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                                            BY TANJA KERN, ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF FLOOR TRENDS I
                                                FLOOR COVERING INSTALLER I TILE I TALKFLOOR I CONTINUING EDUCATION
        P      ersonal expression, sustainable solutions and tech-savvy   produces warm tones and maintains strong color throughout the life


               innovations are top of mind for commercial flooring
                                                            cycle.
               professionals in 2023.
                                                               “We’re seeing vintage and lived-in feeling textures—very much
                 “We all love color again,” said Charles Sinnett Register,
        contract and hospitality account executive, Couristan. “Everything’s   your metallics, estate-sale looks mixed into commercial interiors,”
                                                            added Kali Kupp, director of marketing, Kährs.
        brighter, especially in hospitality. The scale is larger now. Custom is   Yelena Rodina, senior designer, Durkan Hospitality, said original
        important and will continue to be. We provide the inspiration, and   artwork and the ability to create personal expressions are becoming
        our clients are choosing combinations that are bolder.”  more important. In response, Durkan created Abstract Artistry,
          Larger-scale organic patterns make a statement in hospitality
        environments, perfect for Instagram moments.
          There is layering of hospitality flooring now: layering of pattern,
        texture and color,” said Heather Egan, account executive, Tarkett
        Hospitality. “We are seeing that same layering with the crossover of
        styles from residential to commercial and office.”
          Tarkett’s new Expression collection takes its cues from luminaries
        in music and high fashion. Specifiers can choose from Axminster
        woven, Digital Dye Injection (DDI), or tufted constructions, along
        with a variety of fiber types, textures, colors, and pile weights.
          “Colors, shapes and layers like those found in nature will
        continue to resonate,” said Carrie Edwards Isaac, vice president of
        hospitality, Shaw Contract.
          Shaw Contract Hospitality introduced Soleil de Mer, its first
        all-Axminster luxury carpet collection designed in collaboration   Shaw Contract Hospitality introduced Soleil de Mer, its
                                                                first all-Axminster luxury carpet collection designed in
        with the Rockwell Group. The 80% wool and 20% nylon yarn blend
                                                                      collaboration with the Rockwell Group.
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