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.
Shaw Philadelphia Commercial just released three new carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares. The three new styles are called Medley, Rhythm, and Harmony. All of the new carpet squares feature Eco Solution Q Nylon fiber. In addition, Medley, Rhythm, and Harmony have Shaw’s EcoWorx Tile backing. Shown below are some room scenes of these carpet tiles.
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.
Mohawk Carpet is the Finish Line for More than 4,500 Athletes
This past weekend, Mohawk Carpet was one of the sponsors for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company helped support some of the world’s most elite athletes, and there were more than 4,500 athletes at the event. The athletes ranged from 18 to 89 years old and they were from different countries, regions, and territories from around the world.
The carpet used for the red carpet of the transition areas between events and the finish line was Spectrum V30 from Mohawk Group’s commercial broadloom carpet. The color used is called Blaze Red. Spectrum V30 features the Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI. The Synthesis allows customers to combine textures and patterns to create unique layering effects. The layering effect adds depth and richness to the designs of the carpets. Mohawk Group had the Ironman 70.3 logo custom made on the carpet along with Mohawk’s company logo.
Recently, Mannington Commercial’s Connected Collection of LVT was honored with a 2015 Award of Excellence at the 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition. The contest is sponsored by the International Interior Design Association and Hospitality Design magazine.
The products are judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. The judges also evaluate the products based on performance, comfort, safety, suitability for intended use, durability, accessibility, and client/user benefits.
The Connected Collection, which was designed in collaboration with the global design firm Corgan, brings together a system of formats, gradation, texture, and color all in a single collection of LVT that is designed to coordinate with the Connected Collection of modular carpet.
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Shaw Contract Group opened a new Atlanta Showroom at 1555 Peachtree Street. The building is located within the design district, and the space occupies 5,500 square feet of premium property. The new showroom is designed to inspire and inform the design professionals that are using the space.
Shaw Contract Group utilized the expertise of the interior design firm Perkins+Will to create the right customer experience for the brand. The showroom serves as a merchandising backdrop for products, a space to host informative presentations, and events for professionals, industry partners, and sales meetings. The building has an open-concept work area, which incorporates technology into the architecture. There are storage walls in the showroom that allow visitors to have a tactile experience with the products. Also, the exterior signage is integrated into the exterior patio that serves as a seating area during events.
The company designed the space based on the experience of awakening the senses. Each feature in the building is sculptural, interconnected, and thought-provoking. The staircase is modeled after a carpet loom and it creates a platform for viewing products. A fiber installation, called Sense of Sight, celebrates the vibrant colors that Shaw Contract Group is known for and it encourages designers to color outside the lines.
Businesses and organizations that impact the Atlanta economy will now have access to this creative space. These companies will have the opportunity to work with architects and designers in Atlanta to continue developing commercial interiors, which will attract employees, students, visitors, and customers.
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Mannington Commercial, one of the leaders in commercial floor covering, announced today the launch of the Basic Tee Collection, which is a collaboration with designer Mary Bledsoe. Basic Tee is part of a family of collections called STYLIST, which is inspired by wardrobes in the fashion world. Basic Tee is a classic foundational piece that comes in warm and cool neutrals and some unexpected accent colors.
STYLIST was created to include products that range from simple to high impact patterns, so designers can mix and match patterns for any project. Basic Tee is a subtle exploration of texture, which brings luxury in broadloom and modular carpet.
The Basic Tee collection is constructed of Antron Lumena 6,6 premium nylon to create a low maintenance, high durability carpet. It also has a lifetime warranty for edge ravel and delamination, staining, and wear. This carpet also has the colorsafe lifetime bleach warranty and a Xguard lifetime stain warranty.
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This week is our annual Fall Sale. The sale starts on Monday September 8th and it ends on Saturday September 13th. Both store locations will be open Monday through Saturday. Different specials will be appearing all week online and in stores. We will have some wonderful deals on our Carpet Express Showcase collections on soft carpet, vinyl, hardwood, etc. We have five different styles of ultra soft carpet in our collection.
If you happen to stop by or drive by the Connector 3 location, you will see a unique display showcasing some of our soft carpet. Feel free to stop by and take a picture or get your picture made with the neat display. In addition, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, both store locations will be serving some delicious grilled hot dogs.
We also have a 10% discount off all of our showcase collections. The promo code is: FALLSALE
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Mohawk Industries is investing $10 million in the Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility, which is located in Columbia, South Carolina, over the next ten years, so the company can upgrade the facility’s looms. The upgrade is also in regards to improving the technology, which will support future business growth. The facility’s upgrade will create twenty new jobs, and the facility already has almost 160 employees.
Mohawk Industries, which is based in Calhoun, Georgia, operates two manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, the Landrum plant in Spartanburg County and the facility in Bennettsville in Marlboro County. The Landrum facility is 340,000 square foot, and it produces high-end, woven contract commercial carpeting for domestic and international customers. In addition, the Landrum plant creates aviation carpet for most domestic and some international airlines and airplane manufacturers.
In 1952, the Landrum facility was built by the Sanford-Bigelow carpet company. Throughout the years, Sanford-Bigelow merged and was acquired by different companies, and it 1993, Mohawk acquired Karastan-Bigelow from Fieldcrest Cannon. Presently, the Landrum team is part of Mohawk’s global workforce of more than 31,000, with around 1,150 employees in South Carolina at the manufacturing sites in Landrum and Bennettsville as well as a distribution center in Orangeburg.
Mohawk Industries said that they plan to begin hiring for new positions after the first phase of upgrades is completed, and the company will continue to accept applications for other positions at the site after the upgrades as well.
Mannington Commercial has collaborated with Mary Bledsoe of lauckgroup to create the Stylist Collection. The Stylist Collection is inspired from the wardrobes in the fashion world. Stylist is a series of patterns and colors, which will let interior designers create their own stories.
Mary Bledsoe says that the collection features a large degree of subtlety, some with a high degree of pattern, and all of the carpets can suit any designer’s needs. The carpet is available in broadloom and modular. The patterns in the collection range from classic foundational pieces, mid-scale aesthetics, and luxurious and bold designs. The products in the collection use warm and cool color combinations. Using the different textures and patterns gives your business a cohesive visual. The layered foundational and bold patterns and colors, the durability, and the performance makes this collection perfect for corporate settings.
As modular, STYLIST is available on rEvolve thermoplastic polyolefin backing, with 0 vinyl, 40 percent minimum recycled content, 10 percent post-consumer (NSF/ANSI Certified Platinum) – or on Infinity RE Modular: 30 percent minimum recycled content. EPDs are available for both backings. As broadloom, it comes on UltraBacRE or Integra HPRE backing, each of which include 10 percent post-consumer recycled content reclaimed through Mannington’s LOOP program. The collection is NSF/ANSI-140 Platinum certified. It is made in the USA, in ISO 14001 certified facilities.
The Stylist Collection has a lifetime warranty for edge ravel, de-lamination, staining, and wear. The collection also has a color-safe lifetime bleach warranty and a Xguard lifetime stain warranty.
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