Architectural ProductsProducts by TypeFlooring Flooring By Rita Catinella Orrell Taking the faux-wood trend in ceramic flooring up a notch, Emil Ceramica launched the Petrified Tree collection at the Cersaie trade show in Bologna last September. The manufacturer used high-resolution pictures of 50 fossilized wood blocks to replicate the marble-like crystallizations and veins of petrified wood in porcelain stoneware blocks. The tiles come in two finishes, three colors, and rectangular formats that range from 6” x 35” to 18” x 35”. Mosaics and other decorative and special pieces complete the collection. Petrified Tree Ceramic Tile Emil Ceramica italytile.com Through a specially developed color process, Timeline creates and fabricates interior and exterior wood surfaces for walls, ceilings, floors, counters, and other applications. A new, sustainable alternative to reclaimed and conventional on-site wood finishing, Timeline products can contribute to LEED projects; they use water-based and low-VOC materials and FSC-certified wood. The wood can be ordered in unlimited supply, offering consistency in large projects without the lead paint, rusted nails, rot, and pests that may be found in some salvaged wood. The Timeline Color Series offers a choice of 11 custom hues and comes in multiple plank widths and three edge choices. Timeline Color Series Timeline timelinewood.com The State of Mind modular carpet collection features a customizable progression of up to 25 colorways and a unique layering of four patterns. Designers can use color only, pattern only, or a layering of color and pattern together. An online tool was developed to help illustrate the color progression and direction of the collection's patterns prior to installation. The five-layer backing system contains 35% preconsumer recycled content. State of Mind Carpet Mohawk Group mohawkgroup.com European Beech is a new line of flooring reclaimed from large-scale beech crates used to ship wind turbines and other steel cargoes from Northern Europe. Reclaimed from the Port of Vancouver, the European Beech wood has a hardness rating of 1,300 on the Janka scale, making it suitable for commercial environments. The FSC-certified flooring is milled in a thickness of ¾”, in widths of 2½”, 3”, 4”, 5”, and 6”. Reclaimed European Beech Viridian Reclaimed Wood viridianwood.com ASI Agglomerate Stone is now available in updated colorways in two collections: engineered marble-agglomerate tiles and quartz slabs. Ideal for bar tops and countertops, the quartz slabs offer a mix of silky shimmer and rough texture. The tiles come in microchip and large-chip options (large chip is shown), allowing for scalability. All are low-emitting and made from recycled content. ASI Agglomerate Stone Collections Architectural Systems, Inc. archsystems.com Noraplan Unita integrates real granite chips into durable, high-performance rubber flooring that visually resembles concrete. PVC-free industrial and natural rubber is supplemented by raw mineral materials extracted from natural deposits and environmentally compatible pigments. The low-maintenance, no-wax floor covering comes in 16 colorways and can be used in a variety of applications including public lobbies. Noraplan Unita Nora Systems nora.com/us This new collection for interior commercial and residential floor, ceiling, and wall-panel applications replicates the patina of reclaimed building materials with artfully distressed surface scrapes, nail holes, notches, and other textures. Available in five styles, the 7 7/16” FSC-certified European white-oak planks use a low-VOC, preservative-free hard-wax-oil finish. Heritage Timber Edition DuChateau Floors duchateaufloors.com Stiletto is a new range of FSC-certified PlybooStrand bamboo flooring. The 5⅛” x 72 ⅝” x 9/16” planks are manufactured through a urea-formaldehyde-free process in which bamboo strips are compressed into a superdense block and the composite material is then manufactured into planks. A click-lock installation mechanism allows it to float over 95% recycled rubber padding or be glued. Stiletto Bamboo Flooring Smith & Fong plyboostiletto.com Composed of 82% pre- and postconsumer content, BioFelt is a PVC-free tile-backing system for commercial projects. It can be installed with adhesives or special Velcro connectors to allow easy placement on raised-access floors or where adhesives would not be permitted. BioFelt's backing system is made of a polyurethane layer sandwiched between layers of polyester felt." BioFelt Chilewich chilewich.com Named America's most beautiful hospital for 2012 by Soliant Health, a national health-care-staffing firm, the new Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, features Armstrong's Linorette line of commercial linoleum flooring. After testing mockups and reviewing 3-D models, the client chose Linorette because it met the visual, sustainability, and maintenance standards required for the project. Linorette Linoleum Flooring Armstrong armstrong.com January 16, 2013 New products in a spectrum of materials, including an fsc-certified line specially developed to resemble salvaged wood. Share This Story Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.