40 years of flooring success
When you look back at 40 years of flooring success, iQ Granit is one of the best-proven flooring materials on the market. Thousands of architects have experienced iQ Granit’s opportunities for creating harmonious commercial interiors. Tens of thousands of cleaning staff know that the claims for unique c ... View more 40 years of flooring success
When you look back at 40 years of flooring success, iQ Granit is one of the best-proven flooring materials on the market. Thousands of architects have experienced iQ Granit’s opportunities for creating harmonious commercial interiors. Tens of thousands of cleaning staff know that the claims for unique cleaning properties are true. Thousands of managers with budget responsibilities have been more than pleased by the low maintenance costs, and hence the superior life cycle cost. And millions of users are proof of the superb wear qualities of this homogeneous flooring.
As for today, 60 million sqm have been installed in commercial facilities worldwide.
First choice for generations of architects
When architects and interior designers choose flooring, the colours and patterns must offer as much creative freedom as possible.
It is important that the colours and patterns are perceived as attractive and contemporary for a long period of time. And that there is a wide colour selection to choose from, including when safety, acoustic or antistatic floorings are needed.
Since the first launch 40 years ago, Tarkett’s design department has put a lot of work into developing the iQ Granit range to meet architects’ requirements.
iQ Granit presents a wide selection of subdued colours that go together in perfect harmony. In addition, two multicolour references increase opportunities for creating stronger visual effects. View less
- Timeless design in fresh colours,
- 60 million sqm installed worldwide
- iQ Unique Surface Restoration
- No wax, no polish forever
- Market’s best life cycle cost
- Coordinated with the extended Granit family: iQ Granit Acoustic, conductive iQ Toro SC and slip-resistant Granit Safe.T
TARKETT’S BALANCED CHOICE The iQ range is part of Tarkett’s choice of sustainable solutions. It is an integrated system that allows for balancing all the competing needs, while making choices that are truly sustainable and work together aesthetically.
Better Raw Materials Tarkett’s iQ products are based on up to 59 % natural raw materials such as salt and mineral fillers. We use local suppliers as much as we can, to reduce the environmental impact from transportation.
Resource Stewardship Tarkett’s iQ range is produced in Ronneby, Sweden. The factory has an environmental management system (ISO 14001) and has continuously reduced its environmental impact since 2003: 54% reduction of total amount of waste produced in the factory 60% reduction of VOC emissions. The factory manages water consumption via a closed loop and 53% of the energy used comes from renewable sources (hydro power, wind power, bio fuels) As for all Tarkett sites, the Ronneby site is assessed from an environmental point of view by an external auditor every two years. No risks were identified in the Ronneby site during 2009.
People-friendly Spaces Tarkett’s iQ range delivers valuable health, hygiene and welfare benefits: No need for polish or wax, for ever, due to the unique Surface Restoration properties. This reduces the strain on cleaning staff and minimises the need for water, detergent and energy for cleaning and maintenance. Low-cost cleaning and maintenance with savings in excess of 30 % give the market’s best Life Cycle Cost and a measurable enhanced ROI. Very low VOC emissions contributing to good indoor air quality: For the iQ range an average <20 μg/m3 at 28 days – 50 times below the European Standard (1000 μg/m3).
Reuse and Recycle Tarkett was one of the first flooring companies to recycle post-production waste and remains the industry leader. During 2008, 411 tons of flooring material was collected through out Europe and recycled at the Ronneby site. The IQ range produced at Ronneby on average contains: 25,5% combined post-production/post-installation waste The use of post production material has increased by 26% since 2003. ISO 14001 certificate n°2000-SKM-AQ-886 ISO 9001 certificate n°2000-SKM-AE-255