ethos - Flooring Innovation

April 01, 2017

Innovation

Tandus Centiva ethos® started with a simple idea: Create a soft surface floor solution from safe materials while providing a positive environmental impact without compromising quality. The answer came from an unexpected place: broken windshields.

In 2004, we were the first to harness the PVB film in windshields and safety glass, creating a time-tested alternative to traditional carpet backing polymers. This PVB film is a responsibly sourced, post-consumer material that can be taken back through Restart®, Tandus Centiva’s closed loop recycling program.

But our innovation doesn’t stop with the environment. Starting with installation day, ethos improves the well-being and performance of your space. With the ability to stand up to subfloor conditions of 15lbs MVER, 98% RH, and 11.0 pH, ethos is adaptable to nearly any moisture situation. With TarkettTAPE, installation is free-lay, long-lasting and lower emitting than traditional wet-applied adhesives.

The ingredients in ethos have been assessed rigorously by a third-party to verify it contains no carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or antimicrobial treatments. In addition, ethos became Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver v3.1, the first of its kind in North America. That means the air in your space starts clean and stays clean.