In 2018, EF Contract unveiled a new commercial line of products to the flooring industry in the form of Kinetex. Defined on their website as “an advanced textile composite”, Kinetex infuses the durability of hard surfaces (think luxury vinyl tile,ceramic or hardwood) into what we traditionally consider as carpet.
These products are great for clinical environments such as hospitals or other medical facilities because of Kinetex’s unique construction. The nylon fibers that comprise the wear layer of Kinetex help minimize airborne particles that contain allergens such as dust and other irritants from getting back into the air that we breathe. This is a common problem for hard surfaces such as vinyl or tile because the allergens and dirt are sitting on the surface of the floor, and can be redistributed back into the air by cleaning . With Kinetex, the allergens and dust cling to carpet keeping the disturbance in the air near to the ground.
While Kinetex is an ideal product for healthcare, it also has many benefits for other commercial spaces. Since it is constructed similarly to a carpet, it improves the acoustics of a space by reducing ambient noise by absorption, allowing for ” greater voice recognition, fewer mistakes, less vocal strain, enhanced learning and improved occupant perception”. Essentially, you hear the things you need to hear with fewer distractions or mistakes.
However, the benefits don’t stop here. One of the main detractors of carpet has always been its durability and its ease in care. EF Contract has managed to make Kinetex into a product that acts like hard surface flooring in these regards. These products can stand up to heavy foot traffic and rigorous cleaning!
Interested in learning more about these products? Contact Carpet Express today to discuss with a sales team member if Kinetex would be a good solution for your space.
Recently Engineered Floors and Roomvo partnered together to provide a new visualizer technology. Roomvo’s augmented reality technology was utilized in the partnership to allow thousands of Engineered Floors dealers to add the EF-EYE Visuazlier to their websites at no cost to the dealer.
The EF-EYE Visualizer can be found on Engineered Floors’ brand websites – Pentz, Dream Weaver, and Engineered Floors Hard Surfaces. This new visualizer technology allows consumers to see how the floor will look in their own room/space before installation.
You can upload the picture from your computer to the visualizer. You can also take a picture on your phone and see the product in your room/space that way. When you are on the Engineered Floors’ brand websites, all you have to do is find a product you like, and then click where it says “See This In My Room.”
You will be taken to a new page, where you can upload your own picture or pick from the options the website provides. For example, this is how it will look on Pentz’s website:
Shopping for new flooring from Engineered Floors has just become easier and more fun with the new EF-EYE Visualizer!
Stainmaster Active Family is a durable fiber that is made of high-quality materials and made to perform well. Also, Stainmaster Active Family carpets are nylon carpets. The carpets with this fiber are available in a large selection of styles and colors. In addition, Stainmaster Active Family is durable enough to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. The carpets with this fiber resist food and beverage stains.
Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet! To get the full benefits of Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet, you must purchase the Stainmaster carpet pad.
Here are the seven new carpets from the Showcase Collection:
ColorMax technology offers a new way to dye carpet fibers to ensure color uniformity throughout the entire floor. The SmartStrand carpet styles with ColorMax technology feature a tri-color yarn twist. This tri-color yarn twist created a well balanced and blended color. ColorMax from Mohawk Carpet creates a richer color saturation in every fiber by combining multiple yarns and dyeing methods. This technology adds an addition level of color and style to SmartStrand carpets. In addition, the ColorMax technology won the 2019 TISE Best of Innovation Award.
There are many gorgeous SmartStrand carpets to choose from with the innovative ColorMax technology. You can live stress free with the kid-friendly and pet-friendly SmartStrand carpets.
Recently Mohawk Industries released the company’s 2018 Sustainability Report. The company’s commitment to sustainability continues to shape business decisions that positively affect the company, customers, employees, and communities. Mohawk Industries continues to focus on reducing its environmental footprint. In 2018, the company recycled 6.6 billion plastic bottles into yarn fiber, 136 million pounds of foam trim and yarn waste into carpet cushion, and close to 42 million pounds of rubber tires into welcome mats.
You can check out Mohawk’s 2018 Sustainability Report at MohawkSustainability.com.
Floorigami DIY carpet from Shaw is pet-friendly, family friendly, and great for life in general. Floorigami is residential peel-and-stick carpet tiles/carpet squares. The carpet tiles/carpet squares are available in sizes 9″x36″ or 24″x24″. You can create gorgeous wall to wall carpet or even a custom rug with these carpet tiles. No installation experience required for Floorigami carpets, which are made in the United States.
