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Decorative surfaces can be broadly classified into two types viz., overlays (products such as foils, high-pressure laminates, papers, TFL, veneers, and vinyl) and coatings. These are applied by various techniques to panels like particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and hardboard. Composites that are available in both liquid and powder forms are used as industrial decorative surfaces on composite wood substrates.

The design industry has become a necessity, adding value and durability to commercial and residential applications. Decorative Surfaces  Building Materials Reporter uncovers the latest trends in architecture, decoration, and design. Our blog is a great space of reference for inspiration and avant-garde.

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Red Oxide Flooring: The Things You Should Know

Red oxide flooring is nothing but cement oxide which is red in color. They are again gaining their popularity and have begun to become the style status as a part of modern interior design.

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Broken Ceramic Tiles and Terrazzo Flooring Decorates This Cafe Designed by Dubai-based Roar Studio

Broken Ceramic Tiles and Terrazzo Flooring Decorates This Cafe Designed by Dubai-based Roar Studio

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The Walls of Rane Vidyalaya, Inspired from Temple and Local Houses, Constitute Layers Of Local Materials | Shanmugam Associates

Chennai-based architecture firm used local materials like grey fly ash bricks, red wire cut bricks, terracotta jali and baked earth tiles to design this full-fledged K12 campus in the Tier-II city of Tamil Nadu.

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Year 2020 | The year of challenges and acing them | Beautifully | With Greenpanel range of wood panel products

It was challenging. but we have acad most of the challenges. And as the year ends, we are more aware, we are more conscious when it comes to health, hygiene and fitness.

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In Conversation with Mukesh Savlani, President and CEO, Welspun Flooring

Welspun Group is a US$ 2.1 billion company. With a strong foothold in more than 50 countries, it has created a wide range of products for the bed and bath category.

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Greenlam launches Laminates and Compacts Resistant to COVID-19 Virus | An SR Report

Greenlam, one of the most renowned brands of surfaces industry has recently launched COVID-19 resistant laminates and compacts. A report by Surfaces Reporter.

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This Multifaceted Brick Facade Takes Inspiration from Laurie Bakers Philosophy to Foster Local Brick Industry | The Pirouette House | Trivandrum | WallMakers

Led by Vinu Daniel, Wallmakers has designed this hard-to-miss Pirouette House in the middle of an urban and crowded locale of Trivandrum.

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This Facade By UNStudio Imitates a Billowing Transparent Fabric

The Looking Facade of the P.C. Hooftstraat 138 is a celebration of textiles, both in form and function; three curved glass panels flow down from the upper floors in a design that imitates billowing transparent cloth.

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A Simple Wall Converted into Parametric Art Wall in 100 days | Keystone Design Studios

Keystone Design Studios shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) a video that condenses 100 days of collective Parametric Wall design Installation process into 3 minutes.

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Fascinating Facade with White Fibreglass Panel | House of Dior, Seoul | Christian de Portzamparc and Peter Marino Design

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc and Peter Marino the House of Dior- in Seoul, South Korea with sculptural white fibreglass panels.

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Create Higher Building Aesthetics with Insulated Facade Panels

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) presents some of the top features of modern insulated panels used to create better building aesthetics.

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A solid surface and birch plywood kitchen

In a west end flat in Glasgow, Designer Clare Morton has completed a kitchen renovation project with an eye-catching HI-MACS® Emerald worktop.

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Introducing SUSTONABLE: Engineered Stones and Panels with 100% recyclable Material

Sustonable engineered stones and panels are one of the most sustainable and circular materials that are 100% recyclable, allegedly the world’s first circular composite.

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Flexwave - Newest Texture on Marble by Antolini

Bringing the worlds of architecture and fashion closer, Antolini’s Flexwave finish on the exclusive stone Bianco Lasa Covelano "Fantastico" is just spellbinding.

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Surfaces Reporter Webinar on PANELS, BOARDS & SURFACES Strategies & Action plan of Companies to emerge out of Corona crisis Brands Perspective | Architects Opinion - Powered by AMULYA MICA

Register for Surfaces Reporter Webinar on PANELS, BOARDS & SURFACES Strategies & Action plan of Companies to emerge out of Corona crisis Brands Perspective | Architects Opinion - Powered by AMULYA MICA.

