Matte surface: Woven Fringe Collection from Tarkett

Tarkett has launched the Woven Fringe Collection as the result of an accident. When the design team set out to create a matte, flatweave surface, they wanted to eliminate uneven color streaks and looked for ways to diffuse or mask this undesired visual. During early production trials, they were pushing the loom wire mechanism to its limits, and caused the wire repositioning to misfire. The misfiring wires created a line of long, uncut face fiber—or fringe—across the weft. This effect mirrored the fringe selvedge edge that a velvet weaving loom produces on every carpet it weaves. This became a source of inspiration for the design team.

Complementary pattern Velvet Line is a more streamlined, coordinating version to complete the series.  Made with solution-dyed yarn to conserve water, the entire collection is suited for workplace and hospitality environments.

The Woven Fringe Collection is fluorine free, using Eco-Ensure (C2C Gold Material Health certified as a stain resistant treatment). It is recyclable through the ReStart reclamation program, and eliminated all X-RED (hazardous) dyes and chemicals in yarn dying process and replaced them with more eco-friendly alternatives. It also meets new requirements for indoor air quality credit on low emitting flooring (CRI Green Label Plus) and low TVOCs.

Photo credit: Tarkett

Suggested Articles

The firm's renovation of the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square won in the category of “Hotel Suite – Americas & Caribbean.”

The light uses patented “Beadlight diffusion” technology that creates illumination designed for reading.

This range of commercial furniture was designed using the new midcentury-inspired colors from Corian Design.