Tarkett Australia has become the first flooring manufacturer to achieve Codemark certification on a range of vinyl floor and wall products that meet waterproofing specifications under the National Construction Code (NCC). Tarkett Australia Managing Director Ralph Jorissen described the Codemark certification as a major breakthrough for the brand.
A leader in vinyl flooring products, Tarkett was the first to manufacture PUR flooring as well as offer Phthalate free homogenous products. With the Codemark certification, Tarkett adds another first to its list.
Managed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), Codemark is a building process certification scheme that supports the use of new and innovative building products. The scheme provides a nationally and internationally accepted process for products to be assessed for compliance with the requirements of the building codes of Australia and New Zealand.
MKB Flooring owner Matt Borg of Sydney has been using Tarkett products for over 20 years and has completed many projects with the Codemark certified range. He explains that the Tarkett range saves time by allowing them to bond the flooring directly to a sub-floor instead of having to install a waterproofing membrane first. The cost savings achieved through the use of Tarkett flooring products help them win more work from clients.
Key benefits of Tarkett vinyl flooring include reduced construction costs from eliminating the waterproof membrane; faster completion times as there is no need to wait for membranes to be installed; streamlined project schedules through simplified construction and reduced reliance on trades; and a better environmental solution by eliminating the use of high VOC content waterproof membranes.
Tarkett has the best eco point score of all vinyl products certified by Global GreenTag Cert.
Tarkett’s Codemark certified products are used extensively across the world in major healthcare, hospitality, aged care and residential projects. Suitable for use in bathrooms, shower rooms, changing rooms, kitchens and wash up rooms, these floor and wall coverings are available in a broad palette of colours and patterns to suit any interior space or application.
Tarkett products with Codemark certification
Granit Multisafe; Safetred Spectrum; Standard Plus 1.5; Standard Plus 2.0; ProtectWall 1.5; ProtectWall 2.0; iQ Optima; Optima Multisafe; Primo Premium; Eclipse Premium; Micra Premium; Primo Safe.T; Aquarelle Wall HFS; Wallgard 1.3; Wallgard 2.0; Tarkett Weldrods.