24 INTERIORS & SOURCES FEBRUARY 2015 interiorsandsources.com
With a company history more than 130 years in the making,
Tarkett continues to lead the flooring
industry toward a more innovative
and sustainable future. Through
three strategic brands—Tarkett,
Johnsonite, and Tandus Centiva—
Tarkett North America offers a
fully coordinated flooring system
that benefits both specifiers and
commercial and residential end-users. Here, and worldwide, Tarkett’s
“Closed Loop Circular Design”
model is leading to new products
and improved manufacturing
processes that are setting the bar
for environmentally conscious and
operationally efficient design.
Here’s how it all breaks down:
pillars form the foundation of Tarkett’s environmental strategy:
Good Materials, Resource Stewardship, People Friendly
Spaces, and Reuse.
Objectives, first outlined in 2010 and already
well underway, aim for 100% of Tarkett products
to be phthalate-free and have low total VOC emissions, and for its
manufacturing processes to run on 100% closed-loop water circuits, 0
grams of industrial waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%.
tons of post-installation and post-
consumer flooring and sports surface
products have been collected since Tarkett’s ReStart recycling
program to reduce landfill waste launched in 2003.
million square meters of flooring Tarkett produces
every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels,
offices, stores and sports fields.
manufacturer to receive
the Platinum level NSF 332
certification, which evaluates resilient flooring
products across their entire product life cycle.
of Tarkett’s materials
have been assessed with
the support of the Environmental Protection
Encouragement Agency (compared to 8% in 2011).
of the resources Tarkett uses
do not contribute to resource
scarcity (2020 Objective: 75%).
Percent of Tarkett North
America’s products that have
low TVOC emissions—and 20% of its vinyl
flooring range is phthalate free*.
*except for recycled content