, and Sail Grey, which combines Thassos, Bianco Carrara and Bardiglio marbles. Circle No. 201 on Product Card 3. Walker Zanger's Byzantium Collection takes inspiration from the marble designs of Imperial Byzantium and ancient Rome. The three decorative field patterns available – Ephesus, Heraclee and Palatium – are each available in two different colorways. Five varieties of 8"x8" field tile are also available: Storm Grey, Agean Sea, Borolo, Thassos and Antique Violetta. Circle No. 202 on Product Card 4. The Spindrift glass mosaic collection from Island Stone is designed to evoke the look and feel of smooth stones. It is available in six colors: Pure Silk, Tule, Smoke, Stratos, Spring and Azure. The 11-¾" square tiles form a seamless pebbled mosaic that can be used on floors or other applications. Circle No. 203 on Product Card 5. Italy-based Fiandre Architectural Surfaces' Nero Supremo is part of its Maximum Marmi collection. These large-format porcelain tiles are inspired by rare marble varieties and come in polished or semi-polished finishes. They are available in 60"x60", 60"x30", 120"x60", 30"x15" and 30"x30" sizes. Circle No. 204 on Product Card 6. Delivering the look of Old Italy terrazzo is Terrazzo Renata from Ann Sacks, which includes marbles from the Carrara quarries. Terrazzo Renata is offered in two colorways: Black, with a soft black field mottled by varying sizes and shades of white stone; and, White, with a creamy white marble backdrop simi- larly broken by different sizes and complementing shades of white stones. The collection is offered in 16"x16" and 24"x24" sizes. Circle No. 205 on Product Card 7. Nova Distinctive Floors offers Cork Floating Floors in 24 distinct colors. Nova's cork is FSC Certified to lend points to LEED projects. The planks are 36" in length and are available in 3 ⁄8"- 7 ⁄16" thickness and in 7 ½"-12" widths. Circle No. 206 on Product Card N 1 3 4 5 7 9 8 6 2 96 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018 PRODUCT REVIEW

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