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Tapiflex Essential 50

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Create peaceful environments with the Essential best-in-class acoustic offer. Designed for comfort and well-being the collection atmosphere with a calming colour palette. Ideal as a hard-wearing and noise-reducing solution for Housing, Aged Care and Education projects.

  • 44 All-over and wood decors creating a well-being atmosphere
  • New phthalate-free technology and total VOC emissions below 10µg/m3
  • Unrivalled acoustic performance with 20dB sound reduction
  • Long lasting floor with improved static indentation 0.11mm (best measured value)
  • Colours with high light reflectance value to brighten interiors
  • 12 references available in tiles version: Tapiflex Tiles 50


  • dark grey
  • light beige
  • light grey
  • medium blue
  • medium grey
  • blue
  • cardinal red
  • dark grey
  • grey beige
  • lemon yellow
  • light brown
  • light green
  • lime green
  • medium brown
  • medium grey
  • mint
  • orange
  • purple
  • red
  • natural
  • dark grey
  • medium
  • medium grey
  • white
  • sky blue
  • beige
  • brown
  • cool grey
  • lemon yellow
  • light green
  • light sky blue
  • light terracotta
  • light yellow
  • lime green
  • medium lime green
  • medium sky blue
  • medium terracotta
  • medium yellow
  • red grey
  • terracotta
Abrasion group - volume loss (EN 660 – 2) - Group T
Abrasion group - volume loss (EN 660 – 2) - mm3 ≤ 2
Residual indentation (EN 433) - mm 0.13
Installation Fully adhered to sublfoor
Seams E2: seams = cold or hot welding E3: seams = hot welding and rising to form skirting
Light fastness (EN ISO 105-B02) - Level ≥ 6
Reaction to fire Bfl-s1
Reaction to fire On concrete
Reaction to fire Cfl-s1
Reaction to fire On wood
Reaction to fire 1
Electrical behaviour - body voltage (EN 1815) - kV ≤ 2 on concrete
Electrical behaviour - vertical resistance (EN 1081) - Ohms R1 > 10^9
Thermal conductivity (EN 12524) - Ru = m2 K/W 0.04
Bacteria resistance (EN ISO 846 Part C) Does not contribute to infection spreading
Seam strength (EN 684) - N/50 mn ≥ 240
Description (EN 651) Printed vinyl floorcovering on glass fibre non woven - PVC foam backing - Polyurethane reinforcement in sheet form
Classification - commercial (EN 685) - Class 33
Classification - industrial (EN 685) - Class 42
Production plant address Tarkett 2, Avenue François Sommer F-08203 Sedan Cedex France

TARKETT’S BALANCED CHOICE These Acoustic Vinyl ranges are part of Tarkett’s choice of sustainable solutions. It is an integrated system that allows you to balance all the competing needs, while making choices that are truly sustainable and work together aesthetically.

These Acoustic Vinyl ranges are based on up to 53% natural raw materials, such as salt and mineral fillers. We use local suppliers as far as we can to reduce the environmental impact from transportation.

These Acoustic Vinyl ranges are produced in Sedan, France. The factory applies an environmental management system (ISO 14001). Over the last five years, our Sedan factory has made numerous improvements: 63% reduction in water consumption, 29% reduction in VOC emissions to the air. As for all Tarkett sites, the Sedan site is assessed from an environmental point of view by an external auditor every two years.

These Acoustic Vinyl ranges deliver valuable health, hygiene and welfare benefits: the TopClean & Top Clean X-treme performance surface treatments reduce the use of water, detergent and energy, and ensures easy and low-cost cleaning and maintenance needing no wax or polish for life. Very low VOC emissions < 60 μg/m3 at 28 days – more than 16 times below demands in European Standard (1000 μg/m3 ), contributing to good indoor air quality. Tapiflex Evolution has even an <10 µg/m3 at 28 days,,which is in fact, TVOC under the detectable level. These acoustic vinyl ranges offer significant acoustic performance in terms of impact sound reduction: from 17 dB tp 19 dB (EN OSP 717/2). Comfort underfoot and reduced impact on joints and back.

These Acoustic Vinyl ranges contain up to 28% post-production recycled content. We have developed a recycling system and a scheme for collecting post-installation waste. => Reports available on request ISO 14001 certificate no. SM/2008/32992 ISO 9001 certificate no. SM/2008/32992 OHSAS 18001 certificate no. SM/2008/32992