Needlepunch carpet from Sommer Flooring is a single-use, recyclable carpet that offers special benefits in the wake of the COVID crisis.
As a single-use carpet, it will be clean before the event and will not require any handling or cleaning afterwards. Also, the flat profile of the carpet allows for the easy application of floor stickers to manage unidirectional traffic flow during the event. During a multi-day event, its low-pile surface makes disinfecting the carpet after each show day easy. The carpet is a superior option to a non-carpeted floor as studies have proven that in general, viruses can survive longer on non-porous surfaces than on porous surfaces.
The company offers 50 different colors; order lead time within the U.S. is five business days. Standard rolls are 10 feet by 164 feet, but the company can also pre-cut the carpet to custom dimensions to minimize handling onsite. A new feature of the carpet is the option for pre-printed unidirectional arrows. This is available for larger orders and can be printed every 6 feet, which supports social distancing efforts while ensuring appropriate traffic flow during events. Find more information here.