DESSO Ecobase® Backing

DESSO Ecobase® Backing

When nature inspires, rewards come naturally

Inspired by nature’s perpetual cycles of development, replacement and rebirth, Tarkett DESSO Ecobase® bears the true identity of the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy.

DESSO Ecobase®, a polyolefin based backing, can be fully recycled in our own production process thanks to its unique composition. In 2015, our Ecobase® backing achieved C2C Gold level certification having reached a level where 100% of the materials are positively defined.

Positively defined recycled content

We use calcium carbonate (lime), a waste product of the Dutch drinking water industry, as the raw material in our Ecobase® carpet backing. This process has been designed with the principles of Cradle to Cradle® in mind and is carried out using up to 100% of positively defined materials. Carpet tiles with Tarkett DESSO Ecobase® backing are awarded C2C Silver certification as standard.

As a result, Tarkett DESSO products with Ecobase® backing contain on average of 50% positively defined recycled content.