Health & Well-Being
Health and well-being are fully embedded inside our Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM approach: At Tarkett, we are committed to designing healthy spaces with good materials which contribute to people’s well-being and preserve indoor air quality. Doing Better. For People and Planet.
We eco-design with good materials
Tarkett’s eco-design approach follows the independent and internationally recognized Cradle to Cradle® methodology that applies science-led thinking to implement circular economy solutions with materials evaluation undertaken by a third-party, EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency).
Tarkett is continuously seeking ways to optimize its existing materials by switching them for even better alternatives where possible and available. Selecting good materials that can be recycled over and over is a cornerstone of our Tarkett Human-Conscious Design™ approach.
Tarkett has twenty Cradle-to-Cradle certifications, covering a wide range of product categories, including carpet, linoleum, rubber, wood, and artificial turfs (2020). Five product collections have reached the Gold level, the most in the flooring sector.
We design flooring that contributes to indoor air quality and people’s health
At Tarkett we’re passionate about the promotion of healthy living.
That starts with breathing clear air, and as we spend on average 90% of our time indoors, indoor air quality plays a huge part in our well-being.
We’ve been pioneers of flooring solutions with low and ultra-low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions since 2011, offering products with VOC emission levels that are between 10 and 100 times lower than the most stringent world standards.
In addition, we also contribute to healthier spaces using non-phthalate plasticizer technology: 97% of our flooring solutions containing PVC (carpet & vinyl) are phthalate-free on a global level (except recycled content for certain products and countries).