Specifier Review
Tessera Contour

Tessera Contour: softening the square

Tessera Contour is a an attractive and practical new carpet tile collection from Forbo Flooring Systems available in a range of 10 contemporary muted colourways inspired by both urban and natural environments.

Responding to market demand for an evolution of the popular linear effect, Contour’s controlled geometric background is heavily influenced by the repeated shapes found in architecture and urban settings. However, the carpet tile structure is relieved and broken by a more sensitively striated cut pile overlay reflecting the diverse human and natural elements found within this modern landscape.

Moving away from strong colour palettes, Contour leads the way with a tonal progression of diffused muted shades ranging from very dark to very pale, the latter achieving high Light Reflectance Values.  Whilst the floor covering’s linearity is softened by the introduction of texture, the subtle tone variation in the yarns gives each individual colourway additional nuances of different shades.

Practical and adaptable for zoning, Contour sits well with Forbo’s luxury Westbond fusion bonded carpet tiles, and also alongside Allura Flex luxury vinyl tiles, which offer a high quality, dimensionally stable, loose lay floor covering for areas requiring a resilient flooring solution.

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New Contour is also an environmental choice as it contains over 50% recycled content by weight.  The installation and production waste can be recycled back into Tessera tiles through Forbo’s ‘Back to the Floor’ scheme – completely closing the loop, although installation waste can also be minimised to just 2% if Contour is installed non-directionally.  Furthermore, Forbo is also an active member of Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK), which has a target to divert 25% of carpet waste from landfill by 2015 recovering valuable raw materials.  Manufactured in the United Kingdom using precision tufting technology and an ultrasonic tile cutting process, tile waste is significantly reduced by 80% compared to traditional press cutting methods.

For more information please telephone 0844 822 3928 or visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/contour