A Triple Win | Interface
On the road to zero environmental footprint, a global carpet manufacturer found unexpectedly positive social and economic impact.
High Performance Fibre
The fibres we choose have a big job to do—work hard, lower our environmental impact and look beautiful for a very long time. So we purchase from leading manufacturers who provide premium, solution dyed fibres with a low modification ratio.
Intersept®, our proprietary preservative, is permanently incorporated into the primary backing of all our modular carpet tile products and recommended adhesives. It offers protection from the bacteria and mould that can affect not only the life of the carpet but also indoor environmental quality.
With more than 60 million square yards installed since 2006, TacTiles is the proven glue-free installation system for our modular carpet tiles.
June 16, 2016
Introducing Award Winning World Woven Collection
Interface introduces World Woven™, a global collection of Skinny Planks™ and squares that is deeply influenced by the timeless familiarity of local textiles found around the world throughout history.
June 12, 2012
Interface’s Urban Retreat Wins Best of NeoCon
Interface receives Best of NeoCon honours for its new Urban Retreat modular carpet tile collection.
February 24, 2016
ANF Architects Creates Dynamic Workspace
Teacher Town Commons desired a dynamic, invigorating space for its new offices so they partnered with ANF Architects/Interior Design to convert an old warehouse into a modern workspace.
Skinny Plank Floor Ideas
Discover how easy and fun it is to work with skinny planks.
March 19, 2013
Inspired Design: Formal Estate Studio Palette
Studio Palettes Formal Estate: Be inspired by this compilation of some of our most popular products.
June 13, 2015
NeoCon 2015 Press Release
Interface continues to lead the discussion on biophilia as it heads to NeoCon 2015 with two new carpet tile collections influenced by nature’s ability to inspire and energize.
October 28, 2015
2015 Floor Focus Top 250 Design Survey
Interface is honoured to have been voted the No. 1 commercial flooring choice of contract interior designers in Floor Focus' annual Top 250 Design Survey, taking the top spot in service, quality, design, performance and green leadership.
December 14, 2015
2015 Best of Year and IIDEX Award Winners
Two recent carpet tile offerings from Interface, Equal Measure™ and Near & Far™, have received top industry honours this fall in the United States and Canada. Recent awards for the global collections include the coveted Interior Design Best of Year designation, an Architectural Products Product Innovations Award, and two IIDEXCanada Innovations Awards.
November 6, 2015
Hospitality Carpet: A Design Evolution
In response to a shifting landscape, the hospitality industry is coming up with subtler, more sophisticated environments and a more judicious use of colour.
November 20, 2013
As Interface works towards its sustainability goal, it is also engaging in activities that leave, as founder Ray Anderson said, “the world better with every square metre of carpet we sell.” This concept of Restorative Enterprise is the cornerstone of a robust schedule of events that the company will present at the 2013 Greenbuild Show.
October 27, 2015
Small space, big impact
Who said you can’t make a huge impact in a small space? GPD Group in Akron, Ohio recently remodeled a 3,000-square foot space for its marketing department. Designer Kimberly D. Miller describes how her firm took a dark, isolated space and transformed it to an open layout inspired by how our minds and bodies respond to being in or around nature.
May 11, 2015
Q&A with Kari Pei
We recently welcomed Kari Pei, recognized design leader in the textile industry, as Interface’s new global product designer. She will work closely with our internal product design and development teams as well as sustainability leader David Oakey Designs.
November 14, 2012
Interface at Greenbuild 2012
Interface is taking the floor at Greenbuild 2012 with programming that will help enlighten, inform and inspire its design industry peers about biophilic design. Increasingly, biophilic design is used to describe architecture and design that incorporate nature or natural elements to improve productivity, health, community relations and more.
Rely on Interface's QuickShip program to deliver the modular carpet tile you need in record time. Select from nearly 50 of our top-selling SKUs.
September 21, 2015
The Effortless Beauty of the Narratives Collection
The Narratives Collection, explores a story of elegant simplicity inspired by ancient and exotic details related to Asian design.
Our 25cm x 1m skinny planks bring new proportion and scale to carpet tile, giving you new power to create fresh, exciting floor designs.
March 19, 2014
Three New Skinny Planks and a Whole New Set of Possibilities
Mindy O'Gara introduces 3 new Interface skinny plank carpet tile products and a whole new set of possibilities. Harmonize, Ground Waves & Reclaim.
