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Burmatex debuts new carpet tile and plank products at CDW stand PB12a

Burmatex is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of contract carpet tiles and planks. Based in Yorkshire, Burmatex puts sustainability at the top of its agenda. Its eco-friendly product portfolio focuses on the design and creation of innovative products to meet the needs of architects, specifiers and contractors, with a continuously expanding range of carpets to suit the education, leisure, commercial and public sectors.

The Burmatex brand was created in 1967 with a UK manufacturing history stretching back over 50 years. The company has total control over all quality and environmental aspects of its products’ design, manufacture, storage and distribution.

It has recently launched its sustainability principles, eco²matters, and now combines this with a new purpose of ‘British made flooring solutions creating sustainable value globally’. According to Médéric Payne, chief executive officer, ‘eco²matters is our commitment to providing the right business focus, trading responsibly and achieving Net Zero in a sustainable manner.’

It will be showcasing this philosophy on its stand at Clerkenwell Design Week, along with a number of show-stopping new products.

The launch in January 2023 of a multi-level loop carpet tile and plank called arctic, is inspired by the changing landscape of the Arctic. Organic lines cut through icy rock, cold water flows down frozen mountains and glacial river rapids inspire the movement in the design. arctic’s colour palette consists of 12 colours inspired by these natural elements – ice blues and cool greys amongst soft and subtle warmer hues, with marine-like green tones to further enhance the collection.

The product is manufactured using Universal Fibers’ ground-breaking Thrive matter yarn, the world’s first carbon negative recycled yarn, and the company’s unique BioBase recycled backing. Together, these features mean that arctic is carbon neutral.

arctic is available in both tile and plank, allowing you creative freedom in either option, creating unique structures and patterns to suit every individual project. It works well when used in combination with other Burmatex carpet tile ranges, notably balance ground and origin.

The newest launch, Osaka is another carbon neutral option in the multi-level loop range. It also uses Universal Fibers Thrive matter yarn, along with the BioBase recycled backing. The design and 12-colour palette are inspired by the contrasts of Japanese culture – new and old, warm and cool, urban and natural.

Unique to Burmatex, BioBase is a low carbon backing system, made using locally sourced recycled organic materials. Developed as part of a joint research project with Huddersfield University, BioBase includes recycled industrial waste, previously destined for landfill, which is used in the backing system.

‘We are constantly reminded by our customers of the value of being a UK manufacturer,’ says John Doherty. ‘At Burmatex we believe there is a strong link between sustainability and UK manufacturing. The two things go hand in hand. Our products are designed, manufactured and stocked in Ossett, West Yorkshire which makes them readily available. The twin messages of sustainability and 100% manufactured in the UK are resonating strongly with the market.’

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