Azrock Receives ACE Award

Houston, TX, December 15, 2005--Azrock by Tarkett was recently awarded Architectural Magazine’s Architect's Choice For Excellence (ACE) Award in the resilient flooring category making this the third consecutive year for this honor. Azrock by Tarkett was bestowed the prestigious award based on the products' durability, quality, innovation, outstanding customer service and value. “We are extremely honored to have been chosen for this distinctive award,” said Gilles de Beaumont, president of Tarkett Commercial in North America. “We feel that Azrock by Tarkett offers an exceptional line of quality products and we are delighted that architects across the country feel the same.” Architectural Magazine’s ACE Awards Program recognizes manufacturers that offer product durability, timely customer service, superior value and advanced design. Additionally, architects were asked their opinions as to which manufacturers were known for being most innovative, most respected and most specified. Understanding that there is a high number of companies and products in the field today, lends valuable distinction to those chosen to receive this recognition. Azrock by Tarkett offers a variety of diverse flooring options for commercial applications, including solid vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile and vinyl enhanced tile. Solid vinyl tile products include Milano, Milano SR, Modular Brick and Stone Granada. Vinyl composition tile includes CortinaStone, Granite, Granite SR, Solids and Feature Strip, StoneGlow, Thru-Quartz, 3/32" Gauge VCT, Cortina Colors and Cortina Complements. Azrock by Tarkett's vinyl enhanced tile includes Cortina Grande, Cortina Grande SR and its newest product, SolidAir™. Azrock also recently launched its new ColorWorks® system, coordinated color schemes developed to provide designers and architects even more flexibility in creating flooring designs. ColorWorks ensures that all Azrock by Tarkett products offer complementary colors and patterns so that products can be mixed and matched for optimal design options. The parent company of Tarkett was founded more than 130 years ago and is now the largest resilient manufacturer in the world with over 28 production centers, and more than 7,000 employees. Tarkett's comprehensive product lines are known throughout the industry for innovation, excellent design and high quality. The corporation’s core businesses are segmented into two divisions, commercial and residential. Products include resilient flooring, including linoleum, wood, and laminate floor products for residential and commercial applications. In North America the commercial products are marketed under the brand names Tarkett®, Azrock® by Tarkett, and Expressions™ by Tarkett. For more information, visit

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