June 1, 2015
Glitz, Glam and Gold
All the glitz of Vegas shone bright at HD Expo 2015! The colour of the year was gold in an array of shades, leaving Marsala, Pantone’s colour of the year, just a memory. See images of this and other hospitality design trends we found in this blog from Sarah Pelham.
July 7, 2015
The Future is Now: NeoCon 2015 Cultural Trends
There is a cultural shift taking place and it became largely apparent at NeoCon this year. More and more millennials are entering the work force, widening the generational gap in work environments and introducing fresh perspectives. Renewed interest in the individual versus the collective is rising to the surface, inciting interesting conversations about how design can be a solution for the diverse work environment. There is no better time than now to talk about the future of the workplace.
February 23, 2015
2015′s colour of the year is Marsala. Marsala isn’t quite red, and it isn’t burgundy or maroon either. It’s best described as a dusty shade of wine.
July 1, 2015
A Net Effect Experience
We talked to Wilma Rendon, designer and director of business development for JDJ Architects in Chicago, to learn more about her experience using our Net Effect™ Collection on a recent project.
September 27, 2013
Healthy Conversations CEU Series: Acoustics in Healthcare Environments
Dr. Debra Harris, a leading expert in evidence-based design, reviews the research on noise and acoustics, and identifies evidence-based strategies for mitigating noise in healthcare environments—including where carpet can provide the solution.
April 22, 2015
Can we identify "healthy" products?
Mikhail Davis, director of restorative enterprise for Interface, offers three questions that need to be considered as firms engage manufacturers in an effort to identify “healthy” products.
December 4, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile Wins 2012 Best of Year
The architectural and design community has voted two Interface products Best of Year in Interior Design magazine’s annual awards program. The biophilia-inspired Urban Retreat™ Collection won Best of Year in the Flooring: Green category. Walk the Plank™, a carpet tile with a skinny plank shape, took home the trophy in the Flooring: Carpet/Modular category.
September 20, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile at IIDEX 2012
Interface previews UR501™, a new Urban Retreat™ pattern, at IIDEX 2012. UR501 is a long, narrow plank style with a carved texture reminiscent of rough-hewn hardwood. Its unique shape and an additional eight bright colour options create additional design opportunities.
September 25, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile Wins 2012 IIDEX Awards
Interface wins five IIDEX Innovation Awards at the 2012 IIDEX Conference & Expo. Winning products include the Urban Retreat Collection and the new UR501 style, Walk the Plank and A Peeling. Interface also won an award for its airy, urban nature-inspired display.
October 1, 2013
Net Effect: Sand Palette
The Net Effect Sand palette surrenders to the rich textures of the ocean and its sandy beaches. Get inspired by Net Effect.
September 24, 2013
Net Effect: Pacific Palette
Incorporating the Net Effect collection we find the perfect ocean balance by offsetting tidal blues with the neutrals found in the objects worn away by the ocean salt and sun.
September 17, 2013
Net Effect: Atlantic Palette
A moonlit beach excursion and textures of the ocean inspired our latest Net Effect palette.
June 10, 2013
Introducing Net Effect
Interface’s exclusive product designer, David Oakey, owner of David Oakey Designs, along with co-innovators from around the globe, has brought forth all of the ingredients necessary for true synchronistic design – creating a beautiful product line, Net Effect, while simultaneously empowering a community and restoring our oceans and seas.
July 23, 2013
Adobe’s leaders enlisted architects from Valerio Dewalt Train’s Palo Alto office to transform its spaces to reflect the forward-thinking solutions it delivers to its customers. The results exude an arty-techno quality that aptly resonates with Adobe’s philosophy and aligns with its creative image in the business world.
October 22, 2013
Walk the Plank: Wind & Water
The expanded Walk the Plank colourline lends itself to some beautiful palettes inspired by the diversity of our planet's ecosystems; Wind and Water.
October 15, 2013
Walk the Plank Inspirational Palettes: Earth & Fire
The new Walk the Plank colorline lends itself to some beautiful palettes inspired by the diversity of our planet's ecosystems; Earth and Fire are the first two.
Interface’s Human Nature™ Collection—a range of Skinny Plank carpet tiles that remind us of the materials, textures and tones we find in the natural world—is inspired by the vital, mysterious link between the nature as we observe and this same nature within ourselves. It helps answer the question we always ask when seeking inspiration—'how would nature create an interior floor?' The Human Nature Collection is available globally from Interface.
