New Collection Spotlight: Plaid


New Collection Spotlight: Plaid

Plaid is bold and busy. It’s available in Wall-to-Wall flooring and Wall Textiles in six foot roll widths. The pattern repeat is 36” and a unique feature of this pattern is that aligning the seams is not necessary. Like other Chilewich Contract offerings, seeing seams is part of its natural beauty. Plaid is also available in 18” square tiles and 6”x36” planks. No two tiles are the same even when laid in the same direction. The weave boasts versatility as it works in any space from a convention hall, to a conference room to providing a homey accent in a hospital waiting area and so much in between. Plaid is available in three colorways: Tan, Multi and Grey.


Unlike tufted carpet, woven flooring is flat which provides a safe and easy surface that doesn’t hide harmful elements such as dust mites and (dirt). The available backing systems range from soft and cushy to hard and waterproof. From a sustainability standpoint, the yarns used in the textiles contain phthalate-free renewable vegetable compounds and contribute LEED points to a project. This proprietary yarn is called TerraStrand® and it was developed by Chilewich in an effort to make significant environmental improvements to their products. Every square yard saves 0.02 gallons of Petroleum and 0.41 pounds of CO² as compared to conventional woven vinyls.

In addition to TerraStrand®, Chilewich also developed a new PVC free tile backing system called BioFelt®. Its main component is made from post-consumer recycled water bottles. This tile system can also be installedwith Velcro tabs instead of glue and also contributes LEED points. All of the textiles contain Microban, providingprotection against the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

All of the flooring textiles from Chilewich Contract are available in 18” square tiles, 6”x 36” planks and 6’ wide wall to wall and are Green Label Plus certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute to be low VOC. .