MILLIKEN-ONTERA WELLBAC™ CUSHION-BACKING

There are two types of commercial carpet backing: hardback and cushion

Cushion backing comes in two varieties: open cell cushion and closed cell cushion. Most cushion backed carpet tiles use closed cell cushioning, which protects the carpet fibres in the short term. But over time, this type of cushioning gets broken down by the impact of foot traffic – reducing the cushion’s shock absorption. Open cell cushion carpet backing ‘re-inflates’ after compression, protecting carpet fibres for longer than any other type of carpet backing.​

A carpet tile’s backing is critical to its performance, durability and appearance retention. The right backing will not only ensure the carpet tile remains dimensionally stable and flat on the floor, it can also provide acoustic, insulation and sustainability benefits. That is why we recommend open cell cushion backing as the best choice.

Different environments call for different backing solutions and making the right backing choice is an important part of the carpet specification process. Milliken-Ontera offers a range of innovative, practical and sustainable options. ​

The WellBAC™ range of carpet tile backing systems was developed to ensure both occupant wellbeing and ease of installation for the professional flooring contractor. All WellBAC™ backings are available in tile and plank format.

Industry leading moisture management with non-reactive backings - to enhance the installation process.

Up to 24% greater underfoot comfort for enhanced ergonomics while standing.

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Up to 50% improved acoustics for quieter, more productive spaces.

3rd party verified Red-List Free products for occupant and installer wellbeing.

Enhanced Indoor Air quality (Low VOC) for improved occupant and installer wellbeing.

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LANDFILL DIVERSION PROGRAM

Stop throwing used tiles to landfill.

Under our Product Stewardship, Milliken-Ontera's environmental commitment provides an Australian based energy convention process for all reclaimed Milliken-Ontera WellBAC&trade tiles.

WELLBAC™ CUSHION-BACKING SOLUTIONS

Environmentally sustainable and transparent with a hard back and two cushion back options, WellBAC™ backing solutions provide uncompromised performance for all project needs.

The WellBAC™ Non-Reactive Felt Layer is chemically inert and won’t react to adhesive residue, reducing time and costs required for floor preparation.

WELLBAC™ FUNCTION

Hardback

The innovative non-reactive felt layer which forms part of WellBAC™ Function assists to minimise floor preparation and support moisture wicking. Advanced micro-engineering within the hard-backing system provides ease of installation and improved handling for the installer.

 *Average nominal total thickness 5.84mm

 

WELLBAC™ COMFORT

Cushion Backing

Moisture mitigation is an inherent property of Ontera cushion backing as it allows water vapour to escape and evaporate naturally. Using an open-cell foam technology, Ontera’s WellBAC™ Comfort cushion backing also delivers health, wellness and performance benefits, including improved acoustics, appearance retention and underfoot comfort.

 *Average nominal total thickness 7.40mm

WELLBAC™ COMFORT PLUS

Cushion Backing

Going beyond the benefits of Comfort cushion, WellBAC™Comfort Plus offers a thicker cushion backing for a premium level of moisture management, underfoot comfort, acoustic performance and appearance retention. Ideal for sit-to-stand work stations.

 *Average nominal total thickness 10.40mm

WELLBAC™ FEATURES & BENEFITS

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WELLBAC™ CUSHION-BACKING SOLUTIONS

Environmentally sustainable and transparent with a hard back and two cushion back options, WellBAC™ backing solutions provide uncompromised performance for all project needs.

The WellBAC™ Non-Reactive Felt Layer is chemically inert and won’t react to adhesive residue, reducing time and costs required for floor preparation.

UNPARALLELED MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

No Risk of Expensive Moisture Problems

Open cell cushion backing is permeable, meaning that water vapor molecules can pass through your carpet and evaporate away. This eliminates the need to carry out extensive moisture mitigation before installation, and there’s no risk of expensive moisture problems either.

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CHEMICAL NON-REACTIVITY

Save Hours of Expensive Floor Preparation

Milliken-Ontera cushion backed carpet tiles are chemically inert, so there’s no risk of an adverse reaction with old products from a previous install. This can save hours of expensive floor preparation, as there’s no need to painstakingly remove every trace of adhesive before installing your new flooring.

INCREASED DURABILITY

Prolonged Life Expectancy

Cushion backing can prolong the life expectancy of carpet tiles by 40-50% compared with hardback products.

DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

Reduce Muscle Strain

Cushion backing provides greater underfoot support than other carpet types. It can reduce muscle strain by as much as 24% compared with hardback carpet tiles - making a noticeable improvement to the comfort levels of standing workers, and employees in sit-to-stand workplaces

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Less Is More

High noise levels have been shown to increase stress levels, which in turn can have a big impact on workers’ overall health and wellness. Milliken-Ontera cushion backed carpet tiles absorb 50% more noise than hardback carpet, which in turn absorb three times as much noise as hard surface flooring.

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