Acoustics top the list of priorities for employees.* Quieter environments promote better wellbeing, enhance leisure and hospitality experiences, create a restful environment for aged care and patient recovery. It also improves concentration and productivity within education and the workplace. That’s why good sound absorption and sound insulation are so important.

Our ICONIK 280T collection offers a best-in-class sound reduction of 19 dB. Our acoustic vinyl, linoleum and carpet tile ranges are optimised to improve the acoustic comfort. They are designed to offer impact sound reduction, sound absorption and good resistance to indentation.

*Survey of 2,500 European office workers commissioned by Tarkett in 2018.

Tarkett SoundMaster

With its high-performing felt backing specially developed by our researchers, Tarkett SoundMaster® carpet improves noise insulation by 15dB and sound absorption by 100%, compared to standard carpet designs.* It limits the reverberation time by reducing acoustic reflections, reduces the generation of disruptive sounds within the room, such as the sound of footsteps or chairs scraping on the floor) and lowers the background noise caused by external sounds.

*These acoustic tests were performed under laboratory conditions by the independent, accredited German test institute SWA which specialises in acoustic and heat technical tests and consultancy.

Indoor air quality

The air we breathe is vital to our health and wellbeing. Yet the concentration of indoor pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoors. The quality of indoor air is influenced by everything from ambient air pollution and fine dust to volatile organic compounds (VOCs).



The importance of hygiene has come into focus like never before in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, highlighting the vital role of infection prevention and control in preventing infections and antimicrobial resistance, and particularly in healthcare and aged care settings.


Empathic design

Empathic design is about creating environments that contribute to people’s wellbeing are key for us. This increases for example children’s ability to learn and relieving patients’ illnesses. We strive to contribute to the well-being of the people using our products. To do this, we collaborate with scientists and experts in many fields to refine our […]