Another year wrapping up – we cannot believe 2019 is almost over! Surface Art had an exciting year. We released 29 new products and had our first full year in our new facility in Kent, WA.
Angelic, Merchandising Associate, helping put finishing touches on our Showroom
We completed our showroom in the spring and are proud of this new space. The museum like showroom really showcases our products.
The Wood Look Tile and Luxury Vinyl display
The Marble Look Grouted Panels Displays
We have over 200 grouted panels showcasing installations of our product. Additonally, full sized loose pieces of all tile fill the space and multiple deisgn tables are available to get creative and innovate.
Surface Art has loved being under one roof this entire year. All departments have been able to grow and improve processes together.
Our 200,000 sqft Warehouse houses all our products
This year we switched over all our mosaic and bullnose fabrication to TNFW! This new partnership has allowed us to change our standard from a 3x12 bullnose to a 3x24 bullnose and create more mosaic patterns. TNFW is located in the far end of our facility which helps us ensure we always have stock of bullnose and tile mosaics.
2x2 Mosaics coming hot off the press
Freshly cut 3x24 bullnose stacked for drying after the edge has been painted to match the tile
In November, our Founder, Mike Stupfel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Flooring Association Northwest. What a deserving recipient!
Kevin Stupfel, SAI President and Mike Stupfel, SAI Founder
In December of this year, we announced a big change in how we launch new products. Previously, Surface Art had released product once a year in the summer, but now we have switched to launching 1-2 new products every month, starting in December with Mont Caro and Marfil! We are excited to keep Surface Art fresh and love the ability to showcase new product year-round.
Retailers be sure to look out for our custom boxes for each monthly launch!
Finally, looking back on 2019 would not be complete without highlighting some of our favorite new product installs shared with us by our customers!
Featured here is Parkside Navy in the 2.5x8in rectangle installed by Noble Interiors. This is a high variation product that comes in 10 colors!
Featured here is Porto Dot installed in Microsoft designed by SKB Architects. This black and white porcelain tile comes in 9 different patterns and is registered and embossed to give it a true mosaic look.
Nouveau Elongated Hex in Crema by Accent and Interiors. This beautiful mosaic is the perfect backsplash and a great alternative to glass!
Wander Nero in the 5x6 Matte Hexagon Porcelain tile. A hand pressed tile - perfect for a custom look on the floor or wall!