Carpet tiles continue to post strong gains in the market because of their ease of installation and ability to be easily replaced in case of damage or very bad staining. They are easy to install as they are small and manageable. The whole floor does not have to be removed when a small part of the carpet has worn out or soiled; they are easily and inexpensively replaced without any dust, dirt or noise. There is a vast range of colours, textures, styles and shapes that are now available, making it possible to experiment and improvise instead of using just one colour and design on the floor.
Where colour and functionality has always been a major feature in Van Dyck Floors products, new trends in 2019 are all about styles and designs. The market has moved away from linear designs and the focus now is mainly on organic patterns in shades of grey and natural colours. New trends are definitely inspired by nature and from biomimicry and biophilic designs, and connecting with the earth. Van Dyck floors have extended their product offering with the addition of very popular products such as the Mozart Collection, Craft and Graphite. These tiles provide an upmarket and trendy look in a palette of neutral colours. After seeing the increased popularity of their various tile ranges, the company decided to give their customers some more products to choose from with a point of difference.
Mozart Collection is 100% PFX Stainshield BCF Polypropylene tufted loop pile tile range with Enduroback KR4 (modified recycled bitumen) backing. Mozart Collection is available in six contemporary designs and in three colourways, making it suitable for various medium commercial environments. This range comes standard in 50 x 50cm size, but 60 x 60cm, 100 x 100cm, 25 x 100cm tiles, and other shapes and sizes can be manufactured on request.
Craft is a tufted loop pile tile (which means that the carpet has yarn needled through the primary backing and then looped around it) and looks like a naturally woven carpet cut into tiles with very earthy and natural-looking fibres. Each colour is made of a combination of various yarn colours which makes this carpet tile easy to match with other interior finishes and very suitable in terms of soil hiding and ease of maintenance.
Graphite, is a plush tufted cut pile tile (manufactured by cutting the yarn loops) which creates a softer velour looking finish. It has an organic concrete style which gives the floor a more random look and feels.
Craft and Graphite are able to withstand heavy traffic over several years. The products’ lasting durability means they can be re-used for a secondary market at the end of their lifespan. The bitumen backing consists partially of recycled material, contains no PVCs and is very low on VOCs, making them an environmentally-preferred option as they meet the requirements for Green Star Rating. These 2 carpet tile ranges are manufactured in the 50cm x 50cm dimensions and are available in four neutral colours.
Carpet tiles can be mixed and matched for a specific effect and are also appreciated for their design versatility and the various directions of laying them (monolithic, tessellated, ashlar, brick-lay or random) which can create different patterned effects.
Van Dyck Floors pays a great deal of attention to the impact its processes and products have on the environment. For this reason, they are proud of having an ISO 14001 certificate, which has strengthened their commitment to environmental practices and they are also ISO 14064 and Carbon Trust certified and have reduced their carbon footprint by more than 40% over the last 4 years.
For more information, contact Van Dyck Floors on +27 800 227738 or visit www.vandyckfloors.co.za.