What is carpet backing?
Carpet backing is best described as the underside of a carpet tile. It’s designed to make the carpet more durable adding strength and stability, and it also secures the tufts of carpet together. Carpet backing
normally consists of several layers combined; including primary backing, which acts as the foundation to hold the yarn in place and secondary backing layers which provide extra strength and comfort amongst other properties for best performance.
What is secondary backing on carpets?
Secondary backing is a second layer alongside the primary backing on the underside of a carpet tile. Secondary backing acts as extra support for your carpet, ensuring longevity in busy commercial areas. Milliken carpets offer several layers of backing,
providing premium support for sound insulation and acoustics in offices, hotels and open-plan commercial settings.
What are the different types of carpet backing?
There are different types of carpet backing for different needs. Standard hard backing for carpet tiles for areas where comfort is not the main consideration
and cushion backing for commercial carpets; an option that provides extra comfort for office workers, visitors and guests alike. Milliken’s hardback option, Function
Plus™ is made with several backing layers including; hardbacking and latex to lock the carpet tufts as well a layer of felt backing as the foundation. Whilst Milliken’s cushioned backed options Comfort Lite and Comfort Plus® have additional
thick layers of recycled and premium cushion for that extra soft footing, which adds to a desirable guest experience in hotels, casinos and more.
What is the best type of carpet backing?
The best type of carpet backing depends on your personal specifications. In cases where there is a requirement for additional performance characteristics, such as design projects then premium cushion backing is ideal. Milliken’s premium Comfort Plus® backing offers luxurious underfoot, superior
acoustic performance and sustainability benefits as it’s made with 90% recycled cushion.