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Maples keen on kitchen mats

At the New York Market - Maples Rugs came to market with a broad supply of new accent rug styles in assorted constructions as well as an expanded offering for its newest category - kitchen rugs.

This being the third market for category, Maples created more than 20 new novelty designs in bright colors for its showroom presentation. These rugs are printed nylon and are featured as slices, "but we can make them in any size," said Arnie Stevens, vp.

A new construction direction for Maples this market is high-low loop olefin, and for it the company is showing several geometric and urban-inspired looks in neutral and saturated color combinations.

In its nylon category, Maples created four major design themes for its new introductions: Cottage Garden, which includes organic and floral patterns in blue and neutral shades; Kaleidoscope, a psychedelic grouping anchored by a stark black that is bright accented with vibrantly colored patterns; Heartland, a collection of rich-toned transitional themes; and Vintage Treasures, also including florals and other looks in softer palettes.

Sizes span 2-by-3 through 5-by-8. And some of these rugs include olefin-made design elements.

In a cut-loop 100% olefin construction is the new City Lights collection of more urban-themed, deeper hued rugs.

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