Whether your client needs a timeless surface for a vanity or an eye-catching feature wall, finding the right products that balance personality and practicality can be difficult. Here are five ideas that offer everything from the modern lines of geometric tile to the patina of reclaimed wood.
Figurati, Ann Sacks
Crafted in Italy, this collection of dry-pressed, glazed tile was created in a partnership with Netherlands-based furniture designer Lex Pott. Suitable for vertical kitchen and bath applications and interior feature walls, the 6" hexagonal tiles create customizable, multicolored geometric patterns. Available in three standard colorways of pink, blue, and denim, and in premium colorways of brass, copper, burnished bronze, and platinum. annsacks.com
UL Greenguard Gold Line, Pioneer Millworks
Available in unfinished or a UV Nano composite finish, this line of 22 low-VOC flooring and wall panels will not affect interior air quality. Made with reclaimed, FSC-certified wood, the flooring is available in solid or engineered dimensions, from 3” to 10” wide and 3/4" to 5/8” thick, and in several colors, including modern farmhouse clean white oak and American Gothic reclaimed ash. pioneermillworks.com
This cladding system combines the look and feel of natural wood siding with the durability of fiber cement. A new, reduced panel size of 17-7/8” by 71-9/16” (and 5/8” thick) does not need the sealants and flange backer required by larger panels, saving time and money. Offered in bark, cedar, redwood, spruce, and ash colors, the original 119-5/16” length panels remain available. nichiha.com
Wonderlust Collection, Mayer Fabrics and Sunbrella Contract Fabrics
Created with the Santa Fe, N.M.-based Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, this collection of multiuse fabrics was inspired by the travels of industrial and interior designer Alexander Girard. Available in seven patterns and 44 colorways, the Sunbrella acrylic and polyester fabrics allude to New Mexican pottery, Milagro charms, and the patterns of 18th-century Dutch sewing samplers, among others. Exceeds the ACT Voluntary Abrasion Guidelines for high-traffic areas and can be cleaned with a bleach solution. mayerfabrics.com
Silestone Loft Series, Cosentino
Silestone’s kitchen and bath surfaces are available in two new colors inspired by industrial concrete: Brooklyn and Silver Lake. Made from more than 94% natural quartz blended with other raw materials, the 1.2cm- to 3cm-thick, stain-resistant surfaces come in polished and suede finishes, as well as a new raw finish with a matte texture. More than 90 additional color options are available. silestoneusa.com
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