Interface, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of carpet tiles has introduced a new modular flooring innovation: Planks.
An evolution of traditional square carpet tiles, these latest products will take customers to a new world of interior design possibilities, offering greater flexibility, minimal waste and more creative freedom.
Planks are narrow rectangular tiles that can be used on their own or with Interface’s flagship square carpet tiles and can be installed in a range of classic patterns. The potential options for new installations are limitless – as are the combinations of formats, textures, colours and patterns.
Urban Retreat 501 is the first collection to be launched in the Planks range. Based on one of Interface’s latest, and already popular, carpet tile collections, Urban Retreat 501 is inspired by people’s instinctive love of nature, a science known as ‘Biophilia’. Reflecting the core elements of Biophilic design, colour palettes within the Urban Retreat collection are evocative of heritage stones, forests, and savannah grasses. The tiles will be available as skinny Planks, measuring 25 x 100 cm. They are suitable for herringbone and ashlar installation and available in colours that will complement square Urban Retreat tiles, as well as the addition of vibrant accent colours.
Rob Boogaard, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India at Interface says, “When Interface first introduced modular flooring in the 1970s, it was the beginning of a revolution in carpet. Suddenly, architects and designers could create more flexible workspaces with inspiring floors that were simple to install. Our latest innovation Planks, offer our customers the most advanced modular flooring design capabilities. Colours, textures and patterns can be combined like never before to create contemporary and inspiring interiors. Planks are a great example of how sometimes the simplest changes can have the greatest effect.”
More choice, less environmental footprint
Reflecting Interface’s Mission Zero goal for zero environmental footprint by 2020, Planks include a high percentage of recycled content; Urban Retreat 501 is made using 100% recycled nylon. Planks can be easily installed using Interface’s glue-free and flexible TacTiles™ system, to minimise odour and emissions, and can also be used in conjunction with Interlay, for enhanced acoustic properties and comfort. What’s more, all tiles can be recycled through Interface’s ReEntry® take-back scheme, to help reduce the amount of carpet sent to landfill or incineration at the end of their life.