EcoWorx® ES Custom Backing

Shaw Contract has invested in material health with EcoWorx® ES Tile our premium PVC-free carpet tile attached adhesive backing, the first flooring product to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®. EcoWorx® ES weighs 25% less and has superior tensile strength when compared to traditional PVC backing, resulting in significant carbon reductions during transport and ensures industry leading durability. EcoWorx® ES tile has a lifetime warranty.  At the end of its useful life, we’ll reclaim and recycle EcoWorx® ES backed carpet to make more EcoWorx® ES carpet products at no cost to you through our re[TURN] Environmental Guarantee. 

EcoWorx® ES, with attached peel-and-stick thermoplastic hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive, is releasable and re-attachable.  The attached adhesive reduces down time on a project allowing you to move into a space faster, it can be walked on right after it is rolled.  EcoWorx® ES eliminates the need for additional adhesives and has a lower VOC than most traditional wet adhesives.


Backing Layers

  1. Face YarnEcoSolution Q® fiber provides long lasting durability and stain resistance.
  2. Primary BackingHigh-strength primary backing adds dimensional stability to the product.
  3. High Performance PrecoatHigh-performance precoat provides maximum tuft bind, ensuring all tufts stay in place.
  4. Thermoplastic CompoundThermoplastic Compound laminate bonds the carpet face with the backing for superior strength against delamination.
  5. Fiberglass ReinforcementFiberglass Reinforcement creates unmatched stability.
  6. Thermoplastic CompoundThermoplastic Compound encapsulates the reinforcement layer.
  7. ES Pressure - sensitive hotmelt adhesive with releasable liner.