Flooring wins big at NeoCon 2021
Floor exhibitors emerged as big winners on the 30e edition of the Best of NeoCon Awards earlier this week in Chicago.
In the area rugs category, Mohawk Group has won a Gold Award for Rheo Morph. The company also took top honors in Broadloom for Urban Shores. The Patcraft brand earned silver for its Inspired Connection line.
The Gold Award in the Modular Carpet category went to Shaw Contract in recognition of the Collective Collection, while Patcraft earned the Silver Award for Spatial Palette. Mohawk Group won the Sustainability Award for Data Tide.
In the Hard Surface/LVT category, Armstrong Flooring took gold for its Rest & Refuge Rigid core line, while Aspecta took silver. (Armstrong Flooring also earned a Gold Award in the Healthcare Flooring category for its MedinPure PVC-free vinyl line.) Meanwhile, in the Hard Surface-Natural Flooring Materials category, Tarkett took home the Gold for Color Splash Speckled Tile.
Finally, in the Specialty Flooring category, Shaw Contract won both the Sustainability and Innovation Awards for Bottle Floor.
“We send our hats off to all Best of NeoCon entrants and congratulate the winners,” said Lisa Simonian, vice president of marketing for NeoCon. “It is no small feat to receive this level of recognition and accolades from such a demanding group of industry professionals.”
A total of 97 awards in 52 categories were presented at NeoCon. Categories include flooring, furniture, textiles, technology, lighting, and interior and exterior surfaces. Product submissions were judged during a two-day, in-person review by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers. The competition judges have expertise in the commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality sectors.