Floor Show: Striking Hardwood Floor Tiles from Mirth Studio
Architecture & Interiors
Few interior touches have the wow factor of hand painted wood floors, but, really, who has the time? Certainly not Sally Bennett, an artist and interior designer, who found a way to replicate the hand-applied floor motifs she once painstaking created for clients by happily trading in the endeavor’s arduousness—without surrendering an iota of its wow factor. Bennett is the founder of Mirth Studio, a Charleston, South Carolina company that showed at ICFF this year, and produces a range of lovely hardwood floor tiles that somehow manage to merge homespun elegance with Moroccan exoticism and clean geometry in service of something altogether striking and original in its own right.
Mirth Studio hardwood floor tiles are, according to the company, unlike any other contemporary flooring option. Engineered hard wood, state-of-the-art printing and screening techniques, and a proprietary sealing process make for an unassailable combination of durability and beauty, each 12″×12″ piece imbued with tongue and groove construction that renders them stable and easy to install. Each of the available patterns is hand designed by founder Sally Bennet, but custom designs are also a Mirth Studio speciality, meaning that would-be artists get to place their own personal stamp on their home’s floors—for a price.
Ravishing patterns and colorways aside, Mirth Studio tiles come with the added bonus of being manufactured in the U.S., and crafted from sustainably sourced hard woods and low-VOC finishes. The cherry on the icing? A percentage of the company’s profits benefit the National Forest Foundation. No wonder we remain floored.
Via Mirth Studio