Serbia based Tarkett has officially opened Tarkett Academy, a 1000 square meter training center and showroom in Backa Palanka, This unique centre has been created to offer the clients, architects and designers full support and help in finding the best solutions for flooring for various projects. The minimalist design approach offers a high level of functionality, while keeping everything perfectly organized and in sight for visitors. The use of wood creates a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere.
Tarkett Academy provides its visitors with a range of solutions in different areas from education, health facilities, hospitality, residential facilities to retail shops, as well as a presentation of Tarkett products – parquet, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, sports flooring. Within the Academy, there is a space for flooring installation training and installation training, as well as common areas for presentations. Tarkett Academy reflects the company’s constant ambition to meet its clients’ needs in an increasingly higher quality manner. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Tarkett]
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