Do you need a highly durable carpet? And do you love a minimalist look, where yarn, carpet structure and colour choice define your floor design? Then take a closer look at these Epoca collections, our homage to the Scandinavian design tradition. The appearance of the Epoca concept collections is understated and delightful and the difference is in the details.
The Epoca concept encompasses constructions with widely differing structures. For example, you will find longhaired collections whose luxurious and lightly glossy look is perfectly suited to a hotel lobby or rooms that should be pampered with a plush wow factor.
There are also a number of flat woven Epoca collections, where the structure of the weave gives the individual collection a unique identity. The delicate subtleties of the flat woven collections give a distinct touch of “craftsmanship”, and of all our product range, Epocas are characterised as the most durable product group. Even under constant and heavy stresses from furniture and feet, Epocas maintain their appearance for many years.
Finally, the Epoca concept also includes some truly minimalist loop products, i.e. carpets with closed loops in various sizes: they are ideal for use in offices, corridors and other heavy traffic areas.
Despite the great performance of the flat woven collections in terms of durability, the other Epoca collections also qualify for top-notch status for their ability to withstand wear. All the Epoca collections are therefore very suitable for office environments, corridors and other areas with constant stresses from castor chairs and the movement of heavy conference and office furniture. Added to which are the affects of footwear and the grit and dirt they carry in from outdoors.
All collections in the Epoca concept are available in no less than 32 standard colours, another great advantage of this concept. The diverse colour palette combines classic beige, brown, grey and black tones with a host of strong and sprayed on-trend colours. Plenty to satisfy the colour dreams of any architect or interior designer. If not, when you order a minimum of 200 m2 carpet, you can request to have the Epoca collections produced in a custom colour of your choice. This option to produce your carpet in a custom colour does not exist for the ReForm and Una concepts. If you choose a custom colour, you should allow for a one-off added cost associated with the conversion of our production equipment.
Epoca consists of collections with carpet tiles and wall-to-wall carpets. However, most collections in this concept are wall-to-wall.
When choosing between carpet tiles and wall-to-wall carpets, the need to access cables etc. in the underlying floor plays a big role. In addition, the flat-woven tiles also provide an exciting visual effect when laid "in check", which means they are not laid in the same pattern direction. For high rise offices there are also some fundamental practical reasons that make the delivery and installation of large carpet rolls a challenge.
Some carpet structures are not suitable for cutting into tiles as they either tend to fray at the edges or are difficult to lay in a uniform pattern. So these types are only available as wall-to-wall carpets.
The price range of the Epoca concept is based largely on the amount of yarn used and production process for each type. The plush and longhaired collections are therefore the most expensive because of the large amount of yarn in their structures. Within this concept, the flat-woven collections are priced around mid-range, despite the fact that yarn usage is not very great. However, the advanced weaving techniques do bump the price up a little. The most affordable Epoca collections are the classic tufted collections.
When prices are compared across concepts, all Epoca collections are more expensive than collections from the Una concept. Compared to ReForm, Epoca is also, roughly speaking, a more expensive concept.
Is Epoca the carpet for your project? Contact your local consultant