Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial introduced The Case for Silence, a modular carpet collection that offers two styles created to coordinate and support a calm and tranquil environment despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
“Our world is a constant barrage of sensory input, which means we can never truly be still and let our thoughts run wild,” said Roby Isaac, vice president of commercial design at Mannington Commercial. “Our new collection is about connecting with the serenity we seek, even when silence seems unattainable. We hope the busy spaces we work and learn in can still help us find a nurturing balance.”
One of the members of the Mannington Design Studio designed the carpet after an experience in an anechoic chamber, one of the quietest places on earth with a noise level of negative decibels. According to the company, the designer sat in darkness and silence for 20 minutes and began hearing a soft, static buzzing in her ears. Inspired by that buzz, the Case for Silence collection combines the flux and variability of the silent room experience, said Mannington.
Optic Hush conveys the rigidity and formal structure of the anechoic chamber and Static Echo channels the soft yet calming background noise that can be created in our brains when there is no sound. Both products are available in 12 x 36 tiles and seven neutral colors designed to represent the solitary darkness and quiet essence of the room.
The Case for Silence collection is made from type 6.6 nylon for improved cleanability, performance and appearance retention. The Infinity 2 Modular backing is built to withstand aggressive wet cleans, and the collection is specifically designed for use in harsh environments with heavy foot traffic, said Mannington.
The Infinity 2 Modular backing also contains recycled content and is certified NSF/ANSI 140 Gold and CRI Green Label Plus and can contribute to LEED credits. In addition, a product-specific Type III Environmental Product Declaration and a published Health Product Declaration are available. The collection offers a Limited Lifetime Wear and Backing Warranty, a 15-Year XGUARD Stain Resistance Limited Warranty, and a 15-Year ColorSafe Bleach Resistance Limited Warranty.