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Tandus Centiva receives ISO 14001-2004 Certification

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 4.57.52 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, has received ISO 14001-2004 Certification for its manufacturing facility in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. This facility joins its others in Calhoun Ga.; Florence, Ala., and here with ISO 14001 Certification. ISO 14001 is a third-party certification that requires an organization to establish, document and continuously improve an Environmental Management System (EMS), a set of processes and practices that involves maintaining environmental compliance with regulations and measuring reporting on environmental metrics. It enables an organization to reduce its environmental impact and increase its operating efficiency with a goal of continuous improvement.

“At Tandus Centiva, we are committed to making a positive contribution to the world in which we live and work,” said Erin Istanbulluoglu, director of environmental & social stewardship, Tandus Centiva. “Quality, transparency and environmental responsibility are key components in all that we do from product design to production to customer service.”

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Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick, Antron empower Publicolor students through Summer Design Studio

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Dalton—Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron Carpet Fiber have teamed up to support the Publicolor Summer Design Studio, an innovative work study program that utilizes a nontraditional curriculum emphasizing tactile learning experiences. The combination of project-based learning, community service and paid work opportunities provide a compilation of meaningful summer activities for youths who otherwise would be idle when the school year ends in June.

The Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron Carpet Fiber collections contribute up to $0.30 cents per square yard to the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. The contribution is a match among partners based on product sales into education environments.

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Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva earn Best of NeoCon, HiP Awards

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Johnsonite and Tandus Centiva (both Tarkett brands) have been recognized with 12 separate and distinctive awards for their innovative products during NeoCon 2015, the largest commercial interiors show in North America.

Johnsonite’s Safe-T-First and Acczent products received the following awards:

  • Contract Best of NeoCon Silver-Healthcare Flooring: Acczent Flourish
  • Interior Design HiP Honoree: Safe-T-First
  • Interior Design HiP Honoree: Acczent Flourish
  • Buildings Money Saving Products: Acczent

Tandus Centiva received the following awards for its wide range of products and designers Suzanne Tick and Jhane Barnes:

  • Contract Best of NeoCon Gold-Broadloom/Woven: Indent
  • Contract Best of NeoCon Gold-Hard Surface: Asymmetric
  • Contract Best of NeoCon Silver-Modular: Avant
  • Interior Design HiP Winner-Product Designer: Jhane Barnes
  • Interior Design HiP Winner-Work Place Flooring/Carpet: Indent
  • Interior Design HiP Honoree-Accessories: MetalEdge
  • Interior Design HiP Honoree-Education Flooring: Maelstrom
  • Interior Design HiP Honoree-Work Place Flooring/Hard Surface: Asymmetric
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Tandus Centiva introduces Cartography

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 1.47.19 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, has introduced Cartography. Inspired by ancient map-making techniques, Cartography reinvigorates commercial settings with a fresh take on organics for interior floor covering. Using abstract map shapes and bright color accents, Cartography provides the perfect solution for floor plane spacing and workplace seating.

Manufactured with the latest in sustainable flooring innovation, Cartography delivers unmatched stability and performance with ethos, a Cradle to Cradle Certified backing option. Developed in 2010, ethos is made from recycled PVB, which is an abundantly available waste film from post-consumer windshields and safety glass. Cartography continues to raise the bar of environmentally conscious design by utilizing the Tandus Centiva ReStart Program, celebrating over 20 years of reclamation and recycling.

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Tandus Centiva named CARE’s 2014 Recycler of the Year

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.10.05 AMDalton—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has named Tandus Centiva its Recycler of the Year for 2014. The honor was awarded during the organization’s 13th annual conference held in New Orleans May 13 and 14.

Tandus Centiva employs ReStart, the industry’s first closed-loop recycling program, through its Dalton-based environmental center. ReStart is designed to reclaim and recycle post consumer flooring, installation waste, product samples and portfolios.

Tandus Centiva has reclaimed and recycled more than 284 million pounds of floor covering and waste to date.

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Tandus Centiva launches two architectural folders

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Dalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, has launched two architectural folders showcasing its abstract designs. The new folders add to the recently released wood and stone folders, updating the company’s LVT offerings to a total of seven architectural folders. Displayed in two recyclable folders, 52 abstracts are showcased in an easy to view format with removable samples. All products are arranged in two binders by warm and cool tones for user ease.

“A marriage of cultivated design and solid performance, Tandus Centiva’s newest addition offers solutions for the most discerning projects,” said Mausi McDaniel, vice president of marketing for Tandus Centiva.

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Tandus Centiva’s Venue earns Silver environmental certification

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.23.51 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, recently received a NSF/ANSI 332 Silver level certification, an important product assessment for sustainable manufacturing, for its Venue LVT series.

The NSF/ANSI 332 certification process evaluates a product’s life cycle from its inception to its repurposing or recycling. Using a point-based system, the NSF/ANSI 332 standard measures six key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, end-of-life management, corporate governance and innovation.

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Tandus Centiva celebrates Earth Month

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 12.57.00 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, hosted a plethora of educational activities during Earth Month. In an effort to involve local communities in Earth Month festivities, Tandus Centiva hosted an Instagram contest using the hashtag #TCGreen2015. The contest honored those that were actively improving their communities.

Tandus Centiva also shared its progress on implementing the Cradle-to-Cradle principles while executives gave local sustainability presentations to reach as many people as possible. As a standard part of the ReStart program, a focused effort to gather old catalogs and architectural folders to be reused and recycled was accomplished.

Tandus Centiva facilities in Dalton and Florence, Ala., have adopted streets and made a commitment to keeping them clean. Employees were able to remove approximately 355 lbs. of litter from streets in both locations.

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Tandus Centiva, Philips partner to launch Luminous Carpets

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Dalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company and leader in North American flooring, and Philips, a global leader in lighting, have established partnership to launch Luminous Carpets, a patented solution, in the North American market. The seamless integration of LED and carpet into the commercial interior design market creates a unique and intuitive medium with flexible and dynamic content.

“Finally we can cater to the many requests we received from the U.S. since our European launch in 2014,” said Bernd Voelpel, venture manager for Luminous Carpets, Philips. “In Europe we have completed a number of successful projects and proved the added value of Luminous Carpets.”

Mausi McDaniel, vice president of marketing at Tandus Centiva, added, “Tandus Centiva is thrilled to launch Luminous Carpets in the North American market. Continuing on the forefront of innovation, this partnership reflects Philips and Tandus Centiva’s common goal to create meaningful solutions, while bringing a new level of design freedom to architects, designers and end users.”

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Tandus Centiva introduces Mixed Message

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Dalton—Tandus Centiva introduced the newest Jhane Barnes collection, Mixed Message, celebrating the evolution of modular flooring. Tandus Centiva invested in some of the most sophisticated tufting equipment in the industry, which enabled Barnes to create a single product out of four distinctly different patterns. By using the same yarn colors in various combinations each design has not only a unique pattern, but also a unique color, allowing for a sophisticated and harmonious layout of tiles.

Mixed Message is designed for an 18 x 36 and 18 x 18 tile and includes all four-tile patterns in a single box. Mixed Message comes to life with Jhane’s software program SurfaceTiler. Using mathematical algorithms, the user can generate a layout in seconds. SurfaceTiler can be downloaded free from Jhane’s website at