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Bring Vibrance to your Space with Different types of Hardwood Flooring

The use of smaller wooden battens or blocks to create intricate flooring patterns goes back hundreds of years and is currently undergoing a huge revival. Explore how they can add dynamism to your space.

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The Wooden Effect!

The natural beauty and the class of wood are unmatched by any other style of flooring. The element that is increasingly becoming central to one’s premium lifestyle is customized interior wooden floorings.

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How to Avoid Cupping in Wood Flooring?

Dry cupping can be a seasonal occurrence, especially in climates that are cold and have a long heating season. Know how you can avoid cupping in wood flooring.

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Guide to Vinyl Flooring

Also known as the ‘Resilient flooring’, vinyl flooring, posses features like easy installation, durability, ease of maintenance and resistance from moisture, mould and mildew and wear & tear.

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A New Way to Do Flooring Business

For the first time in India in the wood industry, a scientific training module has been developed in-house which trains the team in each of the steps and processes involved in providing end-users with professionally installed wood floors and facades.

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Manish Maheshwari, Director, Ventura International, shares views on Trends in Panels & Surfaces

Panels & Surfaces available today are constantly evolving - from interesting wall mosaics to hand crafted art panels finished by artists to fit the design scheme. Let us hear from Manish Maheshwari, Director, Ventura International, what is currently trending according to him.

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Natural Stones: Breathing New Life Into Interiors

Natural Stones can bring in a lot of warmth and style to your home. Find out some interesting ways here.

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Bright & Beautiful Wallpapers for your Rooms

Payal Singhal Collection by Marshalls Wallcoverings

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Solutions for Common Wallpaper Application Issues

A good quality wallpaper generally looks good for 5 to 8 years. However, you need to do it right to avoid the common application problems of chipping, peeling, corroding and turning black.

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Ventura showcases RMD Boards at Acetech Mumbai

RMD Board is a mesmerising range of wall panels and wall coverings that comes in a variety of textures and finishes

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A Wonder with Stones by Anagram Architects, Delhi

The architect’s approach in case of this residence steps away from conventional circulation and spatial arrangements by considering the built volume as a breached monolith rather than as a composition of fenestrated volumes and surface renders.

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Scintillating Stone Surfaces from Topstona

Deriving inspiration from the unique character of hand weaves, Topstona’s collection Entwine unveils a series of woven wonders.

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Coffee tables carved out of shattered stones

The collection, Renè Coffee Tables, comprises a series of elegant bistro tables whose circular stone tops have been naturally shattered into a constellation of stone shards.

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Khadi-Inspired Marble Coverings

The warp of Khadi, the typical Indian handmade cotton fabric, is strongly evoked in this covering, where the “yarns” unravel separately before becoming entwined and overlapping more closely to form an elegant weft and immediate appeal.

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Kohler’s Mia Marble from Greece

Mia, a new marble from Greece that features distinctive marking and saturated coloration, joins Kohler’s discerning stone category.

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Artistic Tiles from Bharat Flooring

Bharat Flooring Brush Stroke tile design represents the love of the artist for art, texture, and pattern.

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Add class and comfort to flooring with Parterre’s Elemental Plank & Tile collection

Aged Oak vinyl flooring from Parterre’s Elemental Plank & Tile collection adds class and comfort to the flooring.

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Panels with a strong image of steel and the appearance of corroded metal

Artstone Steel series panels are Panels with a strong image of steel and the appearance of corroded metal

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VOLCRAFT presents high-end designer Panels that glow as well

Amazing accent walls made by VOLCRAFT are fascinating and catching.

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Separate spaces beautifully now with Panels from UON STUDIO

Looking to separate spaces or decorate walls? Look no further than the Floral Collection by UON STUDIO.

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Innovative interior design with Letwood Panels

Designed for both walls and ceilings, Letwood provides countless solutions because of its square format (60 x 60 cm), modular system, and interchangeable elements.

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Wall panels made of straw

Complex yet playful, The Hide and Seek wall panels by Alexander Lamont take the linearity of Erasmo Figini’s original artwork and add a dash of colour and sunshine.

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New Age Panels for New-Age Architects and Designers by Everest

Everest Industries’ Fibre Cement Board offers advanced dry construction solutions in both Interior and Exterior applications.

