Bold geometric patterns: Blockade & Soundblock from Tarkett

Tarkett has introduced its new Blockade & Soundblock flooring line. Designed by Jhane Barnes, this collection features two soft surface styles in Powerbond and modular platforms.

The Blockade formula was introduced years ago for a shirt in a menswear collection by Barnes, designed exclusively for Neiman Marcus. This playful geometric pattern and its seemingly random color placements were used for the Blockade collection.

Soundblock, a companion pattern, has smaller design elements, even if the overall visual effect appears to have a larger scale than Blockade, making it ideal for expansive, open spaces.

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Barnes included 12 colors in the Blockade palette, with seven modern neutrals and five branding accents. Eight of those colors are repeated in the Soundblock palette. Both Blockade and Soundblock are available in Powerbond, as well as 9x36-, 18x36-, and 24x24-inch tiles. When installed as Powerbond, Blockade requires no matching at the seams, for faster installation and minimal waste.

Blockade & Soundblock is available with Tarkett’s ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology backing to simplify installation. ethos is made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass. When paired with TarkettTape, ethos Modular eliminates the need for pH, RH and MVER testing, as long as there’s no evidence of moisture staining or standing liquid.

All Tarkett soft-surface products include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold for Material Health.

Photo credit: Tarkett