What is a vinyl rubber carpet?

VInyl rubber carpets are known because of it’s sustainable properties. In most cases, Vinyl Rubber is made by drying Vinyl-Acetate-Ethylene dispersion or redispersable thermoplastic powder. The properties of Vinyl rubber are in general:

  • Stable polymer, no yellowing/cracking because of UV-exposure (no ageing)
  • Low VOC polymer
  • Solluble in light chemical solutions, sometimes even only water, but the separation of materials can improve by adding mild solvents or acid’s (to alkaline solution).
  • Thermoplastic polymer
  • Low flamable polymer, enhancing safety
  • High compatible polymer with several additives, like flame retardant additives
Vinyl Rubber carpet (with VAE backing)