Floor Trends Magazine

Floor Trends is the premier resource for flooring contractors; contract dealers; retailers; distributors; architects and other professionals involved in the distribution and sale of floor covering materials. From hard to soft surfaces -- and the products used to install them -- Floor Trends covers the whole flooring industry. We focus on the influences and inspirations driving design, development and style in both the residential and commercial markets. Floor Trends showcases today's hottest looks while forecasting the trends of tomorrow.

Click to view:  Vol.23, No.1 January 2021
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On the Cover: As the world redefines its relationship with the home, we take a look at the role flooring is playing in making our living spaces safe, cozy and inviting. Photo courtesy of Atlas Concorde

Click to view:  Vol.22, No.12 December 2020
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On the Cover: Today, it's all about colors, patterns and sizes, and Emser's Building Blocks Concrete line beautifully replicates the contemporary look of concrete while bringing in an added layer of warmth and sophistication. Read more about what's trending in tile on page 34.

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On the Cover: Color is leading the way in the soft surface category, and Couristan's customers are especially enjoying the manufacturer's soft surfaces in all shades of blue. Read more about the trends that have renewed interest in carpet on page 26.

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On the Cover: Flooring retailers and hardwood executives are getting creative with tactics to drive wood sales. Shown here: Fabrica's Chateau Montelimar engineered wood. See more on page 28.

September 2020
Vol.22, No.9  9.08 MB

On the Cover: Working one-on-one with
the end user is just one way Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home continues to educate consumers on the benefits of hardwood. Read about how manufacturers are driving the demand for the product on page 26.

August, 2020
Vol.22, No.8  14.32 MB

On the Cover: Flooring at Cedars-Sinai's corporate planning facility in Los Angeles offers subtle orientation cues. The Modern Edit carpet tile by Shaw Contract gently inspires without becoming a distraction. Project by ZGF Architects.

July 2020
Vol.22, No.7  7.51 MB

On the Cover: The Forge is a residential development in Long Island City, N.Y. Photo: Copyright Adam Kane Macchia. Courtesy of FXCollaborative.
See more multifamily trends on page 30.

June 2020
Vol.22, No.6  9.78 MB

On the Cover: Automata is the newest modular carpet collection in Mannington Commercial's Xpress Program, which can be shipped in five days or less. Inspired by Cellular Automata, the collection captures patterns that are suited for office, education and commercial spaces. See more commercial solutions on page 28.

May 2020
Vol.22, No.5  10.28 MB

On the Cover: Although we weren't able to walk the halls of Coverings in New Orleans this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we've rounded up a selection of products that would have been seen at the show, like the Studio collection from Adex. See more on page 28.

April 2020
Vol.22, No.4  10.16 MB

On the Cover: Natural and simpler aesthetics, matte finishes and quality engineering are helping wood compete against other hard surfaces. Shown here: Natural Timbers by Anderson Tuftex. Read our 2020 hardwood forecast on page 26.

March 2020
Vol.22, No.3  8.62 MB

On the Cover: In just three steps, Daltile's RevoTile makes adding on-trend style and design to interiors easy. Read more about tile trends being enjoyed in the home on page 28.

February 2020
Vol.22, No.2  14.87 MB

On the Cover: Grande by Coretec wide and long planks. See more innovations on page 24.

January 2020
Vol.22, No.1  24.28 MB

On the Cover:

Karastan has entered the hard surface category with the 2020 introduction of the BelleLuxe line of engineered hardwood flooring. Featuring wider planks and clean designs inspired by the simplicity of nature, read more about BelleLuxe and other new and innovative products in our TISE preview.

December 2019
Vol.21, No.12  17.04 MB

On the Cover:

Karastan's Natural Diversion series delivers the latest in soft surface luxury. These Kashmere nylon carpets offer a decorating palette featuring cool and warm neutrals and horizontal lines in a striated motif that give interiors a modern feel. Read more about what's trending in high-end carpet on page 26.

November 2019
Vol.21, No.11  12.50 MB

On the Cover: Consumers today aspire to hardwood floors with an enhanced performance story, such as Mohawk's TecWood engineered wood, which is more resistant to humidity and can be installed on any level.

