Tarkett has introduced FlightPath and AirSpace designed by Jhane Barnes, a soft surface collection featuring Powerbond and modular tiles offering flooring solutions for office, education and hospitality spaces.
For designer Jhane Barnes, FlightPath and AirSpace were first inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map, according to the company. This aesthetic inspiration quickly evolved into a flooring design — one that could simplify installation in contemporary architectural designs, where right angles and straight lines give way to open, multi-use spaces and curved walls. “They all take off in different directions and create this beautiful chaos. I thought how interesting it would be to design a carpet starting with just a few of those lines,” said Barnes.
Made in America and using Tarkett’s Powerbond construction, FlightPath and AirSpace can be installed in any direction — including diagonally. Using technology created by Jhane Barnes and patented by Tandus Centiva, Jhane flipped and rotated repeating modules to create a large-scale pattern with no obvious repeat, creating an intriguing visual with minimal installation waste. FlightPath contains 14 different matching points in its 22-foot pattern repeat, creating an opportunity every 19 inches for seams to align.
AirSpace uses the same concept on a smaller scale and can be matched every nine inches — either with end-to-end installation or side-to-side. Powerbond’s unique heterogeneous construction fuses nylon and closed-cell vinyl cushion together, creating a wall-to-wall moisture barrier with chemically welded seams.
The color palette for FlightPath and AirSpace align with the Color Play LVT collection and features 24 hues in each of three mix-and-match pattern options, for a total of 72 product solutions. All are available in 6” x 36”, 9” x 36” and 18” x 18” planks and tiles.