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​The OBEX® brand of products offers highly effective, comprehensive modular entry solutions designed as a three zone barrier system to prevent dirt and moisture from entering the building. Available in coordinated colors and patterns, OBEX® entry products are engineered to increase the functionality of a building’s entrance without forsaking elements of design or aesthetic. Simple and easy to work with, OBEX® offers entry systems that can be recessed or surface-mounted as well as interior or exterior applications.​​​​​​
3-Part System
Designed as a three zone barrier system, OBEX traps dirt and moisture at the entrance, preventing it from entering the building. Available in colours and patterns selected to coordinate with Milliken carpet collections, OBEX is simple and easy to work with. The system offers entrance matting solutions that can be recessed or surface-mounted as well as exterior and interior applications.

The correct combination of OBEX products, situated correctly, can lengthen the appearance retention and, ultimately, the life of the carpet.​

Zone 1 - Outdoors: the area just before the building access - requires a product with scraping action to remove grit and heavy dust particles, including snow and sand.

OBEX Solution  Prior™ and Tergo

Zone 2 - Indoors: the primary area just inside the building - requires a product with dual action, scraping and moisture retention, to defend against dirt and moisture. This area often features a recessed matwell. ​

OBEX Solution  Forma™ 2.0 and Quadrus Brush​

Zone 3 - Indoors: the secondary area inside the building, after zone 2 - requires a textile product for moisture retention. This is also applicable to other busy circulatiaon areas within the building.

OBEX Solution  Quadrus and Sepio

Arx is our ultra-durable interlocking grid system designed especially for high-traffic areas. Arx is a high performance entry system designed to be recessed but can be surface mounted. Featuring Prior™, Tergo, and Forma™ 2.0, Arx is the first line of defense at stopping dirt and moisture from entering into a building. Prior™ & Tergo offer tough Zone 1 protection and are available in one color, while Forma™ 2.0 offers Zone 2 protection available in 8 coordinated colors.


​Quadrus is a modular walk-off tile system that creates a stunning first impression in a space that must also deal with an active world and create a barrier against the elements. Designed to provide a superior combination of performance and aesthetics, the WearOn® nylon and monofilament yarn and open cut-pile textile construction will stop dirt and moisture at the door, while allowing easy removal during maintenance.
Quadrus offers two popular designs, Liftoff and Gravity, available in eight colorations to create the perfect balance of design and function. Quadrus Brush is a more aggressive textile engineered to enhance dirt trapping in facilities without recesses for Arx grid systems. Offered in two attractive designs, Altitude and Orbit, and the same eight colorations, Quadrus Brush strikes a balance of function and design. Quadrus and Quadrus Brush patterns and colors can be customized, and standard colors coordinate with Arx grids.


​Sepio is a loop-pile modular walk-off tile collection, inspired by Milliken’s Nordic Stories carpet collection that provides performance with improved aesthetics. The ECONYL® nylon and monofilament yarn and loop pile textile construction provide high performance when it comes to catching dirt and moisture. Sepio includes two textural designs, Rampart and Aegis, available in four colorations that coordinate with the rest of the OBEX® offering.​