Little things go a long way in creating distinctive materials and finishes. In this case, the tiny specks and flecks that culminate in patterns with random vitality. Glazed porcelain tiles are intended for walls, putting the splattered ground at eye level. The fragments go tone-on-tone in solid surfacing and vinyl architectural film, while resilient flooring opts for high contrast. But it’s construction rather than pattern that creates the dappled effect in tufted and tip-sheared nylon carpet.