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Havwoods has introduced six new designs to its distinguished Henley Collection, providing a new array of on-trend yet timeless flooring options. Comprised of Engineered European Oak, the new designs are perfectly suited to both contemporary and classic interior schemes. With a beautiful and varied choice of tones and textures, the six new planks exude warmth and softness in their aesthetic, working seamlessly against in both residential and commercial settings. From the darker hues of the Cordova and Burnaby colourways to the softer shades of the Fulford and Somenos, the designs are enriched in depth and character, providing an elegant and subtle backdrop to any space. To add character to the flooring, a process of sawing, brushing, burning and planing are applied, whilst at the same time, the planks are tested to ensure that the processes involved to create the texture doesn’t weaken the structure of the wood itself.

RAK Ceramics

Surface 2.0 tiles from RAK Ceramics are made with a versatile and durable porcelain material. Suitable for use in a wide range of both residential and commercial applications, the tiles are available in cut sizes of 60 x 120 cm and 60 x 60 cm, in a choice of 10 colours and three finishes. Coated with RAK-Sanit, the tiles also offer a hygienic option. The invisible glaze reduces the possibility of contagion with a bactericide action that is permanent, and which the manufacturers say reduces the quantity of bacteria by up to 99.99 percent.


Polish Architect and designer Mac Stopa has explored new themes and designs that let him express his artistic interpretation through the form of flooring. Using Forbo Flooring Systems’ high-definition digital printing techniques, the new ‘Created by Mac Stopa’ Flotex range consists of graphical and expressive designs, intended to allow specifiers to create strong and aspirational spaces. Stopa’s work spans several design disciplines, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, art, graphic design and fashion. Expressing his passion for geometric forms and mathematical precision, the new flooring range for Forbo is inspired by Stopa’s experiences, observations and fascinations, utilising a variety of different forms and tying in natural themes such as materials and flora with more geometric shape designs. The collection is split into four different designs – Flower, Trapezoid, Wicker and Hexagon – each of which are available in a variety of colourways. All of the designs are printed onto Forbo’s Flotex flocked floor covering, using high-definition digital printing techniques. Karen Wilding, marketing communications manager at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: ‘For this iteration of our “Created by” range, the vision of Mac Stopa has taken inspiration from organic structures found in nature and the world around us, combining a quality of softness and three-dimensionality. The result is a collection of fascinating options for specifiers, whether they want to add a pop of colour to the office, or to make a statement for leisure and retail, they make for a great choice for moving or connecting areas in those industries.’


New sustainable cork flooring brand Recork launched in January this year with its first collection, Una, available in six shades. Varying from the Scandi-inspired Broken White to the traditional Kimono Brown, Una is created in the form of an agglomerated cork plank which is then coloured using plant-based oils. Recork takes raw cork from Portuguese cork oak and turns production waste from early harvests into flooring planks.


Modern Movement is a carbon neutral carpet plank collection designed by Milliken. The collection is made up of two designs – Crossing Lines and Simple Lines – inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of clean lines, angular structures, minimalistic aesthetics and simple forms. This influence is seen in the geometric shapes and asymmetric compositions, and simple lines forming contemporary patterns.


Karndean Design flooring has added to its Knight Tile range with a collection of contemporary wood and stone designs. The new tiles complement the latest colour trends, from monochrome and neutrals to bold, bright palettes. Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean, said: ‘Our latest designs have been influenced by our recent experiences and aim to support wellbeing and a sense of belonging with a natural look that connect our interiors to the outside environment. While intended to offer a stylish palette of pale greys and taupes that will act as a subtle background to the latest interior trends and bold colour choices, this collection doesn’t skimp on character or authentic details.’


Flooring brand Amtico has expanded its artisan-style Décor LVT collection with new colourways, patterns and borders. Created using products from the premium Signature collection, it now includes combinations from its Colour Edit palettes. Evocative of Victorian-era tiled floors, the Classic and Geo laying patterns have been refreshed with six new colourways for a more contemporary feel. Amtico has further expanded the collection with its first-ever collaboration with the National Trust. The range is inspired by three historic designs and patterns found at the charity’s properties, brought to life in ten colourways, and all selected from the premium Signature collection with a 1mm wear layer.


nora by Interface has introduced the norament 926 pado, which is reminiscent of traditional terrazzo, offering a classic aesthetic in a modern rubber flooring product. It features a slightly structured two-tone surface characterised by a distinctive design of granules embedded into the product. Dirk Oswald, head of nora brand and product management, said: ‘With this new rubber design, we are providing an on-trend modern flooring option with terrazzo influences that create a unique visual depth and natural appearance...In selected colours, we also embed recycled chips from our nora production, as we look to use our high-quality cast-off rubber to reduce waste in our manufacturing and support our sustainability objectives.’

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