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.
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.
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
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.