Dalton—J+J Flooring Group recently introduced two new Kinetex products: Put a Cork in It and Tri-Plex. Both feature the human-centered properties for which Kinetex products are known, along with contemporary and appealing designs. This versatility offers unmatched flexibility for designers to create the commercial spaces they envision.
Boasting a name that matches its clever and quirky design, Put a Cork in It is an approachable yet distinctive 24 x 24 tile. Multi-tonal cork-like flecks appear through 16 colorways creating a pattern that brings an unexpected level of character and personality. Tri-Plex is a 24 x 24 modular tile and offers a balanced mix of modern patterning, crisp color and unsurpassed product performance. Tri-Plex features 12 colorways that can easily be mixed and matched for a unique installation. Both Tri-Plex and Put a Cork in It can be paired with the company’s new LVT or carpet products.
Through innovative design, construction and materials, Put a Cork in It and Tri-Plex contribute to better acoustics, greater comfort, improved traction (when compared to a hard surface) and enhanced indoor air quality, according to J+J. Both products come standard with PreFix, a pre-applied releasable adhesive allowing the ability to install over concrete with an RH up to 99%, reducing the need for costly moisture mitigation.
Dalton—J+J Flooring Group has promoted Ginger Gilbert to director of product design.
Gilbert, who most recently served as director of product—Kinetex, will now assume responsibility for product design across J+J’s Invision brand and Kinetex brand. The move streamlines the company’s management structure and brings enhanced efficiency to the development of new products from J+J’s product design team.
“Ginger has proven to be highly successful at developing design-forward commercial flooring products that generate broad appeal and interest,” said David Jolly, president, J+F Flooring. “Her experience and ability to work effectively with other areas across the organization, including manufacturing, marketing and research, are great assets as she assumes this expanded role.”
Gilbert joined J+J Flooring Group in 2013. Prior to joining the company, she served in both leadership and key design roles at leading companies throughout the flooring industry. Gilbert also brings a decade of experience as an interior designer working with architectural firms including Taylor + Associates and FKP Inc.
Dalton—Kinetex products from J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, have received National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) certification as a High-Traction Surface. As a credible third-party certifier, NFSI’s commitment to education, research and the development of standards reinforces J+J’s commitment to safety. A milestone for the Kinetex brand, having high-traction certified products enhances overall safety performance and is an added benefit to its portfolio of product attributes.
The NFSI certification involves two phases and measures both static and dynamic coefficients of friction under both dry and wet conditions. The first phase of testing is conducted on new flooring in a laboratory. Phase two testing is conducted immediately after an actual customer installation and again after 30 days, post-installation, to see if traffic and maintenance change the slip resistance.
“We have an obligation to our customers to understand the role flooring might play in preventing slip-and-fall accidents,” said Keith Gray, director of applied research, J+J Flooring Group. “Since its introduction in 2012, the Kinetex brand has firmly established itself as a unique high-performance product in the textile composite flooring category and this NFSI certification elevates the product to the next level.”
Chicago — Kinetex textile composite flooring has won the Grand Prize for Flooring Solutions in the 19th Annual Product Innovations Awards presented at NeoCon. The new flooring system from J+J Flooring Group won in a highly competitive field for its functionality, aesthetics, performance and productivity. Kinetex previously won a Best of NeoCon Innovation Award and was named a Top 10 Green Building Product of 2014 by Environmental Building News.
Kinetex is a patented textile composite flooring developed over two years’ time by J+J Flooring Group. The product was engineered in response to the long-standing need in the marketplace for a soft-surface flooring product that performs more like a hard surface floorcovering. The need is particularly pronounced in educational and healthcare facilities, and Kinetex responds with heightened standards for cleanability, durability, moisture management, acoustics, indoor air quality, resistance to slips and falls, and sustainability.
Kinetex fills the gap between soft and hard surface flooring by providing the warmer textile aesthetic of carpet and the performance attributes of rubber, VCT and LVT. With more than 50% recycled content and a lower mass than traditional flooring, Kinetex has 50% lower environmental impact than soft and hard surface flooring. It also offers a low cost of ownership, with lifecycle costs running 22% less than rubber flooring, 40% less than LVT and almost 25% less than VCT.
The Product Innovations Awards is a juried competition sponsored by Buildings magazine and open to all exhibitors at NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International, has verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for J+J Flooring Group’s Kinetex flooring product and Invision brand modular styles that use eKo backing. EPDs are essential transparent product environmental attribute reports used by government purchasers, green builders, architects and interior designers to make more informed product decisions in selecting carpet and flooring products that meet their environmental purchasing goals. Continue reading NSF Sustainability verifies J+J Flooring Group EPDs