‘What materials will work best for my project?’

Choosing the best material for each surface and application can be an art in itself. Properly balancing design, durability, cost and environmental impact for your clients is key to your success. On this page you'll find an ever-growing catalog of real-world examples of material triumphs - and fails! - that can help guide your next specifications. 


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Hotels and restaurants are some of the most challenging environments for decorative surfaces. High use, abuse and rigorous cleaning or the opposite, neglect, quickly take their toll on materials that aren't up to the task. 

Click below for profiles on specification successes (and failures!) in hospitality projects. 

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Office and commercial spaces offer many opportunities for value engineering decorative surfaces. People spend more of their waking time in these evolving environments, making smart materials selection more important than ever. 



Clinics, hospitals, long-term care and environments for aging represent growing opportunities for interior designers and architects. They also present designers with a unique set of client demands, namely hygiene, cleaning and maintenance. 

Creating safe, welcoming spaces is key to delivering your clients the advantages they'll need in this competitive market.