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Products that go beyond neutral to help restore the health of the planet.

Backings That Give Back

We are on a mission to lower the carbon footprint of your space. To do this, we have transformed our global backing systems with the launch of our CQuest™ backings.

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 – reducing our carbon footprint and resulting in carbon negative backings.

We are moving away from the status quo and toward carbon negative.

Carpet Tile Backings

GlasBac™, our original vinyl backing, set the industry standard for performance. Guided by materials science, we’ve added new thinking and innovative new materials to our backings. Get to know our entire backing portfolio, each equipped to meet your needs. 

CQuestGB

CQuestBio

CQuestBioX

GlasBac

CushionBac Renew

ReadyBac

Graphlex

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CQuestGB

A new and improved version of the GlasBac backing, CQuestGB features the same superior performance with a construction of post-consumer carpet tiles, bio-based additives, and pre consumer recycled materials, which are net carbon negative.

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CQuestBio

The CQuestBio is a non-vinyl backing made with biopolymers and bio-based and recycled fibers, which are net carbon negative.

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CQuestBioX

The CQuestBioX is our most sustainable backing with the same material make-up as CQuestBio, but with a higher concentration of carbon negative materials.

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GlasBac

GlasBac, our original vinyl backing, set the industry standard for performance and is the basis for our CQuestGB backing. This backing is available while quantities last.

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CushionBac Renew

Our CushionBac Renew™ backing features a 21 oz. felt cushion that provides high performance, high recycled content, a lower carbon footprint, greater underfoot comfort and increased sound absorption.

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ReadyBac

Made to handle your high moisture projects, ReadyBac™ features our high performance GlasBac backing with a 4 oz. attached felt cushion. The cushion adds comfort underfoot and directs moisture away from the floor's substrate, providing protection for up to 99% RH with a pH of 8.0-12/0.

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Graphlex Backing

Graphlex

Graphlex™ is a reinforced carbon composite backing system used with products such as Touch of Timber™ and Scandinavian™, which are made in our European facilities. They feature exceptional dimensional stability.

LVT Backings

All our backings are the result of many years of development by our product material research teams. We test them to rigorous industry standards, to ensure they do their job – keeping your tiles dimensionally stable and firmly in place.

Sound Choice

Criterion

Sound Choice Backing

Sound Choice

Sound Choice™ is the standard backing of our 4.5 mm LVT and offers superior acoustic performance without the expense of underlayment.

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Criterion

Our Criterion LVT has a lower profile that makes it perfect with nora premium rubber and our lower profile carpet tiles without sacrificing performance.

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Now that you know more about our innovative backings, browse each product category to find the right one for your next project.