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Two Tarkett Collections Earn Green Good Design Awards

Flooring manufacturer recognized for sustainable designs of Inspired Nature and LinoFloor xf2 & LinoWall xf2 collections




(PRESS RELEASE) SOLON, OH — Demonstrative of its commitment to sustainability, Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring solutions, has received two GREEN GOOD DESIGN Awards for its Inspired Nature and LinoFloor xf2 & LinoWall xf2 collections.

Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, GREEN GOOD DESIGN is an international program that recognizes new products, buildings, and construction and planning projects that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.

One of Tarkett’s award-winning collections, Inspired Nature, is a carbon-neutral collection of modular carpet and Powerbond® hybrid resilient sheet, along with a coordinating digitally printed LVT.

The collection’s modular options are offered on Tarkett’s ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology® carpet backing. Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver, ethos is non-PVC, made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass, and contains 48-64% overall recycled content. Tarkett has analyzed and optimized 100% of ethos materials for human and environmental health. At the end of its life, Tarkett’s ethos Modular carpet tiles can be recycled through the company’s ReStart® program, providing raw material for the production of new ethos products. This example of Tarkett’s closed-loop recycling exemplifies the company’s continual progress toward a circular economy.

Inspired Nature’s hybrid resilient options are offered on Powerbond RS®, the world’s first soft-surface floorcovering CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Limited, a certification program operated in collaboration with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Powerbond RS contributes to better indoor air quality with low VOC emissions, including a pre-applied adhesive. In testing, 95 percent of allergens were removed effectively with a simple dry vacuuming.

The second Tarkett collection recognized with a GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award, LinoFloor xf2 and LinoWall xf2 are carbon-negative from “cradle to gate.” The collection has been made with biobased, rapidly renewable materials in Tarkett’s Narni, Italy facility since 1898: linseed oil, pine rosin, wood and cork flour, and jute. The Narni facility operates with 100% renewable electricity, 34% self-generated energy, a 100% closed-loop water system, and 0% production waste to landfill.


“Effective sustainable design is a comprehensive approach to selecting and integrating products and processes that account for long-term consumer satisfaction and environmental conservation,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, president/CEO of The Chicago Athenaeum. “Sustainability is as much about process as it is about product. Seeing design as a process empowers designers and manufacturers to better evaluate and anticipate the environmental, economic and social impacts and costs of building and consumer products.”

Tarkett has long put sustainability at the forefront, intentionally designing floors with transparency to create healthier, safer spaces.

“The future of our planet depends on every link — in every supply chain, in every industry — working together to close the loop on waste and reduce the impact on climate change,” said Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability for Tarkett North America. “We collaborate with scientific partners, non-governmental organizations, other industries, and our customers to drive improvement every day.”

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About Tarkett

With a history of more than 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, generating net sales of € 3.4 billion in 2022. The Group has 12,000 employees, 25 R&D centers, 8 recycling centers and 34 production sites. Tarkett designs and manufactures solutions for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields, serving customers in over 100 countries. To build “The Way to Better Floors,” the Group is committed to circular economy and sustainability, in line with its Tarkett Human‐Conscious Design® approach. Tarkett is listed on the Euronext regulated market (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT).

Proof in Every Step

For years, Tarkett has raised the sustainability standards of the flooring industry. It purposefully designs floors with total transparency to create healthier, safer spaces for both people and planet. When Tarkett floors reach their end of life, the company’s ReStart® program makes it possible for them to be repurposed or recycled. Tarkett’s near-term science-based carbon emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and are fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement objective to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius. For more information, visit

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