Tarkett recently announced all soft surface products manufactured by its brand Tandus Centiva now receive advanced defense with Eco-Ensure soil treatment. Eco-Ensure is a highly specialized, fluorine-free soil protection technology that protects commercial carpeting from stains while improving indoor air quality.
As part of Tarkett’s commitment to a sustainable future, Eco-Ensure is manufactured using all-natural elements, such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sodium, sulfur, and nitrogen. Eco-Ensure is third-party assessed by EPEA, an independent environmental institute based in Hamburg, Germany. This assessment ensures Tandus Centiva’s Cradle-to-Cradle certified soft surface products maintain up to a Gold level certification for material health when treated with Eco-Ensure.
“Through our commitment to Doing Good—Together, we focus on designing for life, meaning we consider our impact on people and the planet,” said Diane Martel, vice president of environmental planning and strategy for Tarkett North America. “With Eco-Ensure, we have a treatment for our soft surface products that both enhances the life of the floor covering and eliminates potential health hazards found in other types of soil treatments. It’s a non-volatile, fluorine-free treatment, which contributes to better indoor air quality for those who walk on the floor daily. Modern building envelopes are so airtight, we must do everything possible to help keep the circulating air clear.”
Eco-Ensure is applied through a heat and force process for complete coverage of all individual fiber surfaces. The advanced treatment lowers the surface tension of the fibers, which helps repel soil and other contaminants. All Tandus Centiva soft surface products manufactured in North America are treated with EcoEnsure, including Powerbond, modular carpet tiles, woven carpets, and ColorPoint tufted products.
For more information, visit www.tarkettna.com.