About Us

In 1952 Rieber & Sons and Tarkett, founded Rikett™ in Bergen, Norway to manufacture quartz flooring. Rikett invented Rikett Quartz Tile, (RQT), as an alternative to homogeneous tiles using asbestos and carbonites. During the 1950’s, an enlightened environmental vision enabled Rikett to replace the harmful chemical asbestos with Quartz, a safe and abundant natural mineral. The new Rikett Quartz Tile was, and still is, vastly superior in strength, flexibility, and performance to all other composition floor tiles. For over 70 years, Rikett has successfully manufactured and sold over 2.5 Billion square feet of quartz tile worldwide. Rikett launched RQT in the US market in 1999.

Rikett operates multiple processing plants equipped with a diverse range of production lines. 2012 Rikett America’s parent company, Rikett Asia Holding, Ltd., (Hong Kong), invested in upgrading its manufacturing plants to improve the quality of its quarts flooring products. It added a state-of-the-art chip dispersion line and equipment to apply Rikettseal™ Surface Technology, which requires no floor finish and allows Rikett Quartz Tiles and Rikett Sheet to be easily cleaned and economically maintained for many years. Rikett Quartz products come with a 20-year limited commercial wear through warranty.

Rikett’s manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001, (Environmental) and ISO 9001, (Quality), certified. Rikett builds fully sustainable flooring products. It does not use any unknown recycled content, which may contain hazardous chemicals. Rikett’s flooring does not contain Ortho-Phthalates, Formaldehyde or harmful chemicals. RQT and RESO LVT are 3rd party certified to meet or exceed the requirements for USGBC LEED v4 for VOCs in flooring, (CA #1350), as well as VOCs for adhesives and sealants. It also meets the requirements for the State of California High Performance Schools, (CHPS), and the CPSIA test for the safety of plastics in children’s toys. RQT is FloorScore® certified by SCS Global Services.

Rikett’s mission is to manufacture and sell the best quality products at the most competitive prices. We look forward to working with you on your new flooring projects.