Solon, Ohio—A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett said it is launching a new collection, Inspired Nature, that imagines a more balanced world, one where mankind’s influence on nature is less apparent.
Inspired Nature is a new collection of modular carpet and Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet, along with a coordinating digitally-printed LVT. The collection was born at the height of global isolation—a time when the natural world beginning to restore itself to a healthier balance, according to the company.
“Nature has a way of giving you what you need,” said Tommy Keener, senior design director for Tarkett North America. “Surrounded by the vastness of the natural world, you feel comforted. Healed. Connected to what matters. You feel inspired to find your unique balance. The Inspired Nature collection explores the question, ‘What happens when we let nature be? What will emerge? What new understandings of nature and ourselves will we find?’”
The Inspired Nature collection includes three soft surface styles and one coordinating LVT that interpret endless vistas of desert, tundra and clouds to evoke an expansive, regenerative world, according to the company.
- Painted Desert is a colorpoint construction offered in modular tile, inspired by the wind-worn terrain of the canyon landscape, according to Tarkett.
- Tundra Flower is offered in modular tile and Powerbond, inspired by seedlings piercing arid clay, according to Tarkett.
- Sky Atlas is offered in modular tile, inspired by the amorphic shapes of clouds in a renewed, clear sky, according to Tarkett.
- Metamorphic is a digitally-printed LVT offered in two colorways and is protected by Tarkett’s proprietary Techtonic technology. It is also included in the LVT Studio as part of the Tailored by Tarkett program, so it can be recolored to coordinate with a customer’s project, according to the company.
Inspired Nature modular designs are offered on Tarkett’s ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology carpet backing. According to Tarkett, Ethos is non-PVC, made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass, contains 48-64% overall recycled content, is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver and has been analyzed and optimized by Tarkett for human and environmental health. Ethos products are manufactured in Dalton, Ga. in a facility that operates on 100% renewable electricity and a 98% water reduction since 1993, according to the company.
Inspired Nature is certified carbon-neutral through the Carbonfree program. Every 10,000 square yards of ethos Modular carpet tile avoids 53 MT CO2 eq of GHG emissions compared to the industry average, according to the company.
All soft-surface flooring produced by Tarkett North America are free of all six classes of harmful chemicals and PFAS, according to the company. Tarkett also said Eco-Ensure soil protection technology has a Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificate at the Platinum level, solidifying the company’s commitment to using materials that are safe for both human and environmental health.