PVH Carpet Tile Sample Cards
Every PVH product line is presented is an attractive architect product folder suitable for the contract market. As an innovative flooring company we strive to achieve an unique positioning and always seek differentiation. This philosophy is reflected in our sample cards and product presentation which each carry an unique drawing of some form of world famous architecture. This can be ancient, modern or contemporary architecture. To each monument of architecture depicted on our product folders, a brief description with some background information is provided on this page, such as historical facts, construction details of the building and the name of the architect. The same drawings used on our carpet tile sample cards are used as background on this website. If you require sample cards, please contact us.
Below you find some beautiful drawings used on our sample cards and some corresponding interesting facts. We realise that it is not the most important part of our site, but if you are interested in architecture, design and history, we hope you will enjoy and appreciate it.
Illustration to the CAYENNE, CROSS, FIESTA, LOS ANGELES, FIESTA, TWINGO and VIVA carpet tiles sample card
In the series world famous architecture: The Koppelpoort, Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Located in the centre of the country on the river Eem, Amersfoort was a geographically attractive location on the way to the North and East of the country, and functioned as an important settlement for trading purposes. Amersfoort was fortified in the 12th century and construction of the town wall commenced in 1259, the purpose being to defend the city against hostilities. Amersfoort was such a prosperous city that a century later an entirely new town wall with gates was built including the Koppelpoort, a water gate dating from around 1400 and spanning the river Eem. By aid of a great wooden wheel, a huge wooden door could be lowered and so close off the city in times of trouble. Illustration by A. Dusée, 2001. Copyright PVH Carpet Tiles, Almere, The Netherlands. View Fiesta needlefelt carpet tiles.
Illustration to the CONFETTI, LEOPARD, NAIROBI, ORINOCO and ZEMBLA carpet tiles sample card
In the series world famous architecture: Merchants' canal houses and the Westertoren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The merchants’ canal houses are characterised by narrow, relatively tall facades, often richly crowned by ornamented gable tops. Typical forms are the stepped gables, neck gables and bell shaped gables. The reason behind the characteristic shape of the Amsterdam facades is the fact that the plots were narrow and deep with the narrow side facing the canal. It is crucial to realise that as a result the ridges of the saddle roofs were at right angles to the facades. Ornamental gable tops came to use as a way to hide the saddle roofs from view. Although every house was build as a separate entity with its own roof, front door and facade, together they form a unified whole. This is one of the reasons why the Amsterdam City centre is such a unique and rare whole. The Westertoren was built in 1638. It was designed by the architect Hendrick de Keyser, who played a dominating role in Amsterdam’s architecture of the early decades of the 17th century. He single-handedly created what is known today as the Amsterdam Renaissance style. Illustration by A. Dusée, 2001. Copyright PVH Carpet Tiles, Almere, The Netherlands. View Confetti PA loop pile carpet tiles.
Illustration to the MICRA, NEW MISTRAL, ONYX, PALMA, REFLEX and SOLID carpet tiles sample card
In the series world famous architecture: Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. It was built in 1631 by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess. Construction was completed 22 years later. Twenty thousand people were deployed to work on it. The material was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. It is considered India’s most famous architectural wonder and is best described by the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, as "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones." It was designed by the Iranian architect Istad Usa. Illustration by A. Dusée, 2001. Copyright PVH Carpet Tiles, Almere, The Netherlands. View Palma needlefelt carpet tiles.