Sailfish Point Country Club Searches For A Breathtaking Flooring Solution
Here’s why Durkan’s Lakir blew away the decision-makers at Sailfish: It combined organic beauty and sophisticated styling in a durable package that could be custom colored. Plus, it was made in the USA, which facilitated delivery, and it was a sustainable choice—being CRI Green Label Plus certified and crafted of 25% pre-consumer recycled content. The luxurious patterns in Lakir are created with Durkan’s exclusive Definity manufacturing technology, which uses cut and loop combinations to create infinite visual and tactile experiences.
The private community near Stuart, Fla., had embarked on a $15.5 million plan to construct a new fitness center and restaurant and renovate the clubhouse. The clubhouse project included two restaurants, two bars, a card room and a spa. A committee of homeowners had volunteered to work with interior designer Susan Bardin, of Peacock and Lewis, and the committee was determined to hit the mark for the main Ocean Room clubhouse carpet. Numerous options were studied to capture the design concept, which needed to have a connection to the ocean as well as embrace the ambiance of the Ocean Room, which, as the name suggests, sits right on the doorstep of the Atlantic. From the committee’s point of view, Lakir hit a home run. The organic nature of the collection and Lakir’s elegant design were perfect for the Sailfish clubhouse.
Doug Anderson, Sailfish’s assistant general manager, said, “The committee wanted to support American-made products. And being on the ocean, environmental issues are close to the heart of all our membership.”
Durkan designer Rebecca Quiñones agreed, “With Definity, you get higher definition. You can have a high and low level loop that gives you the hand-carved feeling of expensive wool rugs at a fraction of the cost. You also can get double density. Definity can work two yarns in the same area to create really rich areas in the carpet.”
“Definity is really being accepted as an alternate Axminster,” said Chris Neff of Neff Group LLC, and the Durkan rep on this project. “It gives you more depth and texture because it is cut and loop, which you can’t do with Axminster. Specifiers who are tired of the flat, cut-pile look of Axminster have been looking for an alternative, and Definity is it.”