Johnsonite recently launched Transcend with SureSet technology and Click with FreeSpan for commercial use. Transcend is also available for residential applications under the Tarkett brand.

Transcend features a thin layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive applied to the sculpted wave design backing system, which makes direct contact with the subfloor. The channels on the wave-design backing are free of adhesive and allow air and moisture in the subfloor to breathe, according to the company. With two layers of fiberglass for dimensional stability and an adhesive backing, the product will remain in place, yet can also be repositioned when needed. Microbeveled edges and a UV-cured urethane finish create luxurious wear surface details. As part of Tarkett North America’s sustainability measures and commitment to people-friendly spaces, all of the Transcend products are phthalate free and recyclable.

“When we looked across the landscape of luxury vinyl tile products, we recognized that there was an opportunity for innovation around floors that actually float,” said Jeremy Salomon, director of product management and marketing for retail at Tarkett. “New backing and locking technologies mean that the Transcend Collection now delivers on the true promise of floating floors—the need for no additional adhesive, the ability to mitigate moisture and sound, and true ease of use—from installation to removal and replacement.”

Click with FreeSpan locking technology is the latest generation of locking multilayer flooring from Tarkett. FreeSpan is a tongue-and-groove, click and locking system that installs without the need of glue.

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