Old tires reincarnated into Tuflex flooring find their way into a lot of Neal's architecture, as shown. “I really like it for kitchens,” he says, adding, “If you drop a dish, it probably won't break.” Available since the 1950s, these time-tested smooth square tiles measure 2 by 2 feet. More than 16 colors are stocked; Neal likes black. Tuflex, 800.543.0290; www.tuflex.com.
MJ Neal, AIA
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