Poliface, a division of Sonae Industria, will mark its participation in Surfaces 2001 by displaying its line of laminate floors. Poliface's laminate flooring features the Inloc Joint System that allows flooring contractors to install the product according to a mechanical locking system or by applying Poliface adhesive to the product's joints, which is particularly useful for applications where top-down water exposure is likely, the company says.

On the design front, Roche Fitzgerald of Roche Design has created a broad collection of tile, stone, antique wood, and fresh North American wood species looks for the American and Canadian consumer.

Included in Poliface's laminate collection is Marine, a waterproof commercial market laminate with the high-performance rating of AC5. Classic is a eucalyptus laminate floor for the luxury residential market that, according to Poliface, provides as much as 40% greater impact resistance than most laminates. Home, with the Inloc Joint System, is available in wide-format tiles, stones and wood images as well as standard planks.