Article Number: 15852
Tarkett Introduces Tatami System
SOLON, OHIO, JUNE 10, 2019 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, introduces Tatami System, a new category of floorcovering that upends conventional broadloom. Inspired by traditional Japanese Tatami mats, this innovative modular floorcovering gives designers and end users the autonomy to continually adjust spaces to align with their ever-changing needs.

A Breakthrough in Product Design
Tatami System responds to the constantly fluid spaces of the modern workplace. Supporting various needs of open environments and collaborative spaces, Tatami System allows end users to reconfigure their spaces to support independent or collaborative work. While commercial spaces continue to adopt resilient floor coverings to meet their needs, Tatami System offers the perfect balance, bringing soft surface in to improve overall comfort (both acoustically and underfoot) and create an atmosphere with the coziness of home.

Innovative Design Solutions
The Tatami System Soft Surface Platform disrupts the conventional perception of broadloom carpets. Non-permanent, flexible, mobile, sustainable, and adaptable, Tatami System offers all the attributes of woven and tufted broadlooms – pattern fluidity, texture, volume, seamless visuals, textile warmth and sound absorption – without the unsightly seams and utilitarian feel of carpet tiles. Tatami System modules can be easily configured to meet myriad specification requirements across workplace, hospitality, and learning environments. Tatami System’s “seamless format” opens the door for innovative new styling that cannot physically be seamed. Any weave structure is now attainable.

Functional, Versatile, and Durable
Tatami System consists of four modules – a 6’x 6’ square, a 6’x 12’ rectangle, a 12’ x 12’ square and a large 12’ x 24’ rectangle. In concert with the geometric principles of ritual Japanese Tatami flooring, Tatami System modules are designed to be configured in compatible formats on the floor plane. Multiple sizes and shapes can be positioned to meet floor plan requirements, covering as much of the workspace as needed, with zero installation waste. An innovative adhesive solution allows for modules to be firmly held together as one configured unit, adding lateral strength and stability. And when the need arises, re- configuration can easily be achieved, as the adhesive solution is releasable, and requires no attachment to the sub-floor. Tatami System module configurations change and adapt as often as workspace needs change.

Built for high-traffic commercial installations, Tarkett used highly durable, abrasion- and stain/soil resistant Cationic nylon fibers throughout the manufacture and fabrication process of Tatami System. Tight, densely woven and tufted constructions are built to withstand multiple uses. Tatami System went through Tarkett’s Fabric Adoption System Test Battery and met or exceeded the pass/fail criteria for all tests in order to become a standard product offering. The testing categories include appearance retention, colorfastness, construction, dimensional stability, flammability and performance.

Environmentally Responsive and Sustainable
Designed to be easily reused and reconfigured, portable Tatami System modules extend the life of traditional broadloom floorcoverings. Made with highly durable materials, construction and fabrication techniques, Tatami System modules can be reconfigured multiple times.

Tatami Systems are installed with zero installation waste. Tarkett's in-house sourced fiber reduces third party waste and energy consumption, and are treated with Eco-Ensure™ soil protection technology, a proprietary treatment made with naturally occurring elements, helping it contribute to better indoor air quality while maintaining lasting performance.

More information about all of Tarkett’s products can be found at High- resolution product images available upon request.

About Tarkett
With a history stretching back 135 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2018. Offering a wide range of products, including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 13,000 employees and 36 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 "Doing Good— Together," the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy that is based on Cradle to Cradle principles and promotes a circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people's health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60

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