INVISTA, Starnet Reveal 2018 Antron Performance Awards Winners

INVISTA, maker of Antron® brand carpet fiber recently honored three Starnet Members during Starnet’s Design Award ceremony held at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, FL. The Antron Performance Awards winners are the result of a joint partnership between Antron and Starnet, recognizing the use of performance-driven carpet choices in commercial applications. Entries were judged on the project’s outcome to meet the clients’ aesthetics, performance, and sustainability goals.

First Place

The First Place Winner was awarded to Master Craft Floors, Inc. for design of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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Detroit Metropolitan Airport North Terminal, Detroit, MI

  • Starnet Member: Master Craft Floors, Inc.
  • Starnet Preferred Vendor: Mannington Commercial Carpet
  • Carpet: Deep Thoughts II constructed of Antron® Lumena™ solution dyed nylon fiber

This busy airport serving a large metropolitan area needed carpet that would perform and have the longest possible life cycle replacement timeline. Results of a six-month performance test proved Commercial the installation.

“The Detroit Airport project was a true testament on why Antron® fiber makes a difference,” said juror Steve Spencer, retired State Farm Facilities Manager. “From in-field testing of various carpets to prove the performance attributes, to the harsh soil environments at one of the heaviest trafficked airports in America, this project was the clear winner.”

Second Place

Second place was awarded to Acierno & Company, LLC, for work completed on Aspen Dental in Denver, CO.

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Aspen Dental, Denver, CO

  • Starnet Member: Acierno & Company, LLC Interior
  • Design Firm: Lynn Thom Architects
  • Starnet Preferred Vendor: Atlas Carpet Mills
  • Carpet Style: Livenza from Bellissimo Collection constructed with Antron® Lumena™ solution dyed nylon fiber

Aspen Dental required a chic update for its office in a very upscale neighborhood in Denver. The carpet’s classic woven appearance and sophisticated colorway works with the new paint color to unify the dramatic architectural forms with existing cabinetry laminates, hand-made dark wood millwork, and the hand-painted metallic accent walls.

“Modest budget and lifecycle cost analysis were the keys to the success in this project,” said juror James O’Neill, Founding Principal Inventure Design. “This project successfully balanced design, performance and budget considerations to meet the client’s design objectives.”

Honorable Mention

The judges also honored A&B Flooring Systems, Inc. for its design of the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame in Annapolis, MD. The team selected Soft Tread from the Traction Avenue II Collection from Mannington Commercial, a high-performance carpet with a distinctly modern aesthetic for the highly visible hallways of the Hall of Fame showcase.

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United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD

  • Starnet Member: A&B Flooring Systems, Inc.
  • Architect Firm: Healy Kohler Design
  • Starnet Preferred Vendor: Mannington Commercial Carpet
  • Carpet Style: Soft Tread from Traction Avenue II Collection made from Antron® Lumena™ nylon fiber

“This year there were so many great entries making it a challenge for the judging panel to select only two winners,” commented Lucy Nye, Manager Interiors MD Anderson. “Our judging panel awarded an honorable mention distinction to the United States Naval Academy project for its compelling performance story in a high traffic area and a design that is distinctly Navy.”

Judging Panel

The industry professionals who served on this year’s judging panel and selected the winners were:

  • Lucy Nye, Manage Interiors, MD Anderson
  • James O’Neill, Founding Principal, Inventure Design
  • Steve Spencer, retired Facilities Manager, State Farm

Click here to view all the entries in the 2018 Antron® Performance Awards.