This longer online version of the flooring products article that appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of Pro Builder includes additional products coverage.
High-End Wood Flooring From Hudson Company / Schotten & Hansen Collab
The Hudson Company and German flooring specialist Schotten & Hansen have partnered on a collection of high-end flooring. Sourced responsibly, the flooring is free of harmful chemical solvents and is finished with natural resins, oils, and waxes. The integrated collection includes European oak engineered flooring in 10 finishes. Boards are 9/16-inch thick and measure 4 to 6 inches wide and 10 feet to 16 feet long.
New Ravenna's Latest Handcrafted Mosaic Designs
Interior designer Sasha Bikoff and tile brand New Ravenna have collaborated on the New World Collection, which features seven handcrafted designs that traverse time from 17th century Dutch cartography through antique laces and the classic American aesthetic, the company says. The collection includes Atlas Maior (shown), an interpretation of the 17th century map of the world by cartographer Joan Blaeu, complete with sea serpents, galleons at full mast, and frolicking dolphins. To simulate the aging of a crinkled antique map, the company’s design team applied a honed finish to the stones used in the mosaic and selected a darker grout to finish the piece.
Salvaged Wood Reborn as Engineered Flooring From The Sacred Crafts
The Kudmai collection from The Sacred Crafts is a new line of engineered flooring made from salvaged wood. Processed from vintage and decommissioned fishing boats in Thailand, the floors feature the natural age and seasoning for which reclaimed lumber is known. Planks measure 6 inches wide and can be packed in multiple lengths up to 60 inches. Every plank is made with a 15 mm Forest Stewardship Council–certified eucalyptus base layer and topped with 4 mm of reclaimed wood finished with low-sheen polyurethane.
Onyx-Look Tile From Walker Zanger
Walker Zanger has released a porcelain solution for designers and their clients who desire that special onyx look: the Barcelona Collection. With the authentic appearance of vein-cut onyx, the color-body, glazed porcelain tile comes in four colorways—Silver, Grey (shown), Ivory, and Sand—in cream and gray palettes. There are even more options available with special orders on non-skid flooring, along with matte and polished finishes. Floor and wall tiles are available in two predetermined sizes: 24 by 48 inches (matte) or
12 by 24 inches (polished).
Porcelain Floating Floor From Daltile
Daltile’s new RevoTile porcelain floating floor system installs twice as fast as traditional tile, saving builders time and money, the company says. Installation involves three easy steps: placing the underlayment (no mortar required); clicking the tiles together; and grouting immediately. RevoTile offers 26 options that include wood, marble, stone, and concrete looks. Tiles also come in three popular floor-tile sizes: 12 inches by 24 inches, 6 inches by 24 inches, and 6 inches by 36 inches.
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors' New Smooth-Face Collection in Warm Tones
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors says its new Tranquil Collection meets the growing demand for smooth-face flooring in a low matte, layered finish in warm tones. The collection is available in 8-inch-wide planks and in six colors—Eden, Harbor, Haven, Oasis, Preserve (shown), and Sanctuary—that range from a subtly weathered taupe to a richly saturated brown. Offered in white oak or hickory, the Tranquil Collection comes in 3/4-inch-thick planks and in 2- to 12-foot lengths.
Palm Wood Flooring From Smith & Fong Co.
Smith & Fong Co.’s Durapalm line of palm wood flooring is a click-lock product that reflects the company’s renewed focus on palm interior finishes. Available in both click-lock floating or traditional tongue-and-groove profiles, planks feature a thick, durable palm wear layer over a sustainable, plantation-grown eucalyptus or strand bamboo core. Dimensions are 9/16 inch by 3 1/2 inches, and planks come in random lengths from 16 inches to 60 inches.
FLM Ceramics' Handmade Ceramic Tile in Sound-Wave Patterns
FLM Ceramics has introduced a new handcrafted series that mimics sound-wave patterns. Drawing inspiration from 18th-century sound experimentation by physicist Ernst Chladni, the Sound Wave series consists of 12 ceramic tile designs measuring 6 inches by 6 inches. It also comes in two colorways, Cast Iron and Inverted Cast Iron. The products are designed and handcrafted by potter, tile maker, and educator Forrest Lesch-Middelton.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Launch From LG Hausys America
LG Hausys America has officially established a flooring division to serve the North American market, launching with a robust lineup of resilient products that includes luxury vinyl tile, among other product offerings. The division has five LVT collections and two sheet vinyl collections. Highly durable, scratch resistant, and available in a wide variety of looks, the products are ideal for residential and multifamily projects.
Floor Visualizer for AHF Products' Brands
AHF Products has launched a new Visualizer Tool for its Bruce, Hartco, and Robbins hardwood flooring brands. The digital tool helps customers picture the latest flooring styles in their home before buying. Designed to take the headache out of the complex buying process, the Visualizer Tool is an easy-to-use online platform where users can visualize and design their dream floor instantly on any device. This allows for a streamlined process and quicker turnaround on projects, the company says.