June 14, 2004
Today, Antron®, a leading carpet fiber brand in the INVISTA family of brands, launches the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator, a new online tool for carpet specifiers that calculates the potential maintenance cost savings associated with using a carpet made of Antron® carpet fiber.
Total Cost of Ownership Calculator is a tool designed to measure the factors that affect a carpet's appearance and performance on the floor and what this means for ownership costs, over a period of seven years' the typical expected life of a commercial carpet. The online calculator allows specifiers and end-users to compare two similarly constructed carpets, taking into consideration color, pattern, texture and yarn system.
"The TCO calculator is another component in our portfolio of tools to help quantify the benefits of specifying high performance products," said Marc Ahrens, Antron® corporate segment manager. "When specifiers and end-users use this tool, they can demonstrate quantifiable savings that show Antron® carpet fiber is the best performing fiber for their needs, and therefore, the best choice for their bottom-line."
The model's data is based on years of floor assessments using carpets with different types of construction, colors and yarn systems. Using industry-accepted levels of Delta E to estimate the need for cleaning, the tool evaluates the amount of carpet, cost of the carpet, expected annual traffic levels and cost of deep cleaning, to convert the predicted soiling and maintenance cycle into dollar amounts.
The TCO calculator is designed for a broad audience and helps architects and designers manage client budgets effectively. It also serves as a tool for facility managers tasked with keeping building operating costs down and end-users who want to invest in durable finishes. For more information on Antron®, please visit antron.invista.com or call 1-877-5-ANTRON.
Antron® is the most recognized brand of commercial carpet fiber. In addition to its advanced soil resistance, stain resistance and exclusive fiber technology, Antron® carpet face fiber is third-party certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product based on guidelines from Executive Order 13101. For more information on Antron®, please call 1-877-5-ANTRON or visit antron.invista.com.