Manufactured by Shaw Contract Group, 18X36 is a rectangular carpet tile on EcoWorx backing that contains 40% pre-consumer recycled content and can be recycled by Shaw at no cost at the end of its lifetime. The surface is made of Eco Solution Q nylon, which contains 25% pre-consumer recycled content, and is completely recyclable into new nylon. Tiles in the collection come in a unique shape (18" wide by 36" long) and in five patterns: fade, blur, overlay, laser cut, and scale. shawcontractgroup.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.