Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2017

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What Lies Beneath ptions for flooring for today's kitchen and bath designs run the gamut from the ever-popular ceramic tile to the environmentally responsible reclaimed wood to classic-with-a-twist stones. For some designs, the flooring adds a subtle backdrop to complete the overall look of the room. For others, what's under foot is the element that makes the boldest statement, clamoring for the attention of all who enter. Wood-look porcelain and ceramic tiles are maintaining their hot streak, but are being joined by aged concrete looks as well as updated takes on marble and other natural stones. In addition to traditional mate- rials, designers are also incorporating less-used but distinct choices such as glass, sintered stone and quartzite. Of course, a new crop of laminates and mosaic tiles for wet areas also figure into the mix. On this and the next two pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News looks at some of the latest flooring options for the kitchen and bath. 1. Legend is a collection of seven mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin and Paul Schatz for New Ravenna. The textural mosaics are handcrafted in Virginia of natural stone that has been tumbled, polished and hand chopped. Each hand-crafted mosaic is made-to-measure, and each pattern can be fully cus- tomized with the client's material preferences. Shown is Rimini in Cashmere, Afyon White and Saint Laurent. Circle No. 205 on Product Card 2. Asia from clé is part of the Origins in Deft Blue collection, designed by California potter Forrest Lesch-Middelton. The ceramic tiles are influenced by the geometric and arabesque designs found in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Each 6" square tile is handmade individually and can be installed indoors or out. Circle No. 206 on Product Card 3. The Castle Brick series from Arizona Tile is an Italian-made porcelain tile available in five colors, all with color variation common in fireclay prod- ucts. The series is offered in 2-½"x10", along with a coordinating corner piece in 2-½"x10"x5". Circle No. 207 on Product Card 4. Mizumi Martini Blend handmade glass tile by Lunada Bay Tile features a modern take on the classic hex shape. It's pictured here in a half-and-half color combination – Bright White Natural, Bright White Silk, Cloud Natural and Cloud Silk. The collection of glass tiles is suitable for wet or dry locations, and resistant to damage from chemicals, scratches and temperature fluctuations, reports the company. Circle No. 208 on Product Card 5. The Magnum collection by Eleganza Tile, available from Tango Tile, is a porcelain panel made to look like natural marble and other stones. The 6mm-thick porcelain panels are available in two sizes – 63"x123" and 32"x32" – and six colors. The tiles are frost-, heat-, chemical-, stain- and UV-resistant, according to the company. Circle No. 209 on Product Card 6. Walker Zanger's Grain collection of wood-finish porcelain tile features natural wood grain on wide planks and chevron patterns (offered in Brown and Ochre) with an anti-slip version (Brown only). The tile is made in Spain and available in four wood tones. Circle No. 210 on Product Card 1 2 4 5 6 8 7 3 O 94 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2017 PRODUCT REVIEW

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