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This month the team at Material Lab take a closer look at the latest trends in contemporary surfaces.

Heliot & Co create bold feature walls with 3D effectsPLASTIC-LOUVRE-BLUE---CLOSE

Louvre, a new moulded plastic tile range from the dynamic surface designers at Heliot & Co, has been hotly tipped on the awards trail this season. Featuring a simple but elegant design that plays with 3D effects and angles, it offers a structured contemporary surface that reflects light to a dramatic effect. Louvre is perfect for creating a feature area with a multi-faceted tile face to add high-impact design.

Blending exposed elements of polished concrete at Johnson TilesMinerals_Flint_Natural_MIN04N_600x300_floor_Chair

Johnson Tiles has taken a fresh, modern twist on classic minimalist surfacing with the launch of its brand new range, Minerals. Inspired by the ‘deconstructed’ trend, the range features exposed elements of polished concrete and material fragments smoothed over to produce an elegant look. Five colours, two finishes and eight sizes are available, including the on-trend large format – as big as 1,800x600mm – for that seamless and uninterrupted, contemporary style.

Tektura launch metallised painted textures for a modern lookTEKTURA-PAX-colour-16440

The wallcovering experts at Tektura have recently launched several exciting new ranges that capture the latest colour, pattern and texture trends in surface design. Seen here, Pax is a metallised painted texture produced in a choice of stylish metallic colours. Inspired by cave paintings and distressed effects, it produces a high-quality finish that expresses modern luxury with an on-trend industrial edge.

Cutting-edge, abstract design from Solomon & Wumm1

Solomon & Wu specialises in applying contemporary design to traditional mouldings, to create something new and extraordinary. Its latest project is a collection of coffee tables composed of solid brass frames and poured polished surfaces, in a bold colour palette. Hand poured by artists and designers at its UK studio, the resulting colour pigments interact with each other to form varying organic shapes, resembling the abstract paintings that inspired them.