Aspecta Tilts Forward With New Biophilic Inspired Designs
At Aspecta, we've built a reputation for some of the best styled commercial LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) floors engineered specifically for the contract commerical interiors market. Building on this reputation and furthering our committment to biophilically-driven designs, Aspecta will introduce the new Aspecta Tilt & Tones Collection for a planned launch in March 2019. Available in ISOCORE or dryback (glue down) construction, the latest LVT design breakthrough pairs four new geometrically and biophilically inspired Tilt tiles with the neutral Tones tile palette to achieve custom looks without the added cost and extended lead times normally associated with custom products.
Aspecta's Director of Design, Robert Langstaff, provides some insight into Aspecta Tilt & Tones, “The 24” x 24” tiles in this new collection are presented in four color groups, each consisting of 4 unique Tilt tile designs that can be paired with 2 companion Tones tiles. Together they create a random, intriguing and playful motif suitable for Hospitality/Restaurant, Retail, Workplace, and Education/Institutional environments.”
Elaborating on the dual design inspiration, Robert goes further, “Tilt was inspired by hard-edged angles and lines -- geometric shapes created in shadows that the sun casts on outdoor surfaces such as rocks, beaches and manicured lawns -- as well as the fractal patterning also found in nature. Tones evolved from the look of fabric-embossed ceramics and natural stone-based colors, expressed in neutral colorways. The range reflects Aspecta’s immersion in Biophilic Design as an influence in the creation of our ever-evolving product lines.”
TILT & TONES COLOR GROUPS: Variety of compatible neutral palettes
Designers and architects can choose from 4 different Tilt tiles and 2 Tones tiles in four separate color groups. By mixing and matching Tilt designs and Tones colors, contrast and impact can be easily achieved: creating seating areas, wayfinding, borders, or unique combinations of “field tile” all-over color (Tones) and with the graphic tiles (Tilt). Either stay within one color group, or create new combinations by intermixing Tones colors and Tilt patterns from other groups.
- GRANITE – A grey-taupe range captures the visual sensation of softly marbled stone
- PUTTY – Classic neutral earth tones evoke comfort and security
- PEARL – A blend of neutral grey undertones suit a wide range of applications in color and texture
- VELLUM – The Antiquarian look evokes the sense of time and place in old books and manuscripts
Robert cross-referenced the profile colors used by contract office manufacturers to develop the Tilt and Tones flooring as a neutral background and foil for accent textiles, paint colors, furniture and office systems. The stone quality of the design makes a versatile palette to achieve balance in a wide range of interiors.
DESIGN MEETS PERFORMANCE
Beyond good looks and versatility, this exciting new collection delivers all the benefits of Aspecta's new high performance proprietary finish, Duraspect extreme surface protectant for the ultimate in abrasion resistance and stain repellency.
VERSATILE CONSTRUCTION OPTIONS: ISOCORE TECHNOLOGY® OR DRY BACK
Aspecta Tilt & Tones has been developed on two popular construction platforms, dry back and ISOCORE, to allow specifiers to choose the right construction for the application and to help meet budget requirements. Aspecta's multilayer expanded polymer core construction called ISOCORE Technology® is an extruded, closed-cell vinyl structural core that delivers rigidity and strength to the floating floor platform. Aspecta Tilt & Tones with ISOCORE Technology is 100% waterproof and provides sound insulating characteristics through its pre-attached acoustical underlayment. Aspecta Tilt & Tones in the dry back construction allows the floor to be glued down in situations where a floating floor is a not suitable option.
Aspecta Tilt & Tones with ISOCORE Technology integrates the new DropLock 400™ technology brings installation design flexibility previously unavailable on multilayer floating floors. DropLock 400™ enables a corner-to-corner installation of 24 x 24 Tilt and Tone square tiles to create a more traditional tile installation or to install a checkerboard pattern using 2 or more colors for more design flexibility. The fold down locking technology of DropLock 400™ facilitates a fast floating-floor installation, thereby reducing costs.
Aspecta Tilt & Tones features a durable, heavy commercial 22 mil wear layer. Aspecta Tilt & Tones in dry back construction has an overall gauge of 2.5mm, while the ISOCORE version has a 7.0mm overall gauge. Both versions are backed by a 25-year non-prorated commercial warranty. ASPECTA Tilt & Tones will feature Declare and JUST labels as well as Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). All sustainability, transparency, technical specifications and biophilic design information will be available at aspectaflooring.com upon the launch of Aspecta Tilt & Tones in March 2019.