Here are the products in the Floorigami collection:
Also, you can create gorgeous wall-to-wall carpet with these carpet tiles/carpet squares. If you’re wanting to be creative, then this DIY carpet is perfect for creativity. You can make your own custom area rug with these tiles. They can be installed in different ways, such as monolithic, basketweave, stagger, or herringbone. You can mix colors as well.
Here is a video of the different ways to install Floorigami carpet tiles/carpet squares:
Air.O carpets from Mohawk Carpet are hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and VOC-Free. The Air.O fibers do not absorb moisture, which helps prevent the growth of allergens. The unique construction of these carpets provides better airflow. Also, the carpet releases more dust and dirt during vacuuming. Air.O carpet fiber is created with advanced polymers, which means there are no latex or harmful VOCs. Air.O carpets are safe and odor-free. In addition, Air.O carpets are 100% recyclable. Air.O carpets are stain resistance, soil resistance, and a durable flooring choice for any home.
Air.O is a Unified Soft Flooring, which are built to last and a beautiful floor for your home. Unified Soft Flooring can be installed in half the time normal carpet and carpet padding takes. Air.O’s tension-free construction eliminates buckling and wrinkling. The product will stay flat to the subfloor. Also, these products have an integrated premium felt pad, which provides comfort underfoot and protects the subfloor.
The Wonderment Collection from Tuftex Carpet features two products: Stargazer and Dreamscape. Both of these carpets are patterned carpets with the Stainmaster Nylon Active Family fiber. Also, both of these carpets have the Softbac Platinum backing. Stargazer and Dreamscape have whimsical patterns that will add a beautiful look to any home.
#2 – Artistry Collection:
The Artistry Collection from Tuftex Carpet features five products: Sketch, Free Form, Muse, Pose, and Mosaic. Free Form is a trackless carpet while the other four carpets in the collection are patterned carpets. Each of the carpets use the nylon fiber and have a Softbac Platinum backing.
#3 – Classics Collection:
The Classics Collection from Tuftex Carpet features two products: Ensemble and Del Morro. Both of the carpets in the collection are trackless carpets. Ensemble has a Softbac backing and the Stainmaster Active Family Nylon fiber. Del Morro has a Classicbac backing and uses nylon fiber.
#4 – Reverie Collection:
The Reverie Collection from Tuftex Carpet only has one carpet, which is called Mera. Mera has a Softbac Platinum backing and it is made of nylon fiber. It has a pattern style that resembles a calm sea. Mera is available in 24 gorgeous neutral colors.
EF Contract offers carpet and hard-surface flooring options that you want and need. The company joined Engineered Floors in 2018. EF Contract provides quality commercial broadloom carpet, modular carpet tile, and luxury vinyl tile. The company believes in prioritizing conservation and consumption reduction before recycling. EF Contract focuses on finding alternatives for valuable resources to help the environment.
Check out the great commercial flooring options from EF Contract!
Smart Squares is the new residential carpet tile from Engineered Floors. We love this product because it is a peel n’ stick carpet tile! Engineered Floors took the company’s most popular broadloom carpets and made them into easy to install carpet tiles! These carpet tiles are comfortable underfoot because they have a Kanga Hide cushion backing attached to each carpet square.
Carpet Express is America’s source for Water-Proof wood look floors. These products are DIY-friendly and are tough enough for any room in your home. Shop the latest styles and colors, and create a beautiful interior that will also withstand water, stains, and wear and tear like a champ!
We hear a lot about water-proof wood look flooring. From COREtec to our Waterproof Plank Collections, no one can deny the strides Luxury Vinyl Flooring has made in the past decade. BUT.Don’t. Forget. About. Sheet Vinyl Flooring. Sheet Vinyl is the OG water proof flooring, and manufacturers have improved this classic flooring product with stylish Hi-def visuals and textures. Sheet Vinyl is a tried and true product, and is still one of the most affordable way to level-up your home.
Shaw Floorte flooring uses high-def patterns to recreate an authentic hardwood or tile look. Its locking system is precision-engineered for an easy and durable installation. Floorte luxury vinyl tile and planks combine the best features of vinyl and laminate. Its solid core creates dimensional stability and helps hide imperfections in the sub-floors like a laminate, but its vinyl based construction makes it completely waterproof!
As one of the best known brand names in the world, STAINMASTER has a lot to live up to, and these products do not disappoint. There is a reason this fiber is the standard in premium residential carpet. This high performance nylon has also become one of the softest and most color-rich fibers on the market. STAINMASTER has also created the following brands to tailor to each home’s unique needs.