Concrete Inspiration Board

With so many applications & options for concrete and poured floors, there are endless possibilities for design. Consolidated’s Floor Leveling Division has mastered the newest trend in corporate interiors – poured flooring. Check out some our installs, as well as other inspiring photos that represent concrete!

Concrete Mood Board

  1. Poured Concrete Office Installation by Consolidated Carpet
  2. Inspirational Words via Habitually Chic
  3. Concrete Finishes via Interiors-Designed
  4. Poured Concrete Art Gallery Installation by Consolidated Carpet
  5. Concrete, Tile & Wood Installation via Designwebwinkel
  6. Poured Concrete Office via Fast Co Labs
  7. Salvador Dali Museum Poured Concrete Staircase via Pinterest

Vendor Feature: Mohawk Group

 

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Mohawk Group, the commercial arm of one of the largest carpet manufacturers in the world, Mohawk Industries, has solidified their position at the top of the pack. With cutting edge designs, innovative manufacturing processes, and a passion for sustainability, Mohawk Group is a great choice for a variety of commercial interior applications.

Street Thread Collection

One of Mohawk’s newest and most unique collections of carpet tile, Street Thread, takes urban design and puts in on the floor. With geometric and linear patterns reminiscent of graffiti, the 4 styles of the Street Thread Collection complement each other for a funky & fun installation. All constructed with Duracolor Premium Nylon, the styles each come in 8 colorways with a foundation of varying shades of gray highlighted by vibrant accent colors such as red, yellow, blue and magenta.

“Off The Wall” has a high-fashion geometric design compromised of small squares diagonally placed across each carpet tile. With linear striations, best suited as drop-in accents with “Off The Wall”, the” Pop Icon” style has a wonderful shading transition from neutral gray to exciting brights. “Super Fresh” has a curvy, circular pattern based off artwork by Queen Andrea, quoting lyrics from John Lennon’s “Imagine”. The last style in the Street Thread Collection, “Taped Off”,  has a stand-out linear pattern with varying thicknesses, mirroring the look of spray painting over tape.

Street Art Inspiration at Mohawk Group's NYC Showroom

Street Art Inspiration at Mohawk Group’s NYC Showroom

Renegade

Mohawk wants you to “Dare To Be Wild” with their newest collection, Renegade. Designed specially to mix and match between the 8 styles in any and every installation method, Renegade can help to bring out your inner desires for chaos, while keeping the design classic. Available in 9 color ways ranging from neutral grays, tans, and browns – the collection is constructed from Colorstrand SD Nylon Fiber. With linear striations, shading patterns and accent lines throughout the design of the collection – Renegade is simple, yet effective.

One of the best features of the Renegade Collection is their Quickship product line. Styles “Reckless”, “Headstrong”, “Riot” & “Venturesome” are all quickship – allowing you to order up to 2,000 square yards with a guarantee that it will be delivered in 10 business days or less.

Silk Road

Looking for a luxurious, international palette of flooring in lush colors and textures? Then Silk Road is the perfect collection for you. “Inspired by the decorative silks and carpets that traveled across deserts and were a significant factor in the expansion of great civilization, Silk Road takes broadloom carpet to a new dimension with its highly complex pattern articulation.” With natural patterns of ikats and foliage, complemented in colorways ranging through clays, slates, and greenery, Silk Road is perfect for Hospitality or Healthcare applications. The collection captures and transports you to worlds away to marketplaces of the Middle East and Asia where these designs are prominent.

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Mohawk Group’s Silk Road Collection

Mohawk Group: Making A Difference

With company roots existing for over 150 years, Mohawk Group has positioned themselves to be one of the most community-involved carpet manufacturers around the world. The company manufactures products from post-consumer recycled materials, such as water bottles. A matter of fact, one of their recycling facilities “recycles 3 billion plastic bottles per year, the equivalent of 20 percent of all bottles in the domestic post-consumer market,” to be converted to Everstrand carpet. In 2001, Mohawk started “Specify For A  Cure“, a campaign to give back to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. When you specify 500 yards of carpet or more from any of the seven eligible Mohawk Group carpet collections or any Durkan print carpet, the company pledges to donate $.25 per square yard of carpet sold to Susan G. Komen. These community programs are just the beginning of many amazing environmental and community outreach programs sponsored by Mohawk Group. We encourage you to visit their website at www.MohawkGroup.com to learn more about the amazing things this great manufacturer is doing!