October 2019
Vol.21, No.10  14.19 MB

On the Cover:

Shaw Floors Floorte Classic Series Goliath Plus in Driftwood Oak. See more LVT on page 40.

September 2019
Vol.21, No.9  16.13 MB

On the Cover:
Phenix utilizes Microban technology in its Cleaner Home carpet collection. See more innovations for healthier homes on page 26.

August 2019
Vol.21, No.8  17.00 MB

On the Cover:
Tarkett's ProGen luxury vinyl plank showcased in the Lifetime Network show Military Makeover. See more on page 18.

July 2019
Vol.21, No.7  14.66 MB

On The Cover:
Shaw Floorte PRO Paragon Plus Blackfill Oak Mix Width waterproof multilayer flooring. See more LVT on page 46.

June 2019
Vol.21, No.6  18.49 MB

On the Cover:
Cleo Home provides opportunity for multifamily and residential projects. See more on page 14

May 2019
Vol.21, No.5  12.74 MB

On the Cover: Pam Rainey, vice president of product design, Shaw Floors and Anderson Tuftex, shares her kitchen remodel and career inspirations. See more on page 30

April 2019
Vol.21, No.4  10.82 MB

On the Cover:
Mullican's Wexford Kiln-Aged carbonized collection of engineered flooring uses a heat-treating technique to produce a unique color variation and uncover the natural grain patterns of wood. Read more about the advances in the design and finishing techniques of wood on page 20.

March 2019
Vol.21, No.3  29.84 MB

On the Cover:
In Urban Spotted Gum from Karndean's Knight Tile LVT series, the distinctive look of Spotted Gum Australian wood in its natural form is combined with an array of fresh, sophisticated gray tones. See more waterproof flooring must-haves on page 22.

February 2019
Vol.21, No.2  16.07 MB

On the Cover:
Daltile's Memoir encaustic tile makes a statement in two patterns. See more opportunities for kitchen and bath on page 30.

January 2019
Vol.21, No.1  20.56 MB

On the Cover: Novalis introduces Maybree, part of the NovaFloor residential line. See more TISE introductions on page 44.

December 2018
Vol.20, No.12  15.53 MB

On the Cover: Hampshire Bay by Karastan is an environmentally friendly carpet made from renewable resources. Read more about Karastan's 90 years in business on page 32.

November 2018
Vol.20, No.11  13.74 MB

On the Cover: Phenix Floors' Design Mix luxury vinyl tile collection empowers consumers to mix-and-match to create custom floors. See more LVT on page 26.

October 2018
Vol.20, No.10  12.52 MB

On the Cover:
Modern Farmhouse captures the elegance of hardwood, while featuring the durability and strength of Shaw Floors' engineered hardwood collections.

September 2018
Vol.20, No.9  18.57 MB

On the Cover:

Nutopia by Mohawk Group is a Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system inspired by the idea of "urban fabric." See more carpet technologies on page 36.

August 2018
Vol.20, No.8  18.68 MB

On the Cover:

Mannington's Restoration Collection Palace Chevron laminate floor. See more laminate trends on page 30.

July 2018
Vol.20, No.7  17.77 MB

The Crafted Convergence carpet collection from Durkan, Mohawk Group's hospitality brand, was created in collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art in New Mexico. Drawing inspiration from Native American, Japanese and African artifacts, the collection celebrates handmade originals from these cultures.

June 2018
Vol.20, No.6  16.43 MB

On the Cover
Shaw has paired its new Endurance High-Performance Fiber with R2X Soil and Stain Resistance and LifeGuard backing to create the epitome of beauty and durability: Bellera High Performance Carpet.

May 2018
Vol.20, No.5  15.66 MB

On the Cover:

Tandus Centiva's String Theory can be found at the University of Colorado Boulder, which is the school of choice for more than 30,000 students. Boulder has been ranked the No. 1 college town in America.

April 2018
Vol.20, No.4  15.04 MB

On the Cover:

Mohawk Group's Creative Mark Enhanced Resilient Tile in Algorithm features a visual inspired by the colors of nature and the rich texture of linen fabric. See more on page 38.