Interface carpet tile and Tate’s ConCore® access panels are designed to be flexible. So it’s no surprise that we’ve partnered with Tate to incorporate our modular carpet into their carpet tile solution for access floors—PosiTile®.
Our innovative backing systems are responsible for the enhanced performance and durability of our modular carpet tiles. They’re what enable our carpet tile to resist moisture and be moved and updated with ease. Learn more about our GlasBac, GlasBacRE, NexStep, Graphlar and Graphlex backings.
Observing the organic rhythms of a leaf-strewn forest floor inspired us to devise i2, an innovative advancement in modular carpet tile design. Rather than make each carpet tile the same, they vary in patterning and coloring within one style and colorway.
SCAD and Interface Collaboration
As we considered a unique way to inspire designers with our skinny planks, we realized we needed a partner who could offer a new point of view. So we opted for a group of talented multi-media design students from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). They were young and unfamiliar with our industry. Who better to give a fresh perspective?
We offer exceptional products and performance with an added benefit to the planet. At Interface, our focus on innovation keeps propelling us – and our industry – forward with smarter, more sustainable flooring solutions without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
December 3, 2014
Licence to Chill
Interface Hospitality makes it easy to achieve a seasonal shift in your space with our modular carpet products. Accent rugs are a simple, cost effective way to refresh your interior’s seasonal mood. Sarah Pelham explains in her latest blog.
Premium Constructed Carpet Tile
Technologically innovative, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally sound, Interface products give customers flexibility to change and style that lasts.
i2 Skinny Planks for Higher Ed
Interface's i2 skinny planks offer glue-free, climate neutral carpet tiles with maximum design flexibility for higher education spaces.
March 11, 2014
Go In Style
Interface introduces it's newest collection of skinny plank carpet tile -- POSH.
November 13, 2012
Vision for a Sustainable Urban Future
COOKFOX “walks the green talk” with its own LEED-CI Platinum certified office space.
June 10, 2014
Beautiful Spaces Inspire Beautiful Thinking. It’s Human Nature.
Interface introduced its global Human Nature™ collection of skinny plank carpet tiles during NeoCon 2014 in two showrooms built upon our belief that beautiful ideas are inspired by beautiful surroundings.
March 5, 2014
Designing Outside the Box
Designing outside of the Box - Creative flooring solutions without sacrificing simplicity and efficiency.
February 19, 2014
Less pattern, more texture
Less pattern, more texture. Interface introduces our newest carpet tile products: POSH Collection, Reclaim, Harmonize, Ground Waves, Main Line & Sidetrack
March 20, 2014
Platform Shoes & Skinny Planks
Certain moments in our lives have shifted our perception of the world. Interface's Chip DeGrace discusses this shift, and how he felt when he discovered Skinny Planks.
Net Effect is a carpet tile collection that honours the ocean not only in its aesthetic references but also in a unique and tangible way through a project called Net-Works™. Net Effect One is a collection of three textures in 50cm squares that, when placed side by side, describes the precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect Two is a collection of three products in our new 25cm X 1m skinny plank format that captures the fluidity of water even in linear patterns with expanding and contracting rhythms.
September 26, 2013
IIDEX 2013 Events
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface, well known for its Mission Zero credo and promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020, has taken a holistic approach to sustainability and restorative enterprise, exploring ways to reuse, adapt and preserve resources in every way possible as it seeks its goal.
Although Interface continually strives for greater sustainability, every phase of our carpet tile’s lifecycle—from harvesting raw materials to manufacturing, shipping, vacuuming and end-of-life recycling—results in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. So we calculate all the GHG emissions for the entire lifecycle of our products and purchase verified emission reduction credits to offset them. We call this Cool Carpet™ and it comes standard on all Interface products sold in North America.
By following biological successes, we have begun to change everything from how we grow food and maintain health to how we package and transport goods. When it comes to creating more sustainable products, processes and systems, Interface takes inspiration from nature’s genius.
Redesigning Our Products
We challenge assumptions and bring elegant approaches and innovative technology to the design of modular carpet. By posing different questions, we developed a more holistic view of the impacts our products and processes have on the planet. This has allowed us to be more strategic in minimizing—and ultimately eliminating—the environmental impacts associated with our products.
