Vinyl and rubber flooring companies are amping up their designs to compete with stylish alternatives. A case in point is Tarkett’s latest certified rubber flooring collection, Pentagonals, which combines a surprising level of style with function. Comprised of three puzzle-inspired patterns and 142 solid color options as well as a variety of marble and flecked colorways, the line adds fresh design opportunities in a material best known for being purely practical and easy to maintain. The product also exceeds Tarkett’s sustainability goals: it’s Cradle to Cradle Bronze certified v3.1 and ILFI Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified with a Water Petal certification.

Also easy to maintain, the Colour design series of Studio Luxury Vinyl from manufacturer Parterre, offers 18” x 18” tiles with highlights of vibrant colors and shapes—ideally suited for visual delineation in busy zones. Studio Luxury Vinyl also has an ultra-clear, high performance wear layer that makes the flooring resistant to stains and scuffs.