Tarkett introduces FlightPath and AirSpace. Designed by Jhane Barnes, this soft surface collection features Powerbond and modular tiles, offering solutions for office, education and hospitality spaces.
FlightPath and AirSpace were first inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map. This aesthetic inspiration quickly evolved into a beautifully functional flooring design—one that could simplify installation in contemporary architectural designs, where right angles and straight lines give way to open, multi-use spaces and curved walls.
“They all take off in different directions and create this beautiful chaos. I thought how interesting it would be to design a carpet starting with just a few of those lines,” said Barnes.
Using an innovative technology created by Jhane Barnes and patented by Tandus Centiva, Jhane flipped and rotated repeating modules to create a large-scale pattern with no obvious repeat, creating an intriguing visual with minimal installation waste. FlightPath contains 14 different matching points in its 22-ft pattern repeat, creating an opportunity every 19 in. for seams to align. And with Tarkett’s Powerbond construction, FlightPath and AirSpace can be installed in any direction, even diagonally.
AirSpace uses the same concept on a smaller scale, and can be heterogeneous construction fuses nylon and closed-cell vinyl cushion together, creating a wall-to-wall moisture barrier with chemically welded seams. With installations performing more than four decades, Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet flooring is inseparable and impermeable.
Made in America, FlightPath and AirSpace are excellent solutions to adverse flooring. ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. When ethos Modular 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.
In addition to functionality, the color palette for FlightPath and AirSpace have been carefully considered so that they align with the Color Play LVT collection. Based on Tarkett’s latest design research in education and healthcare spaces, the Color Play palette was carefully constructed to include 24 hues in each of three mix-and-match pattern options, for a total of 72 product solutions that support the needs of every age group. All are available in 6x36 in., 9x36 in. and 18x18 in. planks and tiles, providing endless options for creative installation. From K-12 to higher education and pediatric exam rooms to acute care reception, these coordinating colors and grounding neutrals help to establish just the right atmosphere for the task at hand—and work beautifully with the FlightPath and AirSpace palettes.
Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space. So they’ve developed a portfolio of products designed to work together both functionally and aesthetically. The Tarkett Solution SPECtrum helps recommend a flooring platform for the specific needs of every space and every budget. The focus is on proven attributes like acoustics, easy maintenance, and slip/fall reducing strategies to enhance learning environments. With a full palette of colors, patterns, and textures, the portfolio is coordinated to work together visually across platforms, offering an endless balance of function, safety, and longevity that is always done on budget, in style, and sustainably.
Tarkett North America is also Doing Good—Together, connecting its sustainability efforts with what customers value and the world needs. It’s an active, living commitment to create a future where people and the planet prosper in balance. Where sustainable flooring solutions don’t just perform, they inspire. Ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass; all Tarkett soft-surface products include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold for Material Health; ethos Modular and Powerbond are Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver v3.1; and ethos Modular is ILFI Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified.
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