Vinyl-backed carpet is made up of synthetic layer that prevents moisture from leaking through to the subfloor. It is found mainly in commercial flooring applications, but it can be used in outdoor and residential areas in which a non-slip and moisture-resistant carpeted surface is desired. The vinyl layer is fused onto the rear of the rug to make a hard but flexible barrier.
Area Rugs and Mats
Vinyl-backed carpeting is frequently used as a non-slip area carpet, a entry mat and a automobile floor mat. The vinyl backing makes it well suited for high-traffic areas like halls, kitchens, bathrooms, break rooms, office areas, workshops and doorway entries. The plush, carpeted surface combines a flexible vinyl barrier that adheres to the ground and helps prevent slips and falls.
Carpet tiles frequently have a vinyl backing, which prevents the edges or seams from unraveling or getting de-laminated by traffic. Vinyl-backed carpet tiles produce a tough, versatile, spill-proof, bacteria-resistant obstacle that you can easily replace when they’re worn or spiraling.
Occasionally outdoor carpets is desired for use in garages, on patios and around pool areas. Vinyl-backed outdoor carpeting provides a quick-drying and slip-resistant surface that is impervious to heat, mildew and dampness.