CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (August 2011) – Johnsonite, the commercial arm of
the Tarkett company and provider of the world’s most integrated high performance
flooring system, further expands their innovative and sustainable
product portfolio with the introduction of the ECO-NATURALS collection,
including Eco-Shell with Cork and Corktones, two new lines of rubber tiles and
treads which use significant levels of rapidly renewable and pre-consumer
waste stream materials.
Engineered for greater sustainability in rubber flooring, Johnsonite’s ECO-NATURALS
Eco-Shell with Cork is manufactured with a 4.5 percent loading by
weight of walnut shell, a pre-consumer waste stream material and rapidly
renewable resource. Additionally, the product contains cork at a loading of 2.5
percent by weight as well as pre-consumer waste stream material and rapidly
renewable resource. Available as 24” x 24” tiles, Eco-Shell with Cork comes in a
palette of 24 colors with a standard hammered texture. Stair treads are also
ECO-NATURALS CorkTones contains 2.5 percent cork by weight. The tiles are
available in 24” x 24” tiles and stair treads in over 32 ColorMatch® colors with a
hammered texture including the Johnsonite color match system, providing a
wide range of design freedom and flexibility.
Rubber flooring, proven to offer the best return of any resilient floor type
available1, is the basis of the ECO-NATURALS line. The products were designed
through an environmental process and are FloorScore® certified. The unique
composition does not contain phthalates, halogens or chlorine and the product
only requires water and a neutral detergent to clean it. ECO-NATURALS
qualifies under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for
both rapidly renewable materials and pre-consumer waste stream materials as
well as indoor air quality (EIQ 4.3) with FloorScore certification.
In addition to minimizing the product’s life cycle cost, Johnsonite’s ECO-NATURALS
rubber tiles’ extreme durability and limited maintenance requirements provide both low-cost upkeep and environmentally responsible practices by using less water, chemicals and energy. Over time, rubber flooring offers greater resource efficiency than many other materials.
As an industry leader in sustainability, Johnsonite is committed to providing
inventive solutions that balance each component of the bottom line: people, the
environment and economics. Johnsonite continues its performance and
maintenance leadership by offering these contemporary materials without
losing the traditional benefits of rubber.
The ECO-NATURALS line is a part of the integrated Johnsonite flooring system,
which includes rubber, linoleum, homogeneous and heterogeneous vinyl,
stairwell solutions, finishing borders and transitions.
For more than 100 years, Johnsonite has been a leading provider of innovative
flooring solutions that integrate function, design, life safety, and sustainability
to enhance productivity in commercial spaces. Johnsonite is the North American
commercial brand of the Tarkett Group, which manufactures and markets
integrated flooring, flooring accessories, wall base and sports surface solutions
to professionals and end users in 100 countries, from 30 production sites. And,
with 2010 revenues of €1.9 billion, Tarkett Group is a leading global flooring
supplier. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been owned by the Deconinck family
(50%) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50%). Tarkett and its
Johnsonite brand are committed to providing solutions that balance each
component of the triple bottom line: people, the environment and economics.
Johnsonite‘s mission is geared toward enhancing the productivity and well
being of the people who design, manufacture, distribute, live and work with
their products daily. Johnsonite is headquartered in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with
operations located throughout North America.
For more information, please visit
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