DESSO® Extends its Transitions Collection to Bring the Outside In

May 27, 2015, 08:33 ET from DESSO

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Transitions in Structure is a collection of four new carpet tiles that have been designed to reconnect people with nature, inviting the outside in to soften the interior. 

Being part of Desso's CARPETECTURE® Transitions Collection, Salt, Rock, Desert and Grain bring organic beauty to the office environment and help create flexible spaces with different areas for working, meeting - and quiet contemplation.

Reflecting the ever-changing world where natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce and where more and more people are living and working in man-made, urban environments, the carpet tiles combine the latest thinking in interior design with that of a circular, regenerative economy.  

Today, our carpet tiles contain on average 50% positively defined¹ recycled content, according to Cradle to Cradle® principles. Products with our DESSO EcoBase® backing are produced with 100% recycled chalk from drinking water companies.

Our new Transitions in Structure collection, is supplied with DESSO ProBase as a standard backing. This bitumen based backing will gradually hold more positively defined recycled content, as we increase the supply of chalk from local drinking water companies we can source. We also offer this collection with an EcoBase™ backing as an alternative, in which case the backing already contains 100% recycled chalk.

Salt is a two-tone, high/low structure carpet tile with a natural organic structure that helps inject striking, yet subtle colour into a scheme to accentuate furnishings and is available in six neutral and vibrant shades. Rock has been designed in twelve complementary hues to sit alongside the distinctive Salt tile to create zones for contemporary and impactful interiors.

Desert is a non-directional carpet tile that creates a dynamic floor with a different vista from every angle. It is textured with a subtly layered organic design in a choice of nine weathered shades ranging from muted mushroom to deep charcoal.

Grain has a natural, free-flowing pattern that adds subtle movement by softening the edges of the interiors and inviting nature inside. It is available in a selection of twelve colourways including both neutral and vivid shades.

For the latest information about the collection, take a look at the Carpetecture® Transitions Magazine:

[] Positively defined = all ingredients have been assessed as either Green (optimal) or Yellow (tolerable) according to the Cradle to Cradle® assessment criteria. As described in Cradle to Cradle® CertifiedCM Product Standard Version 3.0.

About DESSO® 

Desso, a Tarkett company, is a leading carpets, carpet tiles and sport pitches business, active in more than 100 countries. Its products are supplied to corporate offices, education, healthcare, government, homes and also hotels, cruise liners, airlines and premier football clubs.

Desso's mission is to develop unique products that deliver a much improved indoor environment, helping to maximise people's health and wellbeing. This is driven by the company's innovation programme based on the three pillars of Creativity, Functionality and Cradle to Cradle® design which underpins the shift to the regenerative circular economy. For more information please visit:

About Tarkett 

Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. With 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 net sales of 2.4 billion euros in 2014 are balanced between Europe, North America and the region comprising CIS countries, APAC & LATAM. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60, CAC

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