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Indoor Sports Monthly – May 2014

Volume 3, Issue 8

When it comes to the environment, does your flooring manufacturer have a plan? To help you make informed choices, this issue of Indoor Sports Monthly introduces Tarkett Sports’ new environmental fact sheets.

US Indoor Sports Association Facility Operators Conference

Visit Tarkett sports in Louisville this June

Tarkett Sports will be exhibiting at the annual Indoor Sports Association Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s event will take place on June 17-20 and provide an opportunity to learn and network with indoor recreation facility professionals. If you plan on attending, visit the Tarkett Sports booth (#115) and learn about our wide variety of sports surfaces and take advantage of our sports flooring expertise.

Just the Facts

Environmental Fact SheetsTarkett has a unique framework surrounding sustainable manufacturing. It is based on the Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy, which considers the environmental effects of the entire production process and the product life cycle. Tarkett categorizes each stage into four categories: Good Materials, Resource Stewardship, People-Friendly Spaces, Reuse and Recycle. To guide you in your sports flooring decisions, Tarkett Sports has published environmental fact sheets that contain key information within the context of the Tarkett approach. These fact sheets will give you a better understanding of Tarkett’s strategy for sustainability and allow you to compare products on the basis of environmental characteristics. To view the new environmental fact sheets, visit A link to the environmental fact sheets can also be found at the bottom of each product page.

Recycling and Omnisports

Omnisports RecyclingYou may not know it, but vinyl has some remarkable properties when it comes to recycling. Since it does not degrade in process, vinyl has the potential to be recycled over and over in a continuous cycle, without lessening its quality or usefulness. In theory, this makes it one of the few materials that could be manufactured in a continuous loop of production. Capacity for recycling vinyl is still growing in the US and more progress needs to be made. However, Tarkett Sports is taking the initiative by finding ways to recycle its Omnisports flooring. In 2013, 27,000 lbs. of Omnisports was recycled through partnership with a manufacturer of vinyl car mats. So if you suddenly get the urge to shoot some hoops while driving in your car, you might have a floor mat made from Omnisports.

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