March 01, 2003 |

Designer carpet

Carpet designed by Louis Vega Trevino reflects his three-dimensional line drawings in two abstract mosaic patterns. Designed for use in the corporate, retail, education, and hospitality markets, the "Art for the 5th Wall Collection" is available in Vitral and Cantera collections, in 24 x 24-in. modular carpet tiles. Features a stain-resistant dye integrated into the carpet fiber to provide permanent stain, soil, and fade resistance.


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Nurse back to health

Licking Memorial Health System's 230-bed facility in Licking County, Ohio, chose Soul collection for its newest renovation. The 100-year-old hospital was recently rated in the 100 Top Hospitals because of its medical care and attention to interior design and maintenance. "This carpet proved to be the perfect solution for the problems we were having, which included poor appearance, lack of durability, and fading from bleach," said Doug Haughn, director of facilities for Licking Memorial Health Systems. The six-foot, loop-pile 25-design Soul collection draws from Eastern philosophies to promote the feeling of health and wellness.

Milliken Carpet.

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Hercules! Hercules!

Multi-use synthetic flooring is monolithic and nonporous. It features a urethane top coat and two millimeters of seamless, self-leveling polyurethane over a sealed rubber base mat. Action Herculan dual-durometer floor provides high uniformity of play and is durable, with tear and tensile strength, says the manufacturer.

Action Floor Systems.

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Recycled content carpet fiber utilizes post-industrial fiber and polymer products created during the carpet manufacturing process before entering the waste stream, to make premium nylon 6, 6 carpet fiber. The fiber meets all LEED specifications and comes with a lifetime antistatic warranty.


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Environmental carpet

Commercial carpet fibers are certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), ensuring their effect on human health and the environment when compared to other products in their category. Antron carpet fibers also have properties that advance soil and stain resistance.


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Home grown

Vinyl floor tiles are high-performing with low maintenance costs for commercial, healthcare, retail, education, and industrial. Now to be manufactured in the U.S., product quality, delivery times, and shipping costs will be improved, according to the domestic supplier.

Annual maintenance costs are estimated to be $0.25 per square foot of tile, with VCT annual costs, $1.34 per square foot. Sizes include 24" x 24" and 12" x 12" format. Offers a 15-year warranty.

Rickett (Knight Industries).

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Don't slip

Safety resilient flooring comes in 18 colors and is ideal for hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, schools, retail stores, cafeterias, and laboratories. Walkway 20 also comes in special static-dissipative safety flooring, Walkway 20SD, designed for use where the build-up of static charge could be harmful to sensitive equipment or a manufacturing process. The flooring meets the current slip resistance static coefficient of friction requirements of the American with Disabilities Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Walkway 20 is backed by a seven-year limited warranty.


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Families of colors

Commercial vinyl flooring line available in 64 colors is for heavy traffic and specialty applications, such as day care centers. The Expressions line of resilient flooring can apply to a variety of applications by mixing and matching different patterns and colors from eight color families.

Domco Tarkett.

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Neutral flooring

Three new carpet designs with modern geometric patterns and textures come in warm, neutral colors, including coppers, crèmes, and chestnuts. New patterns: Double Grid, Open Plane, and True Path are designed for longevity because of their woven pattern that integrates the face yarns with the jute backing.


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Tough as steel

Vinyl flooring with aluminum-sheen finish that is best for retail outlets and other spaces where rugged slip-resistance is the key to safety. Lonplate I Titanium is made from the toughest sheet vinyl available.


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European influence

Coordinated patterned loop pile commercial carpets are inspired by 1930s-era advertising, graphic illustrations, and wallpaper, to create a modern, simple look. Twenty-five color ways and tone-on-tone hues make up the fabrics and finishes. All four styles, named for European cities Lisbon, Vera, Madrid, and Barcelona, are 32-ounce broadloom patterns with a finished pile height of 0.156 inch, 1/8 gauge, and 16 stitches per inch.

Pacificrest Mills.

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Slip and slide

Resilient flooring saves owners up to 60% in maintenance costs, says the maker. Polysafe flooring is best for schools, hospitals, and restaurant kitchens, where spills are common. The slip-resistant floor has a soil-releasing polymer systems and comes in a variety of bright colors, allowing for many different combinations.


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Coated clear

Floor coating system helps protect concrete and steel floor surfaces and is best for facilities plagued with chemical, water and equipment abrasions, including hospitals, cafeterias, gyms and car service facilities.


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Carpet colors

Carpet collection with 15 new colors from nature, including deep water, slate, aubergine, chili, to natural materials, dark chocolate and saddle. Tretford covers floors and walls and has a true ribbed surface, 2-meter width. Rolls and cuts or cartons of tile may be shipped within 24 hours of receipt of order.


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Overlay Init