ISE Contributes to Habitat for Humanity Restore


If you haven’t heard of Habitat for Humanity Restore, you are in for a great surprise. As one of the not-for-profit programs to support Habitat for Humanity, Restore takes new and used building materials and furniture and recycles those items to the public at discounted prices. Founded in 2000, Restore operates with one philosophy:  “People, Planet and Profit.” As of December 2012, according to their website, they have generated more than $4 million for building homes in the urban core of Jackson County, Missouri. They have also diverted more than 25,000 tons of building materials from Kansas City waste. So, not only are the building for the needy, they are recycling for all of us!

“People seeking building supplies can find what they need at ReStore.  ReStore seeks to be a good steward of natural resources and energy provided by our planet, Earth.  Thousands of tons of useable building materials are diverted from landfills each year by our ReStore.  Finally, ReStore profits are transferred to our Habitat for Humanity Kansas City affiliate to further its mission to give low income families decent, affordable homes to own.  Through this Triple Bottom Line philosophy, the Habitat Kansas City ReStore has experienced phenomenal success and serves as a model of sustainability to the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area.”

As a partner with Habitat Restore, Interior Surface donated 20 pallets of VCT and some rubber base last week to help further the efforts of the organization. It’s quite fitting that ISE’s new product will help to fund more housing for needy families in the KC Metro area.

If you want to help Habitat for Humanity and help Restore our planet, contact Habitat at: and Restore at:


Introducing: Marazzi USA’s “American Heritage Series”—Porcelain Wood

Vintage, revisited and revived for modern dwellings and public spaces – that’s the takeaway with American Heritage, Marazzi’s newest wood plank series in color body porcelain. The artisanal feel of hand-scraped, hand-oiled hardwood is authentically reproduced on a strong and durable porcelain body that withstands rigors – water, stains, freezing conditions – that are often the nemesis of real wood.” –Marazzi USA

american-marazzi-tile_american-heritage-wood-look-porcelain-tilesThe name alone will catch your eye:  “Porcelain Wood.” Marazzi has developed a new type of plank that defies the effects of nature. You get all the beauty of wood but with the durability of stone. Talk about having your cake and eating it!

Janell Porter, of Interior Surface, says this new material is “beautiful and has the visually stunning aesthetics of wood, coupled with the durability of a porcelain stone. This is a breathtakingly beautiful product for any commercial space and is designer friendly. Architects and designers will love it!”

Marazzi uses 3-D digital print technique to permeate the surface of the tile. So you get themarazzi-USA-tile warm feel of real wood, while wide-plank sizes of 6 inches by 36 inches and 9 inches by 36 inches allow for minimal grout joints. The colors available for the stone “wood” tile are: Natural, Saddle, and Spice. Not only is this new Marazzi product beautiful and durable, it is responsible; it contains 21% recycled content. You can see more of the product online at .

For more information, contact Interior Surface on this amazing product.

Introducing Red Carpet Services, Inc.

redcarpetIntroducing: Red Carpet Service, a full-service carpet cleaning company serving Independence, Blue Springs, Lees Summit, Liberty and Greater Kansas City for over thirty years. Red Carpet is a family owned company which believes in providing quality cleaning services to their clients. They have found that most of their business is repeat customers and referrals because of the quality business they provide.

Janell Porter, with Interior Surface, says Red Carpet is “an excellent choice for floor cleaning both commercially and residentially and are bonded, insured and reliable.”

Red Carpet Services, Inc. combines state of the art equipment with highly trained and certified technicians, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, one of the only institutes backed by all of the major carpet mills.

Red Carpet Services provides:

  • carpet cleaning
  • spot removal
  • upholstery cleaning
  • air duct cleaning
  • tile and grout cleaning
  • allergy relief treatment

Contact them at or call them at 816-257-0400.

