Desso AirMaster Atmos

TARKETT has extended its Desso AirMaster Atmos carpet tile collection, reportedly offering architects and designers more creative freedom with six new colour options.

Desso AirMaster Atmos is said to combine inspiring design features with a unique patented technology, designed to improve indoor air quality, reportedly contributing to better health and wellbeing.

The collection is now available in a range of 12 colours, including various neutral greys, alongside more vibrant red and yellow shades, enabling designers to create modern interiors with ‘strong wellbeing credentials’.

With respect to measuring indoor air quality, the presence and size of particulate matter (PM) - or fine dust - is a determining factor in air quality and is directly linked to potential health problems.

The structured loop pile carpet tile is proven, it’s claimed, to be eight times more effective in capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions (PM10) and four times more effective than standard carpet solutions (PM10).

As a result, Desso AirMaster is said to be the first product in the world to be certified with a GUI Gold label, following rigorous tests from the independent German test institute GUI.

‘Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important to create healthy interiors,’ says Ludwig Cammaert, design and technical development director for Desso carpets.

‘As carpet suppliers, we believe it’s our responsibility to develop products that contribute to healthier living and working spaces. By extending the Desso AirMaster Atmos range we hope to offer designers more creative possibilities to help them build healthier spaces without having to compromise on design aesthetics.’

In line with Desso’s reported ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Desso AirMaster Atmos collection comes with Desso EcoBase as standard backing.

This EcoBase backing contains at least 70% positively defined recycled content, in accordance with cradle-to-cradle principles, says Desso. ‘The carpet tiles also contain Econyl yarn - a completely regenerated nylon made from recovered waste materials such as fishing nets and yarn waste from Desso’s own Refinity pilot facility, which separates the yarn and other fibres from the backing.’