A warm carpet or a durable, cleanable hard surface? Patcraft’s new recycled-content flooring gives you the best of both worlds

by Brianna Crandall — January 13, 2020 — Patcraft, a US-based provider of high-performance commercial flooring, has launched its first non-woven composite flooring collection, Dichroic. Designed to create an innovative platform for commercial flooring featuring a new option in materiality, the Dichroic collection incorporates the warmth of soft surface and the durability and cleanability of hard surface, with environmental benefits both in its manufacturing and end of life.

Patcraft Dichroic flooring

Dichroic non-woven composite flooring uses 70% recycled content, and Patcraft will reclaim and recycle the product at the end of its useful life. Image courtesy Patcraft

Dichroic is available in both diamond-shaped facet and 24”x 24” square tiles to offer a variety of installation options. With rich colorways that encourage optical depth and aid in the design of warmer, optimistic spaces, the collection’s sweeping color gradation creates a compelling felt-like ombre effect, says Patcraft.

The innovative product features a multilayer, non-woven composite produced from plastic waste to create its felt-like construction. By utilizing recycled plastic bottles that have been converted into PET fiber, Dichroic has approximately 70% recycled content (both post-consumer and post-industrial), which is equivalent to 18 (0.5L) bottles in each 24”x 24” tile.

Products are Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze and are backed by Patcraft’s Environmental Guarantee specifying that the company will reclaim and recycle the product at the end of its useful life.

The Dichroic collection combines shape and color for multiple design options that support color blocking and zoning spaces within commercial interiors.

The rich polyester face fiber contributes to enhancing sound absorption, and the collection is designed and tested to meet Patcraft’s high standard for performance flooring.

Dichroic is constructed with EcoWorx backing, and products are backed with limited lifetime warranties against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention.

For more information about the Dichroic collection, or to locate sales representatives throughout the Americas, visit the Patcraft website.