SOLON, OHIO, September 28, 2018 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, unveils the Scale Study Series designed by Suzanne Tick for Tandus Centiva. The Scale Study Series is designed to meet today’s space needs and includes an integrated collection of soft surface (Correlate, Continuum and Metri II styles) and LVT flooring (Filament with Tarkett’s + Techtonic™).
“Today’s designs don’t cover the floor plane with a single pattern or texture. Instead, we’re seeing a variety of surfaces come together in a way that promotes collaboration and flexibility in the space,” says Terry Mowers, Vice President, Commercial Design, Tarkett North America.
Shifts in scale have become a necessity in order to embrace an openness and fluid movement between spaces. The Scale Study Series responds to this with four products that go from large to small, and from macrocosm to microcosm—open space to private space. This mix of scale and material gives designers a diverse toolkit they can rely on again and again.
"This series is comprised of four products that work together, reflecting the facades of Zaha Hadid, Luis Barragan, and Frank Gehry’s architectural works and bringing those designs inside. Two large scale graphics along with a solid texture and angled, abstract LVT offer flexibility in pricing without sacrificing design," explains designer Suzanne Tick.
These shifts in scale to embrace openness have also become a necessity, and the Scale Study Series responds to this with four products – Correlate, Continuum, Metri II, Filament LVT – that go from open space to private space.
Correlate is a plush Colorpoint tile in which refracted angles and planes of tip- sheared yarns and speckled loops interact in surprising configurations.
Continuum is composed of sectional ridges encapsulating various tonal textures, and can be available as both carpet tile and Powerbond.
Metri II is a recolor of the classic Metri and is added as a coordinate texture.
Filament + Techtonic LVT rounds out the collection with a hard surface option that is manufactured using digital printing technology. Informed by architecture using linear vacillation as seen in complex titanium-clad structuralist buildings, this LVT showcases angular lines of softly shifting planar surfaces, placed over a subtle micro-texture.
MetalEdge transition strips can be included as an accessory that brings soft and resilient surfaces together.
Modular carpet tile and Powerbond constructions in which scale and color emerge from texture was an initial spark of inspiration for this collection, capturing the unique aesthetic of bold colors trapped within grooves of the carpet.
The diverse color palette includes light, medium and dark greys, a warm beige, a rich chocolate, a jewel-toned navy, and unique grey/red and grey/blue colorations that are perfect for corporate branding and higher education facilities.
The soft surface collection is an excellent solution to adverse flooring. ethos® with Omnicoat Technology™ can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. When ethos with Omnicoat Technology is installed with TarkettTAPE™, there is no need for pH or MVER testing, as long as no moisture staining or free-standing liquid are present. Powerbond® hybrid resilient sheet floorcovering has a closed-cell cushion that provides an impermeable moisture barrier.
Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space. The Scale Study Series is an ideal flooring solution for workplace and higher education. As part of Tarkett North America’s sustainability measures and commitment to people-friendly spaces that perform and inspire, the Scale Study Series is:
• Cradle to Cradle
o Silver for ethos modular and Powerbond
o Silver level on ethos modular and Powerbond for C2C Material Health, which means they are free of C2C Banned List chemicals
o ethos and Powerbond have Declare labels, and are Living Building Challenge (LBC) Compliant-which means they are (LBC) red list free.
o Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified: ethos modular only
• The ethos backing uses PVB, which is safety film recovered from recycled automotive windshields
• Fluorine free: using Eco-Ensure (C2C Gold Material Health certified as a stain resistant treatment)
• Recycled Content: from 21% (Flex-Aire) to 75/76% (ethos and Powerbond)
• Recyclability: recyclable through ReStart® reclamation program
o Meets new material ingredient reporting and optimization credits
o Also meets new requirements for indoor air quality credit on low emitting flooring (CRI Green Label Plus) and low TVOCs
Filament + Techtonic LVT
• FloorScore certified
Filament proves to be as durable as it is stylish with premium Contour construction with a 32 mil wear layer and new state-of-the-art Techtonic protection to deliver unmatched durability in high-traffic areas. Tarkett’s Techtonic is a massive shift forward in performance for hard surface floors. Its advanced new polyurethane technology is super tough, resisting scratching, abrasions, scuffing and staining—ensuring that floors look nicer, longer.
Techtonic’s matte finish adds beauty, depth, and dimension, for safe and beautiful floors that stand up to the worst of wear. Made in America, Filament + Techtonic is suitable for a variety of segments including Retail, Education, Workplace and Healthcare.
"Like Correlate, Filament is informed by architecture, Frank Gehry has become world renowned for creating complex titanium-clad post-structuralist buildings that would have been impossible to engineer prior to the advent of computer technology. Filament has a similar aesthetic due to its precise linear vacillations, which could only be perfected with the aid of computer design software and digital print technology,” expands Tick discussing inspiration and process.
More information about all of Tarkett’s products can be found at www.tarkettna.com. High resolution product images available upon request.
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. www.tarkett.com.
About Suzanne Tick
Suzanne Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc., specializing in materials brand strategy, product design, development, and direction for commercial interiors. Her designs, across product platforms, have won numerous design awards and continue to break new ground in the industry. In addition to her work in commercial interiors, Suzanne maintains a hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials. Her work is exhibited worldwide, including MoMA and Art Basel, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. A portion of the sale for every Suzanne Tick design for Tandus Centiva that’s installed in K-12 and higher education environments is donated to Publicolor in NYC. Learn more at publicolor.org.