March 2018
Vol.20, No.3  26.37 MB

On the Cover:

Old World Herringbone engineered hardwood flooring by Anderson Tuftex. Read more about Anderson Tuftex on page 16 and the hardwood category on page 24

February 2018
Vol.20, No.2  13.28 MB

On the Cover:

Shaw's Bellera collection is the first to include its new Endurance high-performance fiber. Backed by Shaw's No Surprises, Worry-free Warranty, the collection's carpets feature stain resistance and waterproof protection, making them an optimal choice for active households. Read more on page 20.

January 2018
Vol.20, No.1  17.47 MB

On the Cover:

Mohawk SolidTech vinyl plank flooring in the Relevance collection. See more from Mohawk on page 44.

December 2017
Vol.19, No.12  29.42 MB

On the Cover:

What's gold is new again. Shaw Floors named Gold Rush its 2018 Color of the Year. See more from Shaw on page 34.

November 2017
Vol.19, No.11  14.48 MB

On the Cover:

Relaxing patterns and tones define Mohawk Group's Serenity Collection of home and commercial carpet tile. See more from Mohawk on page 40.

October 2017
Vol.19, No.10  14.49 MB

On the Cover:

Lineate by Mohawk Group is an enhanced resilient tile collection that is inspired by two of the hottest trends in surface visuals: ombre/ gradient and striated textile looks. See more from Mohawk on page 48.

September 2017
Vol.19, No.9  25.81 MB

On the Cover:

American Driftwood in the color Westport by Anderson Hardwood Floors. See more wood coverage on pages 30 and 50.

August 2017
Vol.19, No.8  21.08 MB

On the Cover:

Bentley awakens interiors with Impasto carpet tiles. Impasto's textural story paints a picture with thick strokes of color and light splashes of contrast, offering an illustrious fresco for the floor. See more Neocon coverage on page 48.

July 2017
Vol.19, No.7  13.89 MB

On the Cover:

With a stormy mix of charcoal, copper and rust tones, Robigo luxury vinyl plank by Karndean Designflooring brings a dramatic impact for contemporary commercial spaces. See more on page 22.

June 2017
Vol.19, No.6  22.21 MB

On the Cover:

Active by Shaw Contract uses charged patterning and bright tones to create bold energy and graphic motion. See more commercial trends on page 22.

May 2017
Vol.19, No.5  14.31 MB

On the Cover:
Patcraft's Mid-Century Pop Collection features an accent stripe that is manufactured to gradate through the length of the pattern repeat. The multi-level pattern loop is constructed of Eco Solution Q Nylon.

See more about fiber on pages 8 and 28.

April 2017
Vol.19, No.4  36.81 MB

On the Cover:

Featuring a scraped texture that accentuates the wood's natural grain, Epic Plus Freemont Hickory by Shaw is available in six colors and is built with a Stabilitek core for high performance and durability. See more on page 28

March 2017
Vol.19, No.3  17.05 MB

On the Cover:
A stylish blend of color, texture and form, Hive by Mannington is a linear limestone look with rectified grout lines in a honeycomb pattern. This reinterpretation of classic hexagon tile makes a chic statement in transitional and modern interiors. See more on page 32.

February 2017
Vol.19, No.2  21.65 MB

On The Cover:
Mohawk SolidTech is a new generation of vinyl plank flooring that combines the strength and rich visual of hardwood with the fashion, durability, and cleanability of a luxury vinyl tile or plank. See more on page 34

January 2017
Vol.19, No.1  51.87 MB

On the Cover:

Shaw Floors announced Lush as its 2017 Color of the Year. Described as an array of greens inspired by nature, Lush speaks to today's desire for heath, well-being and renewal. See more color trends on page 26.

December 2016
Vol.18, No.12  12.58 MB


Lakir Collection's 15 luxurious patterns explore the technical capabilities exclusive to Durkan's Definity manufacturing technology. Designed especially for the hospitality market, Lakir brings elegance and sophistication to a variety of public spaces. Photo courtesy Durkan. See more high- performance carpet on page 26.

November 2016
Vol.18, No.11  19.27 MB


Inspired by industrial concrete, Ragno Boom is a new porcelain tile suitable for interior and exterior applications in residential and commercial settings. Photo courtesy of Ragno. See more Cersaie tile trends on page 35.

