Sept. 17, 2022
This new flooring collection equips design and facility professionals create inspiring education spaces for every learner.

Tarkett North America recently introduced Discovery, a new collection designed to aid architects, designers and facility managers in creating inspiring education spaces for every learner. Discovery includes two soft-surface options and a coordinating LVT, all of which were designed around the unique needs of students and educators.

One in 7 people worldwide is estimated to have a neurodiverse condition such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Tourette’s syndrome. For the development of Discovery, Tarkett explored how interior environments impact thinking, behavior, engagement, social awareness and interactive experiences. With intention grounded in research, the company’s designers created flooring that both soothes and engages the senses so that every person, whether neurotypical or neurodiverse, experiences a learning environment that helps them flourish.

The collection’s two soft-surface options are Visual Path and Mentor. With high-definition shapes and lively patterns, Visual Path awakens the senses with a fun, dynamic aesthetic. This soft surface is intentionally designed to conjure organization and connectivity with its use of color and geometry. Conversely, Mentor infuses any educational space with a soothing effect. Softened painterly lines, a diffused pattern, and eye-pleasing geometry invite learners to find calm and clarity.

Both Visual Path and Mentor are available in Powerbond and three modular tile sizes, in a palette of 12 colorways that support education spaces. Each colorway serves as a reminder of the intent behind the collection, with names like Be Kind and Be You. Visual Path and Mentor are produced with Tarkett’s premium Dynex SD fiber, which offers extreme durability and permanent stain resistance.