Milliken’s Northward Bound Carpet Tiles: Luxury Dematerialised

Impacting the design world but not the world around us.

Northward Bound is Milliken’s latest carbon neutral carpet tile collection and the first European collection in its D/LUX series. The D/LUX series is so named because it’s all about creating a high performance luxurious carpet that uses less raw materials (thus reducing embodied carbon) with no compromise on aesthetics. This is achieved by carefully considering materials, innovating with fibre suppliers and pioneering use of yarn systems and tufting technology. Doing more with less is in harmony with Milliken’s ethos to “do good” and the company’s unswerving ethical approach to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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The carpet tile collection is made up of three designs: Snow, Glacier and Ice – inspired by a laid-back and understated Scandi aesthetic (a look that has driven several Milliken collections in recent years). A warm and cool neutral palette, varying scales across the three patterns, minimalist designs and soft flowing organic forms all help to generate a feeling of calm movement across the floor plane. Northward Bound was designed to stand alone or be combined with Milliken’s now classic and bestselling collections: Nordic Stories collection or, for more premium areas, the Arctic Survey collection.

Despite its sophisticated styling, Northward Bound is competitively priced to meet the needs of current market conditions. It’s highly rated for heavy traffic areas and the acoustic technology employed through the integral cushion backing, that is offered as standard, significantly reduces noise distractions, proving that practicality and luxury are not mutually exclusive.

Using Milliken’s easy to access online Visualiser, Northward Bound can be previewed in over 40 interior settings either on its own or combined with other Milliken carpet or LVT collections. Three colours in each Northward Bound design are available for immediate shipment from Milliken’s ‘From Stock’ 24 hour programme.

Northward Bound is made using 100% Solution Dyed Nylon. It comes with Comfort Lite cushion backing as standard (90% recycled content) and is available with TractionBack® pressure sensitive adhesive on request, improving Indoor Air Quality and offering a more flexible installation process. Northward Bound carpet tiles are manufactured in the UK in a ISO14001 certified location using renewable sources. The collection is CRI Green Label Plus certified for indoor air quality, EPD verified and TUV certified. Northward Bound comes with a 12 year wear guarantee and a lifetime antistatic guarantee.

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