We’re fortunate to work with a variety of great flooring manufacturers with incredible product lines. One of these vendors is Bentley Mills, a California-based carpet manufacturer with beautiful collections of carpet tile and broadloom. With urban roots and inspiration, Bentley has a lengthy catalog of chic designs to use in all types of settings.
Hitchhiker & Savage Journey
With a simple, yet captivating linear design, Hitchhiker is a versatile choice from Bentley’s Western Edge Collection. Manufactured with Antron Lumena Nylon, the product is solution dyed and available in 12 colorways with neutrals and earth tones taking center stage. Bentley was inspired by “wiry, spindly vegetation in the desert” – a natural pattern that’s an easy stunner in any space. Also in the Western Edge Collection, Savage Journey is a coordinating product of Hitchhiker, with a smaller scale of the same pattern. Both products are available in broadloom, square tiles and plank tiles, and some of the most intriguing installations of these products feature plank shapes installed in a herringbone pattern (as seen in the below photo on the right).
Hitchhiker in “Cabazon T-Rex”
Savage Journey in “Conspiracy Theory”
Dry Lake & Salt Creek
Not to be outdone but their partners in the Western Edge Collection, Dry Lake & Salt Creek have complex linear patterns that stand out from the crowd. Available in the same standard 12 colorways as all the products in Western Edge, these products feature linear striations, opposed to the more geometric rectangular linear patterns as Hitchhiker and Savage Journey. As seen in the photo below, the use of “drop-in” accent tiles make the simple pattern pop, even when found in neutral colors.
Dry Lake in “Lizard Lounge”
Salt Creek in “Swagger”, “Hunter S. Tan,” & “Conspiracy Theory”
Morro & Uluru
From the Interior Design Magazine Award-winning Clodagh Design’s Monolith™ Collection, the products have a tribal, yet sophisticated feel. With a natural pattern mimicking bark, Morro has linear striations dissecting each other in each direction. Uluru features a small scale grid pattern similar to the look of small stacked bricks. Both Morro and Uluru come in loop and shear styles and are manufactured with Antron® Legacy Nylon. Even though there are 27 standard colorways in neutrals and muted colors, there are over 185 options to choose primary and accent colors from in Bentley’s “Create Color” tool, which gives you over 34,200 color combinations to choose from. To fit various backing needs, there are 5 different backings to choose on both of these products: High PerformancePC™, Optimum Barrier™ II, Prestige PlusRC™, Optimum BarrierRC™ II Cushion, and Easy Street Cushion.
Morro in “Bramble”
The sophisticated, moody Gotham Rises carpet is another recent Bentley addition, available in 17 piece-dyed colorways ranging from to deep jewel tones to classic neutrals. Manufactured with Antron® Legacy Nylon, the “Create Color” tool can also be used to custom color the striped pattern with contrasting lines of various sizes. The collection is inspired by the saturated colors and simple lines commonly found in comic books, and the color names all follow the superhero theme with fun names such as “Justice Prevails”, “Hero of the Night”, and “Dynamic Duo”.
Gotham Rises in “Story Arc”
Gotham Rises in “Comic Book”
Not only does Bentley produce a superior product – they have a strong corporate culture, are involved in the community, and are passionate about sustainability. As a company, Bentley has frequently placed on lists for the best places to work in Los Angeles. Their glamorous products are commonly found on red carpet runways at major events and awards celebrations, including Presidential Inaugurations. Most importantly, Bentley has a level of awareness for sustainability, waste reduction, and reclamation that has placed them at the forefront of environmentally-friendly practices in the flooring industry.
All photos courtesy of Bentley Mills. We encourage you to visit the Bentley Mills Los Angeles Facebook Page and Bentley Mills Website for more photos and information.