With Tarkett, floors take on a new dimension

With Tarkett, floors take on a new dimension

Present in Sedan in French Ardennes since 1962, Tarkett provides innovative floors that contribute to the wellbeing and quality of life of its customers, while also being committed to sustainable development.

Located on a 165,000 sqm site with 65,000 sqm of buildings, the Ardennes hub produces 30,000 to 50,000 sqm of rolls or tiles per day. In Sedan, 55,000 rolls and 8000 pallets of tiles can be stored before distribution.

Managed by Arnaud Pedroni, the company employs 230 people and since 1993 has been home to the Tarkett Academy training centre where students learn how to install the group's various products (heterogeneous, homogeneous, linoleum, stair coverings, wall coverings, PVC tiles, etc.). The training provided by this centre is aimed at professionals (who want to upgrade their skills) and trainees (who want to achieve a Level 4 Qualiopi-certified installer qualification).

Sedan manufactures products with high added value: heterogeneous coverings in 2 m rolls or tiles. The company also manufactures all-purpose sports surfaces.

With more than 34 industrial sites in over 100 countries and over 12,000 staff, Tarkett is the world leader in flooring solutions. Each day, the group sells 1.3 million sqm of flooring (including vinyl, linoleum, laminate, carpet and artificial turf) worldwide (43% exported). Mainly aimed at professionals (70% of sales), Tarkett products are used in the home, retail, sport and health sectors.

One of the four objectives set out in its impacT 2027 strategic plan is to be a leader in design, innovation and sustainable development. Tarkett has an active CSR policy based on the quality of its materials (respectful of health and the environment; Cradle to Cradle-certified), optimised resource management and recycling.

Its ReStart® programme aims to offer a more competitive and comprehensive recycling service to the building industry. How does it work? The Group collects off-cuts from the installation of resilient floor coverings on building sites, using special equipment and its many sites in France. The off-cuts are then sorted to guarantee the purity of each material before being recycled and reintegrated into the manufacturing process for new floor coverings at Tarkett's factories.

As Tarkett fights to protect resources and mitigate the effects of climate change, sustainability is at the heart of its strategy. The company is therefore committed to reducing CO2 emissions and consumption of raw resources, while also maintaining high product performance. 

In January 2023, Tarkett Sedan distinguished itself from Tarkett factories worldwide through its Chrysalide project. It was awarded a "Tarkett Energy/Environment" in recognition of the exemplary teamwork that went into the installation of a brand-new highly energy-efficient cooling unit that recovers and transfers heat to buildings to warm them.

This project led to:

  • An 80% reduction in fixed gas consumption
  • 254 fewer tonnes of CO₂
  • 1378 MWh less used

It will contribute to achieving the group's 2030 sustainable development goal to reduce CO₂ Scope 1 emissions.

A true centre of excellence for the Tarkett group, French Ardennes site is not just for production: the quality, R&D and design/style departments help to make this century-old company a key player in the sector, with products offering performance, design and technology.


Tarkett Group – Innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surfaces (tarkett-group.com)

By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency - ardennes-developpement.com