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The beauty of Imperfection

Inspired by the ancient Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi and acceptance of the imperfect and transient, Imperfection is the new carpet plank by IVC Commercial.


The Imperfection carpet plank collection explores the idea that beauty is found in the impermanent and incomplete and that by being more accepting of flaws, defects and marks; we can achieve a mindset that finds beauty in the imperfect. A response to demanding and complex times, the collection counters the continual pressure to achieve perfection. By doing so, Imperfection creates a mood of open-mindedness and relaxation in offices and hospitality spaces.  

Imperfection is available in three designs – Grit, Bruut and Rupture. Grit is an all-over grain and Bruut is a surprisingly raw textured design. Rupture’s golden accent is a homage to the ancient Japanese craft of kintsugi. The designs can be used together in a way that is free of abrupt transitions from one to the next. Through any combination of random-lay pattern, workplaces can have a floor covering that is individual and that remains true to the ideal of discovering beauty in the imperfect.

As the first premium sustainable carpet plank from IVC Commercial, Imperfection uses ECONYL® yarn, a performance nylon that’s made from old fishing nets, ghost nets recovered from oceans, old carpets and fabric scraps. Rescued from all over the world, this waste is put through a depolymerisation process that ensures the same purity and performance features of virgin nylon in a 100% regenerated alternative. All carpet tiles also feature IVC Commercial’s 94% recycled EcoFlex™ Echo acoustic backing that reduces impact sound by 25% and improves sound absorption by up to 100%. Insulating against the sounds of footsteps and the background noise of busy offices, EcoFlex™ Echo ensures optimal acoustic performance.

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