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 awards 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.

First Place Winner

The First Place Winner was awarded to Master Craft Floors, Inc. for design of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport North Terminal
Detroit, MI

Starnet Member: Master Craft Floors, Inc.

Starnet Preferred Vendor: Mannington Commercial Carpet

Carpet:  Deep Thoughts II constructed of Antron® Lumena solution dyed nylon

This busy airport serving a large metropolitan area needed carpet that would perform and have the longest possible life cycle replacement timeline. Results of a six-month performance test proved Antron® carpet fiber as superior in durability, cleanability and crush-resistance. The team selected Deep Thoughts II, a mid-range, medium contrast carpet pattern by Mannington for the installation.

“The Detroit Airport project was a true testament on why Antron® fiber makes a difference,” said Steve Spencer, retired State Farm Facilities Manager. “From the in-field testing of various carpets to prove the performance attributes to the harsh soil environments at one of the heaviest trafficked airports in America, this project was the clear winner.”

Runner Up

Second place was awarded to Acierno & Company, LLC, for work completed on Aspen Dental in Denver, CO.

Starnet Member: Acierno & Company, LLC Interior

Design Firm: Lynn Thom Architects

Starnet Preferred Vendor: Atlas Carpet Mills

Carpet Style: Livenza from Bellissimo Collection constructed with Antron® Lumena™ solution dyed nylon fiber

Aspen Dental required a chic update for its office in a very upscale neighborhood in Denver. The carpet’s classic woven appearance and sophisticated colorway works with the new paint color to unify the dramatic architectural forms with existing cabinetry laminates, hand-made dark wood millwork, and the hand-painted metallic accent walls.

“Modest budget and lifecycle cost analysis were the keys to the success in this project,” said James O’Neill, Founding Principal Inventure Design. “This project successfully balanced design, performance and budget considerations to meet the client’s design objectives.”

Honorable Mention

United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

Starnet Member: A&B Flooring Systems, Inc.

Carpet Mill: Mannington Commercial

Carpet Style: Soft Tread from Traction Avenue II Collection

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 Collection at Mannington Commercial, a high-performance carpet with a distinctly modern aesthetic for the highly visible Hall of Fame showcase hallways.

“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 United States Naval Academy project for it compelling performance story in a high traffic area and a design that is distinctly Navy.”

To view all the entries in the 2018 Antron® Performance Awards click here

About the Antron® Brand

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 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 178 independent contractors doing business in more than 300 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. For more information, visit

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