Diane Martel, VP Environmental Planning and Strategy for Tarkett North America, will deliver a presentation on Human Factors in Interior Design at this year’s International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Phoenix. The conference, held October 26 – 28, is the largest and longest running of its kind for facility management and related industries, with last year’s event attracting an estimated 4,900 attendees from over 40 countries. Johnsonite, the commercial arm of Tarkett, will also be exhibiting in booth 1332.

Martel’s presentation, “Products on the Job: Human Factors in Interior Workplace Product Design” is part of the larger Human Factors topic track and will take place Friday, Oct. 28, at 9:15 a.m. Martel will highlight project case studies, multiple market surveys and personal interviews to discuss the impact of interior building products on the happiness, health, safety and productivity of occupants and maintenance workers. Since joining Tarkett in 1988, Martel has played a key role in the development and implementation of the company’s comprehensive sustainable initiatives, including its innovative recycling and reuse programs.

“The term ‘people-friendly’ is often used when addressing the topic of human factors in interior design. However, this phrase does not refer only to the effect of the product on overall human health, but also includes company labor practices, community impact, human rights and product responsibility, “ said Martel. “Our ultimate goal is to create products that encompass all of those factors and contribute to healthy, safe, functional and beautiful interiors. And, by decreasing maintenance and increasing ROI, our products allow spaces that are both people-friendly and budget-friendly.”

In addition to Martel’s presentation. Johnsonite will be highlighting several high-performing products in its exhibit throughout the conference. Featured products include:

Azrock Collection –A versatile range of vinyl tiles with an array of contemporary colors, patterns and styles. The collection includes Cortina Grande Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT), a line of durable and colorful tiles, which are available in 50 color options with six coordinating slip resistant tiles. Color EssenceandAzterra Vinyl Enhanced Tile(VET) are two newly introduced tiles in the Azrock Collection.

Optima iQ Homogenous Sheet and Tile –Vinyl commercial flooring collection constructed with Johnsonite’s iQ technology, which seals out the elements.  

Masquerade Contoured Wall Base -A unique Millwork finishing border with the look of exotic wood and expensive stone. There are 12 wood grain options and 11 stone standard options as well as the ability to customize to any design. The product is FloorScore certified, can contribute LEED® points, contains 14 percent pre-consumer recycled materials and is recyclable.

ECO-NATURALS Collection –Rubber flooring tiles, treads and wall base engineered using significant levels of rapidly renewable and pre-consumer waste stream materials.

For more information about Johnsonite, visitwww.johnsonite.com.To learn more about Tarkett, visitwww.tarkett.com.