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* All photos courtesy of Mohawk Group

Spring Fling Inspiration Board

With a long, brutal winter here in the Northeast – we are welcoming the first day of spring. We hope you find some inspiration for a spring awakening with our mood board!

Spring Inspiration Board

  1. Bright & Beautiful Bird via eyegofthetiger
  2. McCann Erickson Offices via myturnstone
  3. Patcraft’s Butterfly Effect Carpet Collection via Patcraft
  4. Spring Green Roses via whatchathinkaboutthat
  5. Karastan’s Bergeron carpet in Peach Parfait via Karastan Carpet
  6. Bright Architectural Doorway via Design Seeds
  7. Safavieh Dripping Stiches Neon Cotton Decorative Pillow via BHG.com
  8. Romantic Spring Florals via Karastan Carpet

Installer Spotlight: Praise For Our Team

The foundation of our business is our installers. When Consolidated Carpet started in 1943, we were an installation-only organization. As we’ve grown and developed, we have taken on sales and contracting – but the high quality installations have remained the heart of our business.

Frequently, clients and partners in the industry reach out to our team to praise our installers for their outstanding craftsmanship and productivity. We are honored and proud of such achievements, and enjoy sharing these comments with our associates at Consolidated and beyond. Here are some recent comments from projects completed in 2014. Bravo to our installers for their incredible work ethic and superior installations!

“Consolidated Carpet is doing an outstanding job … Rich and Keith are doing quality work. The collaboration and communication brought to the table by Rich and Keith is greatly appreciated. I am requesting that Rich and Keith do all of the flooring and carpeting for the [other locations] under construction.” – Head of Facilities at Major Healthcare Project in New York Metropolitan Area

“As we begin the closeout on our recent 55th floor project, I wanted to reach out and thank everyone at Consolidated, especially the project and installation teams for all their efforts in making our 55th floor project another success for our firm. Everything associated with this project was done as a collaborative team effort. We were happy again to have all of you as part of the team.” – Head of Facilities at a Major NYC  Law Firm

“Just a note of thanks for a job well done. The 18th and 19th floors look great. The drop-in tiles, especially on the 19th floor, look awesome. Your team of guys did great job. James and Todd [are] very excellent foremen and it was a pleasure working with them and all of your installers. Please convey to the installers how much I appreciate the job they did for me over the last 6 weekends.” – Facilities Manager at Major Corporate Project in NYC

“He was the best! Everything looks great. Thank you so much!!” – Designer at Major NYC Architecture Firm

“Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the great job you did with the carpet for our complex. Everything looks great and it went quickly and was relatively painless. Please thank Javier, Richie, and all of the attendants. Great team work!” – Facilities Manager at Major Corporate Project in NYC

Arena Site Feature: Madison Square Garden

As one of the largest & most well-known commercial floor covering contractor in the New York Metropolitan area, we have been very fortunate to successfully work on some of the most iconic sports arenas and venues in the world. Here’s a peek inside one of our most famous projects that plays host to some of the best events & sports teams today: Madison Square Garden.

As part of a three-year renovation of Madison Square Garden (MSG), everything from the locker rooms and back of house spaces to the suites and public areas were updated. The redesign of MSG was one that’s as fun and exciting as the events that take place at the iconic arena. The cultural importance and history of MSG are branded throughout the space, enhancing the visitor experience the moment they step into the arena.

Location: New York City

Completed: In phases over five years, 2009 – 2013

Scope: 143,612 square feet total – 11,000 sq. ft. of resilient & rubber flooring // 11,000 sq. ft. of wood flooring // 121,612 sq. ft. carpet // 14,928 linear ft. carpet base // 17,973 linear feet wall base

Architect: Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

Major Products Used:

  • Suite Levels: Milliken “Plank” broadloom carpet in color “Lubber” in Madison Level Suites // Milliken Custom multi-colored carpet tile in Standard Level Suites // Kahrs Hardwood “Castle & Cottage Collection” hardwood in “Custom Black Oak Studio” in Estate Suites// Tandus “Rya” broadloom carpet in color “Terra” in Suite Level Corridors
  • Locker Rooms: Masland “Keystone” broadloom carpet in color “Admiral” // Custom-cut & designed Logo Rugs // Mondo USA “Weight & Skate Rubber Flooring Sport Impact” in color “Dark Blue” & “Black”
  • Party Decks & Bridges: Milliken Custom multi-colored carpet tile

