From tiles and pavers to specialized displays, stage floors and specialty Glass floor inserts, our vast repertoire of materials can be specified for a spectrum of designs
InteractiveUnexpected interactivity compels users to stop and take a second look, fostering engagement and sheer intrigue.
University Medical Centre at Princeton -Chapel of light
“Evidence-based design was at the heart of RMJM’s innovative design for the new hospital. Every aspect of the hospital’s design was geared toward creating a healing and welcoming atmosphere for patients, families and hospital staff. Elements include the abundant use of natural light”-rmjm.com
Based on the concept of divine light, the designers used light as a central unifying theme in the design—the materials and features were all chosen to bring out different aspects of light. The floor of the chapel features terrazzo interactive tiles, which not only responded to the patrons’ every step but were also activated by the filtered colors of light that shines down upon them from the clerestory above. The effortless and magical movement of light and shadow within the flooring is really highlighted in this solemn space and speaks directly of the ethereal and mystical aspects of light and how we perceive it.
NAIAS Cadillac Booth 2015
An Elegant design and execution by Czarnowski captures the essence of the iconic luxury brand, Cadillac in the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The newest Cadillac model was displayed on a boldly sophisticated floor of Jali Cascata surrounding a circular core of Scintilla. Cascata panels were also inset into the steps leading up to the car and on the floor of the hostess stand.
The luxuriously shimmering floor received foot traffic of millions of visitors and proudly presented the dozens of cars parked on it.
Light FilteringIntegral light manipulating patterns and customizability of light filtering Resin, Glass and Terrazzo allow designing for purpose, aesthetic, value and durability.
Hard Rock Tampa
In a Wimberly Interiors design, our SLANT turbulence panels form the perfectly decadent display for the gilded gold tones of Elvis Presley's 24-karat gold piano.
Back-lit Terrazzo Tiles
The in-floor video display for this Ralph Applebaum Associates design utilizes modular tiles mounted to an access floor system with video LED boards underneath. The integral light points in the slabs transmit video projection through the floor, creating a video display flooring system. A rippling pattern emerges unexpectedly in the stone-like floor when someone steps it.
Light EmittingLight emitting flooring solutions are a kit of parts customized and designed not only with the goal of achieving unparalleled aesthetic but also for durability, ease of installation and maintenance.
Dance Floor, Odyssey Cruise Ship
The black dance floors in this GREC Architects design have a Sensitile Terrazzo™ border along with a central area of edge-lit Terrazzo Lumina tiles™. A warm white LED system illuminates these tiles to create a spectacular dance floor.
Housed in the grout joints, the edge-illumination system can be serviced if needed.
PaversInteractive Exterior Terrazzo Pavers are activated by ambient light, shadow and movement. The experiential effect of these materials is aptly described by Zaha Hadid Architects in a press releases that was issued for the design concept for the “street element” of Boulevard Der Stars, “Sensitile Terrazzo pavers incorporate passive and active light conducting channels. They draw on the interactive qualities by the simple means of natural or artificial ambient light without the need for electricity. Ruled by simple low tech principle this new material , we found, could provide joy and play on the street , and the existing static opaque floor would dress by an animated surface during the day and transform to a glitzy radiant source of light at night time”.
Options & Custom Services
Our experienced team of material specialists, design engineers, architects and craftspeople are available to support design in all stages of the iterative process - from material selection, color exploration, targeted sampling and specification to installation support.
Surface finishes and surface texture are specifiable for both aesthetic and function (slip resistance etc.)
Color and metal inlays can be used for bespoke elements such as logos, seals, custom graphics, lettering and wayfinding patterns.
Using integrated lighting in our flooring solutions it is possible to achieve aesthetically stunning as well as practical design elements that aid in wayfinding and safely.