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The whys & hows of Aluminium Composite Panels from Mr Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor

Aludecor is one of the most sought after brands for ACPs in India, and an engaging conversation with Mr Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor enabled us to know in detail about the benefits and unique features of the preferred material of construction.

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A Unique Aluminium Composite Panel from Alucobond, Worth an Applause

The more you set your eyeballs at the paneling, the more spell-binding effects it projects. This 3D paneling is one of a kind innovation and an out-of-the box designing to adorn your homes!

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Aluminium Composite Panel - A Favoured Construction Material

Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) are changing the face of the building industry. Surfaces Reporter Team delves deep to find out why.

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Panel Based on ‘Circular Design’

For designing this sustainable acoustic interior panel not only sustainable materials have been used, but also the assembly method allows for efficient material re-use at the end of its lifetime.

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New Age Flooring Lets Architects & Designers To Make Their Signature Designs, Says Meraj Hasan

With time, almost every category of building materials has gone through varied changes. Earlier walls used to be white or cream; then brands evolved, enabling the customers to customise the colours as per their requirements.

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Orient Bell Limited Sets Out To Redesign Schools with Their Educational Tiles

With a deep understanding of the ever-growing need for quality education in our country Orient Bell Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic and vitrified tiles in the country has innovated educational tiles.

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Fabio Costa Embellished Floors And Walls of Villa Marilena with Margraf Marble

Villa Marilena: an interesting new construction designed by the architect Fabio Costa that stands just a short distance from the coast in the Province of Trapani (Italy). Margraf marble plays a starring role both inside and outside of this villa.

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Worlds Most Popular Flexible Porcelain Tiles

Kalesinterflex is one of Turkey’s oldest and world’s most renowned ceramic tiles manufacturers pioneering in the ultra large sized formats.

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A Perfect Substitute to Plywood: Club Grade HDF

India’s largest manufacture of wood panels, Greenpanel has their state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh

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Make Your Bathroom Smart with High-Tech Mirrors

Smart technology is nothing new, but now it is getting smarter every day. And when we think about advanced technology, our mind mainly goes to ingenious cooking gadgets in the kitchen or a smart TV in the living room- but what about the bathroom?

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Working Hand in Hand with Innovation & Exclusivity - KAJARIA CERAMICS LTD

Kajaria Ceramics is the largest manufacturer of ceramic/vitrified tiles in India with manufacturing units equipped with cutting edge modern technology.

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French Postman Spends 33 Years Building a Striking Palace with Stones He Collected During Work Route

A French postman- Ferdinand Cheval- collected pebbles in a wheelbarrow during his 18-milepost route to create a lavish palace.

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REHAU RAUFLOOR Flooring Is Where Quality Meets Modernity

Floors are an integral part of any interiors. A beautiful floor adds value and complements the décor of the room & house. With plethora of flooring options available in the market, making a choice for the flooring for the house entails

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Stones Like Paper!

Sinuosity and lightness come together in the installation “CONVERSATION ON STONE” designed by Marco Piva for the company Helios Automazioni.

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You’ll Love Watching These Fabric Look Porcelain Tiles

Digital Tweed offers a unique blend of fabric and porcelain. Its textile qualities creates striking graphic effects and ceramic textures.

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Exhaust Air Facade with Electrochromic Window Panes

3D-printing robots and remote-controlled flying objects to automated designs that use biomimicry to catch the wind, automated glass facade, reinforced concrete structure, electrochromic glass panels.

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3D Composite Tiles from the House of Sternhagen Exhibited at a Preview in New Delhi

Germany’s premium Sanitaryware brand Sternhagen organized an exclusive preview of its new range of contemporary and persuasive composite 3-Dimensional Wall Tiles.

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The Importance of Red Oxide Flooring

Red oxide, Black oxide and other color oxide flooring, unique to Kerala, is back in flavor after falling from grace in the seventies.

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Wesam Al Asali Uses Tiles in an Archway in His IN-SITU Project

Craftsmanship faces a lot of challenges with the rigid dimensions of Tiles. While technology seems to have favoured other types of structures more than thin-tile vaulting ones.

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Sustainable Projects: Use of Eco-friendly Materials in Flooring

Surfaces Reporter is presenting some of the sustainable projects in which eco-friendly materials in flooring have been used.

