Tarkett Introduces Three New Cradle to Cradle® Certified Flooring Adhesives

SOLON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface
solutions, introduces three new adhesive products, RollSmart, SpraySmart
901 and Tarkett 959, offering the most flexible and efficient, Cradle to
Cradle® Certified flooring installation adhesives on the
market. With improved, low emitting formulas, the new products simplify
the installation process, saving time and money, while contributing to
overall indoor air quality.

“Consistent with Tarkett’s commitment to developing sustainable
solutions, our three new adhesives were designed using Cradle to Cradle
principles, keeping in mind the importance of the impact that they have
on the environment and the health and well-being of humans,” Diane
Martel, Vice President, Environmental Planning and Strategy for Tarkett
North America says. “Attaining the C2C Certification for all three
products is a big step in our mission to have all of our adhesives
certified at the silver level by the year 2020.”

Aside from offering sustainable flooring adhesive options, Tarkett 959,
SpraySmart 901 and RollSmart were created to reduce the amount of time
spent on installation and labor associated with traditional adhesives.
“With the addition of these products, installations can now begin
earlier on new construction projects because of the elevated moisture/pH
limitations, also reducing the requirement for costly moisture
mitigation,” explains Scott Hopwood, Director of Technical Services for
Tarkett North America. “RollSmart is ready to receive floorcovering 75%
faster than other adhesives, nearly eliminating down time when
installers are waiting for adhesives to dry.”

Tarkett 959 is a versatile luxury and solid vinyl tile and plank
adhesive that can be used on all grades of concrete. Tarkett 959 is
Certified Cradle to Cradle Gold Level, the highest level of
certification offered for a flooring adhesive.

Tarkett 959 Key Benefits:

  • Compatible across nine (9) flooring categories
  • Reduces installation time compared to traditional hard-setting
  • SCS Certified – containing a minimum of 20% post-consumer content
  • LEED Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3
    Low VOC Ratings, MR Credit 2.2 Environmentally Preferable Material

SpraySmart 901 is an easy-to-use resilient flooring spray
adhesive and Certified Cradle to Cradle Silver level. SpraySmart 901 can
be used on a wide variety of flooring types including sheet flooring,
rubber tile and VCT. The spray application makes this adhesive ideal for
fast, easy installation requiring no primer.

SpraySmart 901 Key Benefits:

  • Allows immediate heat welding and post-installation access
  • LEED Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3
    Low VOC Ratings, MR Credit 2.2 Environmentally Preferable Material, MR
    Credit 5 Regional Material

RollSmart is a fast-drying vinyl flooring adhesive that utilizes
a unique chemistry to provide fast installation of Tarkett’s sheet
flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile with Contour construction. Certified
Cradle to Cradle Bronze level, RollSmart is applied using a 3/8” nap
paint roller. This eliminates the risk of trowel marks and spray
patterns telegraphing through the flooring, which are challenges
associated with other types of adhesives.

RollSmart Key Benefits:

  • Dries in as little as 10 minutes, three times faster than anything
    else on the market
  • Easily Visible for improved precision in installation
  • Approved for use under hospital beds
  • Allows immediate heat welding and post-installation accessLEED
    Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3 Low VOC

All three adhesives are FloorScore® certified. They are also all
compatible with slab conditions 90% RH and 8lbs per 1,000 ft²/24 hours,
allowing for quicker, more efficient installation, even in adverse
flooring conditions.

For more information on the new adhesives and the full portfolio of
Tarkett products, visit www.tarkettna.com.

About Tarkett

With net sales of 2.7 billion euros in 2015, Tarkett is a global leader
in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports
surfaces. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum,
carpet, rubber, wood & laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the
Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 12,000
employees and 34 industrial 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 is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A,
ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670). www.tarkett.com.


Kim Bobo