SOLON, OH, MARCH 30, 2020 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has launched Fabricate, the latest commercial carpet developed in partnership with menswear designer Jhane Barnes.
Barnes developed Fabricate to effectively hide soil and coordinate easily with other flooring selections in the space. Using an innovative design technique she developed and Tarkett patented, Barnes flipped and rotated a series of tiny repeating modules, creating an almost-solid visual. Each six-foot repeat includes more than a thousand rotating motifs, making the overall pattern impossible to find.
To complete the design, Barnes created a palette of today's most dependable neutrals, plus some bright pops of color. The Fabricate pattern and color palette were designed to complement Barnes’ other products in the Tarkett portfolio, especially the Blockade and Soundblock series, which use the same color names for easy pairings.
Fabricate is available in Powerbond® for quick installation in large spaces, or modular tile for smaller areas and creative inserts, creating ideal flooring solutions for office, education and hospitality spaces. Powerbond is the industry's only hybrid resilient that is completely impermeable to moisture, wall-to-wall.
Fabricate is also available on Tarkett’s ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™, a non-PVC backing made from recycled windshields. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ backing material has enabled Tarkett to recycle the film from 28.2 million windshields between 2004 and 2019, which kept about 29,000 tons out of landfills. When installed with TarkettTAPE™, ethos makes installation a breeze by eliminating the need for moisture testing in most cases.
Jhane Barne’s 38-year fashion career saw her menswear label grace the shelves of stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Nordstrom. She also designed textiles for Knoll for 14 years, furniture for Bernhardt for 10 years, and carpet for Tarkett, now 23 years and counting. Her innovative carpet tile and Powerbond products for Tarkett have been revolutionary. Using a blend of art and science—and her custom developed software—Jhane creates patterns from algorithms, incorporating mathematics into many of the products she designs. For more information about Jhane Barnes, visit JhaneBarnes.com.
Tarkett is committed to developing flooring solutions that support the health and wellness of people and the planet, with continuous optimization of every material and process to reduce its carbon footprint and move toward a circular economy. All Tarkett soft-surface products manufactured in North America include Eco-Ensure™ soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Platinum for Material Health. ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver v3. and ILFI Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified.
For more information about Tarkett and Tarkett’s comprehensive range of flooring solutions and accessories, visit www.tarkettna.com.
With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. 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 12,500 employees and 33 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, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com