Performance Is Critical, Get The Backing With More Face Value.
specifying carpet for extra heavy commercial traffic areas, the
backing that can make a critical difference in the carpets
ability to perform. The ultimate high-performance attached cushion
backing system is System TR/18.
TR/18 is an 18 lb. density attached polyurethane cushion composite
that is applied to the back of commercial carpets at the manufacturing
level. Specifically engineered for use in public spaces that receive
heavy foot and roller traffic, System TR/18 is designed for hospitals,
airports, banks, hotels and casinos. It can be applied to all
styles and constructions, including multi-level tufted graphics,
wovens and Axminsters.
mechanically-frothed polyurethane formulation supports the face
yarn construction and helps carpet retain its original appearance
longer, extending the useful life of the carpet. In fact, repeated
roll stool tests, simulating heavy commercial traffic, indicate
that System TR/18 can add years of performance in the most demanding
TR/18 provides more comfort underfoot than unitary backings in
direct glue down installations. With its superior dimensional
stability, System TR/18 virtually eliminates edge raveling and
delamination. It also resists moisture penetration. Because the
cushion is already attached to the carpet, it is faster and less
troublesome to install than double glue down methods, and it outperforms
carpet and separate pad in heavy traffic situations.
Advanced polyurethane backing technology,
drawing on more than two decades of floor covering research, also
gives System TR/18 these additional advantages over other commercial
Its unique construction is designed to maintain the dimensional
integrity of the finished carpet, to resist buckling, curling,
stretching or shrinking.
The fine mesh, synthetic lino-weave scrim backing creates the
perfect substrate for releasable flooring applications, making
it easier to install and remove. It also shields the cushion from
adhesive saturation. By blocking the adhesive from wicking up
into the backing, less adhesive is needed for a secure installation-permanent
System TR/18 surpasses other attached backings when it comes to
gauge control, a critical factor in seaming. Gauge variations
previously associated with attached cushions are virtually eliminated
with Textile Rubber & Chemical Companys patented belt
technology. By precisely monitoring the foam application during
the manufacturing process, overall tolerances of the composite
carpet are set not to exceed plus or minus 15/1000 of an inch,
which is almost indistinguishable. This ensures that the gauge
of the backing will remain constant from side to side, end to
end, and roll to roll.
As a completely synthetic composite, System TR/18 inhibits deterioration
with age. It effectively resists odor-causing mold and mildew,
and withstands harsh wet or dry cleaning procedures.
TR/18 is an 18 lb. density, mechanically-frothed polyurethane
cushion/scrim composite that is applied to the back of commercial
carpets at the manufacturing level. It can be applied over a pH
adjusted unitary latex or polyurethane unitary precoat as well
as an Actionbac® secondary. It is compatible with carpets
in 12' and 6' widths.
These standard specifications are subject to slight variations
within normal manufacturing tolerances:
lbs. or above
properties are derived from averages under standard manufacturing
conditions and are affected by carpet fiber, weight, construction,
humidity and temperature. These properties may vary within normal
industry standards. Performance is not affected by such variances.
lbs./sq.in. or greater
cycles with no delamination
tested on 1/8 gauge, 32 oz.nylon level loop construction. Results
will vary with carpet construction. Test values for gauge, backing
weight and density are allowed +/- 10%.