Tandus Acquired By Tarkett Group

Floor covering designer and manufacturer Tandus Flooring Inc., Dalton, Ga., has been acquired by
sustainable flooring and sports surfaces manufacturer Tarkett Group, France, for an undisclosed

Tandus’s roots go back to 1803. In 1969, it became the first carpet maker in North America to
produce modular carpet. In 1994, it became the first company in the industry to provide a
closed-loop recycling program. It also has earned numerous design awards. With annual revenues
totaling $340 million, the company currently has some 1,400 employees, five manufacturing sites in
the United States and Canada and one in China; and serves commercial markets in North America and

Tandus is now a stand-alone entity within Tarkett’s North American division, with its own
manufacturing and business operations as well as distribution channels. Tandus President Glen
Hussmann remains in charge of the business and foresees expansion opportunities for the carpet

“Tarkett is a true global company with sizeable exposure in high growth developing
countries,” Hussmann said. “This can provide Tandus a solid base for international expansion.”

Tarkett reported 2011 revenues totaling 2.1 billion euros and approximately 9,200 workers in
100 countries, including in 32 manufacturing sites. The company is co-owned by the Deconinck family
and private equity funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP. The acquisition of
Tandus enables Tarkett’s expansion into North American and Asia Pacific commercial carpet markets.

November/December 2012