Lees expands on its successful Thought Patterns line, a comprehensive customizing program, for a total of 165 options and 20 colorways, enabling designers and specifiers to create a unique, customized design.
Thought Patterns reflects Lees' commitment to environmental sustainability. The Accelerated Design System by Lees (ADS) uses advanced digital imaging technology to create accurate,
high-quality paper images of prospective designs, substantially reducing the waste associated with tufting samples. The UnibondÃ‚Â® backing system is certified by Scientific Certification Systems as an Environmentally Preferable Product, Lees adhesives are CRI Green Label Certified for low VOC emissions, and our DuracolorÃ‚Â® patented, permanent stain resistance system allows carpets to be cleaned less frequently, using water only.
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Lees' award-winning broadloom, modular and custom carpets provide superior performance, style and innovation for commercial environments including office buildings, airports, convention centers, schools, and retail and healthcare facilities. Founded in 1846, Lees is one of the most experienced and respected carpet makers in America. All Lees carpets and carpet tiles are designed and manufactured in the U.S. Lees' manufacturing facility is located in Glasgow, Va., a fully integrated plant for yarn manufacturing, dyeing, tufting and finishing carpets.
During its more than a century and a half in business, Lees has been an innovator in the U.S. carpet industry and has achieved many important technical developments over the years. In addition to introducing never-before-achieved aesthetics, accomplished through the use of revolutionary tufting technology, including TriAxÂ® , 4D, WeaveTex, and TPF (Total Pattern Flexibility) tufting technologies, the company pioneered use of wool in extra twist fabrics, first introduced carpet tile to the commercial market, invented DuracolorÂ® integrated dye technology â€“ providing the only permanent stain, soil and fade resistant products on the market â€“ and created the Unibond Â® broadloom carpet backing system â€“ specified more often than all others, with more than 300 million yards of carpet featuring Unibond installed since 1971. Recently, Lees introduced Unibond REâ„¢, certified by Scientific Certification Systems as containing 20 percent post-consumer recycled content measured in terms of total product weight.
Since its inception, Lees Carpets has been committed to sustainable product design and business operating procedures. Knowing that the health of the environment is of vital concern to the well-being and prosperity of current and future generations, Lees continually implements environmentally sound manufacturing practices both inside and outside of its facilities. Major investments in state-of-the-art technologies have enabled Lees to create products that are both higher performing and environmentally sound, and to dramatically reduce energy use, water consumption and emissions. Lees' goal includes increasing its activity level on sustainable design, evaluating environmentally preferable procurement practices, evaluating renewable and natural energy resources, increasing the use of additional recycled materials in the manufacturing process and addressing the challenge of end-of-useful-life reclamation.
For additional information, visit www.leescarpets.com.