Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, is celebrating the golden anniversary of Tandus Centiva’s Powerbond, the innovative hybrid resilient sheet flooring with a closed-cell cushion. The 50-year milestone will be told throughout 2017 through 50 stories that highlight its durability, impact on those who use it, and where Powerbond is headed for the future.
Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet flooring was ahead of its time when it launched in 1967 and is still ahead of its time today. Its heterogeneous construction of nylon and closed-cell cushion changed how people felt about flooring in many industries, especially education and healthcare flooring surfaces. It also changed how people came to expect their commercial flooring to perform. Because of Powerbond, not only are today’s floor coverings expected to perform, they’re expected to remain beautiful throughout their lifespans. As Powerbond progressed throughout its 50 years, so did its design aesthetic.
“The enduring performance of Powerbond has made it a staple within a variety of sectors, as there are installations where Powerbond has been in use for 50 years,” says Rusty Joyce, SVP of sales, Tandus Centiva. “However, we see it as more than a floor covering. Whether a memorable moment in a child’s school career, when happy news was shared in the waiting room of a labor and delivery wing, or the exciting preparation moments in a hospitality bridal suite, people remember where they were standing during these life events. And Powerbond was there, quietly supporting the connections made.”
In addition to its longevity, Powerbond contributes to Tarkett North America’s circular design principles. Powerbond is 100 percent recyclable through the company’s ReStart program, has low VOC emissions, includes 7 to 32 percent overall recycled content, and enhances energy savings. Powerbond remains a leader in innovation, and Tarkett aims to continue its boundary-pushing reputation into the future.
“The first Powerbond story we told was one of a school in Colorado that has had the same flooring down for 50 years,” says Mausi McDaniel, VP of brand marketing, Tarkett North America. “So few products that withstand daily use still look and perform the same 50 years later. It’s amazing to see what this great product has done for its users during the past half century, and its story isn’t even close to being complete.”