One of the materials with the biggest impact on a space is the flooring. When sound control is important and a softer feel is required, carpet is the right choice. It is one of the most versatile floor coverings with a huge range of products available depending on your requirements in construction, aesthetic and style, durability, and of course price point. Selections are available for low use, modern style, budget minded customers as well as high end, traditional, luxury spaces. A simple update of a space’s carpet, paired with fresh paint is an easy way to modernize a workspace’s aesthetics.
At SHYFT, our expert interior designers utilize carpets from many manufacturers, but find ourselves coming back over and over again to a few favorites.
Interface has long been a leader in the commercial carpet industry with their beautiful design and innovative construction of carpet tiles. They have led the industry in the sustainability of carpet manufacturing by “becoming the first global flooring manufacturer to sell all products as carbon neutral across their full life cycle” (interface.com). From green manufacturing to reclaiming, reusing, and recycling used carpet tiles and samples, they broadcast their mission throughout the industry and have had a huge impact. Additionally, their design studio creates stunning products (carpet tile as well as hard surface) for a huge variety of spaces. Paired with great customer service, we find ourselves returning repeatedly to Interface.
Shaw Contract provides timeless broadloom and tile carpets and is one of the most well known in the industry. Their design studio consistently releases concepts that are not only forward-thinking, but also built to last. Additionally, Shaw has a great sustainability story: 90% of their products are Cradle to Cradle certified and their manufacturing facilities are carbon neutral (shawcontract.com). By also providing great hardwood and resilient options that pair seamlessly with their carpet selections, designers can virtually allow for a whole-building solution from this single manufacturer.
The carpet industry is rich with great manufacturers that are consistently pushing the envelope of design and construction. Some of our other favorites also have their own unique innovations and products:
There is a huge range of carpet manufacturers to consider. Each has their own story behind the products that can help with this difficult decision. When selecting a carpet for your space, it is important to evaluate the manufacturer and product on aesthetics, construction, durability, cost, environmental impact, availability, and customer service. Whatever your choice, know that the manufacturers mentioned here will stand behind the great products that they provide.
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