A tile design by Sara Baldwin Design Studio, available through Marble Systems.
The Medina kilim collection from Nani Marquina.
On Square ceramic tiles, available through Architectural Ceramics.
Pioggia, a glazed porcelain tile from Mosaic Tile Company.
Gan Rugs' hand-tufted Kenia collection, available through Adlon Design.
Porshim from Wilton Carpets, available through Stark Carpet.
A cork floor, available through Flooring America.
FLOR's Rake Me Over carpet tiles.
Porcelanosa's Calacata series.

Under Foot

Enhance your home with an array of creative flooring options, from colorful rugs to sustainable wood

Two-Tone Tile
Marble Systems has launched a new line of decorative tile designs by the Sara Baldwin Design Studio. Pictured here, Vildiz is a two-tone design that integrates the Skyline and Dolomite stone collections. Suitable for flooring as well as walls, bathrooms, counters and backsplash. marblesystems.com 

An Ancient Technique
Inspired by old-fashioned kilims, the Medina collection of wool rugs by Spanish designer Nani Marquina is handcrafted in northern Pakistan using a traditional kilim-making technique. Pictured here, black and white geometric patterns or bands of color are woven together by hand to create vivid, one-of-a-kind rugs. nanimarquina.com

Building Blocks
The unadorned elegance of industrial concrete was the inspiration behind On Square, a line of ceramic tile now available at Architectural Ceramics. On Square mimics the foot-worn look of concrete and comes in four colors—Avorio, Sabbia, Cemento and Lavagna—and multiple sizes. architecturalceramics.net

Contemporary Vibe
Pioggia is a glazed porcelain tile with a subtle, contemporary striae design. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or even as a checkerboard for a unique graphic pattern. Pioggia is available through Mosaic Tile Company in four colors and three sizes: 12 by 12 inches (pictured), 12 by 24 inches and 24 by 24 inches. mosaictileco.com

Modern Motif
The latest addition to Gan Rugs’ hand-tufted wool line is Kenia, a vivid, brightly hued collection by Spanish design team Odosdesign that was introduced in the 2012 catalog. The rugs come in two sizes and are available through Adlon in DC. gan-rugs.com; adlondesign.com

Wall to Wall
The Porshim design is part of the Wide Collection from Wilton Carpets. Made in the U.S.A. out of wool and metallic nylon thread, this collection is now being sold exclusively through Stark Carpet. Available in denim (pictured here), charcoal and opal. 

The Beauty of Cork
Cork is a completely renewable resource harvested as bark from living trees that are unharmed in the process. Durable, sound 
absorbent, warm and resilient, cork makes the perfect flooring surface. Available in a rich collection of colors and patterns through FA Design Build/Flooring America. ecofinishes.com

Seamless Style
FLOR’s Rake Me Over carpet tiles are solid with waves of soft, twisted fiber. Its squares align seamlessly so the look is closer to 
traditional wall-to-wall carpet than the 
company’s popular carpet tiles. Visit the newly opened FLOR showroom in Georgetown for a look. flor.com

Marble Madness
Porcelanosa’s Calacata series mimics the look of marble with subtle variations in veining and an almost translucent quality. Rectified edges create a seamless finish when the tiles are laid with a tight grout joint. Low-maintenance Calacata is 
available as a ceramic wall tile or a porcelain floor tile, in gold and silver. porcelanosa-usa.com