October 2016
Vol.18, No.10  32.15 MB


The Shaw Cut-A-Rug program gives retailers the opportunity to offer area rugs without taking up a lot of showroom space or investing in inventory. Photo courtesy of Shaw. See page 30

September 2016
Vol.18, No.9  34.05 MB


The Artistic Timbers TimberCuts collection delivers the history and heritage of distressed solid hardwood with rustic charm and distinctive character. Photo courtesy of Armstrong. See page 26.

August 2016
Vol.18, No.8  54.04 MB


Earthwerks presented Sherbrooke, a new wood-plastic composite flooring collection, at NeoCon. The vinyl planks are engineered to be waterproof yet look like typical wood flooring. See page 42.

July 2016
Vol.18, No.7  12.62 MB


Ecore's flooring for healthcare applications is durable, easy to maintain and created to support patient mobility. See page 22

June 2016
Vol.18, No.6  22.22 MB

ON THE COVER: Floor coverings like Configure from Shaw Contract are enhancing the architecture and design of workspaces. Photo courtesy of Shaw Contract. See page 26

May 2016
Vol.18, No.5  16.79 MB

ON THE COVER: Hospitality designers are going for the "wow" factor with flooring to create a memorable experience. Pictured is Shannon Specialty Floors' Tuf Stuf Classic Cut and Fancy Free commercial resilient sheet flooring. Photo courtesy of Shannon Specialty Floors.

April 2016
Vol.18, No.4  32.87 MB

ON THE COVER: Pictured here in Silver, Mannington's Mercado Oak is a wire-brushed, subtly distressed and hand-crafted hardwood floor. The 7" wide plank features a hand-applied staining technique to create character and variation from plank to plank.

March 2016
Vol.18, No.3  25.90 MB

Amarela Heartwood in Tuscan Sun, part of Armstrong's "Best" collection of Vivero LVT.

Vireo features Diamond10 technology, a diamond-infused coating designed to make the product extremely durable and resistant to spills and stains, according to the company.

February 2016
Vol.18, No.2  22.74 MB

Part of IVC's Moduleo Collection, Brookwood LVT features unique graining and rich character that can offer either a hardwood or stone visual depending on the color, according to the company.

January 2016
Vol.18, No.1  61.29 MB


Featured in this room are a variety of neutral, beige and brown tones, paired with Caress by Shaw carpeting in the style Brush Stroke, to make for a truly tranquil area. Brush Stroke, made of 100% nylon, is available in 23 colors.

December 2015
Vol.17, No.12  24.67 MB


Hardanger, from Milliken, is inspired by
a Nordic form of embroidery that is traditionally stitched with layered threads to form geometric patterns. With this carpet, Milliken has created a patterning technique that mimics this stitched aesthetic, the company says.

November 2015
Vol.17, No.11  40.88 MB


Armstrong's American Scrape hardwood flooring in Hickory. Made in America, American Scrape hardwood features hand-scraped textures in rustic or refined looks and more than 90% domestic content, according to the company.

October 2015
Vol.17, No.10  17.39 MB


Subfloor preparation is an essential part of any flooring installation. For resilient flooring, sloppy prep can lead to subfloor imperfections telegraphing through the substrate and into the surface of the floor itself. Pictured here is Tarkett's Johnsonite Arcade Rubber Sheet, which recently achieved Cradle to Cradle Bronze Certification.

September 2015
Vol.17, No.9  38.24 MB


There was a time when reclaimed wood floors were only available to luxury, high-end customers, as well as coming in styles that pretty much highlighted the distressed nature of the product. Not so today, as companies such as Goodwin Co. are offering a variety of styles and finishes that are helping to make this type of product affordable to more people as well as giving specialty dealers the ability to differentiate themselves from the boxes and mass merchants.

August 2015
Vol.17, No.8  38.84 MB


LVT has been all the rage in recent years but the fact remains, resilient sheet flooring is still a very important product for both residential and commercial jobs. This is especially true in applications such as healthcare, where products like Shannon Specialty Floors' TeknoFlor, shown here in Rainscapes, not only perform under these tough circumstances, they require no waxing or buffing, making them easy to clean and maintain.

