Here's a look at some of the innovative new resilient flooring products available for the Spring 2004 selling season.

Solarbright Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Agate

Solarbrite debuts full line of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Solarbrite manufactures a full line of Luxury Vinyl Flooring that combines premium-quality vinyl tiles and the most advanced techniques in manufacturing, according to the company. Solarbrite offers collections that encompass stone, marble and wood designs, and color-coordinated tiles for custom floors.

Color-coordinated patterns are designed for both commercial applications and domestic uses. All tiles and planks are backsanded to ensure a precise, accurate thickness, as well as an etched back surface to ensure maximum adhesive bonding, Solarbrite says.

BurkeMercer LVT features stone look

BurkeMercer Flooring now offers a line of luxury vinyl tile. Stone luxury vinyl tile is offered in multiple colors and designs in six categories, including marble, solid, carpet, granite, pastel, and sand. Each tile is 18-by-18 inches in size.

Forbo's Selling Center Marmoleum display

Forbo introduces multi-colored Selling Center Marmoleum Display

Forbo's Selling Center Marmoleum Display incorporates multiple product colors. Each color in this display has a removable sample that customers can see and touch. Behind the removable sample is a permanent sample so that the display unit never looks incomplete.

A pre-made Marmoleum display floor is included. Also featured is an Idea Photo Book that offers striking room scenes, and information about Marmoleum's features and benefits.

Nafco's Permastone Modular Collection

Nafco PermaStone expands into modular collection

Nafco's PermaStone Modular offers a variety of newly sized tiles that can be assembled into modular units. In the collection, seven tiles -- two 16-by-16-inch, three 8-by-8-inch and two 8-by-16-inch pieces -- comprise one modular unit, all of which are available in a single carton. PermaStone Modular is manufactured in four different patterns.

Mannington's Artisan Collection in Garden Linen

Mannington's Garden Linen is inspired by freehand brushwork

Mannington recently debuted Artisan Collection includes three resilient patterns inspired by the time-honored methods of stenciling, block printing and resist dyeing. Garden Linen, one of these patterns, is reminiscent of a freehand sketch done with a pen or wet brush.

A flowing tapestry of leaves, flowers and vines makes up Garden Linen's design. It is available in four colors ranging from dark-chocolate brown to light tan.

Azrock Better Flooring Solution is Plaza Marble

Azrock's Plaza Marble available in five colors

Plaza Marble is a new, premium homogenous marble composite tile offered in the Azrock Better Flooring Solutions line. Plaza Marble is available in five colors -- Copper Vein, Granite Gray, Java Brown, Quarry Gray, and Crimson Lode. The tile is available in 12-by-12-inch formats, as well as 12-by-24-inch pavers.

Parterre's Complete Sports Floor line

Parterre Flooring launches Compete Sports Floor line

Parterre Flooring Systems recently introduced its Compete Sports Floor line. The primary application for the product includes all wood and solid-color visual resilient gym floors. Compete Sports Floor offers superior shock absorption and safety, plus a urethane-coated surface for easy maintenance, according to the company.

Parterre says that Compete Sports Floor meets the five major sports floor criteria of shock absorption, energy restitution, vertical deformation, slip resistance and ball bounce.

Tarket Specialty's Linosom Linoleum tile

Linoleum tile option now available from Tarkett

Tarkett Specialty now offers its Linosom Linoleum in a versatile tile format, providing additional design options for architects and designers. This homogenous, through-patterned tile is available in a nominal 20-by-20-inch tile and 0.100-inch gauge. Linosom Linoleum comes in a range of 14 popular colors and features a new polyester backing to provide enhanced dimensional stability.

Domco's Rustic line

Domco beefs up its Rustic line

Four additions to Domco's popular Rustic line include a mix of contemporary and traditional looks that complement the existing collections. Springdale is a 9-inch-square, tooled-leather tile bordered on all sides by a single row of stitching.

Other additions include Newfield, an all-over pebble design in a mix of fresh colors, and Rio Strip and Lodgewood, two hardwood reproductions in 3- and 6-inch-wide planks, respectively. Rio Strip is available in three natural wood tones, while Lodgewood is available in two natural colorations.

