From modern tile designs to more comfortable carpet, these five new flooring lines look almost too great to walk on.
The Cotto Contempo porcelain line delivers a fresh, bold look by combining traditional cotto with elements of cracked cement. Suitable for multiple applications, including countertops and walls, the collection is designed for a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Large-format field tiles are available in four sizes and in four earth-inspired hues, each of which offers multi-faceted color variation for added depth. www.daltile.com
The Illusions collection’s seven mosaic tile designs are handcrafted in natural stone, jewel glass, and shell, with optical patterns meant to create texture and depth. The designs are available in multiple colorways and feature organic tones inspired by nature. Each mosaic in the collection is a custom creation and sized for the individual installation. Tiles can be used on horizontal and vertical, as well as interior and exterior, surfaces. www.newravenna.com
New finishes in the Eligna collection, including caramelized maple and tropical koa, offer the look of domestic and exotic hardwood in the durability and convenience of a laminate. Planks are designed to mirror the natural textures and pattern of genuine wood grain, with square edges to provide a seamless transition. Direct-pressure laminate technology uses four layers to create a sturdy, stable board that won’t collapse in the center, the company says, and ScratchGuard advanced finish protection keeps floors resistant to micro-scratches. www.us.quick-step.com
SmartStrand Forever Clean incorporates new Nanoloc technology, which creates a permanent spill-resistant shield engineered to make the carpet easier to clean. Nanoparticles lock together and move with the carpet fibers to prevent spills from settling into the carpet and to release dirt more easily, according to the company. Nanoloc technology is now included in every SmartStrand carpet line. www.mohawkflooring.com
3D digital print technology gives Urban Posh glazed porcelain tiles the look of handcrafted fabric by capturing linen’s natural variegations and imperfections and translating the design onto 12-inch-by-24-inch planks that can be used for vertical or horizontal installations. Available in four neutral colorways enhanced with cross-directional weaves, the collection also includes 2-inch-by-2-inch mosaics mesh-mounted in 12-inch-by-12-inch modules. www.ragnousa.com