Safe return to work
Solutions for a post COVID-19 workplace
Rethinking workplace: Return to the office
Explore the first volume of our rethinking workplace series: a collection of guides to support employers, specifiers and contractors as they journey back to the office; short, medium and long term.
Office Zoning & Wayfinding
Flooring can play a key role in contributing to a healthy and welcoming workplace by creating clear – yet flexible – zones, helping your employees and visitors maintain social distancing and keep safe thanks to optimal office wayfinding.
DESSO Icons carpet tiles
With DESSO Icons office wayfinding arrows you have a flexible, simple and cost-effective way of guiding employees and visitors into your office safely and easily.
Design consultancy & floorplan design
Fitting offices with adequate wayfinding and office zoning measures in line with Government guidelines is critical for workplace safety. By embedding signage within the floor, employees have a clear, constant and visual reminder of how to navigate around the office and maintain social distancing.
Carpet tiles and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) products offer almost limitless potential in terms of colours and patterns and can be used independently and together.
Our design teams at Tarkett are available to support you with your interior planning and layout.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Emerging from lockdown good cleaning and maintenance regimes contribute to creating a healthy workplace and are key to preventing a second wave of the coronavirus. When it comes to flooring, carpet and LVT offer different benefits.
Carpet is simple to vacuum and does not need any additional cleaning agents, while smooth flooring like LVT is easy to wipe down. Neither options will degrade prematurely even under the harsher than normal cleaning regimes ahead.
Our cleaning and maintenance guides can be found on each product page.
Indoor Air Quality
The global push for clean air has never been more urgent. Researchers at Harvard University have determined that just a small increase in the long-term exposure to air pollution – particulate matter (PM) or fine dust - significantly heightens the risk of Covid-19 fatalities.
As floorcoverings go, DESSO Airmaster has been proven to be eight times more effective at capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions - and four times better than any other carpet.