Article Number: 18030
Tarkett Launches the Lino Collection: LinoFloor and LinoWall
SOLON, OHIO, JANUARY 9, 2020 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, launches the Lino Collection, including LinoFloor and LinoWall, a natural, versatile and sustainable linoleum, combining over 120 years of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation. LinoWall opens up a world of coordinated design possibilities, connecting color and texture on every plane of the design. Easy to install, clean and maintain, LinoFloor and LinoWall are ideal for a variety of spaces such as healthcare, education, retail, hospitality and corporate settings.

This fresh, distinctive collection blends pattern and color to create stylish, innovative flooring and wall treatments. The Lino Collection includes Tarkett's xf2 surface treatment technology for excellent durability and easy cleaning and maintenance. Tarkett's Lino Collection is naturally antimicrobial, easy to maintain, and designed for heavy everyday use. The material allows custom cuts to combine color and shape in interesting designs for an eye-catching visual focal point that creates a unique experience.

A Rich Heritage
The Tarkett linoleum plant in Narni, Italy began its production at the end of the 19th century. The plant represents one of the first industries in the region, which shaped the industrial development of Narni and the surrounding area. Tarkett's Lino Collection is made from all-natural ingredients at the Narni plant, using the same original recipe since 1898. This has enabled Tarkett's team to develop an intimate understanding of every natural ingredient and the expertise to adapt manufacturing to the subtle variations in each year's crop.

This linoleum material offers a timeless design and a robustness that stand the test of time. Tarkett constantly innovates its production processes, developing colors and new striking designs and improving its flooring technical characteristics for specific uses, such as acoustic control in education, and two new pattern introductions, Trentino and Mineral, for LinoFloor. Tarkett's Lino Collection combines tradition and innovation to meet the functional and design needs of today's spaces.

With a palette of six nature-inspired colors, the new LinoWall is a great alternative to traditional wall décor as it’s durable and easy to clean and maintain. Its acoustic properties help keep spaces quiet and comfortable for end users.

Our updated collection of lino flooring offers a large variety of designs, from traditional to contemporary aesthetics. With 14 new colors and extreme durability for high-traffic areas, LinoFloor’s easy maintenance reduces water and chemical expenses to promote healthy spaces.

Sustainable Innovations
If invented today, linoleum would be a sustainable revolution. Always mindful of the environment, Tarkett has made innovative improvements in its production processes to reduce operational impact. As a result, Tarkett's Lino Collection blends craftsmanship with the most advanced technology. The Narni production facility operates on a closed-loop water system and 100% renewable electricity. Tarkett's linoleum material was the first in the industry to earn Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver. All of the raw materials have been assessed by the EPEA and the certifications include:

• Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver v 3.1
• Meets Health Care Without Harm Silver requirements
• FloorScore® certified
• Tarkett Indoor Air Quality Platinum Label / Optimal Indoor Air Quality
• USDA Certified 100% Biobased Product
• Eligible for LEED v4 credits
• ISO 9001
• ISO 14067 (Carbon Footprint of Products)
• ISO 50001 (Energy Management)

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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