Recently, a wide range of residential flooring from Tarkett was featured in National Geographic Channel’s new show “Cabin Fever.” The episode that premiered on March 3rd, 2015, centered on construction of a log cabin in Minnesota, and it utilized different FiberFloor, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile from Tarkett.
In the kitchen, the FiberFloor was used to create a beautiful and practical design. The flooring is designed with woven fiberglass, foam, and tough resilient wear layers that stand up to water, moisture, scuffs, scratches, and indentations. Laminate flooring was used in the living room, hallway, and one of the bedrooms. The laminate is designed and engineered with 100% premium hardwood (cherry and oak). Also, the laminate is made for easy installation and it resists indentation. Luxury vinyl tile from Tarkett was used in the bathrooms and laundry room. The 16″ x 16″ tiles were installed with grouting to give the rooms an authentic tile aesthetic.
All of the flooring used in the home are from the same color family, so the flooring flows seamlessly from room to room. All of these beautiful floors provide beauty and durability, and you can have any of these floors in your home as well.
Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently announced that their Waterloo, Canada commercial plant is the silver winner of Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Only twenty-seven winners were recognized at a gala event in Toronto on October 28, 2014.
In 2011, the Canada’s Safest Employers Awards were launched and hosted by Thomson Reuters and the Canadian Occupational Safety magazine. These awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.
The Tarkett Waterloo site manufactures Johnsonite -branded commercial wall base consisting of over 50,000 active SKUs. The plant began production in 1984, and it runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 360 plus days a year over four continental shifts. One of the company’s main priorities has always been safety and maximizing capacity. In addition, the Waterloo facility consists of a 30,000 sq. ft. building over five acres of land.
With the plant-wide focus on safety, Tarkett has been able to reduce claims’ fees, reduce insurance premiums, greatly reduce injuries and achieve OHSAS 18001 Certification. The Waterloo plant has also received an award from the EMC Group (Excellent Manufacturing Consortium Group) for seven years No Lost Time Accidents. Click here to see our collection of Tarkett products.
Tandus Centiva has been awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver (v3) for its ethos modular soft surface products from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle design principles provide for continual improvement and innovation around the economic, environmental, and social issues of the use and design of products.
Ethos is a backing option for Tandus Centiva modular soft surface product platforms, and it was developed in 2010 from recycled PVB. Recycled PVB is an abundantly available waste film from post-consumer windshields and safety glass. As a Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver (v3) product, ethos modular will contribute to LEED v4 MR credit 4 options 1 and 2 for material disclosure and optimization.
Tandus Centiva is a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring options, and it is the first American modular carpet manufacturer to be certified at the Silver level to version 3 of the C2C standard. In addition, Tarkett, which is Tandus Centiva’s parent company, now has Cradle to Cradle certifications for its linoleum, wood, soft surface, and artificial turf solutions.
Consumer Reports has ranked Tarkett’s PermaStone Collection in Natural Slate – Sand Stone the best luxury vinyl flooring out of 12 different luxury vinyl flooring products. The PermaStone Collection received excellent ratings in every category. The collection did well during tests for foot traffic and its ability to resist dents, scratches, stains, and sun exposure.
The PermaStone Collection has Tarkett’s patented Tritonite surface protection treatment, which is a ceramic coating. Tarkett’s flooring received a total score of 96 out of 100 points.