Cartersville, Ga.—With a soothing textural visual, Patcraft’s Holistic is designed to transform the performance of healthcare environments. This stain-resistant, 6½-foot-wide homogeneous sheet features 24 color offerings in a palette developed specifically for use in healthcare design.
“For Holistic, our design team selected a broad range of updated colors for healthcare and acute care environments,” said Shannon Cochran, vice president, creative and design, Patcraft. “We were inspired by how the intentional use of color can enhance performance, and this fresh and modern palette gives designers the opportunity to support and optimize the healthcare experience.”
Holistic provides superior durability when installed in extreme environments. Its chip wear layer and ExoGuard finish protect against stains and premature wear. Polish-optional, Holistic offers hassle-free maintenance and excellent stain resistance against a wide variety of chemicals and staining agents used in hospitals, labs and other clinical areas. The product features a 10-year underbed warranty when installed with advanced adhesive Shaw 4100 or S150 spray adhesive.
Los Angeles—Emser Tile introduces Latitude, a glazed body match porcelain tile inspired by the ethereal beauty of the northern lights. The series’ painterly movement provides an organic sense of structure and transforms interiors through dynamic movement and design.
Five elegant neutrals—graphite, gray, ivory, taupe and white—evoke a sense of emotion in a myriad of residential and commercial environments, from spa-like showers to fireplace facades. Pattern variations achieved through dynamic, high-resolution graphics further enhance the collection’s appeal.
The collection is available in 12 x 24 tiles, 2 x 2 mosaics and 3 x 12 SBN. It is suitable for both floor and wall applications, contributes to LEED v4 certification and improves indoor air quality with zero VOC emissions.
New York—Stepevi will celebrate the beginning of summer with the launch of its new collection Sparkle. Inspired by the metallic quality of fine lurex fibers, Sparkle lends a tasteful touch of opulence to any space and can be customized to any size and/or shape.
Produced using a new tufting technique, the handcrafted rugs feature superior silk, wool, viscose and metallic lurex materials that, when combined, give the collection its appearance and namesake. The result of this intricate process is a chic rug with glistening features that is an asset to any room. The collection is available in seven designs: Bellevue, Chess, Floral Cream, Floral Multi Color, Lago, Piano and Sketch. The shimmer of the lurex adds a layer of dimension to each of the different styles, which range from geometric to floral designs.
With a wealth of experience, Stepevi melds history, style and innovative uses of textures in its new collection, which will be on view at the brand’s NYC showroom (147 Wooster Street, SoHo).
Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has introduced Handwritten, a wall tile collection inspired by artisanal craftsmanship. With its range of creative shapes, sizes, and colors, this line empowers designers to create truly custom installations for commercial and residential interior walls.
“In a nod to the makers’ movement and with a love of handmade artistry, this line not only captures the look of handmade tile but comes with a wealth of decorative options that lets designers invent their own unique patterns and leave their signature on every installation,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “Importantly, the line is produced for consistent execution—so we have a handmade look in tiles that are predictably proportioned and meet quality standards. That means designers can specify Handwritten with confidence that the tiles will be easy to work with in installation while also providing visually interesting, nuanced style.”
Handwritten’s color options support the unbridled creativity of this collection. The palette features nine hues ranging from bold tones to classic neutrals: Unscripted (super white), Inkwell (dark blue), Love Letter (orange), Gold Leaf (yellow), Private Affair (suede), Post Card (putty), Par Avion (light blue), Pen Pal (green) and Dear Sir (dark brown).
This modern, versatile color palette comes to life in the gamut of size and shape options. Field tile sizes are 3 x 6 and 3 x 12. Pickets offered in both gothic and standard interpretations come in 3 x 6, while diamond and leaf mosaics are mesh-mounted on 12 x 12 sheets. Handwritten offers a complete trim package including bullnose, dome and arrow liners, and chair rails to finish installations in refined style.
New York—Kronospan USA held a press conference in Times Square on Nov. 10 to announce its plans to launch its new, comprehensive product line for the North American market at Surfaces 2017 in Las Vegas in January. At its exhibit space on the Surfaces show floor (booth #603), Kronospan USA will unveil its complete product line that encompasses 94 new laminate flooring products across five distinct, on-trend design collections.
“Kronospan’s appearance at the 2017 Surfaces trade show marks a significant step in the company’s growth,” said Michael Babula, chief marketing and sales officer, Kronospan USA. “It is our first opportunity to speak to Kronospan’s ‘Made in the USA’ story and our expanded American manufacturing capacity. It is also the first time everyone will get to see our complete product offering.”
The new Kronospan USA laminate flooring collection includes five design-inspired assortments:
The Authentic Collection. A classic interpretation of natural All-American beauties. This embodies the classic approach to laminate flooring in colors that are designed to coordinate with all types of decors, from traditional to modern. It consists of North American oak, hickory, walnut and maple species.
The Bohemian Collection. Designed for consumers who are very artistic and enjoy a casual lifestyle, this line offers an eclectic mix that showcases wood species such as hickory, oak and teak.
The Downtown Collection. Contemporary looks in popular shades of grey, reflecting hot urban design and sophistication.
The Pioneer Collection. Defined by simple, rustic charm, this collection includes hand scraped, distressed visuals featuring character and texture.
The Voyager Collection. Showcases exotic wood species from around the world, including jatoba and koa.
According to Tricia Vandagriff, product stylist for Kronospan USA, the new collections reflect the popular trends in the North American market. “It’s a fresh take on laminate flooring offering,” she said. “We’re offering a little bit of everything to meet virtually all design requests. Within each of these style groups you’ll also see wide bevel planks, low gloss matte finishes, embossed in registration, textures and a huge range of colors.”
Beyond the on-trend styling and fresh designs, Kronospan USA partners also stand to benefit from consistent supply thanks to state-of-the-art production plants in Alabama and Pennsylvania. “We’ve got a lot of great designs that are not only new and on trend, but they are all coming from a domestic supply point,” said Jeffrey Juzaitis, vice president of sales and product development. “The commitment of the Kronospan team to invest in Clarion, Pa., and in the new facility in Alabama has given us the capacity to service the market. Coming to the market at this point in time is important, and we have retail partners that are ready to grab this brand and run forward with it.”
BARNWELL, S.C.—Formica Flooring began producing a new laminate flooring collection called Classic Estate. Six hardwood looks in walnut, maple, mahogany and oak feature 12mm thick planks and details including beveled edges to capture the look of stately, refined American hardwoods.