The second 2013 Designed for Life event – focus on flooring – was packed with great information about new flooring trends and options for safety, easy care, beauty, and long-term value. This free workshop was a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the best technologies available today.
Hosted by ProSource of San Diego, experts from Kraus Flooring, J. H. Freed & Sons, US Floors and Emser Tile introduced innovative flooring products and responded to great questions from discerning consumers.
Products featured were:
- nylon carpet
- carpet tile
- PET (polyester) carpet
- LVT (luxury vinyl tile)
- Ceramic tile
Innovations introduced included Zipperlock, run-resistant carpeting that helps prevent tripping hazards; the new vinyl with features that make it more comfy, slip resistant, and budget friendly than ever before, and digital printing technology, which is transforming the flooring industry. This technology enables designs to be digitally printed directly onto the surfaces of flooring. For example, cork flooring, which is easy on old hips and aching backs, could be made to look like natural vein-cut stone; ceramic tile, which is easy to clean and maintain, could be made to look like wood.
People considering remodeling also had an opportunity to meet with ASID’s aging-in-place design specialists and award-winning remodeler, Wardell Builders. Free consumer publications on topics related to making your home comfortable for your lifetime were provided courtesy of AARP.
For a recap of the presentations, see Best Flooring Type? For a personal view of how the information shared at this workshop can serve the older homeowner, read View from the 80s. Coverage of this Designed for Life event, including photographs, is provided by ReVisions Resources.