architects' choice: flooring

  • 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.

     
  • Glass Menagerie

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Ann Sacks' line of glass tile features tiles mesh-mounted on sheets measuring 12 or 13 square inches.

     
  • A Shoe-In

    Giulietti/Schouten, AIA Architects: Blackstock's leather tiles provide sound insulation and are made from the same material used for shoe soles.

     
  • Classic Dimension

    Fung + Blatt Architects: Hakatai Enterprises' Cartglass mosaic tiles are ¾-inch-thick, come in 43 colors and 23 different blends.

     
  • All Bark, No Bite

    Gracia Studio: Lisbon Cork tiles from Lumber Liquidators comes in four colors and as glue-down 6-inch tiles or 12-inch-by-24-inch floating floor planks.

     
  • Hide and Sleek

    Roger Ferris + Partners: Edelman Leather's floor and wall tiles are cut from the thickest parts of the hide and come in a range of sizes, including 2 inches by 8 inches, 4 inches by 8 inches, and 18 inches square. Various colors, shapes, and patterns are available.

     
  • hard times

    Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a): CaesarStone quartz surfacing from U.S. Quartz Products.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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