What is Intersept®?
We build in a safe and effective way for carpet tile to last longer and stay fresher.
While it’s not possible to prevent the dirt and spills that are an inevitable part of life, Interface has a way to reduce their negative impact. Intersept®, our proprietary preservative, is permanently incorporated into the primary backing of all our modular carpet tiles, as well as our recommended adhesives. It offers protection from the bacteria and mold that can affect not only the life of the carpet but also indoor environmental quality.
How does Intersept® work?
Intersept® protects our carpet tile against a broad spectrum of molds, mildew, bacteria, and odor-causing microorganisms and is especially effective at inhibiting bacterial and mold growth where carpet edges meet. Unlike most preservative applications that are applied topically, Intersept® won’t wash away during standard maintenance procedures. It helps your carpet tile last longer and stay fresher, providing a better return on your floorcovering investment.
Intersept® is registered with the EPA for use in preserving carpet, paint, air filters, polymers, adhesives, and specialty coatings. It is water-insoluble, has low toxicity, no heavy metals, and does not off-gas into the surrounding environment. Carpet tile treated with Intersept® meets AATCC method 174 parts II and III for antimicrobial effectiveness, the CRI Green Label Plus standard for indoor environmental quality, and the Gold or Platinum criteria of the NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet.