NO LATERAL 
MOVEMENT OF TILE

EASY TILE REMOVAL 
AND REPLACEMENT

NO ADHESIVE 

DAMAGE TO FLOOR

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Carpet Backing Systems

Approach to Carpet Backing

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Carpet Tile comes standard with cushion backing

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Broadloom comes standard with Endura-Loc™ backing

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Broadloom has a cushion backing option (Cushion-Loc™)

Tufted Face Fiber

Primary Backing

Primary Coating

Secondary Backing

Fiberglass Layer

Cushion & Bottom Layer

Tufted Face Fiber

Primary Backing

Primary Coating

Secondary Backing

Secondary Coating

Comfort Plus

® 

& Underscore

TractionBack® is a proprietary high-friction backing technology designed to keep Milliken modular carpet securely in 
place following installation while requiring little or no use of floor sealants and supplemental adhesive materials.

TractionBack® is a cost-effective, no hassle, environmentally friendly way to install commercial carpet tile compared 
to wet adhesive and “peel-and-stick” methods.

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Reduces or eliminates the need to prime or seal the floor

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Reduces or eliminates adhesive cost and saves on installation labor

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Eliminates the tools and labor to add other attachment mechanisms to the carpet tile

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Reduces or eliminates time spent spreading wet adhesives and waiting to dry

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Eliminates unnecessary waste like ‘peel and stick’ film covers

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Reduces or eliminates VOC off-gassing typically associated with floor sealants and adhesives allowing faster 
carpet installation and space habitation

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Stays in place even under high water vapor emissions

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Allows high levels of moisture to be transported through the tile

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Reduces or eliminates damage to raised access floors and high-quality sub-floors, leaving little or no residue

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Tiles can be lifted and re-placed multiple times without losing traction effect

TractionBack

®

Endura-Loc

CONTRACT CARPET