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
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
• Fluorine free: using Eco-Ensure (C2C Gold Material Health certified as a stain
• 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
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.