Introducing Nordic Stories

Our travels have taken us to extreme environments: the surreal contrasts of Iceland, a country powered by nature and made up of sulphurous plains, salt terraces and geothermal pools.

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(top to bottom) Tectonic in Ash Blanket, Formwork in Gable and Isograd in Esker, monolithic tile installation

This is geological drama at its best, a place where isolation and dark winters create the backdrop to a unique breed of creativity.

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Isograd in Arroyo

Isograd in Arroyo

Nordic Stories, Isograd in Arroyo

In contrast the gentle landscape of Denmark.

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Hidden Plains in Fjord

A country peppered with archipelagos and lush forests and home of 21st Century design, where form and function meet utopian ideology.

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Tectonic in Arroyo

Nordic Stories is inspired by the textural landscape, geological extremes, folklore and modern culture of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Hidden Plains in Rock Powder

Muted natural tones, black volcanic rock, deep blue lakes, rich golden moss, graphic landforms and bold architecture.

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Tectonic in Lahar

This Collection represents the sensory experience that is the Nordics, a series of diverse countries with distinct identities that have collectively helped to define contemporary design culture.

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(top to bottom) Tectonic in Ash Blanket, Formwork in Gable and Isograd in Esker

Nordic Stories is available in three patterns including Isograd, Hidden Plains and Tectonic.

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Nordic Stories contains 16 colors.  Plus two additional in Isograd and Tectonic design.  Style Numbers utilize the Color Reference System for easy coordination with other collections.

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Product at-a-glance

  • Tufted, Textured Loop
  • Universal® Fibers Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6,6
  • Modular, cushion-back, carpet tiles
  • Available in 16 standard colors with 2 additional in Isograd and Tectonic
  • Total Recycled Content for Modular Tile Carpet: 31%
  • PVC-free ComfortPlus® ES Cushion Backing (Standard) : 31% per tile (31% PI, 0% PC)
  • PVC-free ComfortPlus® ESP Cushion Backing(optional):  31% per tile (20% PI, 11% PC)
  • Available with Milliken’s TractionBack® technology
  • Flammability: Class I
  • Recommended Installation Method: Monolithic (all patterns) and Vertical Ashlar (Hidden Plains and Isograd)
  • Rated for Heavy Traffic End-Use
  • Milliken Lifetime Warranty Packages (13)

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Color Reference and Product Coordinates

Milliken’s Color Reference numbering system enables easy color coordination with other Milliken products.

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The last two (or sometimes three) digits in the color number indicate the overall color of the product.

Color Reference Image 3

This is the Color Reference number that can be used to identify coordinating colors across product lines. There can be up to three additional numbers, separated by hyphens preceding the overall color, that are secondary colors. These are provided to coordinate accent products. Example: Venice Spectrum, SPE144-97

Greenest Architectural Folder in the industry

Nordic Stories Architect Folder

Nordic Stories Architect Folder

Made of 100% recyclable paperboard – Once the carpet swatches have been removed, a folder may be discarded in any paperboard recycling area. In addition, any waste generated from making a Milliken folder – such as trimmings – is returned to Caraustar, a manufacturer of recycled paperboard and packaging, to be repurposed.

Removable, recyclable carpet swatches – Removable carpet samples are housed within a special cutout in each architectural folder and remain there without the use of adhesives, metal rings or plastic trays. The samples may also be returned to Milliken for recycling after use.

Biodegradable film – Each architectural folder features a protective film laminate that is safer for the environment than other coating alternatives.

TractionBack® Technology

Frog

Cost-effective, no-hassle, environmentally friendly way to install modular carpet tile and keep it securely in-place following installation.

  • Requires little or no use of floor sealants and supplemental adhesives.
  • Reduces or eliminates VOC off-gassing by eliminating the need for floor sealants, wet adhesives, or peel-and-stick applications.
  • Tiles can be lifted and re-placed in their original location 2-3 times without losing traction capabilities.
  • Very effective on raised floor systems where access to systems are important.

Click here to learn more about Nordic Stories or order samples.

 

Introducing Fretwork

Inspired. The Fretwork collection brings unprecedented detail through precision and lightness of line.

Kaleidoscope (inset) and Harmony (border) in Tracery

Kaleidoscope (inset) and Harmony (border) in Tracery

The rhythmic and interlacing mathematical patterns create a lace effect that is both modern and architectural – almost as though there is a delicate geometric scrim stretched across the floor plane.

Kaleidoscope (inset) and Brise Soliel in Plica

Kaleidoscope (inset) and Brise Soleil in Plica

The fresh white lines or soft dark lines offer exquisite precision line quality through the use of advanced digital technology.

Fretwork Kaleidoscope and Harmony in Diaphanous

Fretwork Kaleidoscope and Harmony in Diaphanous

Inspiring. With Fretwork, we continue to explore line quality and edge of tile registration only possible through Milliken’s hi resolution precision-dye technology.

