07 September 2006

Gradus Carpets has launched a new addition to its contract carpet collection in the form of Latour Stripes and has re-vamped the colour palette of five of its existing ranges, offering specifiers and contractors more choice and flexibility in carpet specifications.

Latour Stripe has been specifically developed to meet customer demand for a striped design. Thin pencil stripes run across the tiles, which must be laid quarter turn to create a striking checkerboard effect.

The new product is available in both tonal and contrasting colour combinations including: Talmine (red), Stanage (blue), Wetheral (red/grey), Grasmere (blue/green), Rivelin (blue/denim), Alston (grey), Staffin (grey/blue), Morden (grey/beige), Peebles (multi) and Ulverston (grey/green). The contemporary colour palette has been selected to reflect the shades and tones most frequently specified within the target markets.

Four existing ranges from the contract collection - Latour, Bodega, Predator and Freeway - have also been re-coloured for a more up-to-date palette. The enhancement of these stylish yet functional ranges follows extensive colour trend research and assessment of demands within the industry to ensure customers’ requirements are being met. As a result, amongst the five ranges over fifty new shades have been added extending existing colour palettes to include brighter colours such as pumpkin and aubergine as well as incorporating more natural dyes from dark browns and burgundies to contemporary beiges and blues.

From the assortment, Latour and Latour Stripe are available as a carpet tile, Freeway is purely broadloom, whilst Predator and Bodega are available as both tile and broadloom for increased choice. Freeway and Bodega are available with impervious backing for healthcare and education. As part of Gradus’ ongoing review of their carpet offering, they have also revamped the Pacific range, one of the Premium range of carpets, a dense cut pile carpet ideal for all areas that require a hardwearing carpet.

This extended choice means high quality, cost effective design solutions that, in performance terms, are the ideal choice for use in hospitality, leisure, healthcare and education environments and also provide the end user with an increased selection to meet all their design needs.

Combining the latest technology and creativity and using a range of high performance polypropylene and nylon yarns, Gradus Carpets manufacture practical carpets that meet most needs in terms of wear, aesthetics and ease of maintenance and carry comprehensive warranties covering wear, stain, static and fade resistance.

Gradus Carpets is part of the Gradus Group; a leading contract interior finishes company who manufactures a comprehensive range of interior products for a variety of contract markets. Providing end users, designers, specifiers and contractors with a one-stop shop, the Gradus offering is made up of an extensive collection of premium and contract carpet ranges, upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics core flooring accessories, barrier matting and wall protection as well as lighting.

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