Tarkett recently debuted its latest Cradle-to-Cradle certified rubber flooring collection, Pentagonals. Three pentagonal shapes comprise this collection, providing specialized flooring to create distinctive designs in a material known for performance.

“Rubber flooring has always offered practical beauty and often is specified for its durability and low overall maintenance,” said Terry Mowers, vice president of commercial design, Tarkett North America. “With our Pentagonals collection, we’ve introduced all-new intriguing and artistic design elements to tried-and-true performance flooring.”

Pentagonals were inspired by one of the world’s most intriguing geometric puzzles —searching for five-sided shapes that tile the plane, or fill a surface without overlapping or leaving gaps. In all this time, only 15 such pentagons have been discovered, and Tarkett has selected three of them to debut in this new rubber flooring collection: Shell, Monument, and Diamond.

Because Pentagonals are crafted from Johnsonite’s time-tested rubber flooring, practically limitless color and texture combinations are available. Pentagonals will be available in 142 solid colors and a variety of marbleized patterns and speckled colorways. A host of different slip-resistant textures add to design options and help improve safety.

Pentagonals rubber flooring is equally beautiful when it comes to sustainability. Johnsonite’s rubber flooring is: FloorScoreTM certified and meets CA 01350; Cradle-to-Cradle Bronze certified v3.1; ILFI Product Challenge Imperative Certified; phthalate-free, except for recycled materials; Non-PVC; part of the ReStart reclamation program; and made in the U.S. in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified plant.

As part of Tarkett’s 2020 sustainability goals, the company assessed every material in its rubber flooring through Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency standards. Tarkett exceeded its goals by using these assessments to optimize its rubber flooring, resulting in the elimination of materials of high concern, such as zinc borate.

“Our design team works closely with our R&D and sustainability teams to ensure we’re doing good by developing innovative, sustainable flooring solutions,” said Mowers. “With Pentagonals, you get endless sustainable design opportunities in a product that offers performance, safety, and low maintenance.”

For more information, visit www.tarkettna.com.