Architectural ProductsProducts by TypeFlooring Products Focus: Flooring By Sheila Kim KayarArtigoArtigo artigo.itSituated in Montreal's Olympic Park, the Institut National du Sport du Qu'bec is a 150,000-square-foot athletic complex completed last year by Lapointe, Magne et Associ's. The architects used Kayar rubber flooring in a saturated red flecked with natural coconut fibers to cover the sport center's locker rooms. The Greenguard Gold product comes in 23 other colors, in tile or sheet format.Architectural RemnantsArmstrong Flooringarmstrong.comThree new designs'influenced by coastal materials'have been added to this laminate line: To the Sea references colors and textures of wooden buoys and clapboard; Surf Side mimics the weathered white oak of porches by the sea; and Seaside Pine recreates the look of lap siding. A commercially rated wear layer provides extra stain resistance, while a denser ¼ core helps dampen sound.RGlass BrightsFritztile Terrazzo Tilefritztile.comWell suited to commercial, institutional, hospitality, and health-care settings, RGlass Brights build on Fritztile's already established terrazzo line with 20 new vibrant colorways: white rock mingles with glass in hues ranging from carbon black and teal to ruby and citron yellow. The affordable series is FloorScore certified, Class 1 fire rated, and can contribute to LEED points.Trance and MagnetismBentleybentleymills.comThese two complementary commercial carpets feature a lush hand created by using vintage tufting equipment. Constructed of Antron nylon in a sophisticated neutral palette, both are available in modular formats (18„ x 36„ or 24„ square). Trance, which also comes in broadloom, has an all-over chunky texture while Magnetism is a stripe formed by two different textures. The products are Cradle to Cradle and CRI Green Label Plus certified..FloormationsConstruction Specialtiesfloormations.comEight geometric styles ranging from hexagons to grids are offered in this highly customizable aluminum entrance-flooring system that is designed to keep debris and water from entering buildings. The pattern scales are modifiable, and options include a selection of carpet inserts from Shaw and recycled rubber. C/S will also work logos and other custom graphics into the entrance mats.Thinner Florida Tilefloridatile.comPressed on a continuous belt at a force of 15,000 tons, Thinner is an extremely durable, flat, large-format porcelain slab that weighs a third less than traditional tiles of the same size. Offered in sizes up to 39” x 118”, in thicknesses of 1/5” or ¼, the slabs have rectified edges, are manufactured using sustainable practices, come in a variety of styles including wood and stone looks, and are low-maintenance. July 16, 2015 These hard-wearing floor coverings cater to a wide variety of markets, from health care and office to residential and retail. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. 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.