Flashback Friday: Consolidated Carpet In the 1980’s

1980’s

Number of Full-time Associates – 170+
Major Projects – American Express Headquarters, Chase Metrotech, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Rockefeller Family & Financial, Milbank Tweed Headly & McCoy, Helmsley Palace

During the 1980’s, we experienced a boom in the number of law firms and legal institutions we completed work for. Many of these law firms have remained ongoing clients of our organization through the 21st Century. In the early half of the decade, we installed the carpet at the famous and luxurious Helmsley Palace Hotel. We helped cover Sixth Avenue in red carpet in 1982 for A Night of 100 Stars – an all-star variety special to celebrate the centennial of the Actors’ Fund of America. The event featured 100 stars, including Lauren Bacall, Tony Bennett, Milton Berle, Cher, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert De Niro, Grace Kelly, David Letterman, Penny Marshall, Liza Minnelli, Christopher Reeve, Ginger Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Sutherland and more at an event at the iconic New York landmark, Radio City Music Hall.

The company celebrated its 40th Anniversary in October 1983 with a gala at the New York Sheraton in Midtown Manhattan. Associates, family members, and industry friends celebrated and honored the company for all of its incredible achievements. In addition, Consolidated saw its first public relations efforts in the 80’s, when we appeared in media and industry publications, including local Norwegian Newspaper, “Nordisk Tidende” and Interior Design Magazine.

Vendor Feature: Interface

When it comes to carpet tile, Interface has commonly been referred to as a standard in the industry. Around in Europe since 1955, the organization aims to create a quality line of carpet tiles, while giving back to the community and being environmentally responsible. By the time Ray Anderson, along with a group of investors, brought the modular tile to America in the early 1970’s, the stage had been set for Interface to manufacture a cutting-edge, durable, and well-designed product. Most recently, Interface has been at the forefront of designing and producing some of the most innovative carpet tiles on the market. Here are some of their newest, most versatile collections on the market.

Net Effect Collection

Taking inspiration from the flowing and swelling of the world’s oceans and seas, Net Effect features 6 styles that coordinate with one another to create a beautiful and unique finished installation. With 8 colorways in hues found at the shoreline, from the grays of “Artic”, “North Sea”, “Black Sea” and “Caspian”, the blues of “Atlantic” and “Pacific to the tans of “Driftwood” and “Sand”, there are a variety of applications to mix and match. The Net Effect Collection is a socially-responsible line, with the yarn created from recycled from discarded fishing nets. The collection of the nets helps to clean beaches and waters of small villages in the Philippines – providing income to help the area’s population.

B601, B602, B603

Styles B601, B602, and B603 are reminiscent of waves crashing on the shore. With random patterns looking like currents and sea foam, the products make for a uniquely dynamic installation. These styles are available in square 50 cm x 50 cm tiles and are constructed in a tufted pattern loop. Styles B601 and B602 are created from 64% recycled content, with B603 at 63%.

B701, B702, B703

Net Effect styles B701, B702, and B703 feature a more linear striation, inspired by the calm fluidity of the ocean, as well as the natural lines of driftwood and sticks floating in the current. The 25 cm x 1m planks are particularly impactful when installed in either an ashlar or herringbone pattern. Each style is constructed differently – B701 tufted sheared, B702 tufted pattern loop, and B703 tufted cut pile – which creates an interesting aesthetic when placed together. In addition, these styles have between 61% – 79% recycled content.

Trio & Duo

With the endless design possibilities of plank tiles, Interface’s Trio and Duo styles complement each other to create a classic aesthetic for any space. With tufted cut and loop construction created with 63% recycled content, the 25cm x 1m plank tiles can be installed in ashlar and herringbone patterns. The neutral colorways from grays and beiges to browns are muted and comforting. Trio offers a linear pattern with lines of varying thickness running lengthwise down the center of the plank. Trio’s complement, Duo, has subtle linear shading that serves as a more neutral backdrop to Trio’s pattern. In addition, Trio and Duo are both great additions to patterns featuring the Net Effect Collection.

The products above are the tip of the iceberg of interesting, colorful, and fun carpet tiles. Interface has built an exceptional online community, where customers and followers can stay informed about new products, company initiatives, and trends in the industry. With the launch of their updated website and presence on social media – Interface has created a fun and creative community for design professionals and fans alike. We encourage you to visit their new website at Interface.com/US/ and check out one of our favorite parts of their social media community – their Pinterest page.

 

*all photos courtesy of Interface