Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has introduced two new modular carpet designs—Vellum and Bindery. Through crisp pattern detail, color contrast, and luster variation, these complementary patterns draw on the rich tradition of book binding and impart the handcrafted patinas of early papermaking, enabling architects and designers to craft a story through interior spaces.
“The passing down of story is an honored tradition in every culture, and the attention given to the craft of book binding has as much to say as the words on the page—adding a memorable richness to the experience,” says Terry Mowers, VP, commercial design, Tarkett North America. “In this highly digitized age, Vellum and Bindery celebrate the tactile feel of holding a vintage book in one’s hands and turning its beautifully weathered pages.”
Using the same eight gentle colorways, Vellum and Bindery marry geometric and organic themes with clear and crisp color separations. A hand-drawn feel carries through both patterns, with linear striations coming and going in the background. The styles are bold and refined, yet their abstract nature warms commercial interiors with a soft elegance. Constructed with Tarkett’s proprietary fiber innovations and honed tufting techniques, Vellum and Bindery offer the perfect blend of value, performance, and style.
Featuring Tarkett’s ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology, a non-PVC backing made from recycled windshields, Vellum and Bindery are highly sustainable carpet solutions. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver and ILFI Living Product Challenge Imperative certified backing material has enabled Tarkett to recycle the PVB film from 28.2 million windshields between 2004 and 2019 which kept about 29,000 tons out of landfills. Furthermore, when installed with TarkettTAPE, ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is unaffected by moisture and pH, eliminating the need to test for pH, RH, and MVER.
Tarkett is committed to developing flooring solutions that support the health and wellness of people and the planet, with continuous optimization of every material and process to reduce its carbon footprint and move toward a circular economy. All Tarkett soft-surface products manufactured in North America include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Platinum for Material Health.
Vellum and Bindery are sampled in 24 by 24 in. tiles, but are also available in 18 by 36 and 9 by 36 in. planks.