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.
Stylish Solids and Patterns from Pentz Commercial Carpet
Pentz Commercial carpets and carpet tile are made in the United States. You can get beautiful solids and patterns in broadloom carpet or carpet tile. The Pentz Commercial carpet options consist of Encore SD Ultima nylon fiber or APEX SDP polyester fiber. These carpets are great for commercial spaces because they retain their appearance for a long time, resist stains, and they are easy to clean.
Recently the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) awarded Shaw Industries with leadership awards. The company received these awards because of their efforts towards sustainability and helping the environment.
Shaw Receives Market Transformation Leadership Award and Supplier Leadership Award
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council awarded the company with the Market Transformation Leadership Award and the Supplier Leadership Award for the company’s work to create EcoWorx. EcoWorx is a commercial carpet tile that is made mostly of reclaimed materials with reduced energy, reduced water consumption, and ability to be recycled.
The company continues to create products in innovative ways that help reduce energy usage, reduce water consumption, and help recycle. The company strives for more environmentally friendly ways to make their products.
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We have some great carpet tile specials going on right now. Carpet tile is usually used in commercial applications, but I have also seen many people use this product in their own homes. Carpet tile allows you to create a unique design for the floor whether it is in a residential or commercial building. Carpet tile is easy to clean, replace, and move around for a different design. The carpet tile we have is available in many different colors and patterns, so you can definitely find the right flooring for your home or business.
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The pictures below are from a commercial flooring installation that was done by Floor Tek. Floor Tek does all of our commercial and residential installations that are in a 200 mile radius around Dalton, GA.
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