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Bentley Prince Street Presents Illuminated Linen™ – Inspired by Vintage California Fashion Houses of the 1940s & 1950s

Unexpected Depth & Texture Ideal for Corporate, Government, Hospitality and Retail Settings

[City of Industry, CA – July 17, 2012] Illuminated Linen first debuted at NeoCon 2012 and Bentley Prince Street is proud to announce its official launch.  Its unique texture, made possible with exclusive Invista® yarns, gives Illuminated Linen a look and feel unlike any other carpet product in the marketplace. With a non-traditional pattern and smart color line, Illuminated Linen is available in broadloom, three carpet tile sizes, and area rugs.  Corporate, government, hospitality and retail settings feel complete, yet open – and illuminate beautifully with a sense of calm.

“Whether you’re looking to add warmth or soften hard surfaces, this product will outperform and outshine the competition,” says Anthony Minite, president. “Our design team has created a carpet product that captures the natural luster and crisp freshness of linen and, just like the fabric, will also exceed expectations with its strength and durability.”

Designed to capture the elegance of vintage fabric, Illuminated Linen is inspired by California fashion houses of the 1940s and 1950s.  The design showcases unexpected nodes of depth and texture, representing the natural essence of linen.  Custom colors are available for 50 square yards and above.  Made with Invista yarns, the underlayment is primarily glimmer yarns and the design team created a brand new yarn for the top, which creates a textured look and gives the product heft and dimension.  Illuminated Linen offers great appeal with wonderful underfoot comfort.  Every yarn in this product is made in the USA and it is tufted in Bentley Prince Street’s California LEED-EB® certified mill.

“With this product we were able to tap into our unique pantry of exclusive yarns to create something that really pops,” says Valerie Ottaviano, vice president of product design.  “You can see the depth and texture of Illuminated Linen at first glance. It shimmers, it’s vibrant and it feels so good to the touch.”

Valerie Ottaviano discusses the inspiration and innovation of Illuminated Linen in this video.

Bentley Prince Street takes a holistic approach to sustainability. Illuminated Linen contains post-consumer recycled content and is certified to the NSF/ANSI 2010 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet standard at the Platinum level with High PerformancePC™ backing and at the Gold level with NexStep® Cushion Tile backing. The company manufactures in a LEED-EB Silver certified building and is moving toward its Mission Zero® promise of eliminating any negative impact that it may have on the environment by the year 2020 with sustainability programs that include Cool Carpet and ReEntry® 2.0.

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About Bentley Prince Street Defining style, color, quality and service for 30 years, Bentley Prince Street manufactures and markets award-winning broadloom, carpet tile and area rugs for commercial interiors across the globe.  Bentley Prince Street is committed to sustainable commerce and innovations to integrate style and function with environmental practices through its Mission Zero® goal of eliminating any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020.  With the industry’s most comprehensive vertical carpet manufacturing facility, the company maintains third-party certification to the ISO 9001:2009 Quality Management System and the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.  Based in Los Angeles County, California, Bentley Prince Street is a subsidiary of Interface, Inc., a global provider of floor coverings.  For more information, please visit and

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