Flooring: The Hard Way

These new collections demonstrate the science behind (or under) hard surface flooring products is getting more impressive all the time.

Cube | Ciot

Suitable for both walls and floors, Cube is a new collection of coloured body porcelain stoneware that features highly durable tiles with the look of natural stone in uninterrupted patterns that permeate from the surface throughout the body of each tile. Infused with multiple rich colours, Cube is available in three different tile formats as well as a mosaic.

iD Latitude | Tarkett

This new LVT flooring product is a checklist you can walk on: being carbon neutral helps decrease a company’s carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse gases; low TVOCs improve health and wellness of a space; and with the proprietary Techtonic polyurethane technology it is resistance to scratch, scuff, stain and abrasion.

SuperSolid 5 | Torlys

This new range of engineered hardwood uses Deca — a technology composed of nine layers of transverse hardwood plantation fibers and coated in a nanoparticle finishing from German Klumpp — that resists bulging and helps prevent the appearance of breaches during the cold and dry winter months. Available in eight contemporary colours reminiscent of American and European white oak.

Escape Collection | Mirage

The hallmark of these new floors are its brushed and engraved surfaces, a useful textural effect that masks nicks and other signs of wear and tear. Plus, with neutral earthy tones ranging from pale brown to golden, this collection should appeal to young families and pet owners who don’t want to sacrifice design and appearance for durability.