What’s new now
A quick look at innovations underfoot.
In flooring, even subtle innovations can make living in your home easier. Here is a sampling of recent improvements. Touch technology makes the new thermostat from Warm Up fully interactive. As it works with radiant floor heating systems, the thermostat monitors electric energy use and recommends ideal temperature adjustments. In a step away from the ubiquitous white box, the thermostat comes in black, silver, white, cream, blue, green, purple and pink. Weaving carpet from glass fiber coated with vinyl gives the tiles from 2tec2 super durability, stain resistance and the look of a traditional woven textile. Use the tiles inside or out, and if one is damaged, it can easily be replaced. The striped pattern allows you to create a checkerboard effect or the seamless look of wall-to-wall carpeting. Outdoor living requires special flooring. TactTiles provides the look of tiles while allowing rainwater to drain through quickly, reducing puddles and slippery floors. Use the weatherproof tiles on decks, balconies, terraces or patios. They can also be laid directly over pavers, concrete and tarmac. The tiles interlock to fit together easily and come in a variety of designs and colors. Combine the ease of laminate flooring with gentle radiant heat with Quiet Warmth Film from Quiet Walk. The roll-out line voltage underlayment features gradual supplemental warmth in an ultrathin and flexible product that’s perfect for floating tile systems.
Glass fibers coated with vinyl make the carpet tiles manufactured by 2tec2 extra durable. If a tile becomes damaged or stained, it can be quickly replaced.