Partner Profile: All About Peerless Contract
IIDEXCanada is thrilled to have Peerless Contract join us as a show partner at this year's conference and expo.
No stranger to the IIDEXCanada show floor, we look forward to highlighting this fantastic brand and its superb line of commercial flooring products. We also look forward to working with them as they rebrand themselves in the North American market as Peerless Contract. Read our interview below to find out more about new product lines for 2018.
1. What are you most excited about introducing at our show in 2017?
Beaulieu Canada’s Commercial Division is very excited to be able to officially introduce its rebranding initiative to bring back Peerless Contract, our iconic commercial brand name.
Peerless Contract will bring all of the different flooring solutions that we manufacture or sell under one key brand name. Our focus will be on Canadian-made products as well as the many different flooring solutions that we offer. We want to make it simple for our clients to work with us so they will feel secure knowing that all of the flooring solutions we offer are managed under one brand. We will be showcasing this at IIDEXCanada this year.
We will also be launching Strategy Carpet, our new Canadian digital industrial design (DID) and tufted-tile program. There are five distinct pattern options in eight colours with our award-winning environmental Nexterra carpet tile. This product styling is focused on the corporate market segment. With custom colouration minimums of only 250 square yards, this makes the Strategy Carpet Modular System the most flexible flooring solution in the commercial market.
2. What trends do you see emerging for 2018?
We see the specification and use of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), plank and squares coming into prominence with commercial flooring specifications. New products like wood plastic composite (WPC) with cork backing provides comfort and acoustical properties for commercial spaces. Peerless Contract is also launching a series of new LVT, Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and WPC products styles and colours at IIDEXCanada this fall.
3. What kind of products do you see emerging in your various marketplaces?
As mentioned, Peerless Contract sees resilient products like LVT, LVP and WPC becoming more commonplace in a variety of commercial specifications. Modular flooring systems remain very strong with higher-end finishes easily available. We are also noticing a preference towards thick plush products such as traditional broadloom being specified for executive office spaces.
4. What recognition or awards have you recently won for any of your most recent product lines?
This past June, BOLYU USA, part of the Peerless Contract product range, won two awards at NEOCON in Chicago.
We picked up the Best of NEOCON Innovation Award for our Collaborative Collection called TreeBark and Barkley. These two patterns, with medium- and large-scale patterning, utilize two environmental breakthroughs and one state-of-the-art tufting technique.
We also won a Silver Award for our new ContinuousColor™ carpet fibre. The ContinuousColor™ process provides the highest colour control and colour fastness of any fibre system.
5. What was the inspiration behind ContinuousColor™?
ContinuousColor™ filled a void that existed due to the limited availability of space-dyed equipment on the market and the negative environmental impact of dying yarn. Solution-dyed yarn is inherently less impactful on the environment. However, ContinuousColor™ allows us to create a space-dyed appearance which requires less energy and water per pound of material than many other alternatives.
6. What is one of the most interesting projects your products have been specified to date?
We consider the use of Peerless Contract LVT products in healthcare applications where sheet vinyl products are normally used to be of great interest to us. These new products not only wear well but they create a warm home-like healing atmosphere for seniors in long-term care facilities, which are traditionally sterile environments. Not only does LVT create a better place for patients who feel more at home, but it also provides a feeling of pride for employees who want to work in a space that is both warm and welcoming.
Image: ContinuousColor™ courtesy of Peerless Contract