July 2015
Vol.17, No.7  18.42 MB


Right after the "60 Minutes" story about certain laminate products carried by Lumber Liquidators containing high levels of formaldehyde specialty retailers and most of the category's manufacturers jumped into action to ensure consumers their products are safe and meet or exceed all legal requirements. One of those mills was Shaw, pictured here is its Vintage Painted product in Boardwalk.

June 2015
Vol.17, No.6  13.17 MB

From healthcare to hospitality, companies are designing their places to look and feel more like home, as can be seen at the 39 Rainbow Healthcare Facility, an acute rehabilitation center by The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Ks.

Flooring contractor Interior Surface Enterprises received a Gold award in the Healthcare category of the recent Starnet Design Awards for this renovation.

May 2015
Vol.17, No.5  18.55 MB


Main Street opportunities can come in all shapes and sizes and can cover any type of flooring material. The important thing for retailers to realize is these hometown commercial jobs can provide excellent opportunities to diversify yourself and gain both additional sales and clients. (Photo courtesy of Mohawk's Aladdin Commercial division)

April 2015
Vol.17, No.4  20.88 MB


It may not look like` it, but this a porcelain tile floor by Mannington and represents how far both technology and the sophistication in styling has come in the tile industry. As the economy grows tile is regaining its pre-recession popularity with end users, making it a hot item for specialty dealers to carry. In this issue, retailers who have found success selling tile explain why.

March 2015
Vol.17, No.3  25.57 MB


Carpet construction and patterns may be getting more sophisticated
but when it comes to this year's color trends, manufacturers say neutral tones, especially grays, will continue to rule the day. These colors not only bring a feeling of sophistication to a room setting, as can be seen by this month's cover shot of Tuftex' Madrigal, they allow consumers to add colorful accents, not to mention transitioning well with other materials such as wood and stone.

February 2015
Vol.17, No.2  17.84 MB


When it comes to hot products, there is little argument luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and the many formats it has spawned is the hottest selling item in the industry today, such as can be seen by this FloorFolio product used in the Surf Shop. With so much competition, how is a retailer or commercial contractor supposed to be competitive yet profitable? This issue's feature on page 24 offers some advice on the subject.

January 2015
Vol.17, No.1  24.75 MB

ON THE COVER: The days of placing displays wherever they
will fit and having merchandise all over are long gone -- at least if you want to be, and look like a successful retailer. The art, or science of store layout is just as important in flooring operations as it is in supermarkets. Just ask the folks at Flooring America/ Flooring Canada who transformed their stores using the buying group's Vision system. They are seeing both their sales and profits increase at faster rates than those who haven't made the switch.

December 2014
Vol.16, No.12  21.33 MB


Shaw's Timberline laminate graces this month's cover, which spotlights the category through the eyes of retailers who continue to have success despite competition from the boxes and mass merchants.

November 2014
Vol.16, No.11  29.06 MB


Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the industry's fastest growing product type. A key reason for this is the technological advancements made in the printing and surface texturing capabilities of manufacturers, such as can be seen by Mannington's Adura line, shown here in Oasis Spring Water

October 2014
Vol.16, No.10  13.69 MB

Green Issue: Find Out What the Industry is Doing to be Sustainable Napa Retailer Cultivates Success Through Family, Knowledge Exclusive Look Into a Designer's Home Remodel Project

September 2014
Vol.16, No.9  36.61 MB

2014 Flooring Industry Study Retailers Discuss Rustic Wood Trend Wood Floors Starting to 'Click'

August 2014
Vol.16, No.8  30.03 MB

The Benefits of Using Certified Installers Don't Get Stuck Using Just One Glue Tips on Preventing Moisture Related Probems

July 2014
Vol.16, No.7  19.73 MB

Why Brands Matter
Retailers Discuss Successful Branding Strategies
Area Rugs Make Great Add-On Sales

June 2014
Vol.16, No.6  20.73 MB

Why Carpet Tile is so Popular
Contractors Discuss Commercial's Hottest Segments
Don't Forget About Main Street

May 2014
Vol.16, No.5  53.33 MB

Special Series: Made in the USA & Flooring
Howard Olansky Awards Given to Industry's Best Associations
Why Color Knowledge Can Lead to More Sales

2014 Flooring Buying Guide

April 2014
Vol.16, No.4  25.67 MB

U.S. Market Moving to Larger Tiles Thinner Tiles
Don't Compromise Performance
Learning to use Social Media for Business

