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March 2019

AVA SMPL Alpine Oak Fog
Origami Risk, Chicago, IL

Eastlake Studio of Chicago designed Origami Risk’s creative new headquarters at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The space includes areas installed with AVA SMPL.  SMPL is an HPC (high performance core) luxury vinyl floating system with pre-attached cork underlayment for improved acoustic performance. 

As with all AVA products, SMPL is 100% phthalate free, FloorScore, REACH and GEENGUARD Gold certified, carries EPD, HPD and Declare certifications.

February 2019

LSI Shapes
San Francisco, CA

“Publicis Groupe is a French multinational advertising and public relations company, and is the oldest and one of the largest marketing and communications companies in the world….” (publicisgroupe.com)

This firm may be the oldest but they are in no way, by a long shot, stodgy. This cutting-edge firm has enlisted Blitz to create a dynamic corporate office in San Francisco using color and form to punctuate space and energize occupants.

January 2019

Capri Mediterra Small Strips & AVA SNSE Iron
Spartan Surfaces, Bel Air, MD

Another great project with two instead of one, this time with Capri Collections and AVA. 

November-December 2018

AVA DSGN Tuscany Oak Wenge and LSI Custom Print
Paramount Restaurant, Toronto, Canada 

We love it when projects are able to use two instead of one. AVA and LSI together have endless variety. 

October 2018

Eco-Clicks Cork Rugged and Chestnut
Cabot Public Library, Cabot, Arkansas

The building originally built as a grocery store in 1978 became the home of the new Cabot Public Library, in 2016. The 24,026 square foot building was completely renovated under the direction of Schelle Architect of Cabot, Arkansas. Over 16,000 square feet of Eco-Clicks Cork is installed at the Cabot Public Library.

For this project and many others, floating floors are a great flooring solution for substrates that are not suitable for glue down floors. As the name implies, floating floors “float” as a unit with expansion spaces necessary. Floating floors do not require adhesive which allows for immediate use after installation.

Eco-Clicks Cork is made in layers, with the top layer 3 mm pre-finished cork; the middle layer is 6 mm moisture-resistant HDF board with an edge sealing system and the bottom layer is 1.5 mm cork underlayment with antibacterial protection. Eco-Clicks Cork plank size is 12” x 36” (nominal) x 10.5 mm.

Eco-Clicks Cork can be an installation problem solver while offering the unique and natural beauty only cork can provide.

September 2018

LSI Custom Print Sheet
Saskatchewan Science Centre

Custom Print Sheet Video Link

In the list of criteria for selecting your next trip where does toilet design fall?!? If it ranks high there is a tourism board that can help. International Toilet Tourism will not only tell you where the good ones are but they also give out awards.

Saskatchewan Science Centre is the latest to receive “Best Design” from this prestigious group. The design by 1080 Architecture, (formerly Cite360 Studio), was aided by the LSI Custom Printed Flooring service. Wanting to create an all-encompassing forest-like experience the designers engaged the services of nature photographer, Todd Mintz. LSI then reproduced the images on high-performance vinyl able to be installed both horizontally and vertically. Natural Woods, a standard LSI plank vinyl product, was incorporated into the theme covering the floor in the stalls. Watch the video for a full 360° view of this immersive experience.

July 2018

Capri Re-Tire Recycled Rubber: Cinder and Trail Mix
Pflugerville Library, Pflugerville, TX

With an array of neutrals as well as bright colors, Capri’s Re-Tire recycled rubber is installed in libraries, museums, corporate facilities, physical therapy areas, cafes and other areas where color and texture as well as durability, slip resistance, good sound absorption and comfort under foot are the criteria for flooring.  The versatile Re-Tire collection includes Medley*, Kaleidoscope and Basics. Unique to Capri, all Medley* colors contain cork dust.  The natural cork adds both visual and textural interest to the recycled rubber.

Meeting the requirements for a variety of commercial flooring installations including areas with heavy rolling loads, USA made Re-Tire is available in thickness from 3.2-12 mm in rolls, tiles and interlocking tiles.  With recycled content that varies by color, Re-Tire is FloorScore certified and Declare Label status LBC Red List Free.

