Tarkett debuts SineEffect, a new modular soft surface flooring product designed by Jhane Barnes and created for Tandus Centiva.

SineEffect takes its name from the mathematical sine function that was discovered by analyzing circles. Not only is there a connection between sinusoids, curves having the form of a sine wave, and circles, but the sine function also describes the motion of things that sway, like a clock pendulum. The sinuous, smooth, back and forth flow of sine curves are also found in nature, like wind, sound and light waves. Sine effects resonate because the person perceives that what they are seeing is connected to the familiar and everyday life.

“I created SineEffect using a program meant for animation but that can also be used in the textile world to create compelling designs,” said Barnes. “I started with a grid of circles that I compressed in one direction and elongated in another. This action in animation is called ‘squash and stretch.’ What started with circles ended up looking remarkably like the rings and undulations of wood grain. That unintended result reminds me of the discovery aspect of creation. I am sometimes surprised by what I learn along the way and by the end result of my experimenting.”

Made in America, SineEffect is an excellent solution to adverse flooring. ethos with Omnicoat Technology can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. When ethos with Omnicoat Technology is installed with TarkettTAPE, there is no need for pH or MVER testing, as long as no moisture staining or free-standing liquid are present. Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet floorcovering has a closed-cell cushion that provides an impermeable moisture barrier.

SineEffect is designed for the workplace and higher education. As part of Tarkett North America’s sustainability measures and commitment to people-friendly spaces, SineEffect includes: powerbond’s closed-cell cushion contains 7-33% recycled content with a minimum 7% postconsumer; non-PVC ethos with Omnicoat Technology backing is made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass; Living Product Challenge Imperative and Cradle to Cradle® Silver certified; and 100% recyclable through Tarkett’s ReStart reclamation program.

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