Among a sea of carpeting and wood flooring sameness, a collection of products at SURFACES here in Las Vegas stands out. These offerings on display do not fit into neat little categories, but here are some of the themes from this year's show that are making a lasting impression: sustainable products, high-performance stains and mortars, and cool but affordable tiles. Here are some other buzz-worthy products from SURFACES.
VIFAH Worldwide: Anyone can use wood to build a deck or patio, but this interlocking deck-tile line is one way to spice up the installation. Made from FSC-certified eucalyptus, ipe, or teak, the tiles are made from wood attached to a UV-resistant polypropylene and polyethylene base that snaps together like a jigsaw puzzle to form funky designs. Tiles measure 12 inches by 12 inches. www.vifah.com.