Today’s contract carpeting, whether broadloom or modular, is expected not only to focus on pattern, texture, or color, but to offer the highest green pedigree possible. A range of new collections, from bold hospitality to classic corporate, are featured this month. ' Rita Catinella Orrell

Bridging styles
Two coordinating styles with a handcrafted appearance from Bolyu Contract offer color and texture while serving as a bridge to other Bolyu styles. Connex, a multilinear geometric and Sideways, a horizontal stripe, create a harmonic medley of pattern, texture, and color with a modern twist on classic designs. Both are 1¼8 gauge, 100 percent ultra type 6.6 nylon. Nine colorways in each style include teals, gray and yellow greens, red umber, and persimmon. Beaulieu Commercial, Adairsville, Ga.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #213]


Layered effects
Milliken’s new Intervals Collection uses the manufacturer’s exclusive Convergence technology to create a way to layer, pattern, and texture with interesting effects. The collection takes its color cues from Perfect Pitch (offered in a range of 34 colors), a tone-on-tone small geometric texture with a near solid appearance. Soundwave Intervals’ one meter standard (3.28') and 20'' optional modular format aids in easy transportation and storage, simplified installation, and distribution-free maintenance. StainSmart, Milliken’s patented stain- and soil-resistance technology, is standard. Milliken Contract, LaGrange, Ga.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #214]


Naturally American
Even Keel, a new broadloom carpet from Bentley Prince Street, offers a classic, structured texture for commercial interior environments. Even Keel’s 12 colorways reflect the organic, rich hues seen in nature by the first American artisans—from natural corn to forest green to the red of autumn leaves. The product is available certified to the stringent California Gold standard required for State of California carpet purchases and as a Scientific Certification Systems’ Sustainable Choice Gold/Environmentally Preferable Product. As a piece dye product, Even Keel is efficient in its manufacture and allows for custom-color minimum orders of only 50 square yards. Bentley Prince Street, City of Industry, Calif.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #215]


Coming around again
The Acadia Collection is made of high-performance Natiq Envirowork 30 nylon carpet fiber from Nylene. Natiq Envirowork 30 branded Nylon 6 contains a minimum of 30 percent recycled content and is manufactured in a closed-loop, fiber-to-fiber recycling manufacturing process in the longest continuously running depolymerization facility in North America. Products produced with Natiq contribute toward LEED certification and are SCS-certified. The collection features two patterns: Acadia Texture, a 46 oz. tip shear, and Acadia Stripe, a cut/uncut tailored linear pattern. Fortune Contract, Dalton, Ga.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #216]