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The Lichen Collection is a modular plank carpet system inspired by lichen. Lichen is the first flooring product to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. The collection is inspired by the idea of “Nature’s Carpet” and assemblages of multi-hued, multi-textured lichens and their regenerative role in our ecosystem.
The Lichen Collection consists of three pattern types. The anchor of the collection is a large-scale field of lichen “blooms” that change in shape and form by colourway. Other patterns include a transition style that has less bloom as well as a style that is solely textured ground. The styles can be used together as a system, or separately, depending on the desired configuration of texture and color. Precision tufting technology was used to create Lichen, so the textures and colours are more pronounced.
Lichen is made with Mohawk’s Duracolor solution-dyed premium nylon yarn for permanent stain resistance, and comes standard on EcoFlex NXT, a Red List Free backing. Additional sustainable attributes include NSF 140 Gold and CRI Green Label Plus certification.