April 6, 2022 – Expanko Resilient Flooring, a brand of Stonhard, is pleased to welcome Sandy Smith of Design Interaction as a new agent to its expanding network. Expanko has dozens of agents nationwide that support its distinct cork and rubber lines of commercial flooring. Design Interaction employs a creative and talented staff well-versed in the latest design innovations and decorative products that are suitable for all project types and budget requirements.
“We are delighted to have Sandy join our network of agents at Expanko,” says Sally Reis, General Manager, Expanko. “Sandy brings a depth of experience in hospitality design, and we look forward to the synergy of pairing Expanko flooring products with her portfolio of interior products. Her active involvement and membership in the Chicago chapter of IIDA aligns nicely with our commitment to the design community.”
Sandy began her career as an interior designer, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Purdue University. She is a registered interior designer who keeps up with the latest trends as well as a LEED-accredited professional and member of IIDA, NEWH, and AWI. In 2007, after 20+ years working in interior design, product representation, and sales for various industry leaders, Sandy created Design Interaction.
“When I started the business in 2007, the LEED accreditation program was just ramping up. Right away I looked to find innovative and sustainable products to represent,” says Sandy. “I’ve worked with a variety of materials, and it’s been fun to work with designers who are looking for sustainable attributes, and who are passionate about the environment. From bamboo to recycled glass surfaces and more, we offer many great products, but we've never worked much with flooring. Expanko has a great story and is a wonderful addition. It will really enhance our product offerings and complement our other brands in sustainable and acoustic offerings,” says Sandy.
Design Interaction provides NextGen responsible products that use between 30-100% recycled materials.