Fretwork Kaleidoscope in Luniform

Fretwork Kaleidoscope in Luniform

All four patterns are designed to work within themselves with tile-to- tile pattern registration as well as between patterns enabling the floor to move from the smallest scale cross-hatch pattern to the mid’s and finally larger scale pattern of Kaleidoscope.

Fretwork Crosshatch in Tracery

Fretwork Crosshatch in Tracery

Color Palette

Fretwork Colorline

Fretwork Color Palette

Fretwork is available in 24 colors. The Style Numbers utilize the Color Reference System for easy coordination with other collections. What is the Color Reference System?

Color Reference and Product Coordinates

Milliken’s Color Reference numbering system enables easy color coordination with other Milliken products.

Color Refererence Image 2

The last two (or sometimes three) digits in the color number indicate the overall color of the product.

Color Reference Image 3

This is the Color Reference number that can be used to identify coordinating colors across product lines. There can be up to three additional numbers, separated by hyphens preceding the overall color, that are secondary colors. These are provided to coordinate accent products. Example: Venice Spectrum, SPE144-97

Product at-a-glance

    • Tufted, Loop/Tip-Shear
    • Milliken-Certified WearOn® Nylon Type 6,6
    • Modular tiles in 1m x 1m (39.4″ x 39.4″)
    • Available in 4 patterns and 24 standard colors
    • Total Recycled Content for Modular Tile Carpet: 25%
    • PVC-free ComfortPlus® ES Cushion Backing (Standard) : 25% per tile (25% PI, 0% PC)
    • PVC-free ComfortPlus® ESP Cushion Backing(optional): 25% per tile (16% PI, 9% PC)
    • Available with Milliken’s TractionBack® technology
    • Flammability: Class I
    • Texture Appearance Retention Rating (TARR) – Heavy Traffic End-Use Applications
    • Recommended Installation Method: Monolithic Rated for Heavy Traffic End-Use
    • Milliken Lifetime Warranty Packages (13)

Folders and Brochures

Fretwork_Architect Folder

Greenest Architectural Folder in the industry

Made of 100% recyclable paperboard – Once the carpet swatches have been removed, a folder may be discarded in any paperboard recycling area. In addition, any waste generated from making a Milliken folder – such as trimmings – is returned to Caraustar, a manufacturer of recycled paperboard and packaging, to be repurposed.

Removable, recyclable carpet swatches – Removable carpet samples are housed within a special cutout in each architectural folder and remain there without the use of adhesives, metal rings or plastic trays. The samples may also be returned to Milliken for recycling after use.

Biodegradable film – Each architectural folder features a protective film laminate that is safer for the environment than other coating alternatives.

TractionBack® Technology

Frog

Cost-effective, no-hassle, environmentally friendly way to install modular carpet tile and keep it securely in-place following installation.

  • Requires little or no use of floor sealants and supplemental adhesives.
  • Reduces or eliminates VOC off-gassing by eliminating the need for floor sealants, wet adhesives, or peel-and-stick applications.
  • Tiles can be lifted and re-placed in their original location 2-3 times without losing traction capabilities.
  • Very effective on raised floor systems where access to systems are important.

Click here to learn more about Fretwork or order samples.

Introducing SLN Indianapolis (Spontaneous Networking League)

Do you live in Indianapolis?  Is networking with your peers in the built environment and commercial interiors industry important to you?  If so, join the Indianapolis chapter of SNL (Spontaneous Networking League).  Each week there will be a different opportunity to meet up with like-minded people passionate about workplace design.  This is a members only group.  Search for SNL Indianapolis in LinkedIn Groups and request to join today!

Shooting the Moon at Arizona State University

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Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV School of Earth & Space Exploration atrium

Arizona State University
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV
School of Earth & Space Exploration atrium
All photos courtesy of Ehrlich Architects/HDR Architecture, Inc.

Can floor covering change the experience of a building’s interior?

The Challenge
Arizona State University knew exactly what it wanted for the university’s School of Earth & Space Exploration atrium – to incorporate 3-D images taken from a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera into the design of the flooring.

Ehrlich Architects, a leading design and Architecture firm in Los Angeles, designed the new building with a very specific vision in mind. The ground level serves as a common denominator for the entire venue – and can be seen from the open center of each of the building’s seven floors. Ehrlich’s goal was to design a carpet that would tie all levels together, while combining gallery space with interactive areas, from the first floor.

Requirements included:

  • Perform highly, ensuring that the carpet would withstand years of high foot traffic
  • Offer the ability for a small section to be easily replaced
  • Feature a pattern – that was large enough to be visible from a distance but also incorporate small repeats – which could be viewed and enjoyed by people on all levels
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Students working in the atrium.
All photos courtesy of Ehrlich Architects/HDR Architecture, Inc.

