Teragren, maker of environmentally friendly bamboo flooring, adds four hues to its durable and quick-to-install Portfolio Strand Bamboo Floating Floor Collection: java, chestnut, wheat, and brindle. The manufacturer says the flooring is 154 percent harder than red oak and 125 percent harder than North American maple. Portfolio features a fold-down locking system for easy installation and is eligible for two LEED credits, according to Teragren. Teragren; 800-929-6333; www.teragren.com.
Walk the Plank
Armstrong Floor Products’ luxury vinyl tile Luxe Plank Value offers new wood and tile looks at a lower price than existing Luxe Plank products (about $2.59 per square foot). It comes in seven hardwood-like varieties in authentic plank lengths, and three tile-look versions with vivid textures and colors. A floating installation system lets contractors reposition the flooring as necessary over virtually any subfloor. Armstrong Floor Products; 800-233-3823; www.armstrong.com.
Viridian Reclaimed Wood recently introduced European Beech, a line of flooring reclaimed from beech shipping crates. Mellow golds, tans, and peaches, along with black veining in some boards, create a marbled look. The flooring is milled to a thickness of ¾ inch and comes in widths of 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches. Viridian hardwood flooring products are certified 100 percent recycled and can contribute points toward several LEED credits. Viridian Reclaimed Wood; 877-909-9663; http://viridianwood.com.
Tile designer Mediterranea’s new porcelain Boardwalk series emulates the weathered hardwood planks found at some of America’s best-known boardwalks. The product comes in fully rectified, 6-by-24–inch and 8-by-48–inch tiles and 3-by-24–inch bullnose trim pieces. The series’ four colors are each named after a popular boardwalk town—Atlantic City (ash), Coney Island (walnut), Myrtle Beach (whitewash), and Venice Beach (amber). Mediterranea; 305-718-5091; http://mediterranea-usa.com.
Mannington Commercial’s Equinox Collection features three carpet patterns ideally suited for multifamily installations. Incorporating a deeply textural feel that’s still commercial-grade, Equinox comes in both broadloom and modular tile. The tile features Mannington’s Infinity RE modular backing system, which consists of 30 percent recycled content by total product weight. Mannington; 800-241-2262; www.mannington.com.
Make a Statement
DuPont’s new Statements sheet-vinyl flooring comes in versatile patterns and various textures, with looks such as rustic slate, modular stone, and terra-cotta. The collection features a cushioning fiberglass core and is highly resistant to scuffs, scratches, and stains. It’s installed using a loose-laid technique for glueless vinyl flooring, making it easy to remove. It can be applied over many substrates that aren’t suitable for fully adhered products, such as particleboard, chipboard, flakeboard, or lightweight concrete. DuPont; 800-835-9898; www.vinyl.dupont.com.