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.
Tarkett floors helps maintain good hygiene

For decades, we are developing flooring solutions that promote health and wellbeing. This means prioritising patient safety, improving the workplace for medical teams, and making life easier for cleaners with a welcoming, hygienic environment.

Phthalate-free peace of mind

Tarkett flooring have no phthalate

Phthalates help to make plastics more flexible, and this flexibility is a fundamental characteristic of PVC resilient flooring. Since 2010, we have moved ahead of the curve to remove these substances from our resilient flooring range and develop healthier alternatives with our suppliers. At the end of 2023, 100% of our vinyl production sites in Europe, North America, Brazil, Ukraine, Serbia, and China use phthalate-free plasticizer technology.

We design flooring that is easy to clean and maintain

Infection Control

We help our customers to make the right choices for healthcare settings, providing guidance on choosing floors that offer excellent support for infection prevention and control in hospitals.
For example, our easy-to-clean vinyl solutions represent the best solution for areas with a high risk of infection. Compliant with the most stringent infection control standards, our solutions do not contain phthalates.

In high risk areas such as operating theatres, floors must meet the highest hygiene standards to contribute to infection control and air cleanliness. Our R&D teams have developed easy to clean flooring solutions with sealed surfaces and fewer joints that prevent the risk of infection, while offering good resistance to stains and chemicals.

Jean-François BODY, Tarkett R&D Digital Process Expert

A unique surface treatment

At Tarkett, we know that clean floors are a priority for our clients. That’s why we’ve customised our surface treatment solutions to deliver superior stain and traffic resistance. Developed for ever more demanding healthcare, hospitality and retail spaces, our Tektanium surface treatment technology enables easy cleaning and shields against damage, while retaining the aesthetics of the flooring. It also contributes to reducing the environmental impact of flooring by using fewer cleaning products.

Our IQ vinyl products can be dry-buffed to ensure a continuous smooth, resistant and hard wearing surface for decades. This is key to ensuring cleanliness and hygiene in public spaces all around the world.

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).



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 […]


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 […]