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5 Surface Finishes to Transform a Commercial Space

From a commercial office fit out to a luxury pool, this week Indesign Specifies 5 of the latest flooring products to reinvent an existing, or inspire a new, space.

5 Surface Finishes to Transform a Commercial Space


August 13th, 2014

Above: Oak Country River Messo by Mafi

1. Skheme Screen Printed Tiles 

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‘Fifth Avenue’ uses traditional screen printing techniques, meaning beautiful overlays vary on each tile to produce an authentic, hand made look. Designed by Skheme, custom made patterns and colours can be produced with a minimum quantity of 35 square metres.

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2. Artisan Collection by Bolon

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Bolon’s Artisan collection recently expanded with the addition of 5 new colours; Artisan Ivory and Motley are available in sheet and Petroleum, Fuchsia and Malachite are available in both sheet and tile. Inspired by the craftsmanship of the past yet harnessing the opportunities offered by modern technology, Artisan is designed for larger areas and is an ideal solution for offices, hotels and other interiors. Furthermore, the Artisan Collection’s mixed weft thread offers high levels of dirt and wear resistance.

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3. ‘Now Carpets’ available at AJAR

NOW Carpets is a dynamic Spanish company that is dedicated to the manufacturing and global distribution of high quality carpets and rugs created on their own looms by skilled artisans.

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The NOW Carpets range is designed by a diverse group of award wining creative’s including interior designers, architects and graphic designers. Together their designs have been combined into a stunningly contemporary range made using traditional techniques.

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4. Above Left’s Senior Partnet Carpet Tiles  

Above Left are the national distributors for Carpets Inter, Tai Ping. Senior Partner carpet tiles by Carpets Inter with EcoSoft® backing were selected for the redevelopment of 120 Collins – a premium-grade office tower and a Melbourne landmark. Two colours, Quarterly Report (charcoal) and a custom (natural beige) are seen throughout. The custom colour was developed specifically for 3 levels (shown in corridor).

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EcoSoft® backing is made from 80% post-consumer material re-engineered from discarded water bottles plus 5% post industrial recycled PET.

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5. Oak Country River Messo by Mafi

Oak Country Riva Mezzo Natural Oil was selected from the innovative Mafi carving range for the walling of this luxurious pool and spa room in Salzburg. The ripple textured surface of Riva Mezzo mimics the organic movement of the sand on the ocean floor, making a quick dip in the pool feel like a trip to the beach.

Timber floors and water are rarely thought to be compatible. Mafi natural wooden floors however, are suitable for bathrooms and wet areas. It is the unique three layer construction and all-natural oil finish of mafi boards that makes made this union possible.




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