Tarkett expands CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® flooring collection
A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett North America has refreshed and expanded its iQ® Granit™ collection and introduced the coordinating iQ® Eminent™ collection within their high-performance homogeneous vinyl sheet and tile products. The first CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® flooring that is designed specifically with the needs of healthcare facilities in mind, Tarkett’s iQ products are low-maintenance, durable enough to maintain their performance under high-traffic wear and contribute to healthy, rejuvenating indoor environments.
“These aren’t just floors—they’re the essential foundation to creating spaces for holistic wellness,”said Margaret Bartholomew, healthcare segment manager, Tarkett North America.
Beyond their soothing aesthetics, Tarkett’s iQ homogeneous vinyl sheet products are scientifically engineered to prevent the spread of infection, simplify care and maintenance, and support better indoor air quality. This advanced composition also meets all the requirements for reducing the spread of pathogens, while maximizing return on investment. Installed with heat-welded seams, iQ homogeneous vinyl sheet floors have a continuous, scratch-resistant surface that reduce spaces that could potentially harbor mold or pathogens. Additionally, iQ’s flexible material can be formed to create an integral cove base between the floor and wall with a gentle radius to prevent accumulation of dust and dirt.
“At a time when indoor air quality is of the utmost importance, prioritizing a healthy indoor environment should be top of mind,” said Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd. “Healthcare facilities are investing more and more in going ‘beyond code,’ to optimize healthier indoor air and healthy buildings. Tarkett’s dedication to prioritizing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, not only of the indoor space, but also the people occupying that space, is very much aligned with our values of ESG and Scientific Excellence. We value Tarkett’s dedication to improving indoor air quality, and ultimately helping to improve lives.”
With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €2.8 billion in 2021. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy and to reducing its carbon footprint, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle principles, fully aligned with its Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® approach.
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