Rising to the NESTO challenge
To create this urban ‘nest’, the partners sought to source good materials, promote good indoor air quality, achieve a carbon neutral footprint, and prevent any waste (such as unused spaces). Importantly, they ensured that all the elements of the building could be disassembled, repaired, and used to create a new building.
Tarkett has contributed to fulfilling these aims firstly by providing two products that are following Cradle to Cradle® principles, products that are designed for life and manufactured in a way that helps to preserve natural resources.
Firstly, iD Revolution contributes to good indoor air quality and healthy indoor environment. It has ultra-low VOC emissions (<10 µg / m3 after 28 days), and is 100% free of phthalates, solvents and plasticisers.
iD Revolution is a non PVC modular flooring with Cradle to Cradle® gold certification. It is regenerative by design as it is comprised of 83% recycled, mineral and bio-based materials and is 100% recyclable, helping to ease pressure on finite natural resources.
Indeed, overall, 71% of the raw materials used to build NESTO were found abundantly in nature, renewable or recyclable.
Meanwhile, Cementi Click, Tarkett’s new category of premium mineral tiles and planks is produced from 95% clay, cement’s main composite. Cementi Click has the look and feel of a ceramic floor, but the added advantages of the click system provide the optimal solution for those looking to combine design and raw material with easy installation. Cementi Click’s foam backing layer supports good sound-proofing, helping to improve residents’ wellbeing.