Introducing three new carpet tile ranges that represent current flooring trends while offering versatility in terms of visual appeal and performance.

Colour and functionality have always been a major factor in Van Dyck’s product offering, especially now as trends in 2014 are all about differing styles and designs. The carpet industry has for a while now been favouring linear designs in either shades of grey and natural colours or bold and bright colours, or a combination of both.

Responding to continuously evolving trends, Van Dyck has created a wide product offering over the years with recent introductions including Lineal and Neon, and more established products such as Aragon, Vertigo and Consulate. These all provide upmarket and trendy designs, and currently Van Dyck is in the process of updating some of their colour offerings. Due to the increased popularity of their various tile ranges, Van Dyck decided to give their customers even more products to select from in the form of their latest offering, namely Melody, Innovation and Column.

Melody, Innovation and Column provide an exciting new element to floors. The name Melody was inspired by the classic musical, The Sound of Music. The product is regarded as a fun and exciting design, which comes with a youthful and contemporary look. Van Dyck’s Innovation range incorporates similar elements and also offers a unique pattern with a fresh, new look and a stylish design. The Column range is comprised of a linear design, which has remained a popular trend over the years. These new carpet tile ranges offer a variety of earthy colours in different shades that provide an upmarket and trendy look and feel, which will remain classy and contemporary for many years to come.

In terms of technical specifications, all three are described as being tufted tiles with a modified, recycled bitumen backing and are most suitable for various heavy commercial environments. Van Dyck’s bitumen consists of recycled material and as a result of their lasting durability, can be re-used for the secondary market at the end of their eventual lifespan.

Furthermore, their bitumen backing contains no PVC’s, are very low on VOC’s and are highly durable, therefore increasing the longevity of the carpet tile. The use of recycled content is a growing concern and because of this, a significant amount of focus is being placed on the concept of sustainability.

Van Dyck pays a great deal of attention to the impact its processes and products have on the environment. For this reason they are proud of having an ISO 14001 certificate, which has strengthened their commitment to environmental practices and they are also the only SA flooring company that is ISO 14064 certified which proves that they are constantly monitoring and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Melody, Innovation and Column are made of 100% Aquafil BCF Nylon 6 and come standard in 50 X 50cm, while 60 X 60cm and 100 X 100cm tiles can be manufactured on request.

Carpet tiles are enjoying increasing market share because they offer great versatility and practicality in almost any contract application. They are also very easy to install as they are compact and manageable, and prevent the hassle of having to remove an entire floor when only a small section of a carpet has worn out or soiled, making them easy and inexpensive to replace. There is also a vast range of colours and varieties available that make it possible to play around with more than just one colour and design on the floor.

Carpet tiles can also be colour and texture mixed and matched for a specific effect to suit specific or proposed décor. Apart from their convenience, carpet tiles are also appreciated for their design versatility as well as their ability to be laid in various directions (monolithic, tessellated, ashlar, brick-bond or random), which can create different patterned effects.

The addition of these three new ranges compliments Van Dyck’s other carpet tile ranges already on offer, and no doubt there is something available for any customised style or taste. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that these tile ranges are not to the customer’s liking, Van Dyck will happily work on any custom-made design to ensure that the floors match the rest of its interior finishes.