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.


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.

Interior Surface Flooring Featured in the New Hilton Garden Inn–Olathe

Hotel Exterior

If you haven’t seen the new Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, you are in for a treat. Located right off I-35 and 119th Street, the new structure is a touch of class for this South corridor landing. It’s been hilton-garden-inn-olathe (1)called the nicest and most modern Hilton Garden Inn in the world and it’s right down the street from Interior Surface in Olathe. Here’s a video highlighting the interior with flooring design and installation from Interior Surface.

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ISE Featured in Armstrong Corporate Solution Spotlight Case Study


Interior Surface was recently the Installation Contractor for the Tremont Hen House Market supermarket design using Armstrong Natural Creations Mystix Vinyl Tile.

According to Armstrong Commercial Flooring, “Starnet selected the Tremont Hen House Market remodel as the 2012 ‘Retail’ category winner in their annual Design Awards, a contest that celebrates the creativity and talent of professionals in commercial flooring and interiors. Award winners are chosen based on their creative use of flooring, the integration of flooring into the overall design concept and the successful achievement of client objectives.”

henhouse2Judge Gregory Bishop, president of Accolate Interiors, said the Hen House project “shined above the others for its stylish use of a predominately neutral palette. We were all impressed by the strategic use of shape and color in the flooring, and how it defined the space and contributed to the overall character of each department. We liked the way that the floors tied together with architectural elements, and how the neutral colors kept the focus on signage and splashes of color to help people navigate through the space.”

Fred Williamson, Vice President of Starnet, Operations, adds, “The NATURAL CREATIONS floors are a key design feature, along with the lighting. The flooring helps define areas like the pharmacy and the bank by using a range of color and texture to transition from one space to another. Also, the floor design picks up the curve and flow of the ceiling soffits, which also helps define areas within the store. There is an overall feeling of freshness, openness and comfort throughout the store, and the flooring helps create that atmosphere.”henhouse3

Interior Surface has done installing for many award winning commercial designs. Are there any flooring projects coming up in which you need our expertise? Let us know at