PVC carpet tiles

PVC carpet tiles

PVC backing Carpet tile.

Polyvinyl chloride, which commonly called PVC or vinyl, is made with carbon atoms derived from ethylene and chlorine. Vinyl products consume less energy, generate fewer emissions, and save more energy than many other products.

PVC has been around longer than most plastics, having been first synthesized in 1872 and commercially produced by B.F. Goodrich Company in the 1920s. By comparison, many other everyday plastics were first synthesized and became commercially viable in the 1940s or later.

The principal advantage of vinyl is its versatility. Although naturally white-colored and very brittle, the addition of plasticizers can improve  flexibility for floor covering. 

Flexible PVC is a soft and flexible material that ranges in appearance from transparent to opaque. It has excellent resistance to ultraviolet light, acids, alkalis, oils, and many corrosive inorganic chemicals. This PVC type is manufactured with plasticizers, which bestow rubbery properties on the end product. By adjusting the type and amount of plasticizers, flexibility is easily controlled. Characteristics include:

  • Good Strength
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Strong electrical insulation characteristics
  • Good outdoor weathering resistance
  • Poor thermal capability
  • Non-flammable
  • Low cost

For carpet tile,PVC backing provide dimensional stability,effective sound damping.

PVC is also recycable.

PVC carpet tile has  some of these unrivalled benefits: versatility, safety, and durability. PVC make-use-dispose and recycle make PVC a circular economy environment.

A circular way. Maximising its value and efficiency across many lifetimes, minimising its impact on the planet. That’s the future-positive revolution ,from linear to circular. From resource-hungry to renewable. From climate-negative to low carbon emission. Use of PVC can help  resources sustainability and circular economy .