What Happens at Surfaces, Comes to H.J. Martin and Son
I had the opportunity to travel with two of my team members to the 2015 International Surfaces Event in Las Vegas. It was an exciting week with lots of products to see and people to meet. There are so many fantastic new products coming out in 2015 and H.J. Martin and Son is delighted to soon offer them to our customers.
Going to Surfaces is like going to a giant mall full of flooring and tile showrooms. Each booth is creative and unique in its own way, drawing in retailers, dealers and designers like a moth to a flame. It truly is an amazing experience that I thoroughly enjoyed, though my feet would disagree. It’s too bad I didn’t have a Fitbit because think I would have far exceeded my 10,000 steps! There are people from all over the world that come to this event and it’s always fun to make friends with them and learn from new people in the industry.
Some of the latest and greatest products soon to hit the showroom include bold color pallets, geometric patterns, advanced wood plank porcelain and vinyl plank lines, unique reclaimed hardwood flooring and some retro tile lines that bring vintage back to life.
One of the coolest things that I noticed while I was there was the improvement in the visuals on luxury vinyl and porcelain tile to make it look like real wood and natural stone. There are a variety of manufacturers that offer durable products at an affordable price with a look that is on par with the real thing. Some of these great looks are from the Mannington Adura line of luxury vinyl tile and plank, which H.J. Martin and Son will be stocking at a great price point.
We also saw a variety of plush wool and nylon carpets that have excellent durability, beautiful colors and unique patterns. We are excited to be adding a few of these to our stock as well to offer our customers luxury carpets at an affordable price. For those of you curious about wool carpet, it is the Cadillac of carpeting with superior durability, exceptional softness and a bounty of natural characteristics making for a healthier living environment. It is naturally flame retardant, has a natural stain resistance and is hypoallergenic.
One of my favorite products that I saw is the Organic line of hardwood from Hallmark Flooring. With a unique narrow width, rough texture, oil finish and soft color palette, it is the essence of rustic. The true character of the wood makes a statement and displays beautiful imperfection. H.J. Martin and Son already has a few samples of this line to show customers but we are expecting more in the near future.
There were a lot of amazing new products shown at Surfaces and these pictures are just a few of them. H.J. Martin and Son will be getting samples of some great new products throughout the spring so be sure to check out our showrooms for updates!