Modular Soft Surface Backings

Modular Soft Surface Backings

Backing Features for Modular Carpet

Feel confident that your modular carpet is built with recycled materials and yet delivers high performance and quality. We offer three different backing solutions for modular carpet: ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™, ER3® Modular, and ER3® Modular Flex-Aire™ Cushion Modular across our tiles and planks in varying sizes. All of our modular carpet backings feature:

  • Green Label Plus (Carpet and Rug Institute)
  • Limited non-prorated warranty
  • Certified recycling facility*
  • Optional Carbonfree Certification (NSF)
  • Environmental Product Declaration (UL Environment)

ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™

We looked outside our industry to find a waste stream we could recycle into flooring. This search led to the development of ethos. ethos products are made from recycled PVB film commonly found in the abundantly available waste from windshields and safety glass. And now, with the innovation of Omnicoat Technology added to ethos, we offer a modular tile that virtually eliminates the possibility of installation problems before they ever happen. Omnicoat Technology is a proprietary coating that creates a chemical barrier that works no matter what type of adverse flooring substrate problems rear their ugly heads.

Attributes of ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™:

  • When installed with TarkettTape™ pH, RH & MVER testing is eliminated*
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver v3.1
  • SCS Global Certified- NSF-140 Platinum*
  • 26%-51% overall recycled content*
  • 26% postconsumer content (minimum)*
  • 100% recyclable through ReStart

Download the brochure to learn more about Omnicoat Technology™.

ER3® Modular

ER3, standard on Tarkett modular carpets, is made of 100% recycled content backing.

Additional Attributes of ER® Modular:

  • SCS Global Certified- NSF-140 Platinum*
  • 100% recycled content (secondary backing)
  • 45%-67% overall recycled content, including a minimum of 20% post-consumer content*
  • 100% recyclable through ReStart
  • Lifetime Limited non-prorated warranty
  • Low VOC emissions
  • Excellent rollability

ER3® Modular Flex-Aire™ Cushion Modular

Flex-Aire Cushion offers more comfort underfoot, while still providing good rollability.

Additional attributes of our Flex-Aire Cushion:

  • SCS Global Certified- NSF 140 Gold*
  • Improves acoustical properties
  • 21%-40% overall recycled content, including a minimum of 4% post-consumer content*
  • 100% recyclable through ReStart
  • Also available as a 6' rolled good

What's Underneath Matters

We understand what’s underneath is important. Therefore, the underside of our modular carpets is uniquely designed for different flooring needs while incorporating our sustainable flooring solutions. No matter the type of modular carpet backing you select, you can rest assured knowing it was built with recycled material without sacrificing performance.

*Third party certified by SCS Global Services

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