Workplace

Textiles and flooring that can multi-task.

At COVRD, we offer an impressive range of high performing interior coverings designed to create flexible, healthier workplace environments in which individuals and teams can thrive.

We represent brands with values that align with our own, which includes Shaw Contract’s suite of sustainable Cradle to Cradle Certified™ flooring, Instyle’s Australian-made recyclable acoustic and textile solutions, Tretford’s natural carpets, and Zepel Fabrics’ fire-retardant commercial drapery. 

Below are some of the products we would suggest considering when designing a functional and sophisticated corporate space.

Ceiling

  • Ecoustic Soffit from Instyle is made from the Ecoustic Felt (34 colours) with a white or black sound-absorbent core detail, available in two high-performing, sound-absorbing thicknesses: 25mm and 50mm.
  • Instyle offers a range of drop-in ceiling tiles — including award-winning Ecoustic Sculpt — for ease of installation and superior sound absorption. Ceiling Edit is their latest release, featuring four unique designs.
  • Ecoustic Baffle is a high performance acoustic ceiling system ideal for large spaces and interiors with limited wall space. The acoustic baffles are made from Ecoustic SC 12mm + 24mm panels with a uniform exposed edge or Ecoustic Screen 12mm + 25mm with a white or black core detail. Ecoustic Baffle can be customised to any architectural context or is available in four versatile designs.

Wall / Window 

  • Instyle Australia has a huge range of acoustic wall panels, tiles, timber blades and perforated timber panels. View all acoustic panels for wall applications here.
  • Instyle offers a huge range of textiles and vinyls suitable for wall and screen applications. View the collection here.
  • Instyle’s Atelier Acoustic Drapery and Feel Acoustic Drapery can be used as acoustic drapery to help reduce unwanted reverberation whilst softening sound within a space. Atelier has an NRC rating of 0.4 and can contribute to several Green Star and WELL criteria, and Feel has an NRC rating of 0.8 and contributes to several Green Star, LEED and WELL criteria.
  • Zepel Fabrics sheers Rhyme, Motion, Pointillism and Jabberwocky are perfect for commercial spaces, particularly workplaces, meeting Australian and New Zealand standard fire testing and OEKO-TEX 100 standards. These sheers will cocoon your workplace and bring in some warmth, as well as absorb reverberation and improve acoustics. 

Screens

See section below.

Sheers

  • FR-One Fabrics from Zepel Fabrics are the gold standard for fire retardant safety. Fire retardant fabrics won’t propagate the spread of flames, meaning they will assist in containing flames with self-extinguishing characteristics. All FR-One fabrics are high-performance, tested for durability, colour fastness, stability and strength. They are all fully washable and have sound absorption properties. FR-One is available in an extensive range of designs and colours.
  • Instyle’s Atelier velvet and Feel textile can be used as acoustic drapery to help reduce unwanted reverberation whilst softening sound within a space. Atelier has an NRC rating of 0.4 and can contribute to several Green Star and WELL criteria, and Feel has an NRC rating of 0.8 and contributes to several Green Star, LEED and WELL criteria. 

Carpet tile

Shaw Contract carpet tiles are easy to install and maintain in high traffic areas, and due to the soft material composition they create quieter and less distracting workplace environments. Their In Stock Australia program ensures more than 200,000 square metres of carpet tile and resilient products are available for immediate despatch.

Resilient

Harder flooring options, such as polished concrete or engineered wood, have become a popular choice in workplace design, and some of Shaw’s luxury vinyl tile (LVT) styles can offer the same modern or industrial aesthetic as concrete or wood but with better noise control.

Broadloom

Shaw Contract offer a range of broadloom carpets for either carpet inserts or wall-to-wall installation. 

Custom rugs

Tretford‘s handcrafted rugs are manufactured in Australia by joining colours from the Tretford roll carpet to create custom pieces.

The new Running Line Rug Program from Shaw Contract provides commercial grade soft flooring designed to be shipped quickly and installed effortlessly with no accessories needed.

Tretford 2m Roll and 500mm x 500mm Tile 

The inherent properties of Tretford’s natural carpets improve air quality, acoustics and contribute towards energy savings. Goat hair is one of the toughest natural carpet fibers available, which contributes to its incredible longevity and durability even in the most demanding corporate environments.

