What’s new underfoot? Designers went to the recent International Surface Event in Las Vegas to find out. The trade show displays new carpets, tile, flooring and other surfaces for the home. Among the trends: sustainable, composite, wooden and reclaimed materials, strong geometric shapes and warm, light neutrals. Here are some standout products from the show.
HF Design's Antibes flooring
David Shaoulpour of Hicksville-based HF Design says tastes are trending toward wider planks and lighter-colored floor materials. This floor, in a color called Antibes, is from his company’s new 9.5-inch-wide Azur Reserve collection, hfdesignllc.com.
HF Design's Belrose flooring
This floor in a color called Belrose, from his HF Design's new 9.5-inch-wide Azur Reserve collection, hfdesignllc.com.
Stanton Carpet's Hibernia Woolen Mills line
The undyed, wool-polysilk blend fibers of the Hibernia Woolen Mills line of the Syosset-based Stanton Carpet Corp. are hand-loomed, stantoncarpet.com.
Stanton Carpet's Rosecore line
Strong, geometric patterns are an ongoing trend in flooring, according to Stanton Carpet CEO Jonathan Cohen. These are samples of the Rosecore product line, stantoncarpet.com.
Forest Wool: A wall-hanging / carpet made from pine needles
Designer Tamara Orjola creates furniture, paper and textiles from pine needle-based composite material, materia.nl.
Crossville's 'end-grain' glass tiles
Crossville, a tile company out of Crossville, Tennessee, is manufacturing glass tile with the pattern of wood end-grain. The tiles also come in vibrant colors, including blue, crossvilleinc.com.
Solomon & Wu's wood terrazzo tiles
Using a terrazzo technique it calls "foresso," the U.K.-based firm Solomon & Wu develops new materials and manufactures architectural elements such as moldings, which incorporates wood scraps normally wasted during processing, solomonandwu.com.
Composite tile by Olivia Aspinall
Tile from designer Olivia Aspinall is an example of the terrazzo technique being used with composite materials, olivia-aspinall.com.
Emser Tile's bas-relief
Los Angeles-based Emser Tile's newest collection, Code, includes various patterns in low relief, emser.com.
Emser Tile's white and metallic hexagons
Emser Tile's 3-D hexagons evokes the billows in clouds, emser.com.