KENNESAW, GA (April 21, 2018) – Set on a grand stage at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, FL, INVISTA, maker of Antron® brand carpet fiber honored three Starnet Members during Starnet’s Design Award ceremony. 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 are judged on the project’s outcome to meet the clients’ aesthetics, performance and sustainability goals.
Presenting the awards from INVISTA was Stacy Dobbs, Antron® Dealer Development Manager and Scott Patton, Antron® Business Development Director.
First Place Winner
The First Place Winner was awarded to Master Craft Floors, Inc. for design of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
The judges also honored A&B Flooring Systems, Inc. for their 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.
“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.”
An elite panel of industry professionals lent their talent and expertise to this year’s panel and the selection of the winners:
- Lucy Nye, Manage Interiors, MD Anderson
- James O’Neill, Founding Principal, Inventure Design
- Steve Spencer, retired Facilities Manager, State Farm
To view all the entries in the 2018 Antron® Performance Awards please visit our website.
When durability meets design-ability, the possibilities are endless. Architects, interior designers and facility managers specify Antron® carpet fiber because of the superior type 6,6 nylon. It allows carpet to stand up to wear and tear – looking newer, longer. The fiber structure helps resist staining and the innovative shape releases soil more easily. It is the foundation ingredient in over 800 original carpet styles from 17 trusted commercial carpet mills. Antron® carpet fiber allows for creative flexibility without sacrificing performance. All Antron® fibers are third-party certified by SCS Global Services as Environmentally Preferable Products. For more information, visit www.antron.net or call 1-877-5ANTRON.
About Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership
Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership is the world’s largest network of full-service independent flooring contractors, representing an elite group of the highest quality flooring manufacturers. With more than 177 independent contractors doing business in more than 325 locations throughout US and Canada, they are committed to serving the industry with the highest standards of excellence. Through collective strength, integrity, shared best practices and advocacy of training, Starnet Members and Starnet Preferred Vendor Partners, help deliver successful project outcomes with complete customer satisfaction. The membership’s strength in numbers creates a combined annual volume of over three billion dollars. For more information, visit www.starnetflooring.com.