Choose from a design collection or create your own unique design — in any size or shape — from 60 different colours for your corporate space. We also offer a shorter lead time than most custom rug products.

Tretford Roll + Tile

Leathers 

Contemporary Leathers from Instyle Australia features a collection of beautiful, high quality pure aniline, semi-aniline, buffalo hides and nubuck leathers for upholstery and wall panel application.

Textiles + Vinyls 

Instyle Australia and Zepel Fabrics offer a huge range of sophisticated and high performing textiles and vinyls for use across a variety of applications.

Instyle Australia’s curated collection of sophisticated and functional wallcoverings includes a comprehensive range of textured, metallic and vinyl wallcoverings. Ideal for use in commercial spaces, Instyle offers more than 50 individual wallcoverings in more than 500 colourways, categorised into four collections for easy identification: Natural, Metallic, High Performance and Specialty.

Instyle Australia’s Ecoustic SC Panel, Ecoustic Workstation SC Print + Ecoustic Screen are attractive sound absorption solutions for an open plan office space. Our versatile screen textiles are also an excellent option, and available in a range of colours + designs.

Ecoustic SC Panel

  • Acoustic panel with a solid colour (SC) profile ideal for applications with exposed edges such as workstations + partitions
  • Available in three sound absorbing thicknesses: 9mm, 12mm and 24mm
  • 28 colourways
  • Safe to handle (non-toxic, non-irritant + non-allergenic), low VOC, Oeko Tex certified, and recyclable
  • Pinable

Ecoustic Workstation SC Print

  • Double-sided print designs + colours with 11 different designs
  • Uniform solid colour edge profile ideal for frameless workstation screens, partitions + baffles
  • Safe to handle (non-toxic, non-irritant + non-allergenic), low VOC, Oeko Tex certified, and recyclable
  • Custom designs, print ink + base colours are also available, minimums apply
  • Pinable

Ecoustic Felt Screen

  • 12mm panel in 34 colourways
  • Designed for disassembly
  • Safe to handle (non-toxic, non-irritant + non-allergenic), low VOC, Oeko Tex certified, and recyclable
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) + Greentag Level A Certified 
  • Suitable for framed workstation installations only
  • Pinable

Screen Textiles

  • Pinable
  • CTA Heavy Duty Commercial Upholstery + Commercial Screen Fabrics
  • ACT Heavy Duty Upholstery

Example workplace palette

Corridors

Flooring
Shaw Contract Flat Weave carpet tile in Argan

Meeting rooms / boardroom

Ceiling
Instyle Ecoustic Blade timber ceiling tile in Hemlock

Flooring
Shaw Contract Dye Lab carpet tile in Iris
Shaw Contract Exchange carpet tile in Argan
Shaw Contract Honest carpet tile in Apricot

Wallcovering
Zepel Fabrics FR-One Jabberwocky sheer in Sesame

Reception / foyer

Flooring
Tretford rug in Gobi

Upholstery
Instyle Native LIFE Textile in Language
Instyle Contemporary Leather Verona in Porcelain

Wallcovering
Instyle Tau wallcovering in Cloud

Staff tea room

Ceiling
Instyle Ecoustic Torque ceiling tile in Natural

Flooring
Shaw Contract Abide LVT in Wheat Oak
Shaw Contract Concrete COREtec in Misty Quartz

Upholstery
Instyle Zen fabric in Tapestry
Instyle Zone vinyl in Play

Work stations

Ceiling
Instyle Ecoustic Ceiling Edit (Ray) drop-in ceiling tile

Flooring
Shaw Contract Heddle carpet tile in Argan

Screens
Instyle Feel fabric in Awesome

Wallcovering
Zepel Fabrics Bryce sheers in Fog

Resources

Instyle Australia offer a number of fabric and panel options for workstation screens, both framed and unframed… Continue reading

Collaborative spaces are continuing to evolve as businesses take a more discerning approach towards physical attendance in the workplace… Continue reading

Choose your building class and the area that you’d like hard surface flooring recommendations for… Continue reading

View Instyle’s comprehensive ebook showcasing sophisticated, high quality acoustic solutions… View guide

Instyle products feature in many Australian workplaces… View project highlights here.