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Heckmondwike designed and manufactured a bespoke entrance carpet for Saint John Bosco College in Wandsworth, which opened in September 2011 catering for pupils aged 11–18.

Crystal Blue carpet from the company’s Diamond range was used, with a logo and message added in a contrasting yellow colour. The project was managed, and the carpet installed, by London-based Biswell Flooring, a long-standing Heckmondwike customer.

‘Working closely with Heckmondwike allowed this project to run smoothly. The professional finish is something both myself and the college are really pleased with,’ says Biswell’s Jeeven Bedi.

Heckmondwike says its high specification Diamond entrance flooring, made in the UK and available in 10 standard colours and 10 accent colours, will not ravel or fray, making it well suited for bespoke logo designs.
Like other fibre bonded carpets made by the company, it has reportedly been used on many educations sector projects, and can be supplied with logos incorporated into the main carpet or into a loose-lay mat.

Karndean Design Flooring saysitsdesignservice can be used to replicate a company logo or image, chosen to compliment the background floor.

For commercial corridors and waiting areas requiring a focal point, the company offers seven feature pieces. These are custom-made and available to order from many products in the Karndean collection.

The company’s feature flooring designs or bespoke logos are said to offer the same durable wearlayers and ease of maintenance benefits as the rest of its floorcovering, giving a faithfully replicated wood or stone effect flooring with added interest andcorporateidentity. www.karndean-commercial.co.uk

N e w h e y Colortec+ carpet was recently specified for the luxurious Hyatt Regency, The Churchill, in London’s West End, for an elegant refurbishment scheme designed by international interior design group, Hunt

Hamilton Zuch.

Requiring almost 7,000sq m of bespoke Colortec carpet for suites, guestrooms, lift lobbies, corridors and the 8th floor Regency lounge, the specified designs complement the hotel’s sophisticated urban garden theme.
Colour placement was used to differentiate a striking floral pattern repeated in the guestrooms and suites, whilst a runner feature and floating panel effects adorn the corridors and lift lobbies respectively.

In the guestrooms and suites, Colortec’s ability to merge twist and velvet pile yarns reportedly allowed for a stylish, yet subtle, textured effect creating a luxurious feel.

Comprising 80% pure new wool and 20% nylon, the installation used two of Newhey’s bespoke Colortec specifications to provide optimum performance, meeting the high demands of a busy city centre hotel.
Says Newhey sales director, HowardWhitehead:‘The successful installation showcases
the potential of Colortec as a product and illustrates its ability to offer a genuine alternative to a traditional

woven carpet.

‘Cost effective, fast turnaround times and manufactured in the UK are not necessarily three points you hear collectively mentioned in our industry these days, however our investment in new technology and having a focused approach on where we want to be are allowing the company to successfully move forward based on these core values.’ www.newheycarpets.co.uk

Polyflor reportsthatits latest waterjet cutting techniques can create just about any shape, logo or pattern which can be cut and inset into the floor to give design projects the added edge.

All of its designs are showcased in brochures, designed to inspire end users with particular emphasis on the Colonia and Camaro ranges. Both ranges come in a variety of different styles and shades and each has the ability to be tailored to suit individual tastes using contemporary or traditional designs and detailed marquetry and grouting strips.

The Polyflor Design Service works with customers to bring their design ideas to life. Alternatively you can choose from one of its high- quality designs for a quick and effective way of transforming spaces. www.polyflor.com

This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal website. They can be found at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.