WHAT IS CUSHION BACKING?
Cushion backing is a layer of padding that’s built into the carpet tile.
Cushion backing can significantly improve carpet appearance retention: the cushion absorbs the impact of foot traffic, rather than the carpet fibers. This benefit allows your carpet to stay looking like new for longer.
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 fibers 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.
Milliken’s innovative open cell cushion is made from the type of foam used in most athletic shoe insoles, and provides the best combination of durability and cushioning. It offers superior protection against wear and tear. Unlike closed cell cushion,
this type of carpet backing ‘re-inflates’ after compression, protecting carpet fibers for longer than any other type of carpet backing.