Inside Centiva


  • Designs and manufactures luxury vinyl tile and plank products
  • Continues to expand US production while others move overseas
  • Concentrates on environmentally responsible practices above all else
  • Meets the dual objectives of fashion forward design and outstanding durability
  • Works with clients who need the right flooring for commercial spaces of all kinds
  • Employs a great group of people who care about their clients, each other, and the impact our products have on all of us
  • Wants to earn and keep your business, for life


Centiva’s history is an exciting story of an entrepreneurial company that started small, got bigger, and joined a larger company to become even better. We are not satisfied with our progress and probably never will be, knowing that remaining eager for change and incorporating new ideas is essential to be the company we need to be for tomorrow’s customers.

We joined Tarkett in 2010, a flooring company that we had admired for years, and are now excited to be a genuine part of. Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative and sustainable flooring. Together we are further developing Centiva, expanding our product line, and implementing new ideas faster than ever.

In 1996, Thomas Trissl purchased a small manufacturing facility in Florence, Alabama. When the trajectory of most companies was to move production overseas, he set about developing a luxury vinyl tile company that would design and manufacture products in the US. We are mindful of our history understanding how our past has brought us to the exciting place that we are today. Those experiences guide us in our current day thinking.

Centiva’s history from the very beginning has been about continuous improvement.  You hear that a lot in corporate comments, but Centiva has lived up to the statement.  Our facilities have been the subject of yearly expansions in equipment, space, and technology.  A couple of years after the company started, the original homogeneous product line was diversified with a heterogeneous line of wood and stone designs.  A couple of years further still, we added the ability to do ultrasonic custom cutting with our products.  This focus on customization and personalization is a competency that has assisted clients ever since often in dramatic ways.

During this evolution, we adopted The Centiva Green Way, a holistic approach to our environmental efforts.  We knew that we wanted to develop our sustainable production policies just as rapidly as we were growing our company as a whole.  A fundamental rethinking of all that we do, the inclusion of significant amounts of pre and post consumer materials in our products, and a sustainability platform that impacts all of our operations was implemented.

An entirely new production line and technology was added just a few years ago, allowing Centiva to reach more customers.  Joining Tarkett was all about reaching more customers as well.  We believe we have something special at Centiva, and Tarkett sure seems to agree.  Together we are looking for greater challenges with a combined focus on providing the best experience for our customers.

Centiva’s Mission

We are constantly seeking inspiration and challenges to inspire new and original designs, product improvements, cutting capabilities, and environmentally responsible solutions.

We embrace our responsibility to provide uncompromising products with complete integrity and mutual respect for all our clients, coworkers, business partners, and neighbors in our local and global communities.

Our Quality Statement

Centiva is committed to designing and manufacturing internationally recognized flooring products in a world class manner. Our focus is on our customer with whom we work as partners step by step from flooring concept and design through manufacturing and finally to the reuse, sustainability, and recycling of our products.

Tarkett’s Vision

To be the global leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions that generate value for customers in a sustainable way.

Tarkett’s Mission

With over 120 years of experience in creating safe, sustainable and inspiring flooring and sports surface solutions, Tarkett enhances every day its customers’ quality of life and return on investment across the world.

Network Affiliations


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™.


ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO standards are set to assure formalized business processes are being applied. Centiva is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Certified.

GSA Schedule

Our GSA Schedule connects federal purchasers with cost-effective and high-quality commercial products and installation services. To find out how to purchase Centiva on GSA Schedule click here.


StarNet® is a commercial flooring cooperative comprised of locally owned, full service commercial flooring contractors located throughout North America. Together, these independent flooring contractors form a powerful organization capable of handling all commercial flooring needs.


Fuse Alliance (Fuse) is a member owned network of professional commercial flooring contractors located throughout the United States. The organization’s goal is to increase the flooring contractor’s value in the supply chain, and ensure that these values are continually enhanced to support its customers and suppliers.

CCA Global Partners

CCA Global Partners is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with 12 distinct businesses, more than 2,700 locations producing aggregated annual sales in the billions of dollars. CCA Global Partners is a leader in developing programs and services that help independent business owners reach a higher level of success both personally and professionally.

The Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials.


The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is an industry association of North American manufacturers who produce resilient flooring products. RFCI was established to support the interests of the total resilient floor covering industry and the people who use its products.


The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 Members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 30 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.


Formally known as the Institute of Store Planners (ISP), the Retail Design Institute (RDI) promotes the advancement and collaborative practice of creating selling environments. Operating since 1961, the RDI has been the only international professional society totally dedicated to the challenge and rewards of retail store planning and design.


The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is an unbiased source of information on all types of flooring, including carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, ceramic tile, area rugs, natural stone, cork, bamboo and vinyl flooring. The WFCA and its 3,000+ members are dedicated to providing consumers the service and support needed to ensure a successful flooring purchase experience.


Originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.


The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) was incorporated to address numerous problems confronted by the floor covering installation industry. Today, FCICA continues to strive for advancement. It maintains the Floorcovering Installation Training (FIT) program and is the only association with the singular purpose to promote and represent the commercial floor covering industry.