Interface, the world’s largest modular flooring producer, has added Ice Breaker, a new “calming” brand to its extensive and popular range of carpet tiles. 

The new product is available in South Africa from KBAC Flooring, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, with branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Ice Breaker offers a wide range of 50cm by 50cm carpet tiles, allowing for exciting random designs in grey and neutral colours. The calming effect of this new tranquil design makes Ice Breaker a sophisticated background carpet for any interior at a competitive price range. 

Aimed mainly at the commercial market but also suitable for domestic installation, the new range consists of square carpet tiles in an organic design. The subtle, seemingly random lines of Ice Breaker produce floor covering as cool or warm as the space demands. A wide choice of greys and natural colours provide flooring that is neutral- yet immediately noticeable. For designers, it will be very easy to incorporate Ice Breaker into design schemes. 

Interface says it developed the new range in response to a global trend towards more “tactility” and “sensorial contact” in flooring. Designers are increasingly opting for softer colours, comfortable materials and subtle transitions not only in flooring but also in furniture and fabrics. Ice Breaker flooring not only meets these needs but is also extremely compatible with Interface’s Composure and Contemplation ranges, to name just two examples.

Ice Breaker is a patterned structured loop tile ideal for non-directional installation. The carpet tiles are produced according to the solution dyed nylon (SDN) process by which nylon is dyed before the fibre is turned into carpets. The benefits of SDN is superior colourfastness, and resistance to fading or colour bleeding.  So, solution-dyed fibre is a great choice for areas that will be subjected to intense light.

Interface prides itself on the quality of its innovative backing systems that enhance performance and durability of the modular tiles. The company’s innovative Glasbac backing system is a strong feature of Ice Breaker, helping to resist moisture and for the tiles to be moved and updated with ease.

The wide variety of Ice Breaker ranges carry names that are descriptive of their subtle appearance. Concrete, Granite, Quarry, Rare Earth, Silica, Warm Rock, Agate and Bluestone are just a few examples. 

And Ice Breaker is ultra-sustainable with a high recycled content. Renowned for its obsession with sustainability, the Interface ‘Climate Take Back’ mission has committed the company to running its business in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life. 

By Jan de Beer