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5 Sustainable and Eco-friendly Flooring Options

The indoor air quality is relatively more polluted than the outdoor air. In such a scenario, consumers are compelled to look out for flooring options that are Eco-friendly & healthy.

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How to Decorate Your Interiors With Mirrors

A Mirror is a valued element of any interior. Consciously or unconsciously, you see it every day. When placed in a room, a mirror creates an entire spectrum of effects that enhance the beauty or the room manifold.

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Vitofloor: Floors for Life!

The flooring market is indeed growing in India, but there are only few brands which deliver as they promise. Vitofloor is one such brand. Surfaces Reporter roped in Avtar Bhat, MD, Vitofloor, to spill some beans about the brand’s emerging success.

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Tile Revolution by H&R Johnson

This revolutionary range of tiles takes things to the next level by taking care of a less-sought after issue of tiles/cladding – safety. Johnson Endura Clad Care tiles are practical, aesthetically pleasing and are perfect for both, interior and exterior wall cladding.

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Limited Edition of Exclusive Imported Tiles by Ceracasa

CeraCasa deals in Imported Bath fittings and Sanitaryware from brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Globo and Fima, Carlo Frattini. Imported Tiles brands like Imola, Keraben Appiani, Panneria group as well as domestic project dealers.

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Inside the Surat Bungalow

“The details are not the details. They make the design,” says Monika Bhatt. “We begin by thinking about how you live and what you love.” They have played with colours. Elegantly, each room has been rendered with different flooring, colour Scheme, designs and lighting and beautifully played with curt

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A Pune Farmhouse with Vernacular Architecture at its Best

Vernacular Architecture teaches the art of perceiving and responding to our immediate environment, a concept that does not alienate the community of its context. Here is one of the examples where the Pune based architect..

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Big Boost for Ceramic Industry: 18% GST on Ceramic Tiles, Marble, Quartz & Granite

India Ltd, one of India’s largest tiles companies has welcomed the GST council recommendation to lower the GST on Marble, Granite and Ceramic tiles of all kinds from 28% to 18% and expressed confidence that it will benefit over 700 ceramic tiles units from Gujarat.

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Cera India Launches a Swanky New Collection of Designer Tiles

CERA Sanitary ware Ltd., one of the fastest growing home solutions providers in India, launched a new collection of exclusive designer tiles for floor and wall at an event held in Kadi, where its main manufacturing plants for sanitary ware and faucets are situated.

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Design by Meta - creates "Rule the rolls"

Style starts from the bottom up. Colour being an essential part of the equation, creating the mood and style of the décor. A Bold geometric floor with a shade of blue set in a playful hexagonal patterned tile.

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Fucina Collection by Tagina Tiles

Studio Creo was founded with an objective of creating a resource centre for designing interiors using some of the best products from the most iconic Italian brands. Parushni Aggarwal brings together inspirational and eclectic collections in a visually stimulating environment.

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Belgotex Forays into Indian Market to Revolutionize Flooring Landscape

Belgotex International Group, global manufacturer in soft flooring from Europe and other parts of world is bringing the global legacy of innovation to Indian market.

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5 MUST DOs to Keep your Wooden Flooring Happy during Monsoon

Monsoon is here, and your elegant hardwood floor needs proper care during the dampness of this season. Surfaces Reporter spoke to Suresh Kumar Mansukhani, Country Manager (India), Junckers – one of the leading manufacturers of wooden flooring in India.

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Cladding with Flexi Clay

These panels are created with “Unfired Flexi Clay” which means clay is being constituted without high temperature heating process to reduce carbon footprint. This process makes clay so versatile that it can be mould like soft plastic.

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Leather Wall Tiles from Avo Studio

AVO leather wall tiles are heavy weight, full grain leather suitable for all indoor dry applications. The tiles are100 percent veg-tanned leather with a smooth tight grain. Protected by a water resistant finish, AVO tiles are easy to maintain and install.

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Stones are timeless - Dreams Created with Stones

A beautiful dream if it were to come true, to remain forever, we would like to think of it to be etched in stone. Something that comes natural to human beings, for stones are timeless and stones are unique, beautiful and special.

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Facade or a Prism?

The exterior glass panels, in this 55-storey building, function as prisms, capturing and refracting daylight. Rising 260 metres, the tower is sheathed in a curtain wall consisting of low-E glass panels that are configured in a way that provides shade and redirects sunlight.

