Tarkett recently launched Interleave Modular Carpet, a collaboration with Jhane Barnes. Interleave provides a calming effect that resonates in many commercial environments, including corporate, healthcare, and higher education spaces.
Much more is expected of flooring today, especially within commercial interiors. Flooring must subtly complement the interior design of the space, while making a statement that supports the overall look, feel and message of a brand. Interleave does this with the gentle flow of sines in a variety of colors—a contemporary approach to incorporating natural, soothing visual elements without a literal translation of organic materials.
Like the gentle arc of ocean waves, nature’s flowing curves bring peaceful rhythm and soothing repetition. Mathematicians call them sines—curves described by the equation (y = a sin x). But mathematicians aren’t the only ones to appreciate their visual appeal—or the serenity they bring to a space.
For the making of Interleave, designer Jhane Barnes began with a simple gradating stripe as a background pattern. She then transformed the same series of stripes into sine curves, introducing a biophilic element that our brains instinctively recognize. During the design process, Jhane initially began using sines of various shapes and sizes, but found that using identical curves was more soothing.
Created with high-quality, solution dyed Dynex SD Nylon yarn fiber, Interleave modular tiles provide permanent stain resistance, with cationic properties inherent to the structure of the fiber. Available in 18x36” tiles, Interleave can be installed in a vertical ashlar or herringbone layout. The linear background and soft curves in the pattern’s foreground are reminiscent of raking patterns within a Zen garden.
Interleave is available on ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology, a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Living Product Challenge Imperative certified backing, made with PVB film from recycled windshields. The styles also include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Gold Material Health certified. The collection is also recyclable through the ReStart reclamation program.
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