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New style trends in tile and carpet from the International Surface Event

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

HF Design's Azur Reserve flooring in Antibes.
Photo Credit: HF Design

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,

HF Design's Belrose flooring

HF Design's Azur Reserve flooring in Belrose.
Photo Credit: HF Design

This floor in a color called Belrose, from his HF Design's new 9.5-inch-wide Azur Reserve collection,

Stanton Carpet's Hibernia Woolen Mills line

Stanton's Homestead Hibernia line, which features hand-looming, natural
Photo Credit: Ronald Smits

The undyed, wool-polysilk blend fibers of the Hibernia Woolen Mills line of the Syosset-based Stanton Carpet Corp. are hand-loomed,

Stanton Carpet's Rosecore line

Stanton's new Nexus Squared design, part of its
Photo Credit: Stanton

Strong, geometric patterns are an ongoing trend in flooring, according to Stanton Carpet CEO Jonathan Cohen. These are samples of the Rosecore product line,

Forest Wool: A wall-hanging / carpet made from pine needles

Forest Wool bench and carpet
Photo Credit: Tamara Orjola

Designer Tamara Orjola creates furniture, paper and textiles from pine needle-based composite material,

Crossville's 'end-grain' glass tiles

Crossville's end-grain wood glass tile.
Photo Credit: Laura Greenwood

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,

Solomon & Wu's wood terrazzo tiles

Wood terrazzo tile by Solomon&Wu.
Photo Credit: Laura Greenwood

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,

Composite tile by Olivia Aspinall

Colorful Jesmonite tile from Olivia Aspinall.
Photo Credit: Laura Greenwood

Tile from designer Olivia Aspinall is an example of the terrazzo technique being used with composite materials,

Emser Tile's bas-relief

Tile code, Hexagon 3D White, from the Emser
Photo Credit: Emser Tile

Los Angeles-based Emser Tile's newest collection, Code, includes various patterns in low relief,

Emser Tile's white and metallic hexagons

Tile code, Hexagon High T Metallic,from the Emser
Photo Credit: Emser Tile

Emser Tile's 3-D hexagons evokes the billows in clouds,


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