Concrete is a trendy and modern material, but its durability does not match engineered stone, particularly in high-traffic flooring applications. Liquid Concrete Porcelain tiles from Architectural Systems Inc. offer the look of concrete in a contemporary palette of gray neutrals or graffiti-style patterns. The collection is made from recycled content as well as low-emitting materials. Available in smooth, natural, and textured finishes. archsystems.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who writes about new products and sustainable design.