The Solution

Milliken’s hi-resolution large-scale printing capabilities and color palette enabled a photo-realistic interpretation of crater formations on each tile. When placed together at installation, 20 separate tile designs combine to create a unique mosaic.

Capabilities included:

  • A large scale carpet tile (1 meter x 1 meter in size) designed for several different installation methods
  • Variety of textured, loop bases that showcased the hi-resolution images when manufactured with Milliken’s broad range of colorways
  • A wear rating for severe traffic applications

“Because the atrium served as a focal point for the building, it really drove how we designed the lowest floor, since it would be viewed from all the floors above. It was helpful to have worked with the Milliken team before and have a history of customized projects under our belts. Our relationship supported collaborative activities, and they knew what we were looking for.”  - Patricia Rhee, AIA, associate at Ehrlich Architects

Click here to view the entire case study and see more images.

Click here to learn more about Milliken Carpet.

Introducing The Basics

Who can live without the basics?  Food, water, clothing, shelter and, of course, floor covering for your shelter.  The Basics Collection is a textured modular tile with a broad and simple range of colors and accents that offer a new foundation for flooring.

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The Basics in Coal Cool, ashlar tile installation

With 15 standard colors and your choice of three groups of accents—Warm, Cool, and Spectrum—The Basics Collection brings a balance of color and pattern to the floor in 45 standard options.

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The Basics in Mineral Cool, ashlar tile installation

The Basics is a versatile, go-anywhere product.  Appropriate project applications include open offices, private offices, medical offices, government offices, waiting areas, schools, universities, libraries, and more.

The Basics in Palomino Warm, quarter-turn tile installation

The Basics in Palomino Warm, quarter-turn tile installation

The Basics_Colorline on sample studio

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Each accent color group takes a new identity when joined with the overall background color. Some accents remain bright and chromatic when combined with an overall light or mid-value while others will become less vibrant and more grounded when combined with a dark value.

  • Warm – The ‘warm’ accent group is a range of reds, yellows, and purples.
  • Cool – The ‘cool’ accent group is a range of blues, greens, and yellows.
  • Spectrum – The ‘spectrum’ accent group balances the range of warm and cool with a blend of reds, yellows, purples, blues, and greens.

The Basics_Colorline

Product Details

  • Construction: Tufted, Textured Loop
  • Face Fiber: Milliken Certified WearOn Nylon® 6,6 and Solution Dyed Nylon
  • Available in 15 standard colors with three accent color groups (45 total color combinations)
  • Stain Repel / Stain Resist / Soil Release: StainSmart®
  • Antimicrobial: AlphaSan® AF Built-In Protection
  • Dye Method: Continuous Dye / Solution Dye
  • Standard Backing: PVC-Free Comfort Plus ES Cushion
  • Recycled Content by Total Product Weight: ES Backing 28% Pre-Consumer
  • Recycled Content by Total Product Weight: ESP Backing 18% Pre-Consumer, 10% Post-Consumer
  • Tile Size: 50cm x 50cm (19.7″ x 19.7″)
  • Texture Apearance Retention Rating (TARR): Heavy Traffic End-Use Applications
  • Recommended Maintenance: MilliCare® Textile and Carpet Care Service Network
  • Indoor Air Quality – CRI Green Label Plus™: GLP0793, Carpet Category 5Y
  • Available with Milliken’s TractionBack™ technology
  • Recommended Installation Method:  Ashlar
  • Milliken Lifetime Warranty Packages (13)

PRODUCT DETAIL SPECIFICATION SHEET

TractionBack®  Technology

  • Cost-effective, no-hassle, environmentally friendly way to install modular carpet tile and keep it securely in-place following installation.
  • Requires little or no use of floor sealants and supplemental adhesives.
  • Reduces or eliminates VOC off-gassing by eliminating the need for floor sealants, wet adhesives, or peel-and-stick applications.
  • Tiles can be lifted and replaced in their original location 2-3 times without losing traction capabilities.
  • Very effective on raised floor systems where access to systems are important.

TractionBack® Detailed Summary Sheet

The Basics in Venice Spectrum, ashlar tile installation

The Basics in Venice Spectrum, ashlar tile installation

Color Reference and Product Coordinates

Milliken’s Color Reference numbering system enables easy color coordination with other Milliken products.

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The last two (or sometimes three) digits in the color number indicate the overall color of the product.  This is the Color Reference number that can be used to identify coordinating colors across product lines.

There can be up to three additional numbers, separated by hyphens preceding the overall color, that are secondary colors.  These are provided to coordinate accent products.

Example: UND120 (Silverpoint)

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The Basics in Mineral Spectrum, ashlar tile installation method

The Basics in Mineral Spectrum, ashlar tile installation

Easy, playful, and inspiring, The Basics is anything but basic. Bring that new idea to life.

The Basics in Palomino Warm, ashlar tile installation

The Basics in Palomino Warm, ashlar tile installation

Click here to visit The Basics Product Page at MillikenCarpet.com.