Article Number: 11595
Pickler & Ben Chooses Tarkett SureSet™ Flooring for Season Two Studio Set
SOLON, OHIO, September 17, 2018 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announced that its SureSet™ Luxury Vinyl Flooring will be featured throughout Season Two of popular TV series Pickler & Ben, which airs nationally in over 170 cities on various networks throughout the US.

Co-hosted by singer Kellie Pickler, and journalist Ben Aaron, the weekday talk show welcomes some of America's top celebrities and tastemakers to offer their tips on entertaining, cooking, home decorating, gardening and beauty. The hour-long program, which was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017, also tells inspiring stories of everyday people who do extraordinary things.

Filmed on an expansive set that is styled after a modern farmhouse, production called on Tarkett to provide flooring recommendations that were not only beautiful, but functional. “This was a tall order, because the flooring not only had to look great, it had to provide flexible design options, and stand up to the daily abuse of camera dollies, pianos, huge marble set pieces, even roller bladers,” said John Heckman, Sr. Marketing Manager, Residential for Tarkett.

With 24 realistic wood and stone designs, Tarkett’s SureSet features a thin layer of pressure- sensitive adhesive applied to the sculpted wave design backing system, which makes direct contact with the subfloor. The channels on the backing are free of adhesive and allow air and moisture in the subfloor to breathe, while also absorbing sound. With two layers of fiberglass for dimensional stability and an adhesive backing, the product will remain in place, but it can also be repositioned when needed.

"Changing your floor can not only transform the room, but also your entire home. With SureSet technology, you can now change your floor about as easily as you change your mind,” added Heckman.

Tarkett SureSet flooring is available through hundreds of authorized retailers across the U.S. Between now and the end of 2018, consumers can take advantage of a mail-in rebate worth
$250! See for complete details.

*Photo provided by Pickler & Ben

About Tarkett
With net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2017, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood, laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide through its major brands: Tarkett, Desso, Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Sports, FieldTurf and Beynon. With approximately 13,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to “Doing Good. Together,” the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles and promotes circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and well-being, and preserving the natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60.

About Pickler & Ben
“Pickler & Ben” is daytime’s “go-to” destination for the best in lifestyle and entertainment television, now entering its second season. Nominated for three Emmy awards in its first season, the show is hosted by country-music super-star Kellie Pickler and Emmy-winning journalist Ben Aaron. Taped on an expansive, modern farmhouse- styled set in Nashville, Tennessee, “Pickler & Ben” features today’s top celebrities and tastemakers on entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and beauty. It also shares the inspiring stories of everyday people doing the extraordinary. “Pickler & Ben” is produced by Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill, co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment Lisa Erspamer and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen, in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP). Award-winning director Joe Terry ("The Oprah Winfrey Show") directs "Pickler & Ben." Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is distributing the show in national syndication. For more information, visit

Airtimes: Hosted By: Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron
Produced By: Porch Swing Productions LLC and The E.W. Scripps Company Executive Producers: Faith Hill, Lisa Erspamer & Jason Owen

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