The winners of the 2017 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on Monday, June 12, during an awards breakfast hosted by Contract at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. 
Ninety-six awards were distributed in this year’s competition of contract furnishing products, including ten Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition Award. Eleven awards were received within the flooring industry.

In the Carpet Fiber category, Aquafil USA won gold for its Econyl Pure, fiber made of 100% regenerated nylon. Discarded fishing nets and other ghost gear rescued from the ocean floor along with carpet fluff from spent carpets and other nylon waste is transformed into nylon 6 bulk continuous filament yarn. Bolyu received silver for its Continuous Color

Tarkett North America received gold in the Carpet: Broadloom category for its Tandus Centiva Apace collection. Apace is a woven 12’ width Broadloom carpet, constructed using CrossWeave Technology to impart face fiber volume with commercial durability. Bentley Mills received both the silver and editor’s choice award for its Outskirts collection and Night Vision collection respectfully. In the Carpet: Modular category, Mohawk Group won gold for its Lichen collection. The Lichen Collection by Mohawk Group is a new modular plank carpet system resulting from innovations that merge leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability. Shaw Contract took silver for its Emergence collection, and Bolyu won an innovation award for its Collaborative collection.

In hard-surface flooring, Mohawk Group again received gold for its Lineate collection. Lineate is an enhanced resilient tile collection that is inspired by two of the hottest trends in surface visuals: ombre/gradient and striated textile looks. Cool and warm neutrals are combined with on-trend color pops and a linear texture. The color ebbs and flows across the plank to give the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Patcraft received silver for its Subtractive Layers collection. In healthcare flooring, Tarkett won a silver award for its Ensemble Healthcare collection. The Ensemble collection includes coordinating product formats, across hard and soft surfaces designed and colored to work in concert for connected, humanizing Healthcare spaces.

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