The 100% wool flatwoven product photographed above has been installed in one of the most demanding areas within the Bellbridge facility in Benicia, California for the last 7 months. It was important to select a location that really tested this carpets resilience and this particular sample was laid at the doorway connecting the warehouse to our main office. It is the most frequently used entrance and was also at a turning point. The turning action of footwear is always the most demanding of situations for a carpet, as it is not just the compacting effect of the foot traffic but also tests the abrasion resistance of a carpet. The test was particularly tough as the range of footwear varied from work boots to ‘heels’.
Controlled laboratory tests also provide solid reference points but there is nothing like actually being able to observe a products reaction to tough conditions over time. We often assess product in these sort of situations, the information from ‘real time tests’ such as this is great technical reference material.
Grasscloth is a great new Bellbridge product that takes on the stylish look of Japanese tatami but has all the benefits of a sophisticated and practical wool surface. It comes in a range of great colors and is available as 13′ 2″ width.
Grasscloth has performed very well in these tough tests and is a very good choice for a customer requiring a stylish, natural and great performing product.