By Annette Callari, Allied ASID; Chair Holder, Color Marketing Group
I couldn’t resist using a play on words from The Wizard of Oz, ”lions, tigers and bears, oh my!” But in this case, lines, mosaics and swirls (oh my!) are the descriptives for something new in carpet.
When I discover something so incredibly different from the thousands of carpet choices out there, I have a responsibility to let you know about it.
Kane Carpet Mills is the reason for my excitement. Their tag line reads, “In the beginning, there was Kane Carpet…” Although their origins may not exactly be rooted in biblical times, they have been
manufacturing carpet in America since 1947. Now that’s a pretty good track record. Take a look at these break-away styles Kane has created –
|RIGOLETTO – sophisticated swirls are carved into the plush carpet face, giving it a velvety, dimensional look. If you are looking for something high style, this is it.|
|MOSAICS – High-tech and contemporary describe this colorful carpet accurately. Very architectural in its miniature block pattern, this carpet is a scene stealer for any room.|
|FIESTA – this carpet screams “party”. Beyond contemporary, it defies description, so I will let the picture do the job for me.|
|AMAZING – Bold and beautiful come to mind immediately looking at this colorful linear design. Again, this carpet won’t settle for anything less than being the focal point of a room.|
|SILKEN DESIRE – A longer pile height and a silky yarn system combine to create a carpet so soft to the touch, you may think it IS silk. Just the right touch of sheen adds luxury to this multi-colored style.|
|CHECKERBOARD – Black and white never looked so good. This carpet style is dramatic, that’s for sure, but no need to shy away from it. Checkerboard can underscore the most memorable contemporary room design you can possibly dream up.|
All of these winning looks are Wilton-weaves made with Kane’s exclusive Eurolon polypropylene fiber. Since the fiber is solution dyed (color is built right into the fiber), the carpets have superior colorfast properties. The hand is soft and inviting, but still offers great performance characteristics. If this little teaser blog has grabbed your attention (and please leave me a comment if it has), you can explore further by logging on to Kane’s website— (kanecarpet.com).
For more information on flooring visit the World Floor Covering Association’s Consumer Carpet & Flooring Guide.