Tough vinyl lets designers get creative
A NEW range of hardwearing homogeneous compact vinyl is offering specifiers and architects an unprecedented opportunity to be creative.
Launched by flooring experts Tarkett, the Premium Collection features Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium and combines best-in-class performance with an array of appealing designs making it suitable for a variety of architectural projects.
To create the Eclipse and Primo range, Tarkett studied the behaviour of users from all over the world. The result is an exceptionally hard-wearing floor with a 20-year commercial warranty.
Premium is designed especially for heavy traffic zones where hygiene and slip resistance are critical and is available in three non-directional patterns across 102 colours.
Its flexibility allows it to meet the most demanding aesthetic and functional needs of any flooring design project in schools, hospitals, offices, retail environments or public buildings.
The range is available in both sheets and tiles. A special PUR reinforcement seals and hardens the surface to make it more resistant to dirt and daily wear and tear, as well as easier to clean and maintain. Multi-coloured welding rods are available for perfect match finishing.
The Premium Collection includes two eco-innovations that contribute to the indoor environment and air quality. The vinyl is phthalate-free and 100 times lower in its VOC emissions than the strictest European standards.
The collection’s Primo SD product dissipates static, making it a useful solution in environments such as operating theatres, while Primo Acoustic provides a 17 dB sound reduction. Primo Safe.T is slip-resistant to R10 standard.
Steve Urwin, Tarkett UK marketing manager, explained that the Premium Collection consolidates and builds upon the company’s extensive offer in this demanding field.
“It’s rare for project designers to have the kind of creative design flexibility that this collection offers at their fingertips,” he said. “They can mix and match its huge range of colours and patterns with its functional and environmental properties to create an attractive and bespoke solution for any project. The Premium Collection is the largest homogeneous vinyl flooring offer in non-directional patterns currently available and we think it’s the best in class on the market.”