Indoor pollution can often be up to 5 times higher than outdoors

Sustainable carpet for improving indoor air quality

For Tarkett, improving indoor air quality and supporting people’s health and wellbeing while protecting the environment with sustainable carpets is central to our innovation strategy and longstanding Cradle to Cradle commitment. Today, the entire DESSO AirMaster range is Cradle to Cradle Silver level-certified, with EcoBase backing as standard.

Living up to our Cradle to Cradle vision

The DESSO AirMaster collections contain 100% ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon yarn, made from recovered waste materials such as discarded fishing nets and carpet yarn from Tarkett’s Refinity® recycling facility

Every DESSO AirMaster carpet tile features a primary backing, Colback® Gold, with up to 95% less in antimony content, helping to preserve finite reserves of this matural element and promote safer tile recycling.

All AirMaster sustainable carpets are made with Cradle to Cradle Gold-certified DESSO EcoBase backing using 100% positively defined ingredients. DESSO EcoBase contains at least 75% positively defined recycled content and the backing can be fully recycled in our own production facility.


Global reserves of antimony are expected to be depleted globally within 10-11 years

Tarkett uses calcium carbonate (lime), a waste product of the Dutch drinking water industry, as the raw material in our DESSO EcoBase carpet backing. As a result, our DESSO’s products with DESSO EcoBase backing contain on average 50% positively defined recycled content in accordance with Cradle to Cradle principles.

ReStart is Tarkett’s take-back programme for post-consumer carpet tiles. Upon return, carpets are processed using our recycling facility which separates the yarn and other fibres from the backing.

Airmaster Gold

For Tarkett, developing carpets that help to contribute to improving people’s health and wellbeing and protect the environment is central to both our innovation strategy and our longstanding Cradle to Cradle® commitment. In 2019, we took another step on this journey. With Cradle to Cradle Gold-level certification™ and the same unique fine dust-capturing functionality offered by all DESSO AirMaster collections, AirMaster Gold goes a step further in creating a healthier workplace and a more sustainable world.

DESSO AirMaster Gold collection at a glance 

  • DESSO AirMaster Gold is 8 times more effective at capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions (PM10). It is also 4 times more effective than standard carpet solutions (PM10). 
  • Its ECONYL® regenerated yarn and EcoBase™ backing, featuring upcycled chalk, are 100% recyclable and can be recycled in a closed loop with no loss of quality.
  • DESSO AirMaster Gold has achieved Cradle to Cradle® Gold certification, with Cradle to Cradle® Platinum level – the highest possible – for material health. 
  • DESSO AirMaster Gold Collection offers very low levels of VOCs, in line with rigorous Cradle to Cradle® Gold criteria.

The AirMaster Gold collection features three complementary designs: AirMaster Salina Gold, AirMaster Nazca Gold and AirMaster Tierra Gold. Designed to work seamlessly together.

Click here to download the AirMaster Gold brochure.

AirMaster Clears the Air

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