GreenLay™ is a unique installation method for resilient sports flooring that is exclusive to Tarkett Sports’ Omnisports 6.5mm and 8.3mm. It is 98% adhesive-free, tolerates moisture conditions up to 15 lbs. or 92% relative humidity, and saves costs relative to a moisture barrier. With less adhesive, GreenLay™ is also easier to remove and recycle at the end of its long life.

GreenLay™ was first developed and used by Tarkett Sports is 1995. The first installation was a gymnasium facing temperature variations and rising moisture levels due to a nearby river. Today, the same installation is in excellent condition and is still in use after 17 years, with no damage resulting from moisture conditions. Since 1995, there have been 9 million square feet of GreenLay™ installed worldwide with over 2.5 million square feet installed in North America in the past 10 years. Most notably, there have been zero failures to date when properly installed. GreenLay™ has revolutionized sports flooring installations to become the new standard for performance and environmental responsibility. GreenLay™ DiagramGreenLay™ uses small amounts of adhesive on the perimeter of each court, doorways, and volleyball sleeves, while Tarkett’s Tarkotape secures each seam for welding. The Omnisports material itself does the rest. Its excellent dimensional stability and virtually tension-free manufacturing process make it the only resilient sports flooring that can be installed this way. In short, the superior qualities of Omnisports makes GreenLay™ possible.


  • GreenLay™ reduces installation time by an estimated 20%, minimizing construction delays and excessive downtime for your gymnasium.
  • Moisture tolerance is higher than traditional installations. GreenLay™ can tolerate up to 15 lbs. or 92% relative humidity.
  • GreenLay™ is less costly than moisture barriers. In most cases, GreenLay™ can solve moisture problems at a fraction of the cost.
  • Since GreenLay™ is 98% adhesive free, removing the floor for recycling is easier. There is also minimal adhesive contamination which may cause a recycling center to reject the material.
  • During the installation process, GreenLay™ creates less waste associated with adhesive use. It requires a fraction of the containers used in a full adhesive installation, which must be transported to the project and then discarded afterwards. An 8,000-square-foot gymnasium can require as much as 64 gallons of adhesive, but a GreenLay™ installation typically uses less than 1 gallon.