Starnet Worldwide Commercial Design Awards 2013 Part IV

MWMC1Congratulations to Interior Surface again on their fourth nomination by Starnet, this time for their work on the Western Missouri Medical Center project in Warrensburg, Missouri. “The creative use of tile throughout . . . has unified [Western Missouri Medical Center’s] rambling collection of buildings into one modern, warm, and welcoming facility.” (Starnet) See for yourself:


ISE Entered for Starnet Worldwide Design Awards 2013–Part III

Congratulations to Interior Surface for one of four 2013 Starnet Design Award submissions for 2013. The third submission is the Smithville High School Performing Arts Center, Smithville, Smithville, Missouri.SHS1

According to Starnet, “Sophisticated Style Meets Traditional High School” was the goal for Smithville’s New Performing Art Center. Centiva’s Contour Series Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) was selected to highlight the sophistication of the lobby and SHS2hallway areas of this building. Green, the school color was chosen as the main accent throughout this addition. Designers also incorporated a wide variety of strong neutrals in order to emphasize a feeling of refined elegance. The main design challenge faced in this space was to add visual interest to the long hallways, which was achieved by adding curves to the SHS3LVT. A main focal point on the lobby walls was created by adding a band of beautiful Marazzi Glass Tile to the exposed brick, unifying the old and new spaces of the building. The auditorium features a non-traditional American Olean Tile as a defined wall below the fabric panels. This choice adds sophisticated ambiance to the space while providing a durable product requiring minimal maintenance. Luxurious high quality American Olean Tile was also used in the restrooms to provide ease of maintenance. The classic styling and elegant design concept has made this project a stunning success.SHS4SHS5SHS6SHS7

ISE Entered for Starnet Worldwide Design Awards 2013–Part II

Congratulations to Interior Surface for one of four 2013 Starnet Design Award submissions for 2013. The second submission is the Hilton Garden Inn, Olathe, Kansas.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.



ISE Entered for Starnet Worldwide Design Awards 2013

Congratulations to Interior Surface for one of four 2013 Starnet Design Award submissions for 2013. The first is for Garnett Elementary School, Garnett, Kansas. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.



Introducing: AMERICAN OLEAN “Bordeaux Glazed Porcelain and Ceramic Tile”

AO_Home_StudiodistrictWant to get a “sneak peek” of the hot new commercial flooring and wall tile available to update your space?   Introducing . . . AMERICAN OLEAN “Bordeaux Glazed Porcelain and Ceramic Tile.”

This new product line is their first production of a glazed porcelain floor, mosaic and ceramic wall combination.  It was designed for commercial projects because of its durability and AO_UrbanTones_Com02aesthetic variety.  Interested in getting a quote for new flooring your commercial space?  Contact Vicki at for your free consultation or visit our website

Featuring CROSSVILLE’S “Limestone Porcelain Stone” and “Ebb and Flow” Glass Blends

412668-crossvilleLooking for new, sleek interior finishes for your commercial space?   See what is hot off the press from CROSSVILLE: the “Limestone Porcelain Stone series.  This new product is as beautiful as any natural limestone you might find in a quarry, but made out of Porcelain. It comes instone-imitation-porcelain-stoneware-floor-tile-floorscore-certified-low-voc-emissions-51632-1552395 an array of color choices and would be an excellent choice for an office building or commercial space.

Need a back splash for your conference room sink?  Take a look at the new Ebb and Flow” glass blends from Crossville. This line is not only luxurious in textures and color choices, it is surprisingly affordable.


Interested in getting a price quote on either of these lines or new flooring for your commercial space?  Contact: at Interior Surface to schedule your free consultation and/or site measure.

Platinum Anniversary “Commercial Carpet Tile” Collection by Milliken- Affordable Luxury in a Carpet Tile.

platinum-1 (1)This beautiful commercial Milliken Carpet Tile is available in 3 co-coordinating styles and multiple color selections.  Carpet tile is one of today’s most cost effective flooring solutions for Commercial Consumers because it takes less square footage to complete a project than traditional broadloom carpet. (Less Product = Cost Savings) Also, if tiles get damaged or stained, they be replaced individually without having to re-carpet the entire room. Here’s what makes this carpet tile so special:

Starnet Platinum Anniversary features:chair2

  • 100% WearOn® Type 6,6 Nylon
  • Stainsmart® Stain Repel/Stain Resist/Soil Release
  • Patented Milliken/Constantine MYI tufting technology.
  • Indoor Air Quality – CRI Green Label Plus
  • Appearance Retention Rating (CRI TM 101) – SEVERE & HEAVY Traffic
  • Flammability Rating – CLASS 1
  • Carpet Tile with PVC Free Comfort Plus ES Cushion Back
  • All Lifetime Milliken Warranties Apply

platinum-2Find out more about the Platinum Anniversary Collection by visiting:

If you are interested in knowing more about how this beautiful carpet tile can work for you, contact us at Interior Surface.