New York / Dalton, USA – Now thanks to Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, and Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company and leader in North American flooring, your carpet can tell you how to get out of a building in case of an emergency, or point you to the coffee machine or the restrooms. By integrating LED lights into commercial interior design, Philips and Tandus Centiva are using the floor carpet as a communication medium, changing a carpeted floor into a programmable messaging tool capable of informing, directing, welcoming and inspiring people.
Luminous Carpets suit virtually any interior, from small spaces to high traffic areas. It is available in different colors, shapes and sizes – enabling it to fit in with any décor or brand treatment. With hundreds of thousands of offices and hotels in the world and global office rental growth accelerating, with the annual rate of growth on prime office assets increasing from 1.7% in 2013 to 3.1% in 2014 and another 4% rise projected for 2015 (source JLL global market perspective Q1 2015) the Luminous Carpet business has a huge potential.