Surface Collection is Inspired by Air Traffic Maps

The FlightPath and AirSpace surface collection are inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map.
The FlightPath and AirSpace surface collection are inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map.

Tarkett has introduced FlightPath and AirSpace. Designed by Jhane Barnes, this surface collection features Powerbond and modular tiles offering ideal solutions for office, education and hospitality spaces.

For designer Jhane Barnes, FlightPath and AirSpace were first inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map. This aesthetic inspiration evolved into a functional flooring design—one that could simplify installation in contemporary architectural designs, where right angles and straight lines give way to open, multi-use spaces and curved walls.

With Tarkett’s Powerbond construction, the FlightPath and AirSpace surface collection can be installed in any direction—even diagonally. Using a technology created by Jhane Barnes and patented by Tarkett, Jhane flipped and rotated repeating modules to create a large-scale pattern with no obvious repeat, creating a visual with minimal installation waste. FlightPath contains 14 different matching points in its 22-foot pattern repeat—that’s an opportunity every 19 inches for seams to align. AirSpace uses the same concept on a smaller scale, and can be matched every 9-inches, either with end-to-end installation or side-to-side. The heterogeneous construction of Powerbond fuses nylon and closed-cell vinyl cushion together, creating a wall-to-wall moisture barrier with chemically welded seams. With installations performing more than four decades, Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet flooring is inseparable and impermeable.

Made in America, FlightPath and AirSpace are ideal solutions to adverse flooring. ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. When ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is installed with TarkettTAPE, there is no need for pH or MVER testing, as long as no moisture staining or free-standing liquid are present. Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet floorcovering has a closed-cell cushion that provides an impermeable moisture barrier.

In addition to functionality, the color palette for FlightPath and AirSpace have been considered so that they align with the Color Play LVT collection. Based on design research in education and healthcare spaces, the Color Play palette was constructed to include 24 hues in each of three mix-and-match pattern options, for a total of 72 product solutions that support the needs of every age group. All are available in 6- by 36-inches, 9- by 36-inches and 18- by 18-inches planks and tiles, providing options for creative installation. From K through 12 to higher education and pediatric exam rooms to acute care reception, these coordinating colors and grounding neutrals help to establish just the right atmosphere for the task at hand—and work with the FlightPath and AirSpace palettes.

Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space. So they’ve developed a portfolio of products designed to work together both functionally and aesthetically. The Tarkett Solution SPECtrum helps recommend a flooring platform for the specific needs of every space and every budget, such as classroom concerns. The focus is on proven attributes like acoustics, maintenance ease, and slip/fall reducing strategies to enhance learning environments. With a full palette of colors, patterns, and textures the portfolio is coordinated to work together visually across platforms, offering a balance of function, safety, and longevity that is always done on budget, in style, and sustainably.

Tarkett North America believes that together, we can make a positive impact on people and the planet. That’s why we’re Doing Good—Together, connecting our sustainability efforts with what customers value and the world needs. It’s an active, living commitment to create a future where people and the planet prosper in balance. Where sustainable flooring solutions don’t just perform, they inspire.

• ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass
• All Tarkett soft-surface products include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold for Material Health
• ethos Modular and Powerbond are Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver v3.1
• ethos Modular is ILFI Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified

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