Surfaces and Finishes

As apartment units get smaller, larger doses of creativity are being devoted to amenity areas.

As apartment units get smaller, larger doses of creativity are being devoted to amenity areas. Don’t miss an excellent opportunity to stand apart from the competition down the street. Whether your design team goes with wallpaper, an etched glass panel or a luxurious touch of recycled leather, remember that in today’s apartment market, individuality impacts ROI.

XorelCarnegie’s Xorel Final Touch Collection features visually intriguing patterns in high performance textiles that explore the possibilities of surface dimensionality. Monocle Embroider (pictured) was inspired by a desire to offer designers greater creative variety with Xorel for decorative headboards, upholstered panels and banquette applications. A unique embroidery technique secures a layer of foam secured to Xorel and creates Monocle’s quilted effect (

Flavor Paper_Nosanchuk ThumbnailsFlavor Paper’s “Super Series,” designed by David Nosanchuk, features seven patterns that boldly reinterpret architectural elements. The collection for the Brooklyn, New York-based wallcoverings manufacturer is an architectural voyage from Nosanchuk’s home base of New York City to the churches of Rome, taking elements such as skylights and sculptures and re-imagining them in hand crafted, kaleidoscopic patterns that have a distinctly digital feel (

3FormRoyal_room3form’s Pattern+ is a revolutionary glass customization system that works across multiple material platforms. These new offerings provide more creative options with completely customizable patterns in etch or color with no minimum order quantities. Select from a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Designers can now achieve nearly any look, any color and infinite possibilities from many dynamic materials to tailor their concepts for their multifamily clients (

Horizan Decking | Ipe with Tudor Brown accent boardFiberon’s Horizon composite decking emulates exotic, tropical hardwoods with dramatic striking looks. With Fiberon’s innovative patent-pending PermaTech® surface technology, Horizon features a 25-year, industry first, stain and fade warranty. Capped on all four sides, Horizon provides beautiful, long-lasting, low maintenance decking. Reversible boards offer varied wood grains for a more natural look. Horizon resists stains, mold and mildew, and it’s easy to clean (

Chroma Wood PanelsArchitectural Systems Inc. (ASI) has introduced Chroma Wood Panels, a vibrant collection of deep saturated hues and pops of color crafted from the ancient Japanese charring/antiquing technique called Shou-sugi-ban. Offered in Cypress, Yellow Pine or Redwood species in random length planks and made in the USA, this unique material is also available in custom colorations bridging traditional and contemporary design—and it’s ideal for interior and exterior applications. According to Ron Jackson, CEO of ASI, Chroma Wood Panels is one of the most innovative surfaces ASI has brought to the market in 25 years