Tarkett Introduces Three New Cradle to Cradle® Certified Flooring Adhesives

SOLON, Ohio--()--Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, introduces three new adhesive products, RollSmart, SpraySmart 901 and Tarkett 959, offering the most flexible and efficient, Cradle to Cradle® Certified flooring installation adhesives on the market. With improved, low emitting formulas, the new products simplify the installation process, saving time and money, while contributing to overall indoor air quality.

“Consistent with Tarkett’s commitment to developing sustainable solutions, our three new adhesives were designed using Cradle to Cradle principles, keeping in mind the importance of the impact that they have on the environment and the health and well-being of humans,” Diane Martel, Vice President, Environmental Planning and Strategy for Tarkett North America says. “Attaining the C2C Certification for all three products is a big step in our mission to have all of our adhesives certified at the silver level by the year 2020.”

Aside from offering sustainable flooring adhesive options, Tarkett 959, SpraySmart 901 and RollSmart were created to reduce the amount of time spent on installation and labor associated with traditional adhesives. “With the addition of these products, installations can now begin earlier on new construction projects because of the elevated moisture/pH limitations, also reducing the requirement for costly moisture mitigation,” explains Scott Hopwood, Director of Technical Services for Tarkett North America. “RollSmart is ready to receive floorcovering 75% faster than other adhesives, nearly eliminating down time when installers are waiting for adhesives to dry.”

Tarkett 959 is a versatile luxury and solid vinyl tile and plank adhesive that can be used on all grades of concrete. Tarkett 959 is Certified Cradle to Cradle Gold Level, the highest level of certification offered for a flooring adhesive.

Tarkett 959 Key Benefits:

  • Compatible across nine (9) flooring categories
  • Reduces installation time compared to traditional hard-setting adhesives
  • SCS Certified – containing a minimum of 20% post-consumer content
  • LEED Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3 Low VOC Ratings, MR Credit 2.2 Environmentally Preferable Material

SpraySmart 901 is an easy-to-use resilient flooring spray adhesive and Certified Cradle to Cradle Silver level. SpraySmart 901 can be used on a wide variety of flooring types including sheet flooring, rubber tile and VCT. The spray application makes this adhesive ideal for fast, easy installation requiring no primer.

SpraySmart 901 Key Benefits:

  • Allows immediate heat welding and post-installation access
  • LEED Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3 Low VOC Ratings, MR Credit 2.2 Environmentally Preferable Material, MR Credit 5 Regional Material

RollSmart is a fast-drying vinyl flooring adhesive that utilizes a unique chemistry to provide fast installation of Tarkett’s sheet flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile with Contour construction. Certified Cradle to Cradle Bronze level, RollSmart is applied using a 3/8” nap paint roller. This eliminates the risk of trowel marks and spray patterns telegraphing through the flooring, which are challenges associated with other types of adhesives.

RollSmart Key Benefits:

  • Dries in as little as 10 minutes, three times faster than anything else on the market
  • Easily Visible for improved precision in installation
  • Approved for use under hospital beds
  • Allows immediate heat welding and post-installation accessLEED Credits: IEQ Credit 4.1 Low emitting materials, IEQ Credit 4.3 Low VOC Ratings

All three adhesives are FloorScore® certified. They are also all compatible with slab conditions 90% RH and 8lbs per 1,000 ft²/24 hours, allowing for quicker, more efficient installation, even in adverse flooring conditions.

For more information on the new adhesives and the full portfolio of Tarkett products, visit www.tarkettna.com.

About Tarkett

With net sales of 2.7 billion euros in 2015, Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood & laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 12,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to sustainable development, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670). www.tarkett.com.


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