Safety Flooring

Altro Designer 25 heavy-duty safety flooring has been updated to coordinate with and complement many other Altro High Performance flooring products. It is now available in 12 contemporary colors. Altro’s Easyclean Technology does not compromise durability and slip resistance. Its heat-welded seams and self-coving nature make Altro Designer 25 a hygienic choice for hospitals, long-term care facilities, cafeterias, and many other interior environments.

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“Green” Flooring Line

Flexco® introduces its nature-friendly EnviroFlex product line, a series of products that meet standards for the design and construction of environmentally friendly buildings. The EnviroFlex line includes rubber tile, solid vinyl tile, stair treads, wall base, and static-control tile, along with adhesives. These product lines help projects meet LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System certification.

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Environmentally Friendly Flooring

DuPont Textiles and Interiors (DTI) Commercial Flooring announces the certification of DuPont Antron® carpet fibers as “Environmentally Preferable Products” by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). DuPont Commercial Flooring is the first and only carpet-fiber manufacturer to achieve this certification. Environmentally Preferable Products include products or services that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services.

The DuPont Carpet Reclamation Center and DuPont Antron recycled-content fiber also are SCS certified. SCS certification confirms that the environmental claims surrounding these offerings are accurate, significant, and backed by documentation.

For more information on DuPont Antron, please call (800) 4-DUPONT or visit

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Durable Wall Base

VPI’s TPR and Vinyl Wall Base lines are designed to meet the heavy traffic and high durability demands of healthcare environments. VPI Wall base is precision-designed to color-coordinate with all types of contemporary commercial flooring, including VPI’s static-control and solid vinyl tile. It is produced in 41 standard colors, with custom-color matching available. Sizes include 2.5″, 4″, 6″ heights, straight or cove, rolls or 4′ lengths.

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Healthcare Carpet

Designweave introduces Picasso, one of three cut-pile graphic patterns from its Renaissance Collection of healthcare products. Each of these patternsPicasso, Dali, and Veroneseis offered in eight coordinating colorations and is constructed with 100% EcoSolution Q® solution-dyed nylon. The Renaissance Collection is designed and engineered to specifically meet the specifications of healthcare institutions.

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Durable Tile/Plank Flooring

Centiva, by International Floors of America, Inc., is a luxury vinyl tile and plank line suitable for commercial applications. Centiva’s Ultrastone is a strongly constructed vinyl tile line with an extra-heavy commercial-wear layer over a film photograph design.

Ultrastoneisavailable in 12″ × 12″, 18″ × 18″, and 36″ × 36″ tiles with a square edge. Additional sizes, textures, and edges are available upon request. Long durability and low maintenance make this a good choice for high-traffic areas. For more information please call (888) CENTIVA, or visit

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Cushioned Flooring System

Johnsonite’s Anthem ComforTech sheet rubber flooring integrates style, durability, comfort, and resiliency at a cost competitive with that of high-end vinyl flooring. The new Anthem design offers a flooring solution where quietness, underfoot comfort, durability, and cleanliness are called forareas where carpeting is often desired but impractical.

Anthem’s overall chip design is inspired by natural crushed stone and is available in a variety of color options, ranging from muted to bright. The pattern is designed to disguise scuffs and stains caused by heavy traffic and physical activity.

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Organic-Pattern Carpet

Interface, Inc., introduces the Walk in the Woods collection. Meadow, Thicket, and Grove offer superior performance with the comfort, warmth, and flexibility of modular carpet. Each multicolor product features an organic pattern in a varying scale and shares 16 traditional colors. Meadow is the smallest-scale product; Thicket is a nautilus pattern with a broken grid; and Grove has a large, scrolling pattern. They are available in 50-cm tile or 2-m performance broadloom.

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Coordinated Rubber Flooring

Freudenberg Building Systems, Inc., offers noraplan mega®, a product that meets the wide variety of requirements within a healthcare facilityhygiene, sound absorption, and wear and slip resistance. Identical patterns in different technical formulations allow a coordinated design to continue throughout different areas of a facility. With noraplan mega’s impressionistic design, designers need not sacrifice beauty for functionality.

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Innovative Flooring

Estrie Products International introduces Mirra, a new commercial flooring collection. The collection’s extensive textures, patterns, and colors have been gathered from nature’s palette. Mirra’s realistic surfaces reflect nature in more than 50 distinctive tones and profiles in six lifelike collections: Slate, Granite, Marble, Metallic, Imprenza, and Wood. It carries a 10-year warranty and meets ASTM-E 84 Class 1, permitting increased use in critical pedestrian areas. For more information, visit

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Alternative Flooring

Lees Carpets’ NeoFloor alternative flooring combines the advantages of carpet with the ease of maintenance of hard surfaces. The NeoFloor European Collection includes designs and colorations that suit a wide range of institutional applications, including healthcare facility corridors, waiting and dining areas, and patient and examining rooms. The collection features five patterns in a total of 44 colorations. Designs include: Tokyo, Samba, Montana, Detroit, and Senya.

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Slip-Resistant Flooring

Londura, from Lonseal, Inc., is a safety floor that increases its traction when wet. Polymer traction chips embedded in the standard smooth-surface safety flooring meld into the surrounding vinyl, reducing the risk of disintegration and traction degradation that traditional carborundum- and aluminum-oxide-based safety sheets tend to undergo. Because the chips are harder than the surrounding vinyl, they stand out more under foot pressure as the vinyl sinks.

Londura has a soft resilience, is durable, and comes in an array of colors. Visit for more information.

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Homogeneous Sheet Flooring

Mannington Commercial offers LifeLines to give architects, designers, and end-users superior aesthetics in homogeneous sheet flooring. The four unique, appealing LifeLines patternsInspired, Fusion, Frost, and Color Washenhance a range of interior environments and coordinate with other Mannington Commercial VCT, sheet flooring, and carpet products to ensure a cohesive project visual. The homogeneous construction provides superior durability and performance in high-traffic areas. Seams can be chemically or heat welded to seal out moisture and germs.

This flooring meets ADA requirements for static coefficient of friction as manufactured. For additional information, visit or call (800) 241-2262.

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Vinyl Flooring

Armstrong’s commercial flooring products include an extensive selection of high-performance vinyl flooring, such as: Medintech® for use where sanitation, stain resistance, and durability are a must; Safeguard slip-retardant flooring for a secure walking surface; and Possibilities® inlaid flooring for high-traffic areas.

Natural Options luxury solid vinyl offers the appeal of wood, stone, or marble with the benefits of resilient flooring to create eye-catching entrance areas. Imperial® Texture vinyl-composition tile combines quality, performance, and value in an array of colors for areas that demand both durability and distinctive design.

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Colorful Tile and Tread

Roppe Corporation introduces five new shades for its Fiesta® tile and tread collection. The designer hues will complement many different interiors. Fiesta combines a unique look with the durability and underfoot comfort of a rubber tile. Its colors coordinate with other Roppe flooring products, allowing healthcare designers to mix and match tiles, treads, wall base, and accessories.

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Antibacterial Linoleum

Tarkett Sommer’s Linosom (linoleum) Trentino color palette, by Domco Tarkett Commercial, consists of eight healing colors, providing an attractive and relaxing atmosphere. Its composition consists of cork flour, linseed oil, tree resin, limestone, and wood flour, with jute backing. Not only is Linosom an environmentally friendly product, but it doesn’t allow bacteria to grow on the surface and repels any bacterial growth around the flooring. For more information, visit or call (800) 225-6500.

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