The new Crosscut Collection, designed by Suzanne Tick, delivers high style at a low cost. True value innovation occurs when designers can create products that are expensive looking materials at low price points, and this was the intention behind Crosscut Collection. This value innovation was developed through a combination of yarn construction, color, and pattern to create floor coverings that have a visual textural integrity.
Specifiers have an emotional connection to products designed by Suzanne Tick. However, some designers may never get a chance to specify her high end designs such as her wovens, depending on the types of projects they design for. Crosscut Collection brings the Suzanne Tick design aesthetic to a mid-teens price point that is accessible to a wide range of specifiers and end users.
Architects and interior designers are constantly seeking modular carpet tiles with a truly monolithic aesthetic, and Crosscut Collection achieves this through all-over patterning. All three styles (Aggregate, Stamp, Sandblast) within the collection were designed to be seamless through their non-directional textural aesthetic. Additionally, monolithic looks at a low price-point are advantageous because this non-directional aesthetic extends the range of usability to nearly every imaginable space, from office buildings with irregular dimensions and corridors to tenant improvement, multi-family housing, corporate, retail, K-12, higher education and beyond.
Crosscut Collection was conceived as a high design, textile-oriented collection that draws inspiration from building materials and techniques. Cement aggregate and sandblasted or stamped concrete have a pure materiality that’s perfectly suited to their purpose. Crosscut Collection was also developed with a philosophy of virtue based on utility, hence the names Sandblast, Stamp and Aggregate.
Crosscut Collection styles come in three different scales: small scale Sandblast, medium scale Aggregate and large scale Stamp. All three styles can be used together to create scale studies within the space. Stamp is the largest scale pattern and the most geometric, with hints of an architectural plaid emerging from a textural field. Aggregate is a smaller mid-scale pattern that merges geometric and organic qualities. Sandblast is the smallest-scale pattern and shares a common yarn end in the “ground” and the “motif” yarns, creating a subtle geometry that reads like an all-over texture when installed. The Crosscut palette has seven (7) neutrals characterized by tonal shifts that lend themselves to gradations of color, which can be installed in steps of warm greys or cool greys. Additionally there are four (4) energetic brights that can be used as pops of color within a neutral field or on their own for destination areas, including a bold red, deep blue, emerald and a fresh spring green.
In addition to value innovation, Crosscut Collection has a great sustainability story because it’s constructed using Econyl® nylon made from post-consumer recycled fishing nets, and is available on ethos® backing, which is made from a recycled non-chlorinated polymer from film that’s found in disposed windshields and safety glass. Tandus Centiva also offer ethos® with Omnicoat Technology™, the application of a proprietary coating to the backing that provides an excellent chemical barrier, thus preventing any interaction between materials in the backing and the wide variety of components found on and within the flooring substrate. Through this barrier property, Omnicoat Technology™ serves to increase the compatibility of ethos® Modular with adverse and minimally prepared substrates, allowing for installations over previously incompatible adhesive types such as general purpose, styrene-based, and multipurpose. Used in conjunction with TandusTape+, ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™ allows for immediate installation over adverse flooring substrates that previously required time-consuming and costly testing and floor preparation.