March 2014
Vol.16, No.3  16.04 MB

Surfaces Showcases Industry Optimism Engineered Hardwood Continues to Gain Popularity Cork Presents Tremendous Selling Opportunities Bamboo Flooring Keeps Evolving

February 2014
Vol.16, No.2  23.33 MB

Why LVT Continues to be a Hot Product
Fiberglass vs. Felt: Who's Winning and Why
Sheet Vinyl Still Important in Residential and Commercial Environments

January 2014
Vol.16, No.1  22.36 MB

Carpets Continue to Get Softer, More Luxurious
Retailers Weight in on Soft Carpet
Nylon Still Rules but Polyester Now King of the House

December 2013
Vol.15, No.12  32.37 MB

Surfaces Preview: What to Expect at Industry's Main Event
Laminate Technology Continues to Evolve
News: Invista Unveils Stainmaster PetProtect

November 2013
Vol.15, No.11  12.27 MB

Green Issue: Everything You Need to Know About Every Category
Industry Comes Together to Help FCIF
News: Mills Continue to Invest in Anticipation of Growth
New Column: Contractor's Corner

October 2013
Vol.15, No.10  19.92 MB

CFI Celebrates 20 Years with P-R-I-D-E
Being a One-Stop Shop: Retailers Give Their Opinions
News: Hanley Wood Launches East Coast Trade Shows
Floor Trends Welcomes Kelly Kramer as New Columnist

September 2013
Vol.15, No.9  17.14 MB

Selling hardwood's natural characteristics
Summer conventions show business getting better
Wood Resource Guide

August 2013
Vol.15, No.8  18.59 MB

Healthcare's continued growth spells multiple opportunities
Industry unveils riskier designs at NeoCon
Hardwood floors getting wider and longer

July 2013
Vol.15, No.7  28.28 MB

What's Hot in Area Rugs: Simpler Patterns, Deeper Textures
An Update on Grouts: New Looks, More Features
Build Consistency Into Your Flooring Business

June 2013
Vol.15, No.6  13.31 MB

Resilient Market Study: LVT, Resilient Replacement at the Top
Hardwood Flooring Adhesives: Know What's Right for the Job
Running Your Commercial Business During Natural Disasters

May 2013
Vol.15, No.5  25.08 MB

A Q&A with WFCA CEO Scott Humphrey
The Commodity Side of Hardwood Flooring
Selling the Right Product and Creating Realistic Expectations

April 2013
Vol.15, No.4  98.43 MB

A Script for Sales Success
Large-Format Tile Offers Both Opportunities and Challenges
2013 Market Trends Report: Tile & Stone

March 2013
Vol.15, No.3  17.14 MB

Are You Afraid of the Technology Boogeyman?
Insights from InSight 2013
What Are Your Customers Saying, and What Are You Doing About It?

February 2013
Vol.15, No.2  26.91 MB

The "Fascination Factor" of LVT
Hedging Your Bets in the Commercial Market
What Makes Bamboo the Right Choice for Your Customer?

January 2013
Vol.15, No.1  40.83 MB

Put Real Pizzazz in Your Hardwood Floor Merchandising
Curiosity: Cat Killer? Or Category Killer?
Selling Summer's Commercial Business in Winter

December 2012
Vol.14, No.12  22.38 MB


Lonseal's Lonwood Madera. Photo courtesy of Larson & Darby

November 2012
Vol.14, No.11  28.60 MB


CA240 Natural Walnut from Shaw Floors. Our cover is floor trends + enhanced.

October 2012
Vol.14, No.10  18.28 MB


Amtico Spacia Smoked Timber.

September 2012
Vol.14, No.9  48.24 MB

Finding Commercial Opportunities in Education
Defining Moisture's Cause and Effect
2012 Wood Flooring Resource Guide

August 2012
Vol.14, No.8  26.72 MB

SmartStrand Silk from Mohawk.
Our cover is floor trends + enhanced, see page 8 for details.

