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SURFACES 2011 Products: Day 1

SURFACES 2011 Products: Day 1

  • Daltile

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    Terrazzo Atmosphere stone tile and slabs come in 16 contemporary colors including fine and large grain to meet varying aesthetic tastes. Products are delivered factory sealed. The line features five field tile sizes, including 24 inches by 24 inches, and slabs are available in standard format or cut to size. www.daltile.com.

  • EcoTimber

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    Woven Poplar flooring is made from 100% kiln-dried recycled wood from furniture scraps and hardening resin. The Forest Stewardship Council-certified product contains no urea-formaldehyde and is tongue and grooved on all four sides. Planks measure 9/16 inches thick, 3 7/8 inches wide, and 72 7/8 inches long. It can be nailed down, glued down, and installed over radiant heat systems. www.ecotimber.com.

  • Engineered Flooring Manufacturers

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    Everything else can be ordered custom, and now your floor can be as well. The company specializes in made-to-order unfinished engineered and solid wood flooring in any specie and any configuration. Planks are constructed with a 4-millimeter-thick wood top layer and measure up to 12 feet long and up to 10 inches wide. Shown here are such species as wenge, camaru, and hickory. www.pacifichardwood.com.

  • Tresca Exotic Hardwoods

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    Looking for an unusual flooring option? The manufacturer offers a variety of engineered and solid wood flooring made from either salvage lumber, fallen trees, or plantation-grown trees. This Reclaimed Mayan oak product features a 4-millimeter-thick wood top layer and comes in 12- and 24-inch widths. www.trescaflooring.com.

  • Ua Wood Floors

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    Olde Charleston Collection is the manufacturer’s new line of antique flooring that turns the clock back to 1670. The line of wide-plank flooring is made with a 3-milimeter-thick solid wood top layer and a solid birch bottom layer. It comes in three widths, including 7 1/2 inches, and 12 species such as True Reclaimed Heart Pine (shown), Wormy Chestnut, and Black Walnut. www.uafloors.com.

  • WE Cork

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    The venerable cork manufacturer has added the Eco-Nomical Series to its already vast lineup. A premium glueless floating floor, the line is made with recycled wine stoppers. Like other cork flooring, it’s durable, sound absorbing, and comfortable under foot. It comes in four colors. www.wecork.com.

  • Wicanders

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    The linear CorkPlank is the latest from the manufacturer’s Amorim Revestimentos line. Available in seven designs, the floating floor measures 48 inches by 5 1/2 inches and features the company’s Loc&Fold system, which is designed to simplify installation. www.wicanders.com.

Las Vegas, Nev.—Strolling the aisles at SURFACES 2011, the floor covering industry’s annual extravaganza, and StonExpo/Marmomacc, the largest international stone show in the U.S., a reporter could reasonably assume a few things: There is a mind-boggling variety of flooring options that consumers can use in their homes; the wood flooring industry, in particular, might be over saturated and in need of some consolidation; and wide-plank flooring is back!

Still, among the many (many) flooring products at this year’s show, a handful of very cool and unusual engineered wood products stood out, including a line of custom flooring that’s made to order any way you like and more than a few products made from salvaged wood. Here are some other products that stood out from day one.