EarthWerks releases two luxury vinyl tiles

EarthWerks has released two luxury vinyl tiles. Canyon Stone is a 16-by-16-inch, designer-dimension, luxury vinyl tile manufactured with EarthWerks' Tuff Shield finish. EarthWerks also offers its Carpet Tile, an 18-by-18-inch luxury vinyl tile that brings together the realistic look of berber carpet with the wearability of LVT.

Flexco's Contract Vinyls

Flexco revitalizes its Contract Vinyls

Flexco has introduced a revitalized offering of Contract Vinyls to further expand design options for its high-performance product. Contract Vinyl is a 1/8-inch gauge solid-vinyl tile engineered to combine the durability of homogenous vinyl with outstanding design and performance for high-traffic areas.

Available in 20 color choices in 12-, 24- and 36-inch-square formats, as well as with an optional heat-weld feature, Contract Vinyls are designed to create a watertight and hygienic floor.

Stoney Creek from the Armstong Destinations line

Armstrong adds patterns to Destinations collection

Four new resilient patterns, spread over 18 SKUs, have been added to Armstrong's Destinations line. These patterns include tumbled marble, rustic brick and sandstone offerings. Destinations features Armstrong's ToughGuard durability, the patented CleanSweep surface and a 15-year warranty.

Amtico's Kasumi Stone

Amtico intros several new stone patterns

Amtico has added several new stone patterns to its resilient flooring portfolio. Kasumi Stone, a Japanese stone, is replicated with a natural, cool gray tone. Both Australian Sandstone and Garcia Stone are contemporary stone looks with natural colors and subtle palettes styled for any space in the home.

Spectrum's Marble/Diamond, Wood and Marbelized vinyl flooring patterns

Spectrum Imports offers plethora of resilient options

Spectrum Imports, a division of Gardner Industries Inc., now offers a wide range of resilient flooring options, including Sempresol, Euroflor and Eurotred vinyl-backed sheet vinyl, Peak Performance commercial vinyl tile and planks, Royal Court 16-by-16-inch vinyl tile and 4-by-36-inch vinyl planks, and Naturals/Deluxe 12-by-12-inch registered tile.

Johnsonite expands its color offerings

Johnsonite has added 11 new hues to its spectrum of flooring colors. The new colors -- Spa Blue, Citron, Daffydil, Dreamsicle, Mousi, Pansy, Raisin, Ocean, and three new metallics -- bring the total number of Johnsonite's available offerings to 130.

Congoleum Utopia sheet vinyl in Sculpture

Congoleum creates Utopia sheet vinyl line

Congoleum has introduced Utopia, a new sheet product that sports nine natural-looking designs in 42 colorations. Utopia features a 15-mil wearlayer, as well as the company's Scuff-Tuff natural gloss urethane wear surface, ArmorGuard product construction and Bac Stop Mildew Protection.

The new designs are Mountain Oak, Harmony, Catalina, Cobblefield, Sculpture, Appian Way, Sierra, Everest, and Penchant.

Centiva's Granite Collection

Centiva launches new Granite tile collection

Centiva by International Floors of America Inc. recently introduced a new resilient product inspired by true granite stones. The five new colors in this collection represent the trend for distinctive granite patterns. Centiva Granite is available in 12-by-12-, 18-by-18-, and 36-by-36-inch tiles.

Roppe's SafeTcork

Roppe debuts SafeTcork tile and tread products

Roppe Corp. has unveiled SafeTcork Tile and Tread products, its newest addition to the SafeTmax Flooring System. SafeTcork Tile and Tread products, which are composed of a blend of cork and rubber, are designed for interior use in high-traffic areas where slip hazards are a concern.

Roppe' SafeTcork product line is available in several designs and can be used with or without a coordinating tread product. SafeTcork products contain absolutely no PVCs, while remaining naturally resilient and durable, Roppe says.

Metroflor Solidity features tough, ceramic-type finish

Solidity by Metroflor is a heavy-duty solid vinyl tile with a tough, scratch- and stain-resistant ceramic-type finish. The floor is backed by lifetime residential and 10-year commercial warranties.

Balta unveils new generation of Flexitec cushioned vinyl

Balta U.S. recently introduced its all-new Flexitec Generation II PVC cushion-backed sheet vinyl collection. The new Flexitec Generation II program builds on the first generation of Flexitec, but adds new styling and colorations aimed squarely at the North American market.