Home & Design
Illustration - Vector graphics
Illustration - Vector graphics

The Daisy Climber carpet from Capel Rugs.

Armstrong - Flooring
Armstrong - Flooring

Armstrong Alterna vinyl tiles.

Carpet - Design
Carpet - Design

The Champi

Yoga Mat - Floor
Yoga Mat - Floor

Floor mats by Chilewich.

Meditation - Room
Meditation - Room

The African mahogany line from Mirage's Exotic Woods series.

Bathroom - Interior Design Services
Bathroom - Interior Design Services

Onice, a porcelain tile from Porcelanosa.

Jagson India - Tile
Jagson India - Tile

Slaty by Edimax.

Flooring - Laminate Flooring
Flooring - Laminate Flooring

HomerWood's Carbonera Hickory Smoked Red Saddle floor.

Stepping Out

With a plethora of materials and finishes, inventive flooring options abound

Stepping Out JULY/AUGUST 2011


HomerWood hardwood flooring is manufactured in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania out of whole trees, with an effort to retain the inherent characteristics of each specimen’s grain, markings and knots. Pictured here, the Carbonera Hickory Smoked Red Saddle floor, made from smoked and scraped hickory lumber. homerwood.com

Fabric designer Kevin O’Brien is collaborating with Capel Rugs on three new carpet lines: Droplets, Daisy Climber and Zanzibar. Pictured here, Daisy Climber is hand-tufted in India from pure wool and is available in two lines and one colorway, Blue Multi, in a five-by-eight-foot rectangle. capelrugs.com

Armstrong Alterna 16-by-16-inch vinyl tiles offer defined textures and colors approximating travertine, quartz and slate. Alterna features Armstrong’s aluminum oxide coating, which provides scratch, stain and wear resistance. Available at Flooring America Design Build in Fairfax, Virginia. fadesignbuild.com; armstrong.com

Echoing the look of mushrooms, the Champiñones collection for Gan Rugs (a subsidiary of Spanish manufacturer Gandia Blasco) features whimsical carpets made with virgin wool and cotton backing. Available in circular or rectangular shapes. ganrugs.com 

Chilewich’s brightly hued floor mats are made of the company’s distinctive woven vinyl, a durable, washable product that has an intrinsic sheen. The floor mats—including those in the Basketweave collection pictured here—come in a range of colors, sizes, shapes and textures. chilewich.com

Mirage offers prefinished hardwood floors in easily renewable woods. The African mahogany line is the latest addition to its Exotic Woods series. Also known as Sapele wood, African mahogany is available in three finishes—Terracotta, Bronze and Brass—and offers unique color variations and grains; the flooring comes in engineered five-inch boards with a semi-gloss finish. miragefloors.com

Onice is a rectified, high-gloss tile that looks like natural marble—soft in color with deeper tones of veining throughout—yet offers the easy maintenance of a porcelain tile. Onice is available from Porcelanosa in Arena, Blanco, Marfil (pictured) and Siena, in a range of sizes. porcelanosa-usa.com

Slaty by Edimax reflects the latest technological advances in tile manufacturing. To create the slate-like tiles pictured here, high-resolution images are transferred to a durable porcelain tile surface via “inkjet” technology, resulting in the unique appearance of natural stone. Available through Mosaic Tile Company; mosaictileco.com 

**Out of the array of interior design magazines, Home and Design magazine stands out as a primary idea source for luxury home design and building/remodeling features.  Wonderful visuals of custom homes and eco-friendly resources are combined with expert advice to provide a fundamental reference point for bringing amazing home interior design and remodeling projects to life.


You may also like:

An Airy Oasis
Inspired by the sea, this Richmond, Virginia, designer creates a haven of calm for a family of five
Expert Advice - The Wonders of Porcelain
This versatile material takes on myriad styles and looks
Game On!
Designer Debbie Wiener spruces up home where sports take center stage
HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

Stay Connected with HOME & DESIGN Newsletter

Copyright © 2023 Home & Design. All rights reserved. | Back to top