Product roundup: 12 flooring tech products

The Grain Collection from Walker Zanger, Chateau Reserve from Marazzi, and Merit from American Olean are just three of the flooring products included in BD+C's November product roundup.

November 10, 2017 |

Indoors, outdoors, and everything inbetween, these 12 flooring tech products offer solutions for a variety of projects.


1. Deconstructed metal


Carpet tile line is created through patent-pending manufacturing technology that exposes the primary backing as part of the product design, providing variation in fiber-pile heights for added depth and texture. Available in two 12x48-inch carpet tiles: Metallic Alchemy and Alloy Shimmer. Six yarn combinations and three metallic backings offer a total of 18 colors. Cradle to Cradle certified.


2. Grain Collection

Walker Zanger

Designed for high-traffic areas where a wood aesthetic is desired, this porcelain tile line replicates the look of wood in a contemporary European style, with clean lines and natural wood grains. The collection utilizes a subtle variation in four wood tones per color, as well as natural grain and texture, to create the look and feel of real finished wood. Available in wide planks or chevrons.


3. Galaxy RX


Designed for healthcare applications, this rubber-backed resilient floor covering addresses three of the most common concerns related to hospital environments: sound, ergonomics, and safety. It features a 2mm vulcanized surface fusion-bonded to a 5mm recycled rubber backing. This surface reduces structure-borne sound, improves ergonomics for patients and staff, and lessens the severity of injuries after falls, says the maker.


4. Chateau Reserve


This wood-look porcelain tile line is modeled after European Oak and features lightly distressed graining, for richness and texture. Its slip-resistant surface is achieved with a flat surface, offering high cleanability and expanding its use to exterior applications and commercial spaces. Five colors: Hickory Grove, La Petit Greige, Rustic Lodge, Shadow Mountain, and Woodland Chalet.


5. Beauflor Luxury vinyl roll


Luxury vinyl roll combines the benefits of luxury vinyl tile and cushion vinyl roll into a new category of flooring. It is soft underfoot, water resistant, easy to clean and maintain, and offers superior sound absorption qualities, reducing noise noticeably more than either traditional sheet vinyl or LVT, according to the maker. Can loose lay up to 400 sf for fast installation in open-plan environments.


6. Arborart

Armstrong Flooring

Wood-look LVT is made using the company’s Diamond 10 Technology, a process that utilizes cultured diamonds to enhance the tile’s resistance to scratches, scuffs, and stains. Designed for retail, hospitality, education, and healthcare applications, the collection includes 24 colors in a range of contemporary, rustic, and exotic wood visuals. Three sizes: 6x48, 7.2x48, and 9x48 inches.


7. Engage Genesis


This LVT features an extruded, closed-cell PVC structural core for rigidity and strength, and to ease installation through proprietary locking technologies. The floating floor is 100% waterproof and provides sound insulating characteristics through its pre-attached acoustical underlayment. Its construction of embossed vinyl, PVC core, sound-deadening backing, and antimicrobial treatment is offered in eight, 12, and 20 mil wear layers.


8. Framework

J+J Flooring Group

LVT collection includes six wood-inspired patterns and contemporary colors. The 9x48-inch plank tiles are 5mm thick, which allows them to be installed adjacent to the maker’s modular carpet and textile composite flooring without the need for transition strips. For quick installation, a loose-lay option with perimeter glue is available. The FloorScore-certified flooring is made with post-industrial recycled content.


9. Allura VRT


LVT collection offers a range of wood, stone, and abstract designs, with the durability, comfort, and sound-deadening qualities of LVT. The Allura Wood collection contains a variety of wood-plank designs with a matt surface and a natural-looking woodgrain and embossing. Allura Stone varies from contemporary concrete floors to cool steel and metal shades. The phthalate-free flooring is made with recycled raw materials.


10. Chromaluxe


Using the sublimation printing process, these flooring panels can be customized with virtually any color, graphic, and pattern, including artwork, photography, messaging, and company logos. The panels consist of specially coated sheets of moisture-resistant high-density fiberboard that are cut into workable panels. Two sizes: 16x24 and 24x24 inches. The panels are rated for commercial use and are Carb 2 compliant.


11. noraplan lona

Nora Systems

This resilient rubber flooring line offers a silk-matte finish that features splashes and droplets in a range of colors and accents that capture the momentum of artistic expression. Its maker developed technology that allows for a virtually unlimited range of custom patterns and designs. Offers the same stain/slip resistance, underfoot comfort, ease of maintenance, and sound absorption as with all nora rubber flooring products.


12. Merit

American Olean

Glazed porcelain floor tile emulates the look of contemporary stone and features an anti-slip surface for outdoor applications. Created for open-concept environments where indoor spaces extend outdoors, such as patio restaurants, bars, and event venues. The tile line’s four colors—beige, brown, light gray, dark gray—feature realistic veining and variation. Two sizes: 18x18 inches and 12x24 inches. Matching porcelain mosaic available.