Luminous Carpets by Philips and Tandus Centiva

Let the Magic LED Carpet tell you how to exit a building in an emergency or where to get a cup of Joe… Luminous Carpets™ by Philips and Tandus Centiva now available in North America

April 29, 2015

New York / Dalton, USA – Now thanks to Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, and Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company and leader in North American flooring, your carpet can tell you how to get out of a building in case of an emergency, or point you to the coffee machine or the restrooms. By integrating LED lights into commercial interior design, Philips and Tandus Centiva are using the floor carpet as a communication medium, changing a carpeted floor into a programmable messaging tool capable of informing, directing, welcoming and inspiring people.

Luminous Carpets suit virtually any interior, from small spaces to high traffic areas. It is available in different colors, shapes and sizes – enabling it to fit in with any décor or brand treatment. With hundreds of thousands of offices and hotels in the world and global office rental growth accelerating, with the annual rate of growth on prime office assets increasing from 1.7% in 2013 to 3.1% in 2014 and another 4% rise projected for 2015 (source JLL global market perspective Q1 2015) the Luminous Carpet business has a huge potential.

For further information, please contact:

Silvie Casanova 
Lighting Communications,
Philips Electronics North America
Ph: 978-659-7467

Amanda Teyeb
Tandus Centiva
Corporate Communications Manager
Ph: 404-395-1662

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at  .

About Tandus Centiva

Tandus Centiva’s unique line of Powerbond®, Freeform®, Modular, Broadloom, Woven and LVT flooring products offer a true fit-for-purpose approach to enhance spaces for learning, working, healing and living. With industry-leading product design, unrivaled service and a commitment to environmental and social stewardship, Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, provides the ultimate flooring experience for commercial customers. For more information, please visit  .