Milliken’s Theory 2.0

Milliken announces Theory 2.0, a recently expanded collection from the global floor covering division. The revamped line is a continuation of the fun and playful design, providing more flexibility for customization with combinations of modern colors and updated patterns.

From contemporary circles to classic letter forms, Milliken’s Theory 2.0 collection brings intrigue and discovery to the floor. Designers can take on a neutral palette or make a bold statement with predetermined accents – known as vibes – that connect and move between multi-directional textures, while still ordering a standard collection. With over 7,300 different custom combinations available, Theory 2.0 provides an array of options that range from rational to abstract – to create a variety of new aesthetics.

Additional details include:

  • Nine patterns providing small to mid-scale forms.
  • Sixteen neutrals, with eight different color vibe options.
  • Modular tile (1 meter x 1 meter) for increased functionality.
  • Tufted Texture Loop Construction with Nylon Type 6,6 Fiber.

TractionBack Technology

Theory 2.0 is available with TractionBack technology – a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior, faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives.

Milliken’s patented TractionBack simplifies floor covering installation with an environmentally superior alternative backing system for laying modular carpet tile. In addition to eliminating the need for wet adhesives or peel and stick techniques, TractionBack’s high-friction coating doesn’t require any additional tools for installation – such as a gun, to install the carpet – and uses less materials and energy. No “peel” is required, just “stick” with TractionBack.

About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. 

About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

In 2013 Milliken was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for a seventh consecutive year. The award-winning company is carbon negative, thanks to the sustainable management of more than 130,000 acres of trees in Milliken forests, the use of renewable resources and its energy management system. Additionally, all Milliken products are certified carbon neutral, from textiles to chemical products. For more information, visit