Tarkett’s New Johnsonite Rubber Textures – Brushed, Concrete and Leather – Receive 2015 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence

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Tarkett Products Recognized Among the Best Product Designs of the Year

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Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently received the Platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) for its new range of rubber textures: Brushed, Concrete and Leather. Selected by a panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry, these awards recognize the best product and project designs of the year.

ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the architecture and design industry. Sponsored by designjournalmag.com, the international trade resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers since 1988, the awards acknowledge superior products in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, interior design projects and landscape architecture. Winners are announced each April in Design Journal.

Tarkett’s new textured finishes deliver the natural look of brushed aluminum, hand-troweled concrete and hand-tooled leather to the Johnsonite rubber flooring collection. Ideal for the hospitality and corporate segments, the finishes are the result of countless hours of research and development and were achieved through complex etching created from hand-drawn files.

Available in both 12” X 12” and 24” X 24” sizes, the tiles offer the market true, natural finishes, bringing rich colors and mineral looks to rubber flooring. The rubber textures allow for design continuity with popular embossing or surface treatments found in other types of flooring. And, like all Johnsonite rubber flooring, the new textures provide extreme durability and a “no finish required” maintenance schedule for low-cost upkeep.

Brushed, Concrete and Leather are made in the USA in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified plant, assuring quality and a positive environmental impact. Textured rubber’s durability and reduced maintenance schedule diminish the impact on the environment by using less water, chemicals and energy for maintenance. Rubber is also recyclable.

For more information on Tarkett’s comprehensive range of Johnsonite commercial flooring solutions, finishing borders and accessories, visit http://www.tarkettna.com.

About Tarkett
Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. With a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood & laminate, synthetic turf and athletics track, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 12,000 employees and 34 production sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to sustainable development, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy. Tarkett net sales of 2.5 billion euros in 2013 are balanced between Europe, North America and new economies. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60, CAC Mid & Small, CAC All-Tradable . http://www.tarkett.com

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