flooring / surfaces

  • keystone capers

    Gomes + Staub Architects: Dal-Tile's unglazed Keystones series of porcelain tiles.

     
  • scientific method

    Kaplan Thompson Architects: If the budget is tight, Kaplan Thompson often turns to TopLabPLUS, a cellulose fiber-and resin-based surfacing material known for its sterility and imperviousness.

     
  • Gray Matter

    Audrey Matlock Architect: Concrete flooring from the Portland Cement Association offers a strong, low-maintenance alternative to other flooring surfaces.

     
  • Metal Magic

    Max Strang Architecture: Modern Masters' Metal Effects is a water-based decorative painting system that can create patinaed and oxidized metal finishes for architectural applications.

     
  • Crystal Persuasion

    Richardson Architects: DuPont's Zodiaq surfacing is made from 93 percent quartz crystal, giving it a depth and radiance and making it strong, durable, and heat- and scratch-resistant.

     
  • Sound Cork

    Moskow Architects: Amorim Flooring's Wicanders cork deadens sound, functions as a thermal insulator and can be used for both flooring and wall applications.

     
  • Fixed Slate

    Moskow Architects: Camara Slate Products' unfading green slate tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and are available in six natural colors.

     
  • Greater Good

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: Heath Ceramics' recycled tiles can be used for floors, walls, pools, or fountains and are available in more than 80 crackle, matte, and glossy glazes.

     
  • Wild Tile

    COOP 15: Royal Mosa's Romain series of unglazed floor tiles are uniquely manufactured giving them a useful versatility for flooring applications.

     
  • Rules of Refraction

    Steely Architecture: Interstyle's Cobblestones Series glass tiles are impervious to liquids and resistant to fading, staining, and discoloration. The mosaics are 1-inch-by-1-inch and are mesh-mounted on 12-inch-square sheets.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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