SURFACES 2011 Products: Day 3

Crossville Color by Numbers is a wall tile program that includes 16 neutral and saturated colors with coordinating wall paint from Benjamin Moore’s Aura line, and floor tile from the company’s own Color Blox Collection. Color by Numbers wall tile is available in glazed gloss and satin finishes in three sizes.

Cutinator Keep your saws for cutting laminate or engineered wood floors. The Cutinator does not generate noise or dust, and it’s portable and ready for use anywhere. Plus, it does not require power—just elbow grease. This version weighs 17 pounds and cuts cork tiles, vinyl flooring, vinyl composite tile, and rubber.

Daltile Quartz slab is not only good for your countertops. It can be made into wall tiles as well. Geo Flecks interior wall tiles measure 1/2-inch thick and come in 14 colors and various sizes.

Imperial Wholesale Yes, we know this is not a flooring product, but it just had to get a mention. The tile and stone wholesaler is offering a line of tubs that have been carved from a single block of Mexican travertine or onyx. The all-custom piece weighs about a ton and comes in four colors.

Marme Canada One can picture the Bubbles Bianco Carrara tile lining the walls of a shower stall or kitchen backsplash—or pretty much anywhere near water. The tile comes as polished marble pieces mounted on a 12-inch-by-12-inch mesh.

Teka Parquet It seems parquet flooring, that big-city mainstay in pre-war housing and NBA floors, is back. But now manufacturers are doing it in a variety of ways and with better finishes. Numerous companies showed what can be done with an old product.

Tile Redi You need to create a niche, but you don’t want to frame one in. No sweat. This prefab niche is ready to accept tile and offers leak-proof protection. The box simply installs on the studs and is ready to go. It comes in several styles and sizes.

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