With design, comfort, safety, innovation, and sustainable practices at the core of their business values, Tarkett has been a leading manufacturer of vinyl flooring for both domestic and commercial use since 1886.
With 24 labs worldwide and 60 full-time designers, Tarkett leads way in flooring innovation, becoming the first company to use mechanical embossing to create the most realistic natural textures and finishes as well as creating the first phthalate-free flooring and ensuring all products exceed EU standards for low VOC emissions.
From flooring especially designed for specific commercial environments to luxury design tiles for the home, Tarkett is highly-experienced at meeting the unique requirements of every customer. They are also committed to the wellbeing of the consumer, conducting several studies on the effect of colours and texture in aged care, health care, and educational environments.
A member of the Ellen McArthur Foundation, World Economics Forum, and the United Nations Global Compact, Tarkett is dedicated to producing the highest-quality vinyl flooring that is not only beautiful to look at but beneficial to the health and well-being of both their customers and the environment.
The first flooring company to receive Cradle to Cradle Gold certification amongst many other awards, Tarkett is a market leader in sustainable manufacturing with eight recycling centres worldwide and a circular economy model that incorporates the use of sustainable and responsibly-sourced natural materials, eco-friendly manufacturing processes, the recycling and reuse of waste materials.
Because vinyl flooring features a protective upper layer, you should find that it is more resistant to marking than other types of flooring. All Tarkett flooring is designed to be tough and scratch resistant, making it a good choice for family homes. Unlike hardwood floor, vinyl is also inexpensive and easy to replace should a deep scratch occur. Vinyl tiles and planks are especially easy to swap out.
Unlike other types of flooring which is prone to wear, tear, shrinkage, and fading, Tarkett vinyl is designed to be incredibly long-lasting. Durable layers and a protected surface make Tarkett floors resistant to wear and tear – even in high traffic areas. They are low-maintenance and require little to no work to keep them in brand new condition for decades.
All Tarkett floors are non-toxic. Tarkett is dedicated to innovation that improves indoor air quality. Their floors have low VOC emissions and are manufactured using phthalate-free plasticisers. Tarkett’s iQ Natural collection is made of 75% of natural raw materials and its sustainable linoleum collections are made from 94% natural raw materials.
While different types of vinyl have differing life spans, the average life of vinyl flooring is 10-20 years. With good treatment, they can last even longer. Vinyl’s life expectancy increases the thicker it is. Thicker, cushioned flooring can be expected to last around 25 years.
Vinyl flooring is made of synthetic, man-made plastics derived from crude oil and salt. Vinyl combines plastic and chlorine to make Polyvinyl Chloride – or PVC. PVC is durable and long-lasting but can also be recycled, making vinyl flooring a sustainable choice for your home. If you have any more questions about Tarkett vinyl flooring, or you’re thinking of having Tarkettinstalled in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information. You can also pop into our flooring showroom in Ipswich to explore our large range of Tarkett vinyl in person.
Most vinyl floors do not need underlay. Vinyl is crafted with several different layers, including an underlayer which mimics the function of underlay. Cushioned vinyl is especially effective at creating a soft, warm floor underfoot without the use of underlay. If you choose loose-lay vinyl, you may need to install underlay if your subfloor is not even.
Tarkett floors are extremely easy to clean, making them a great option for areas like the kitchen or dining room. Tarkett’s surface treatment makes all its vinyl and laminate stain-resistant, meaning any spills can be quickly and easily wiped up. For a more general clean, first remove any dust or grit with a broom or vacuum. Then, go over your floor with a damp mop or cloth and a mild detergent. If you do come across any tougher stains, they should be easily lifted with a little white spirit or diluted alcohol.
All of Tarkett’s vinyl is water-resistant, making it a good choice for high-moisture areas like bathrooms or kitchens. If you want to create a completely waterproof floor, we recommend choosing one of Tarkett’s sheet roll vinyl designs rather than tiling – although both are water-resistant enough for normal bathroom use.
Tarkett laminate flooring is made of high-density wood board and melamine. More than 60% of Tarkett’s wood is FSC or PEFC certified. Tarkett’s vinyl collections are largely made from phthalate-free PVC. Its sustainable linoleum collections are made from 94% natural raw materials.
Tarkett vinyl flooring is a French company with manufacturing sites all around the world. Its products are made in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Serbia, Russia, Canada, and the US.
Tarkett vinyl comes in a variety of styles to suit all needs and budgets. While common vinyl comes in thinner strips, sheets, or tiles, cushioned flooring is much thicker and softer underfoot. Cushion flooring is up to 4.5mm thick. Not only does this make it soft beneath your feet, it also means cushioned flooring is much better at absorbing noise than other types of flooring. It’s a great choice for family areas like living rooms and bedrooms.
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