Interface Carpet Tiles – The Finest Quality, The Best Designs And Respect For The Environment
Interface describe themselves as the world’s largest manufacturer and designer of carpet tiles. With their clear mission, great product strategy and impressive range of carpet tiles, Interface is definitely a giant of the modular carpeting industry. Interface pride themselves with constant innovations when it comes to designing carpet tiles, both visually speaking as well as from a production point of view. They constantly update their product ranges and collections by following the latest trends in home and commercial interior design. At the same time, due to their commitment to quality and sustainability, Interface’s products consist of heavy-duty and recycled carpet tiles that will provide you with superb flooring of the highest quality. On BRICOFLOR UK you will be able to find one of the widest ranges of Interface carpet tiles online. While some of the more popular collections such as Interface Equilibrium, Interface Urban Retreat or Interface Composure are available on our online shop, you can also find some lesser-known product lines boasting the manufacturer’s trademark quality and design. Feel free to browse through our catalogue and take advantage of the carpet tiles free samples service in order to choose your ideal flooring. We can also offer you extremely good offers and prices for large orders so do not hesitate to contact us for a quote!
A rich history of Interface carpet tiles
Ray Anderson founded Interface in 1973 with the name of Carpets International Plc., as he envisioned the practical carpet tiles as a solution for commercial spaces and offices. As wall-to-wall carpets were generally hard to transport and manoeuver, Anderson figured that a more flexible and resistant sort of flooring would be much more suitable for high traffic areas. The company started out small, but soon grew its popularity and revenue so that by 1983 they were already going public. In 1987, the company was reborn under the now famous and respectable name of Interface, and after their acquisition of Heuga (yes, that exact Heuga!), Interface undeniably became the world’s largest carpet tiles manufacturer. Interface have been growing and expanding ever since, acquiring more than 50 smaller companies and consolidating their title as the world’s largest carpet tiles manufacturer.
Sustainability, Mission Zero and Net-Works – Interface’s promise for a better tomorrow
It was sometime in the mid-90s when Ray Anderson realised the importance of preserving the environment and decided Interface should focus on sustainability just as much as on producing attractive carpet tiles of the highest quality. In 1996, Mission Zero was born. The programme was designed to regulate Interface’s production methods and materials, allowing them to become fully sustainable by 2020. Given their incredible progress by 2013 – greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 80% and water use reduced by 87% –, it is highly likely for Interface to achieve their long-time goal. As part of Interface’s dedication to environmentally-friendly products, they currently have more than 450 colourways of recycled carpet tiles with 100% recycled yarn and the number is growing. Additionally, for the modular flooring produced in Europe, recycled carpet tiles contain a maximum of 71.4% total recycled content.
Apart from Mission Zero, in 2013 Interface also established a programme called Net-Works, through which they procure discarded fishing nets and turn them into nylon yarn for new carpet tiles. Poor villagers collect the nets and then hand them over in return for money, thus being able to provide for their families. Interface is therefore helping not only the environment through its recycling programme, but also the locals in these impoverished areas. So far, 67 tonnes of discarded nets were collected, which helped provide more than 230,000 meals for local families. Due to Interface’s tireless initiatives for sustainability, they have been the recipients of many awards in this regard.
The best styles of carpet tiles from Interface
Apart from their respect and dedication to the environment, Interface also make it a top priority to provide their customers with the best carpet tiles in terms of visual appearance. Taking their inspiration from nature as a tip of the hat to their sustainability mission, Interface manage to design and manufacture the finest looking carpet tiles. As they repeatedly win design awards across the globe, Interface are certified masters of carpet tiles design. Below you can find a short overview as to the different types of carpet tiles Interface produce.
Interface carpet tiles in a square format
Most of Interface’s products are carpet tiles in a regular 50x50 cm format. A few examples of sterling quality are Interface Composure, Interface Equilibrium and Interface Urban Retreat. As it is usually the case with modular flooring, their most notable advantages are the incredibly practical format that allows for easy packaging, transport, installation and maintenance. As to the different installation layouts, square carpet tiles do not allow for much creativity. Most Interface carpet tiles are to be installed in either a broadloom monolithic, non-directional or checkerboard quarter turn pattern. Naturally, you can use your imagination and create originally looking flooring if you combine different shades within a collection, or different textures altogether. Most Interface carpet tiles are brilliant for zoning large areas, so the possibilities are pretty much unlimited. You should also note that some collections are also available in a 1x1 m format, and usually if you place a very large order, you can request the larger format in any case.
Skinny planks – Interface carpet tiles reborn in a rectangular shape
As the design masters they are, Interface realised that square carpet tiles are not ideal when it comes to styling a unique flooring. Thus, they came up with the idea of making carpet planks, or skinny planks as they call them. These planks essentially retain all carpet tiles’ advantage, adding a bit more freedom when it comes to installation layouts. So in addition to the normal broadloom seamless pattern, you can try a herringbone layout if you want to mimic parquet and achieve a 3D effect, an ashlar installation resembling hardwood flooring, or just mix up the different planks for a one-of-a-kind carpeting. While Interface has a couple of collection exclusively composed of planks, such as Walk the Plank or Urban Retreat, there are also collections that contain both planks as well as tiles. For example, Interface Net Effect comprises Net Effect One, containing 50x50 cm carpet tiles, and Net Effect Two, which only includes the skinny planks. Nevertheless, that does not mean you cannot get creative and combine planks and tiles for a more interesting type of flooring. You get all the creative liberty you need. Skinny planks are widely available in a 25x100 cm format, but a larger 50x100 cm one is also possible.
Entrance matting from Interface
Interface are renowned for creating heavy-duty carpet tiles perfect for any commercial areas. In addition to the indoor modular carpet tiles, they also provide entrance matting, a great product that should be part of any company’s maintenance programme. Entrance matting is an extremely resistant carpet tile composed of scrapers that are capable of capturing and trapping dirt on contact. This means you can have an area around your building’s entrance fitted with this product in order to prolong the life of your indoor flooring. Interface provide three product lines for entrance matting, namely Interface Foyer, Barricade One and Barricade Two. Depending on your needs, you can choose between the different designs and specifications within these three collections, all of which are available on BRICOFLOR UK.
Buy Interface carpet tiles online on BRICOFLOR UK
BRICOFLOR UK has the widest range of carpet tiles from Interface and Heuga. While you can find most of the Interface and Heuga collections online, there might be products that are not up on the shop yet. However, do not let that stop you and send us a message with your request. If you have a large order we will be able to provide you with free shipping to mainland UK and unbeatable quotes, so contact us right now! Additionally, take advantage of our free carpet tiles samples to make an informed choice when shopping for carpet tiles.
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