Preference Plus and ValuePro from Tarkett – Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly

Recently Tarkett announced that the Preference Plus and ValuePro products are now certified Allergy & Asthma Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America(AAFA). The AAFA certification is now expanded to all of the Tarkett residential sheet vinyl flooring products.

Preference Plus and ValuePro are now finished with an improved urethane seal, which improves scratch resistance and durability. Also the new urethane seal offers a consistent matte finish.

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Design With Marble

Designing with marble is becoming more popular in contemporary home design. However, using real marble flooring is impractical because the flooring has to be sealed multiple times and requires regular maintenance. There are many great flooring options that look like real marble, and you will have an easier time maintaining the flooring with vacuuming or sweeping.

Here are some marble-like LVT and Vinyl flooring options from Armstrong and Tarkett:

Armstrong – Alterna Tile – Carrera Marble – Gray

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Tarkett – Lifetime – French Marble – Black & White

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Armstrong – Rossini Marble – Gray Mist

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Tarkett Launches New Minerality Looks

manufacture_56Recently, Tarkett launched the new Johnsonite Minerality Wood/Stone Rubber Tile and Plank, which is available in both tile and plank.
The Minerality designs were inspired by the natural grain of wood and stone materials, which creates linear and striated visuals on the rubber tiles and planks. This collection is great for healthcare, retail, and corporate offices.

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Tarkett Launches Arcade Tonal

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Recently, Tarkett launched their new Arcade Tonal Rubber Sheet flooring pattern. This flooring is ideal for healthcare and education segments. Arcade Tonal provides slip resistance, shock absorption, and acoustic properties.
The Arcade rubber compound is engineered with unique physical properties to resist tearing and damage during installation around fixtures, door frames, outside corners, and complex pattern work. In addition, its long life cycle and low maintenance requirements offer greater resource efficiency.
The Arcade Tonal collection has a new color palette of 40 tone-on-tone expressions.

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Tarkett Featured on National Geographic’s Show “Cabin Fever”

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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.

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Creating The Perfect Mudroom

mudroomA mudroom may be a small room in a house but it is a perfect place to have fun with decorating. Even small rooms can help add some flair to your home. The first thing you need to get for your mudroom is the right flooring. Ceramic tile and resilient vinyl flooring are great options for mudrooms because they are moisture-tolerant flooring options. Make sure to choose a forgiving color because this is the most active room in the home, and you will be dealing with mud being brought into the house on rainy days. Make sure that the flooring has texture too so you will avoid slips and falls. Having a rug that is easy to clean and stain-resistant is also another great idea for a mudroom. mudroom 3
After you pick the flooring, then you can have fun decorating the rest of the room. Try to pick a paint color that will hide hand prints if your kids decide to put mud on the walls or if your pet shakes muddy water everywhere. If you don’t want a darker color then try to pick a paint that is easy to clean. Find some unique accessories to put in the room to hold umbrellas, coats, and even dirty shoes.

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We would love to know what flooring you used in your mudroom and how you decorated.

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Tarkett Wins Safest Employers Award

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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.
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Tarkett Expands Rubber Flooring Solutions

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Tarkett has delivered the natural appearance of brushed aluminum, hand-tooled leather, and hand-troweled concrete to the Johnsonite rubber flooring collection with the introduction of three new textured finishes. The three new textures Brushed, Concrete, and Leather are ideal for hospitality and corporate buildings, and the natural finishes bring out rich colors and mineral looks to the rubber flooring.
The three new textures were achieved through complex etchings, which were created from hand-drawn files. The rubber tiles offer the market realistic, natural finishes, and they bring rich colors and mineral looks to rubber flooring.
Lee Eisinger, president of Akron Metal Etching said that Johnsonite is able to capture the appearance and texture of brushed aluminum, hand-tooled leather, and hand-troweled concrete without the flooring taking over the room.
The rubber tiles are available in 12″ x 12″ and 24″ x 24,” and the rubber textures allow for design continuity with popular embossing or surface treatments that are found in other types of flooring. The replication of metallic and minerals creates textures that bring a unique quality to every tile. The new texture options maintain a unique, luxurious appearance while they provide slip resistance, shock absorbing qualities, and natural acoustic properties.
The three new textures, like all Johnsonite rubber flooring, provide extreme durability and a “no finish required” maintenance schedule for low-cost upkeep. To make the cleaning process better, design changes ensured that every facet of the tile surface is rounded, which guarantees minimal debris collection in the textures.
Brushed, Concrete, and Leather are made in the United States in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified plant, which assures quality and a positive environmental impact.Click here to see our collection of Tarkett flooring.
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Tandus Centiva Awarded Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification

 

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.

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Tarkett’s Two New Vinyl Sheet and Tile Flooring

Tarkett has announced its new Johnsonite Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0, which is homogenous vinyl sheet and tile flooring. Johnsonite Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 are great for a wide range of commercial applications, which also includes healthcare. Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 give the room a subtle non-directional design, and the colors and patterns run throughout the sheet and tile.
The new products have tone-on-tone designs, and overall the compilation has 66 colors. Aria 2.0 has 24 colors and Melodia 2.0 has 42 colors. In addition, Aria 2.0 has an accent granule. Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 were created to be companion products that will coordinate with other Johnsonite floor solutions, wall base, transitions, and finishing accessories.
The collections are available in sheet flooring and 24″x24″ tiles. The homogenous construction of the flooring makes sure that the colors and patterns of the tile remain throughout the floor’s lifespan. In addition, the polyurethane (PUR) UV-cured top coating will improve the product’s durability and any maintenance costs.
Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 contain 25.5% pre-consumer recycled content, which contributes to indoor air quality and they are phthalate free. The flooring is 100% recyclable and FloorScore certified. The flooring also has features that contribute to infection control protection.

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