EDGE Lit is a new carpet tile and plank collection from Milliken which comes in 12 colours that range from vivid brights to rich neutrals. The collection is available in a plank-and-tile format. Milliken says that the tiles aim to bring the transformational and delineating attributes of light, ‘such as a prism transforming sunlight into a splendid rush of colour or a black light exposing points of the spectrum.’
Says Milliken: ‘The collection is bright, graphic and uplifting, providing the perfect elements to transform a workspace to inspire, excite and motivate. The collection seeks to help create invigorating workspaces that could stimulate imagination, new thinking and reignite workplace creativity to help with the transition back to work. Also, it offers employees who have been working from home during lockdown, a place where they can come together – responsibly – to collaborate. Edge Lit helps create a mood of positivity and promote mental wellbeing.’
Milliken’s design team says it created the collection to build what it describes as ‘a unique interior concept every time’ because it can be coordinated with other Milliken collections by mixing textures and combining finishes.
The Edge Lit collection with its various shapes, patterns and colours can, says Milliken, be used to define zones and map out areas to aid ‘responsible’ collaborative working – a fundamental aspect of work missed by many during lockdown.
The company offers various digital tools to enable its customers to preview Edge Lit and create their own unique pattern and layout; while some may not be able to meet face-to-face, Milliken wants to encourage customers to get hands-on and be creative with the collection in the virtual world. In particular, with Milliken’s online visualiser the collection can be previewed in over 40 pre-selected rooms on its own or combined with other Milliken carpet or LVT collections. Through the ‘My Room’ visualisation tool an image can be uploaded and transformed with Edge Lit, and other collections, in real time. There’s also an interactive brochure and 4m x 4m layouts to download and render directly into existing floor plans.
Edge Lit comes in 25cm x 1m planks and 1m x 1m tiles and is a tufted, textured loop pile construction. As standard it comes with cushion backing which is said to offer ‘superior underfoot comfort and contributes to improved workplace acoustics.’
To reduce its environmental impact, Edge Lit can be supplied with TractionBack for adhesive-free installation that the company claims will improve indoor air quality and reduce materials’ usage.