July 2012
Vol.14, No.7  14.76 MB

Style Breakout of the Needle Tech Collection from Tandus.
Our cover is floor trends + enhanced, see page 8 for details.

nft: Commercial Design
Vol.14, No.7  17.50 MB

A supplement of National Floor Trends magazine

June 2012
Vol.14, No.6  38.39 MB

On The Cover:
2012 Starnet Awards Education Category Winner, courtesy of Ruggieri Brothers, Inc. and Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.

May 2012
Vol.14, No.5  47.11 MB

On The Cover:
iQ Optima courtesy of Tarkett

April 2012
Vol.14, No.4  43.89 MB

On The Cover:
Essence by Mediterranea

March 2012
Vol.14, No.3  44.59 MB

On The Cover:
Chestnut Hill series from Anderson Hardwood.

February 2012
Vol.14, No.2  36.64 MB

On The Cover:
Our Market Study finds that 2012 brings the expectation of a better year in business. See page 16 for the details.

January 2012
Vol.14, No.1  45.49 MB

On The Cover:
Surfaces 2012, which is heading to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas Jan. 24-26 with pre-conference events on Jan. 23, will serve as the venue for launches of some of the latest and greatest products in the industry. Illustration by Rick Arvidson.

December 2011
Vol.13, No.12  55.25 MB

On The Cover:
Pictured is Allwood Engineered Tiger Strand Bamboo, a 9/16" by 5 5/8" by 6' product with formaldehyde-free adhesives. The flooring features a nine-coat, UV cured, VOC-free finish, and 3mm wear layer. Allwood Tiger Strand Bamboo is a 70 percent carbonized to 30 percent natural mix. It can be installed as a nail down, glue down or floating floor above, on or below grade. Photo courtesy of Allwood.

November 2011
Vol.13, No.11  43.24 MB

On The Cover:
An installation of Caesar's More large-format porcelain tile at Brocade Communications' 560,000 sq. ft. campus in San Jose, Calif. Architect/designer: Robbin McDonald, Mindi Weichman, Karen Letteney and Darryl Jackson (RMW architecture & interiors). Contractor: DeAnza Tile and Reputable Tile. Distributor: Helena Jausas, SpecCeramics Inc. of San Francisco. Photo by Bernard Andre, courtesy of Ceramics of Italy.

October 2011
Vol.13, No.10  31.93 MB

On The Cover:
Pictured is Armstrong's Duality Rustic Loft Harbor in a plank format. The Duality collection of fiberglass-backed vinyl sheet flooring combines three-dimensional visuals with the company's ToughGuard Flex backing. Photo courtesy of Armstrong.

September 2011
Vol.13, No.9  57.88 MB

On The Cover:
Pictured is Mercier Wood Flooring's 3 1/4" Yellow Birch in a Portobello stain. The floor is part of the Design + Program, which allows for customization of the flooring by species, stain, gloss level and more. Photo courtesy Mercier Wood Flooring.

August 2011
Vol.13, No.8  21.63 MB

On The Cover:
Pictured is Time Crafted Walnut, part of Mannington's Revolutions Plank collection of laminate flooring. The product features a hand-scraped texture and irregular bevel on all four sides. To see how laminate flooring is performing in the market, visit our 2011 Laminate Flooring Market Study on page 10.

July 2011
Vol.13, No.7  47.96 MB

On The Cover:
"Etchware," from Mohawk's Horizon collection, features LCL styling and SmartStrand fiber made with DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer, and is engineered for exceptional stain and soiling resistance, durability and softness.

June 2011
Vol.13, No.6  43.26 MB

On The Cover:
Pictured is the ReVision House in Orlando featuring Floor Gres' Eco-Tech collection porcelain tile installed on the rear patio. EcoTech, in five sizes from 8" x 16" up to 24" x 48", comes in 4 colors. Grout & adhesives for the entire project were provided by MAPEI. Photo by Andy Frame Photography, courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy.

May 2011
Vol.13, No.5  53.93 MB

On The Cover:
Our 2011 Trade Directory & Buying Guide begins on page 33.

April 2011
Vol.13, No.4  30.02 MB

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Pictured is Columbia Flooring's Balsam Oak, part of the Silverton collection of solid and engineered hardwood floors. Silverton offers wide plank floors with rustic touches including natural knots and mineral streaks. Photo courtesy Columbia Flooring.

