BioFelt is a revolutionary new tile backing system from the Chilewich Contract Collection for commercial, retail and hospitality applications.
BioFelt™ is an innovative PVC-free tile backing system composed of 82% pre-and post-consumer content. It can be installed with adhesives or with VELCRO® Brand Hook Squares, a new modular flooring installation system developed by Velcro USA, Inc. to connect each tile to one another, and to the floor. This allows for easy installation on raised access floors and other flooring surfaces where adhesives would not be allowed or desirable. After use, the installation can be removed without a trace. BioFelt™ is available for all Chilewich’s flooring textiles. Chilewich CEO, Joe Sultan, says, “BioFelt™ is the most exciting tile backing system we’ve ever developed. The tile has a wonderful cushioned feel to it, it’s much lighter than vinyl, it’s tough and durable and can be installed with VELCRO® Brand Hook Square – it’s a truly exciting development.”
“Velcro USA Inc. is proud to partner with Chilewich to provide a user friendly installation system that complements the new BioFelt™ tile backing,” says Blaire Townsend, Construction Strategic Business Unit Manager for Velcro USA, Inc. “The VELCRO® Brand Hook Squares are a reusable, cost effective solution for a wide range of flooring applications. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to adhesives in that they eliminate odor, off-gassing, mess and downtime.”
Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan are the couple behind Chilewich | Sultan LLC. The New York based design company is renowned worldwide for their modern interpretation of underutilized materials and manufacturing processes. Chilewich, the brand, provides original, innovative and functional textiles that are designed for numerous commercial and residential applications, including tabletop, floor, wall and window coverings, as well as upholstery. Chilewich takes pride in that all of their textiles are woven in the US and finished in their own manufacturing facility in Georgia.
The Velcro Companies are a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. With over 50 years of experience, the Velcro Companies are proud of their heritage in innovation. Velcro Industries B.V. owns more than 300 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® mark which is registered throughout the world. The Velcro Companies offer global resources for world-class solutions, with manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain and China and sales offices around the world.