by Jan de Beer
Interface, the world’s largest producer of modular flooring, has given interior designers even more options with the launching of three new carpet plank loop pile ranges: Works Fluid, Works Balance and Works Freestyle.
The new carpet plank ranges follow the introduction last year of the first Interface Works Collection which consists of square patterned, 50cm by 50cm, loop pile carpet tiles.
Ideally suitable for offices and the hospitality sectors, Works Fluid, Works Balance, and Works Freestyle, are all 25cm by 100cm skinny planks. The three types of elongated planks, as the square tiles in the first Works Collection (Works Flow, Works Geometry, Works Hype and Works Dash), all have different personalities but share the same enormous diversity of the colour palette of Interface Employ. Designers can therefore create spaces with multiple yet complementary zones to achieve subtle patterns or pathways that combine square with carpet plank tiles.
Available in eight colours derived from the Interface Employ palette, the soft and serene Works Fluid carpet planks form the ideal neutral background flooring. As its name implies, this collection has a free-flowing pattern that mimics the natural ripples of water. The pattern is subtle yet sophisticated with repeated undulating patterns creating a homely and comfortable ambiance whether employed in expressive ashlar or more refined herringbone installation.
Works Balance, when combined with Interface luxury vinyl tiles or Interface Employ loop flooring, can create beautiful floors that belie the range’s budget price. The tailored, clean and precise look was inspired by the strong architectural angles and lines of metropolitan skyscrapers. This “no-fuss” range also comes in eight corporate colourways with the main emphasis on tones of grey.
Inspired by the layered textures of roughly painted wood, Works Freestyle lends itself perfectly to the carpet plank format. This range brings a relaxing informality to interiors, with its eight colour choices – also derived from the Employ palette – exploring greys and neutrals.
In line with Interface’s Mission Zero pledge to have zero production impact on the environment by 2020 – a target that recent reports indicate may even be achieved this year already – the three new Works Collection ranges feature exceptionally high recycled content and 100% renewable energy.