March 2011
Vol.13, No.3  55.46 MB

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Pictured is Marazzi USA's Percorsi through body porcelain tile. The product features bold, textured surfaces and a unique chromatic earthen effect, and is offered in a wide range of rectified field and modular sizes as well as mosaics. Photo courtesy of Marazzi USA.

February 2011
Vol.13, No.2  76.07 MB

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Pictured is Bliss Veranda, made with Beaulieu's SoftSense polyester filament fiber in 36 colors. Part of the HealthyTouch collection, the style features Silver Release technology, a lifetime "no exclusions" stain warranty, built- in Magic Fresh odor reducer, and 3M Scotchgard Protector. Photo courtesy Beaulieu.

January 2011
Vol.13, No.1  76.07 MB

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Shown is Florida Tile's VitraArt Harmony glass tile in the Broadway color in a random size pattern. The entire line is offered in 12 colors and three sizes. Photo courtesy Florida Tile.

December 2010
Vol.12, No.12  5.01 MB

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Shown is Mullican Flooring's Cumaru Natural, a 3/4" solid prefinished product in 3" wide planks in random lengths. Part of the Exotic Collection, Cumaru Natural comes in either square or microbevel edges with a 25-year finish warranty. Photo courtesy Mullican Flooring.

November 2010
Vol.12, No.11  4.29 MB

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Pictured is Rustics Premium New England Long Plank laminate flooring from Armstrong. Featuring a hand-scraped oiled finish in a reclaimed hardwood look, the collection is offered in planks that are more than 7' long. Photo courtesy of Armstrong

October 2010
Vol.12, No.10  10.93 MB

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Shown is Shaw's Merrimac luxury vinyl plank in Gallery Oak color. Featuring a look of reclaimed wood with medium embossing, Merrimac is a 4" x 36" plank with a micro-beveled edge and a color pallete of six oak and hickory colors. Photo courtesy Shaw Industries.

September 2010
Vol.12, No.9  8.30 MB

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Pictured is Metallic Charcoal, a 1/2" thing engineered hardwood from Max Windsor Floors. Available in smooth and hand-scraped styles, Metallic Charcoal features a 2mm maple wear layer and an engineered core made of Russian Birch. Metallic Charcoal features a Bona finish and 10 coats of UV-cured aluminum oxide.

August 2010
Vol.12, No.8  6.17 MB

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Pictured is Pashmina, a 50 oz. textured cut pile carpet from Beaulieu of America. Made using 100 percent SoftSense nylon, Pashmina also features the company's Magic Fresh odor reducing treatment and 3M Scotchgard Protector. Photo courtesy Beaulieu of America.

July 2010
Vol.12, No.7  14.17 MB

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The Craftique Tejas Maple Collection in Golden Palamino stain from Harris Wood features bold cross-directional hand-scraping that creates dramatic texture variations and complements stone floors such as granite and slate. Planks are 5" wide x 1/2" thick x random lengths. Photo courtesy Harris Wood.

June 2010
Vol.12, No.6  21.33 MB

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Pictured is Flexco's Evolving Styles Rubber Sheet and SpexTones Rubber Tile. In addition to sheet flooring, Evolving Styles is offered in three tile sizes in two gauges. SpexTones tiles are offered in a 1/8" gauge and feature speckled colorations. Photo courtesy of Flexco.

April 2010
Vol.12, No.4  14.19 MB

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Pictured is Marazzi's new Timeless Collection, designed to emulate the look and feel of marble using the company's 3D technology. The Timeless Collection offers a wide range of options for unique designs in elegant foyers and high-end designer creations, the company notes. Photo courtesy Marazzi USA.

March 2010
Vol.12, No.3  17.19 MB

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Pictured is Faus Oak Kensington laminate flooring from the Classic American Collection. The product comes in 10mm planks and features Embossed in Register, MicroBevel, InterPlank Design, LongStrip and Joint Guard technologies. Photo courtesy Faus.

February 2010
Vol.12, No.2  25.15 MB

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Pictured is Ark Floors' African Mahogany Natural, a 4 3/4" engineered exotic hardwood floor featuring nine layers of durable, eco-friendly finish. The flooring offers a milk chocolate tone and warm, deep hues, according to the company. Photo courtesy Ark Floors.