The client is a growing company is made up of over 500 employees within a 100,000 sf existing building. The flooring design intent was to find a carpet and LVT flooring that would not only meet the durability for high traffic patterns, but offer a contemporary look while maintaining a plane of visual excitement as staff walk throughout the large floor area. A darker carpet tile with slivers of color was selected to “hide” walking patterns and stains evident from the previous carpet installed. Solid colors were sporadically introduced that incorporated the client’s color palette and branding, but also had a pixelation theme and way-finding function. Certain colors designated types of rooms, ie Conference Rooms were a “blue” pixelation that started in the room and worked it’s way out into the main open work space pixelating out randomly (see attached plan), designating to those attending a meeting that this was a Conference Room as they approached it. Where hard surfaces were required for cleaning purposes and design, LVT was introduced with a patterning that was sophisticated and complimentary to the color palette.
The main challenge was finding a carpet tile that visually worked well over a large expanse of space. The carpet needed to not only be visually appealing up close, but over a long expanse of space with rows of systems furniture. The main carpet tile had to incorporate a darker tone for “visual” longevity, yet have colors interwoven that complimented the Owner’s brand. The accent carpet tiles of the various colors of the main carpet tile, lent itself to hi-lighting various areas of the building to compliment the walls and further as delineating certain rooms as a way-finding technique. LVT patterning in 2 important areas embellished the carpet and offered a striking tones/patterns for the main common gathering area and the cafeteria for a dynamic space for employees to gather.