Designers Name Interface No. 1 Carpet Choice
Interface, the global brand of commercial carpet tile, has been voted the No. 1 choice of contract interior designers in a recent survey conducted by Floor Focus, the leading publication of the floor covering industry. Interface took the top spot across multiple categories – service, quality, design, performance and green leadership – in the magazine’s annual polling of 250 design firms. The full results of The Top 250 Design Survey 2015 appear in the October issue.
Interface scored a major coup, breaking though to the top spot in service and, for the first time in eight years, prevailing in the design category. It also earned the top ranking in the Green Leaders category, which it has topped five years running. The highest rating for green performance is an especially gratifying win for Interface, which has distinguished itself as a trailblazer in sustainability over the past two decades.
“What makes the Floor Focus survey results so valuable is that they directly reflect the voice of the design professionals who specify the flooring for their commercial projects,” said John Wells, President & CEO, Interface Americas. “We are enormously appreciative that the architecture and design community has given Interface a very strong vote of confidence. What’s more, we are honored that they decidedly gave recognition to our diligence in transparency, as well as to one of our key sustainability initiatives, Net-Works®.”
Net-Works is a global partnership whose members ethically source discarded and dangerous fishing nets from impoverished communities, which are regenerated into nylon yarn for use in Interface carpet tile. Currently operating across 14 collection sites in the Philippines, the program has provided economic support and opportunities to the region and resulted in sustained environmental conservation. Net-Works will be expanding operations into Cameroon, Africa this year with a focus on finding ways to rapidly scale and replicate its success around the globe.
Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpet tile. For 42 years, the company has consistently led the industry through innovation, and now leads the industry in environmental sustainability. It is setting the pace for development of modular carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment, and is well along the path to “Mission Zero®,” a 21-year-old company-wide promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020. Interface’s worldwide carpet manufacturing facilities maintain third party registration to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard, and it obtained the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the commercial floor covering industry in North America. The company is recognized globally for its commitment to build environmental considerations into its business decisions. For additional information: interface.com and blog.interface.com .