Created with the same rubber colors, Re-Tire Fitness & Rec and AND/OR rubber cork can easily be partnered with Re-Tire Medley, Kaleidoscope and Basics.  Collectively with over 100 colors, these collections offer lots of opportunity for recycled rubber creativity.

June 2018

LSI Custom Printed Flooring
Joe’s Apartment, Vancouver

In the Imagination Studio of LSI Floors anything is possible. Here we take an idea and turn it into high performance vinyl flooring. An image, a corporate logo, or an original design, can all be scaled and cropped to 100 sq.ft. or 10,000 sq.ft., for small spaces, long corridors or open atriums. Nothing is holding you back….

Not even the idea of an area rug in the middle of a dance floor! The idea is obviously fraught with problems, as thousands of people dancing to live music require every safety consideration. For Joe’s Apartment, a popular Vancouver nightclub, LSI took an image of a beautifully worn Oriental rug and turned it into vinyl flooring even maintaining the shape and feel of the real thing. It was then embedded into the surrounding flooring with no transition piece required. A sound solution to a beautiful aesthetic.

May 2018

AVA SPRK Multiple Colors
Hopsmith, Nashville, TN

The creative installation at Hopsmith in Nashville shows off a number of the 38 standard SPRK colors!

Suitable for virtually all commercial installations including heavy traffic areas, SPRK luxury vinyl tiles are available in the glue down construction. The straight edge tiles are 18″ x 18″ x 2.5 mm with a 20 mil layer. Featuring the amp coating which is anti-microbial, offers increased scratch and scuff resistance as well as excellent stain and fade resistance, SPRK is easy to maintain (no need to wax).

As with all AVA products, SPRK is 100% phthalate free, FloorScore, REACH and GEENGUARD Gold certified, carries EPD, HPD and Declare certifications and is listed on the mindful Materials library. AVA SPRK has a 10 year commercial and lifetime residential warranty.

Add some SPRK to your next project!

April 2018

Capri Collections AND/OR Gold (on structures) and Cappuccino (on the floor)

AND/OR, a unique blend of EPDM granules and cork, is suitable for installations on floors “and/or” walls.  As illustrated at the New York Hall of Science Design Lab, AND/OR has the ability to contour to the display structure and also offers great flooring for the activities of young children.

USA made AND/OR has been installed in a variety of commercial spaces including corporate, education, libraries, museums, fitness and recreation.  Offered in neutrals to saturated colors, AND/OR is available in multiple thicknesses in rolls, tiles and interlocking tiles (8 mm or greater).  For floors AND/OR offers great slip resistance, good sound absorption, comfort under foot, durability and can handle rolling loads.  For vertical applications AND/OR can be used as tackable surface, wall protection or to wrap columns or doors.

AND/OR is FloorScore certified and Declare Label status LBC Red List Free.

Exclusive to Capri Collections, AND/OR offers versatility which inspires creativity!

March 2018

SHAPES
LSI is changing the conversation in vinyl flooring. Symmetrical forms explore a new means of visual communication. Parallelograms create organization and efficiency. Hexagons encourage you to stay and mingle, while Connecting Rings create a sense of play.

Virtually all LSI colors, textures, patterns and formats are available in these custom cut Shapes. Mix them up to expand the vocabulary and tell a unique story.

February 2018 

AVA SMPL Alpine Oak Khaki
Signature Place at Morris Plains (coming soon)

AVA SMPL is an HPC (high performance core) luxury vinyl with a commercial wear layer. It is a floating system that installs easily with an angle drop locking system and pre-attached cork underlayment for improved acoustic performance. SMPL is waterproof and has the AMP coating that is more scratch and scuff resistant than standard coatings for LVT.  Offered in 12 wood tones, SMPL planks are 6″ x 48″ x 6.5 mm.

As with all AVA products, SMPL is 100% phthalate free, FloorScore, REACH and GEENGUARD Gold certified, carries EPD, HPD and Declare certifications and is listed on the mindful Materials library. AVA SMPL has a 10 year commercial and lifetime residential warranty.