Not that I'm a particular fan-though I did have a phase as a devotee of The Next Generation-but I recall a scene in Star Trek IV when, in exchange for some bit of information, Doctor McCoy gives a 20th. Century doctor the formula for "transparent aluminum." We've yet to see that ilk, though the beautiful, gleaming, functional, and decidedly non-slip aluminum flooring by Addison, Illinois' AlumaFloor is certainly a developmental step in that direction.
Slip-Resistant Aluminum Flooring. Designed and Manufactured by AlumaFloor.
AlumaFloor Offers Floor Tiles, Stair Treads, and Risers in Three Gleaming Shades of Aluminum
I hope I'm around long enough to see AlumaFloor offered in "transparent aluminum," but if that doesn't happen I'm content with both the company narrative and the product. Tasked by Chicago architectural firm Holabird and Root with appointing a favorite conference room in aluminum flooring, AlumaFloor founder Frank Pozdol transcended the typical look of industrial tread flooring to achieve a smooth, shiny, and beautifully detailed surface.
What's more, Pozdol developed different colors, multiple patterns, varied edge profiles, and several different finishes. This kind of variety was sufficient to attract the attention of multiple high profile clients, which means you can see and sample AlumaFloor in multiple venues across Chicago-not only in Holabird and Root's conference room, but also in the new Student Center at the renowned State Street Village student housing towers on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
At more than 30,000 square feet, the latter constitutes the largest installation of aluminum flooring worldwide. But the venue needn't be large nor prestigious to profit from AlumaFloor's spot-on combination of durability and beauty. As you might suspect, the material lasts for epochs. Through use, AlumaFloor will pick up slight scratches, but, like a good leather jacket, these only add to the floor's character and beauty.
Color Options for AlumaFloor include titanium, black, and clear coat. Among the multiple patterns for the floor tiles, you'll find honeycomb, herringbone, and square. Edge options include overlapping seams and micro-bevels. ASTM compliance for slip-resistance and a five-year product warranty assure excellent performance during this century and into the next.
About the Manufacturer: AlumaFloor specializes in aluminum flooring and stair surface products. As the first company to perfect an aluminum floor with pronounced aesthetic appeal, AlumaFloor is in high demand. The company's line of durable, beautiful, and tactile floor tiles, stair treads, stair risers, tactile warning systems, and raised access flooring is in use in multiple venues across the country, including the Illinois Institute of Technology, the American University in Washington D.C., and Bloomingdale's flagship store in NYC.