surfaces

  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • More Than Zero

    planet-friendly finishes make all the difference, inside and out.

     
  • Take Cover

    planet-friendly finishes make all the difference, inside and out.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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