FOCUS SECTION — Sizzling Surface Fashions

The Best of Mother Nature

Artistic Tile promotes symmetry using bookmatched stone slabs.
Geo Fancylight Petrified Wood from the Antolini Precioustone Collection features translucent varieties that can be lit-up from behind.

Cost Saving Solutions

Thick, large-format porcelain slabs can be laid in one piece to create kitchen countertops as a cost-saving alternative to using authentic marble or stone countertops.  Photo, courtesy of Ceramics of Italy.
The hardworking Everform™ Solid Surface Collection, previously known as Formica® Solid Surfacing, now includes 38 beautiful looks.
The new engineered hardwood collection from Mullican Hardwood Flooring, Madison Square, offers designers and owners a beautiful high-performance product for a very affordable price.
Wilsonart’s Calacatta Quartz Collection recreates the look of Calacatta marble in quartz.

Easier Update Solutions

Up until this point, no Rigid Core flooring product was stable enough to be installed under cabinets and islands. Armstrong’s Empower Rigid Core is the first product on the market to offer this benefit, while its Diamond 10® Technology coating keeps it 100% waterproof and provides best-in-class scratch and stain protection.
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces’ Wetwall Water-Proof Wall Panel System is an innovative, patented, water-proof solution bringing high-end style and exceptional performance without the need for grout or intensive demolitions.

Color Trends

The trick to incorporating green – or planning an entire room design around it – is to treat it like a neutral. Layer it with other neutrals or pop it with color say Moen design experts.
Arizona Tile’s new Flash collection includes a 3-by-12-inch tile, shown here in Light Blue, laid out in a vertical stack pattern.
BLANCO Coal Black sinks are the latest addition to its SILGRANIT color palette for sinks.

The Latest in Hardware Finishes

Viaggio Hardware’s newest finish option is Titanium Gray, with warm undertones and an effortless blending of gray and bronze.
Golden Champagne hardware by Amerock glows against a grey canvas.

Outdoor Elegance

Porcelain pavers can be dry-laid on top of gravel, grass, or sand or professionally installed to create breathtaking terraces, patios and pool decks. Photo: courtesy, Ceramics of Italy.

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