Quadrant multidisciplinary approach
WITH broadloom carpet, carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles and woven vinyl, Quadrant says its multidisciplinary approach to flooring is beneficial to commercial space designers. Designers and specifiers can apparently create dynamic layouts, changing material for appropriate function or purely for aesthetics, resulting in what the company claims is a beautifully coordinated look that retains design integrity.
The British company has developed what it describes as a formidable collection of design-centric flooring including the Salto range of loose-lay vinyl and Ntgrate woven vinyl. These can be matched with broadloom carpet and carpet tiles, including popular ranges such as Balance and Elements, for a layout that works to the specific needs of the area.
‘Floor layouts are certainly becoming more complex, but designers don’t want to abandon an aesthetic purely because of functional need,’ explains James Scully, managing director. ‘We recognise this and have developed our portfolio accordingly, so that design integrity can be retained everywhere from boardroom to breakout and kitchen.’
Palettes are designed to work together, grey oak and concrete looks in Salto looselay vinyl teamed with grey carpet tiles with colour accents that can be ‘perfectly coordinated in luxurious deep pile broadloom for breakout areas’; all on a backdrop of textural Ntgrate woven vinyl.
The results, says Quadrant, are sophisticated floor layouts that avoid obvious colour blocking and clashes; instead bring a subtle and mature effect to zoning through complementing colours, shifts in texture and changing materials.
As well as coordinated colours, Quadrant says its products share the same quality ethos – carpet tiles are made in Britain in a 12th gauge quality while Ntgrate woven vinyl is made in Belgium using glass fibre-reinforced PVC – so designers can reportedly be confident of high performance levels, durability and ease of maintenance regardless of product type.