CQuest™ Backings

Backings that give back

We are on a mission to lower the carbon footprint of your space.

Guided by materials science, we’ve added new thinking and innovative new materials to make backings with a much lower carbon footprint.

First, we added new bio-based materials, and more recycled content to our backings. Then, we measured how these materials influence the carbon footprint. These new materials, measured on a stand-alone basis, are net carbon negative – greatly reducing our carbon footprint.

Introducing our CQuest™ Backings line:
CQuest™Bio - CQuest™Bio is made with a bio-composite, containing bio-based and recycled fillers. These materials, when measured on a standalone basis are net carbon negative.

CQuest™BioX - Our backing that stores the most carbon. It's the same material make-up as CQuest™Bio with a higher concentration of carbon negative materials.

Our First Carbon Negative Carpet Tile

Introducing our first carbon negative carpet tile.
The latest milestone in Interface’s Climate Take Back mission to help you reduce the carbon footprint of your space. Our Embodied Beauty™ carpet tile collection contains three carbon negative styles; Shishu Stitch™, Tokyo Texture™, and Zen Stitch™ that use our new CQuest™BioX backing.
CQuest™BioX combines new bio-based materials that are carbon negative alongside increased levels of recycled content. When combined with specialty yarns and tufting processes, this results in a carbon negative carpet tile from cradle to gate.
Shishu Stitch™, Tokyo Texture™, and Zen Stitch™ part of our Embodied Beauty™ carpet tile collection each have a carbon footprint of -0.3 kg CO2/m2 (cradle to gate).

Flash Line – our carbon negative microtuft carpet tile

Flash Line is our first carbon negative microtuft product, when measured cradle to gate.

Designed using a combination of specialty yarns and our unique tufting processes, Flash Line comes as standard on our CQuest™BioX backing. The tightly constructed microtuft carpet tile uses less yarn to produce, carries 100% recycled yarn and contains 86% recycled and bio-based content.

Flash Line joins Zen Stitch™, Tokyo Texture™ and Shishu Stitch™ from our Embodied Beauty™ collection as part of our carbon negative carpet tile portfolio.

CQuest™Bio Backing​

To create our CQuest™Bio Backing, first we added new bio-based materials, and more recycled content to our backings. Then, we measured how these materials influence the carbon footprint. These new materials, measured on a stand-alone basis, are net carbon negative – greatly reducing the carbon footprint of our products.

As a result of this, the carbon footprint of products with CQuest™Bio backing is reduced (on average) by 33.4% compared to carpet tiles utilizing our Graphlex backing.

CQuest™Bio backing also increases (on average) the recycled and bio based content of our products by 1/3rd to 92.8%. Another step closer to turning off the tap to virgin oil
for carpet tile.

CQuest™Bio is available as standard on the following products​:
Conscient
Dolomite
Equal Measure
Human Connections
Human Nature
Look Both Ways​
Near & Far
Net Effect​
NY+LON Streets
On Line / Off Line
Urban Retreat
World Woven