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Indoor Sports Flooring Monthly – December 2015

Volume 5, Issue 3

Doing the right thing” doesn’t always go unnoticed. Tarkett’s environmental initiatives have made it a finalist in the Circular Economy Multinational awards among other companies such as Phillips, Caterpillar, Unilever, HP, and Veolia.

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Choosing athletic flooring can be more complex than you might think. To effectively evaluate products, it helps to know the basics of material types, relevant testing standards, types of elasticity, and installation methods. If you are new to the process, Tarkett Sports provides an in-depth guide to get you started. Visit the Sports Flooring Guide section of for all the information you will need to make the right sports flooring choice or contact your local Tarkett Sports representative for expert guidance.

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Tarkett Chosen as Finalist in Circular Economy Multinational Awards

Creating a circular economy is a pivotal concept in the Cradle to Cradle philosophy for sustainable manufacturing. As a whole, Tarkett has embraced the challenge of closed-loop circular product design and environmentally responsible flooring by implementing innovations like phthalate-free plasticizers and low VOC materials. As a result of its leadership in sustainability, Tarkett has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Circular Economy Multinational Awards, organized by the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in collaboration with Accenture. Other multinational finalists include Phillips, Caterpillar, Unilever, HP, and Veolia. The final winner will be announced at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2016.

“Being shortlisted as one of the finalists gives recognition to all Tarkett employees and our partners who have put their collective energy and creativity into the pursuit of a purposeful circular economy business model that benefits to people, planet and profits,” says Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of Tarkett. “And we can now see it driving innovation and developing our competitive edge, a truly encouraging sign that doing the right thing is also good for business.”

For more information about Tarkett’s distinction as a Circular Economy Award Finalist, visit the news section of If you would like to learn more about Tarkett’s approach to sustainability, visit the Environmental Responsibility page or contact a local representative.

Don’t Forget to Remove the Tape

Sometimes it is necessary to have temporary markings on a playing surface in addition to painted game lines. In this situation, it is common to use tape as a way of adding markers for special purposes. The tape that Tarkett Sports recommends is 3M #471 2” vinyl, but regardless of the tape used, it is important to remove any temporary game lines as soon as possible after use. The maximum time which the recommended tape should stay on the floor is no more than 30 days. If left on the flooring surface for too long, tape adhesive can become harder to remove, requiring more aggressive cleaning. If you have any questions about using tape for temporary game lines or any other sports flooring issue, do not hesitate to contact your local Tarkett Sports representative.

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