What type of carpet backing do you use?
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We offer a wide selection of backing solutions specially developed to meet the demanding business market's requirements for industry standards, comfort, acoustics, durability, and minimal environmental impact.
The standard backing on broadloom carpets is the WT, Woven Textile backing.
WT backing is especially suitable when there are heavy demands regarding the carpet’s resistance to loads such as intense traffic and wheeled office chairs. The backing is thus perfect for conference rooms, offices, hotels, restaurants, bars and institutions. WT backing is woven from 100% polypropylene and ensures great walking, increased sound absorption and better ergonomics. WT backing can be installed directly onto the subfloor, and for even greater comfort, it can be installed on an extra carpet underlay – either installed or mounted on grippers. Mounting on grippers provides a cushioning effect when walking on the carpet. Also creates increased step sound absorption, strength and elasticity.
If your project requires a highly optimized acoustic carpet backing, we recommend our effectively sound-absorbing AB – Acoustic Backing for broadloom carpets.
Sound-absorbing properties are the basis for good indoor environments. A carpeted floor benefits the acoustic environment as it functions as an acoustic aid to increase step and sound absorption. AB backing also ensures extra walking comfort and eliminates the need for a separate underlay, which saves both time and money. The backing consists of a specially developed felt material of 100% polyester made from used water bottles that are reborn to bring new value to contemporary interior design. Carpets with AB backing are suitable for most social spaces such as lobbies, corridors, hotel rooms and conference rooms. The backing is PVC-free.
Ecotrust 350 is the standard felt backing for our carpet tiles. The backing is made from 100% recycled textile materials without PVC and bitumen and ensures great comfort and sound absorption. Ecotrust 350 is suitable for high traffic areas and is available in an IMO certified version as well.
Some regard used plastic bottles as waste with no value. Others see them as “the source” of a vital resource that ensures survival and daily well-being. We take it a step further and regard used plastic bottles as a key ingredient in the manufacturing of our products. The plastic bottles are an important substance in our patented Ecotrust felt backing, with which all carpet tiles are equipped as standard and therefore also named after. The Ecotrust backing can also be chosen for selected wall-to-wall carpets.
With Ecotrust, you and your customer can specify a backing that takes the utmost consideration of the environment by finding a new and valuable use for a product that, seen in isolation, has come to the end of its life cycle. In doing so, you select a product which, without in any way compromising on design, function and quality, takes the utmost consideration of the only Earth we have. A planet that is not only important to us but also to future generations.
From used plastic bottles to carpet backing
Through an innovative manufacturing technique, used plastic bottles are first converted into plastic flakes and then into the soft fibres that are part of the PET-felt backing manufacturing process.
Plastic bottles - Plastic flakes - Fibres - Ecotrust backing
In addition to being made from recycled products, the felt has the eco-friendly quality of being regenerable. This means that after use, the felt can be broken down to its original chemical formula and become part of new PET products, for example, vehicle interiors and noise-reducing materials.