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Experience the Soul of wine

Silk-screen printed glass panels and perforated, lacquered aluminum panels, golden shimmer reminiscent of the light stone found on Bordeaux facades. It explores the global history and tradition of wine production.

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3D Marble Panel by Raffaello Galiotto

Retina is a shaped and perforated modular panel which is distinguished by a 3-dimensional appeal and can be applied as a decorative partition, achieved through the use of diamond-wire cutting without any manual contribution using a 3D software to create the reiteration.

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Special decorative panels by the Specialist: Parth International

Charcoalite is decorative highlighter panels from Parth International. These panels are lightweight and water resistant. They are available in numerous designs, textures and colours. Applications are for Wall - Panelling, Ceiling, Wardrobes, Pillars, Doors, Bathroom.

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"Kronopol"- the ultra-luxury wooden flooring brand comes to India

Wooden flooring can strike just the right note in any style of home, as they make gorgeously sleek and stylish options for your flooring throughout the house.

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Busting the Myths Surrounding Carpet Flooring

There is nothing more luxurious than having a plush, warm cushion on the floors of a home. Surfaces Reporter found out that despite all of the benefits to carpeting, many people continue to shun it for a multiple reasons, many of which are rooted in various myths.

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How to select the perfect engineered floor?

Not all engineered floorings are made in the same way and can vastly differ in quality which makes a huge difference when it comes to the performance. The way a floor works ultimately depends upon the quality of the product.

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8 Things to keep in mind while Buying Wall Panels

With so many materials available, both the client and designer are spoilt for choice. A number of factors influence the choice of panel to be used. These include type of products, design concept, project duration and cost for the same.

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How to maintain Vinyl flooring?

Vinyl Flooring is one of the preferred choices for high traffic areas and places like Hospitals, Pharma, manufacturing areas, oldage homes, schools, corporate, sports where great hygiene standards are maintained along with high aesthetics.

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Tesla unveils solar panel roof tiles

The US-based automaker and energy storage company Tesla has recently unveiled its new glass solar roof tiles that not only generate solar energy but look stunning! Made from quartz glass, the tiles are available in four variants - Textured Glass, Slate Glass, Tuscan Glass, and Smooth Glass.

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Gwalior stones laid in Origami pattern

Instead of placing the natural stones in normal format, Amrita and Joya have beautifully twisted the laying pattern with inspiration from Origami. This wall is the focal point of a drawing room.

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Natural decorative design in triangular geometry introduced to break monotony of linear passage

For that a projected panel made up of veneer was introduced. The projected panel adds a sense of liveliness to the space. The main idea of the panel design is to use triangular geometry and surfaces, so as to make a 2D into a wave-like patterned 3D.

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Hand sliced half round Kavlu Tiles Wall installation

Shabnam Gupta says, “The idea was to create a green industrial haven with bursts of colour in the midst of a busy corporate backdrop. Keeping in mind the vibe of the brand TBSE, the design is youthful and edgy with the kavlu wall installation being an important element.

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Mangalore roofing tiles explored for colourful flooring

Saili explained, “When we started working on the interiors of the residence, we were exploring new and innovative ideas for flooring. Mangalore tiles caught our attention. Traditionally used for roofing, it occurred to us that with some modulations to the size of the tile..

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There a Wallpaper for Every Space

Decorating with Wallpaper is a great way of grabbing the attention of your visitors, and makes your interiors more inviting. The concept of Wallpaper has gained immense popularity in the last few years.

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Wallpapers that are Trending

Wallpapers never go out of fashion, while some designs or patterns and even materials keep trending every year. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to few experts from the design and wallpaper industry to spot the trends that are hot this season.

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Cushion Vinyl A Good Option for Senior Homes and Healthcare Facilities

Flooring in homes with Seniors Citizens often require a different set of criteria for it to work. For instance, consideration of safety need to be ascertained since seniors often  can be prone to injury.

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Going High with HIGHLIGHTERS for the love of Feature Wall

From the humble beginning with mud paintings on walls of our homes in rural India, to elaborate sketches & patterns of animals and flowers with natural dyes, to even more intricate works in fabric and grass braids pasted or hanging on entrances and walls.

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