This article was first published in the 2019 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
As the largest design element in the space, flooring has an important role to play in cabin interiors – and carpet is one of the best mediums for creating a memorable design statement.
Brintons offers a range of premium woven carpets to help passenger ship operators add a touch of luxury and comfort to their guest accommodation. Comprising an 80% wool and 20% nylon yarn blend, Brintons’ cabin carpets provide a high-quality durable floor covering that does not suffer from the delamination and stability weakness often associated with tufted carpets.
Cruise operators and interior designers can enhance the guest experience by installing a luxurious 100% cut pile woven Wilton into cabins. Manufactured with standard and hard twist yarns to add texture, these carpets offer a sophisticated tactile quality and come with an integral felt backing for ease of installation.
Alternatively, cruise operators wanting a high-quality solution to contemporary cabin carpet design can opt for Axminster. Brintons Axminster is woven with standard and thick point yarns to allow designers to incorporate higher colouration designs without sacrificing texture. These carpets are also available with an attached pad to aid and expedite the installation process.
There are multiple benefits to using wool-rich carpets in passenger ship cabins. Aside from the fact that they are more comfortable underfoot than floor coverings made from other materials, woollen carpets are also very effective at preventing heat loss and absorbing background noise, which creates a warm and peaceful atmosphere in cabins. In addition, wool is naturally flame-retardant and resistant to both dirt and water, which makes this type of carpet safer and easier to maintain than some other floor coverings made from synthetic fibres. Plus, wool can absorb airborne contaminants, which helps maintain onboard hygiene.
Most importantly, wool is a naturally occurring by-product of the annual sheep-shearing process, so it is a rapidly renewed and biodegradable resource. In fact, it is one of the most environmentally friendly products available for making floor carpets. Brintons uses wool from breeds of sheep that have the properties required to produce aesthetically appealing carpets with long-lasting performance.
Brintons, which has developed in-house Wilton technology and owns one of the industry’s largest design archives, strives to create products that meet the demand of any bespoke design brief and surpasses client expectations.
When shipowners work with Brintons, they will have access to a unique global network of innovative design studios, talented field designers and accomplished project managers. As Brintons is fully committed to the concept of thinking globally and acting locally, it has strategically placed account managers, project management, customer support and design teams in each leading market worldwide. This means that every project will be championed by a dedicated project manager who will guide shipowners through the entire process – from planning and estimating, to installation and aftercare. After projects are completed, Brintons is always available to provide clients with the information and support they need to ensure their carpet retains its appearance and performs to specification.
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