The Willis Tower Rug in Golden Rod from Studio by Karastan, part of the new Panache collection.
Architectural Ceramics' Driftwood collection.
The Hamptons Stripe Rug by Custom Cool Rugs.
A rug from the Mary McDonald Custom Rug Collection for Patterson, Flynn & Martin.
Manhattan Blanco from Porcelanosa.
The Talya Collection by Sara Baldwin.
The New Mosaics Collection from Parquet In.
The Interlocking Circles Sisal by Billet Collins.
An olive wood floor by Tuscany Olive Wood.
The Adore Shag Rug by Ligne Pure.

Under Foot

Flooring and carpet options bring style to the surface

Panache, the new rug collection for Studio by Karastan, made its debut at the 2013 Spring High Point Market. It features chevrons, ikats, geometrics, florals and more. Each pattern is available in 12 hues; rugs are woven nylon and come in a range of sizes. Pictured here, the Willis Tower Rug in Golden Rod.

Architectural Ceramics’ Driftwood collection is a porcelain tile that combines the look of wood and the durability of porcelain. Six-by-24-inch tiles with little or no grout joints mimic wide floorboards. Driftwood is available in a range of shades; the floor here is pictured in Graywood.

Custom Cool Rugs are hand-woven using pashmina, natural nettle, linen, New Zealand and Himalyan wools and a variety of silks. Vibrant designs range from subtle to bold and traditional to modern. They can be woven as rugs or kilims. Pictured here, the clean-lined Hamptons Stripe Rug, which is handmade in India and Nepal. 

Large geometric patterns embody the graceful, new Mary McDonald Custom Rug Collection for Patterson, Flynn & Martin. The rugs are inspired by David Hicks designs and Directoire and Art Deco motifs. Each custom piece is available in Tibetan wool and silk.

The Manhattan Collection from Porcelanosa showcases sleek, ceramic mosaic tiles that can be used both indoors and out. Available in white, gray, brown and black colorways, the tiles are durable yet elegant and come in matte or shiny finishes. Pictured here, a bathroom in large-scale Manhattan Blanco tiles.

The Talya Collection of water-jet mosaics by Sara Baldwin boasts marble and stone surfaces in a subtle palette of gray, beige and ivory, in geometric and interwoven lace motifs. The collection is at home in highly trafficked and indoor-outdoor areas; available in field and bullnose tiles and trim through Marble Systems in Fairfax, Virginia. 

In its New Mosaics Collection, Italian floor company Parquet In embellishes oak, wenge, teak, cherry and doussie parquet floors with reflective materials such as glass and metallic ceramic mosaics. Available in the U.S. through Creative Concepts Design Center, located in Fairfax, Virginia.

Decorative painting company Billet Collins turns ordinary sisal rugs into an artist’s canvas by painting them with borders, field and damask patterns and medallions. Pictured here, the Interlocking Circles Sisal.

Tuscany Olive Wood, a North Carolina-based flooring company that launched in 2012, is now importing a new exotic wood from Italy: olive wood. Each floorboard comes from trees that are at least 120 years old; they’re only harvested when their production of olives and oil wanes, making them both sustainable and durable.

Belgian rug company Ligne Pure has gone hip with the deep-pile Adore Shag Rug. Hand-woven of polyester, it currently comes in white and gray—but starting in September 2013 the color palette will include platinum, silver, black and blue. With a four-month lead time, shape and size can be customized. Available in DC through Theodores.;