Inspired by Nature
The biophilic qualities of Interface’s Human Nature™ collection inspired a holistic design for Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, that promotes the well-being of its employees in spaces that are both forward-looking and ultra functional.
Every phase of an Interface carpet tile’s lifecycle—from harvesting raw materials to manufacturing, shipping, vacuuming and end-of-life recycling—results in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to global warming. Through intelligent product design and improving our raw materials, we have reduced our average product’s carbon footprint by 34% since 2008, and across our business we have the lowest carbon footprint product in the industry.
Interface is committed to transparency and our Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, ensure that carpet tile specifiers can make an apples to apples comparison when looking at environmental attributes.
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 understands the challenges of difficult schedules and occupied space. So, our Services group devised a comprehensive program that can be customized to address specific needs. This means convenient and consistent solutions for companies with multiple locations that seek to present a unified and cohesive image.
With more than 60 million square yards installed since 2006, TacTiles is the proven glue-free installation system for our modular carpet tiles.
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.
High Performance Fiber
The fibers 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 fibers with a low modification ratio.
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. Learn the advantages of i2 carpet tile over broadloom and other carpet tile products.
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®.
Health Product Declaration
Interface announces its first Health Product Declaration (HPD) for modular carpet tiles produced in the Americas with our GlasBac® backing system.
A Triple Win | Interface
On the road to zero environmental footprint, a global carpet manufacturer found unexpectedly positive social and economic impact.
Intersept®, our proprietary preservative, is permanently incorporated into the primary backing of all our modular carpet tiles manufactured in America, as well as our recommended adhesives. It offers protection from the bacteria and mold that can affect not only the life of the carpet but also indoor environmental quality.
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.
Our 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks™ bring new proportion and scale to carpet tile, giving you new power to create fresh, exciting floor designs.
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 honors 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 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.
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.
June 12, 2012
Interface’s Urban Retreat Wins Best of NeoCon
Interface receives Best of NeoCon honors for its new Urban Retreat modular carpet tile collection.
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.
Platinum Dealer Program
Interface's Platinum Dealer Program offers participating dealers an attractive collection of carpet tiles with fast delivery and excellent service.
Rely on Interface's QuickShip program to deliver the modular carpet tile you need in record time. Select from 50 of our top-selling products and colors plus accent and entry way options, or explore other product options available for quick response. It's Quick!
Skinny Planks Floor Ideas
Discover how easy and fun it is to work with Skinny Planks™.
April 9, 2013
Inspired Design: Modern Contemporary Studio Palette
The Contemporary Modern Studio Palette selects pearly shades with a single placement of rich dark neutral to anchor the otherwise ethereal composition.
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.
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 color and pattern in a dark chocolate floor with sun-yellow trim, pattern with pattern.
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.
April 30, 2013
Inspired Design: Modern Mid-century
The Mid Century Modern Studio Palette selects colors that recall the optimism of the middle of the last century.
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.
April 2, 2013
Inspired Design: Formal Salon Studio Palette
The Formal Salon Studio Palette uses light colors with warm tones. Be Inspired by some of our most popular products.
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.
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.
Freestyle Pattern Inlays
Whether it’s a simple logo for an entryway rug or a more intricate, large-scale design for decoration or to reinforce your brand, Interface's Freestyle pattern inlays help you make your space uniquely yours.
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 color.
October 28, 2015
2015 Floor Focus Top 250 Design Survey
Interface is honored 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.
Interface’s Human Nature™ Collection—a range of Skinny Planks™ 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Premium Constructed Carpet Tile
Technologically innovative, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally sound, Interface products give customers flexibility to change and style that lasts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 1, 2015
Glitz, Glam and Gold
All the glitz of Vegas shone bright at HD Expo 2015! The color of the year was gold in an array of shades, leaving Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year, just a memory. See images of this and other hospitality design trends we found in this blog from Sarah Pelham.
February 23, 2015
2015′s color 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.
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.
April 2, 2014
Inspired Design with Skinny Planks
Explore your creative side with Skinny Planks. Gretchen Wagner expands on the flexibility with Interface's skinny planks carpet tiles.
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.
Net Effect is a carpet tile collection that honors 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 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.
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 17, 2013
Net Effect: Atlantic Palette
A moonlit beach excursion and textures of the ocean inspired our latest Net Effect palette.
June 3, 2013
The Ripple Effect
What if we could build a truly inclusive business model – buying discarded nets from local fishermen – giving them extra income – and cleaning up the beaches and oceans at the same time?”
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.
December 4, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile Wins 2012 BOY
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.
The CarpetLOK anchor system enables faster, glue-free installation, easier access to underfloor systems and lower costs through reduced waste, labor and down time.
May 14, 2014
HD Expo 2014
Interface Hospitality modular carpet tile has become a gold standard in the hospitality sector, valued for its flexibility, simple installation and replacement, extended design possibilities and sustainability properties. Upping the ante further, the company is offering up new product options plus online design tools to inspire and help designers create unique floor design layouts.
December 9, 2014
Human Nature Best of Year 2014
The architectural and design community has voted Human Nature – the latest global carpet tile collection from Interface ¬– Best of Year in Interior Design magazine’s annual awards program. A new skinny plank series inspired by Mother Nature’s most elemental surfaces, Human Nature brings biophilic inspiration to commercial interiors of all types.
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?
December 3, 2014
License 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.
Greening Your Supply Chain
Interface recommends you apply the following six practices to the manufacturers and suppliers with whom you work to begin or increase the greening of your higher education campus’ supply chain.
September 8, 2014
Shape Your Floor with De Stijl
Looking back at historical design movements, one style struck a chord with hospitality product stylist Sarah Pelham in relation to Interface Hospitality’s product dimensions—De Stijl. De Stijl was popular from 1917-1931 and was built on the geometric principle of straight lines, squares and rectangles. Interface Hospitality has developed a collection of square and rectangular products that work together as building blocks that allow you to create your own floor using a combination of sizes.
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 meter 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.
Interface Modular Carpet for Raised Floors
Whether your primary concern is design flexibility or an efficient one tile per panel solution, Interface makes it easy to add the visual appeal, comfort and acoustical benefits of carpet over your underfloor system without the hassle and mess of traditional adhesives.
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.
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 11, 2014
Go In Style
Interface introduces it's newest collection of skinny plank carpet tile -- POSH.
June 9, 2014
Interface Introduces Human Nature at NeoCon 2014
Interface’s latest global carpet tile collection, Human Nature, takes its cues from the visual, tactile textures found in the most elemental of floor coverings – think forest floors, grassy fields and pebbled garden paths. Human Nature includes five skinny plank styles.
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.
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 5, 2014
Designing Outside the Box
Designing outside of the Box - Creative flooring solutions without sacrificing simplicity and efficiency.
Expand Your Selling Power
At Interface we have negotiated many agreements with public entities and buying cooperatives throughout the United States.
November 13, 2012
Vision for a Sustainable Urban Future
COOKFOX “walks the green talk” with its own LEED-CI Platinum certified office space.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 color once only associated with rolled goods.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.