April 2, 2013
Inspired Design: Formal Salon Studio Palette
The Formal Salon Studio Palette uses light colours with warm tones. Be Inspired by some of our most popular products.
ESD Carpet Tile
Choosing the right ESD flooring can be confusing, even if you‘ve narrowed your decision down to carpet tile. There‘s static conductive, anti-static and static dissipative carpet tile with a few variations of each. What‘s the difference and what do you really need?
February 26, 2013
Inspired Design: Alternative Branded Studio Palette
Studio Palettes Alternative Branded: Be inspired by this compilation of some of our most popular products.
February 12, 2013
Inspired Design: Alternative Dog & Bike Studio Palette
Studio Palettes: Alternative Dog & Bike. Be inspired by this compilation of some of our most popular products.
March 13, 2013
Inspired Design: Alternative Minimalist Studio Palette
Studio Palettes Alternative Minimalist: Be inspired by this compilation of some of our most popular products.
March 27, 2013
Inspired Design: Formal Chic Studio Palette
The Formal Chic Studio Palette brings Palm Beach, Fifth Avenue and Beverly Hills into view with a savvy use of colour and pattern in a dark chocolate floor with sun-yellow trim, pattern with pattern.
April 16, 2013
Inspired Design: Modern Classic Studio Palette
Modern Classic Studio Palette selects straightforward textures in a particular range to reflect the archetypical Classic Modern style.
November 14, 2013
Over the Edge™ and Urban Retreat™ Bring Glamour to Carpet Tile
Over the Edge, Urban Retreat and RMS 506™ bring to carpet tile the elegance, texture and colour once only associated with rolled goods.
September 25, 2013
Interface Carpet Tile is MSR’s Design Tool for Beautiful Library Floors
MSR has designed dynamic, award-winning spaces for more than 180 libraries across the country. Whether to meet design, performance, or sustainability goals, MSR specifies Interface carpet tile as a dependable flooring solution for many of its projects.
At Interface, we live where we work. This may seem fundamental, but it makes us unique in the carpet industry. To be global in thought and action—with outposts and people on the ground in six continents—is truly extraordinary.
July 10, 2013
Interface Introduces Net Effect
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface has journeyed beyond the typical design boundaries of carpet squares and planks. And it’s now breaking through to new levels of environmental and social responsibility, sustainability and the next wave in product design. A new modular carpet collection, Net Effect™, is inspired both by the ocean’s life-giving power and its plight – marine life and habitats that are endangered by discarded fishing nets, acidification, over-fishing, pollution and climate change.
September 26, 2013
IIDEX 2013 Net Effect Collection
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface introduces a new modular carpet collection, Net Effect™, is inspired both by the ocean’s life-giving power and its plight – marine life and habitats that are endangered by discarded fishing nets, acidification, over-fishing, pollution and climate change.
August 27, 2013
Interface Partners with Tate Access Floors
Tate®, a market leader in the manufacture of raised floors and airflow management solutions, has partnered with Interface, Inc., the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile, to incorporate Interface® products into PosiTile®, Tate’s carpet tile solution for access floors.
October 8, 2013
Presbyterian Senior Living
When Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) decided to install Interface carpet tile in six of its many mid Atlantic locations, it was for two key reasons—functionality and timeless design.
Biophilia is the theory that humans have a biological need to connect with nature and that this connection affects our well-being, productivity and relationships. It gave rise to biophilic design, an offshoot of the sustainability movement that seeks to integrate nature and structure, even in the most urban spaces. At Interface, we use design to bridge the gap between these seemingly divergent environments.
In 1994, Ray had his legendary “spear in the chest” epiphany. He shook the foundations of the petroleum-intensive carpet manufacturing industry by declaring that Interface was committed to becoming the world’s first environmentally sustainable—and, ultimately, restorative—company.
Interface aspires to be the proving ground for a new industrial revolution. By demonstrating that there is a better way to a bigger, more legitimate profit, we offer the world an undeniably improved business model that can serve as a paradigm for others to embrace.
The proven performance and flexibility of Interface modular carpet tile extends beyond award winning design and easy maintenance. Our products can enhance the consumer experience in a variety of retail environments.
Urban Retreat: Follow Your Instinct with Nature-Inspired Carpet Tile
Urban Retreat™ is a dynamic collection of eleven carpet tile products sorted into pattern studies that range from refined textures to broad organic forms.