The Perla OP 0.95 tile from Armstrong Ceilings is the first mineral ceiling tile to win Silver Cradle to Cradle status, a programme designed to give specifiers and clients a transparent mechanism to compare sustainability performance of competitive products. Containing 53% recycled content and 100% recyclable, the tile performs acoustically to Sound Absorption Class A and is 85% light reflective. As part of its Cradle to Cradle commitment, Armstrong is participating in the Pavilions at Park 2020, a Cradle to Cradle inspired working environment built alongside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.
Metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for the stunning speculative refurbishment of central London office building Bracton House in High Holborn. Armstrong’s MicroLook micro-perforated tiles with a B15 acoustic infill have been suspended from a Microlook Microline grid, combining an exposed sleeve for a clean and crisp visual with a practical threaded reveal for flexibility in partition fixing and relocation. The MicroLook tiles give 84% light reflectance and perform to sound absorption .60(H) and sound attenuation 41db, as well as comprising 30% recycled content. The MicroLook system was specified by architects Stavros Nissiotis Architectural Studio for its quality, aesthetics and functionality.
Global textiles innovator Milliken is launching its new Nordic Stories collection, taking the user on a journey through the textural landscape and extreme environments of the Nordic countries. The portfolio’s four designs, Tectonic, Isograd, Hidden Plains and Extreme Contrasts, encompass the sensory experience that is the Nordics, illustrating striking extremes of its volcanos and glacier-shaped landscape, as well as exploring the rich and varied culture of the Nordics. The depth and richness of the collection’s versatile palette includes natural hues as well as bold colours. Produced using tufted textured loop pile yarn, the collection includes cushion backing with 90% recycled content.
Armstrong Ceilings has recently enhanced its portfolio of canopy systems with the launch of curved and circular versions of the Axion classic range. The relocatable units are made from an aluminium grid and feature either highly light-reflective mineral or soft fibre tiles, with Tegular or MicroLook edging. Axiom canopies include up to 82% recycled content, help to reduce reverberation time and noise levels and increase speech intelligibility. The varying levels of canopy also allow designers to conceal and coordinate additional services.
With the launch of HighRes from 3form, users can create bold, photorealistic designs on single or multiple panels. The technology uses 3form Varia Ecoresin, which has 40 times the impact strength of glass and includes 40 percent pre-consumer recycled content. The HighRes collection introduces the wild into a structured space. Crisp panoramas and seamless panel-to-panel photorealistic designs create stunning accents, or the user can design their own panels with custom images.
Juxtapose from Milliken enhances commercial interiors by offering a palette of highly useable, architecturally inspired colours. Coordinating with designs such as those found in Paste Up and the Consequence collection, Juxtapose provides the option of a solid coordinate as well as an opportunity to change scale and tone. Constructed from 100 percent solution-dyed nylon, it also benefits from Milliken’s Comfort Plus2 85 percent recycled content PU backing, providing a quieter and more durable carpet tile. Available with the option of TractionBack for glue-free installation.
Flex Design is a new loose lay tile collection, designed to create a better environment by offering the traditional access floor/ modular tile format in inspirational designs and finishes. The tiles and planks offer exceptional dimensional stability due to the incorporation of glass fibre fleece, while the backing is available in both foam and recycled content. A 1mm transparent wear layer provides superior strength and durability, while the PUR Pearl lacquer delivers stain resistance, ease of maintenance and a natural matt appearance.