“The soft visual of the Dichroic collection develops from tonal stripes that fade and shift across a space, mimicking the subtle variation of a felted texture to create a beautiful ombre effect,” says Shannon Cochran, vice president of creative and design for Patcraft. “The Patcraft design team sought to design a collection that resembles the effect of glass transparency. The two different shapes play with optical perceptions using a series of solid gradients.”
Dichroic is an innovative product featuring a multilayer, nonwoven composite produced from plastic waste to create its felt-like construction. By utilizing recycled plastic bottles that have been converted into PET fiber, Dichroic has approximately 70% recycled content (both post-consumer and post-industrial), which is equivalent to 18 (0.5L) bottles in each 24”x 24” tile. Products are Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze and are backed by Patcraft’s Environmental Guarantee specifying that the company will reclaim and recycle the product at the end of its useful life.
The Dichroic collection combines shape and color for multiple design options that support color blocking and zoning spaces within commercial interiors. The rich polyester face fiber contributes to enhancing sound absorption, and the collection is designed and tested to meet Patcraft’s high standard for performance flooring. Dichroic is constructed with EcoWorx backing, and products are backed with limited lifetime warranties against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention.