Multilayer product is produced from plastic waste
Patcraft has launched its first non-woven composite flooring collection, Dichroic. By incorporating the warmth of soft surfaces and the durability of hard surfaces, the Dichroic collection is an innovative platform for commercial flooring that functions as a new option in materiality.
With rich colorways that encourage optical depth and warmer spaces, the collection’s sweeping color gradation creates a compelling ombre effect. Dichroic is available in both facet and 24-in. by 24-in. tiles to offer a variety of installation options.
“The soft visual of the Dichroic collection develops from tonal stripes that fade and shift across a space, mimicking the subtle variation of a felted texture to create a beautiful ombre effect,” says Shannon Cochran, vice president of creative and design for Patcraft. “The Patcraft design team sought to design a collection that resembles the effect of glass transparency. The two different shapes play with optical perceptions using a series of solid gradients.”
Dichroic is an innovative product featuring a multilayer, non-woven composite produced from plastic waste. By using recycled plastic bottles that have been converted into PET fiber, Dichroic has close to 70% recycled content (both post-consumer and post-industrial), which is the equivalent of 18 (0.5L) bottles in each 24 x 24-inch tile. Products are Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze and are backed by Patcraft’s Environmental Guarantee specifying the company will reclaim and recycle the product at the end of its lifetime.
The Dichroic collection combines the shape and color schemes for design options that support color blocking and zoning spaces within commercial interiors. The rich polyester face fiber enhances sound absorption, and the collection is designed to meet Patcraft’s high standard for performance flooring. Products are backed with limited lifetime warranties against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention.