High Performance Wallcoverings

Wall surfaces in commercial projects endure a lot of traffic; even abuse. Designers need materials that can deliver a high level of durability, cleanability, have strong visual appeal and are sensible for the environment.

 

Wall surfaces in commercial projects endure a lot of traffic; even abuse. Designers need materials that can deliver a high level of durability, cleanability, have strong visual appeal and are sensible for the environment.

 

Carnegie's Design Solution

500 + High Performance Wallcovering Choices

  • Meet criteria for use in Class A / Class 1 building areas under ASTM E84 test protocol
  • Tear & abrasion resistant
  • Free of PVC
  • In stock and ready to ship

Design Solutions That Deliver

500 + High Performance Wallcovering Choices

Carnegie offers 3 distinct high performance materials that meet the most stringent criteria. 500 + High Performance Wallcovering Choices with Xorel, TPO and Durable Wovens, all PVC free materials that perform, provide value and longevity .

How to Choose The Right Wallcovering

When selecting a High Performance Environmental Wallcovering, what criteria should I look for?

1. Wallcoverings should meet criteria for use in all areas of building under ASTM E84 standard.

2. High Performance wovens or surfaces free of PVC.

3. Materials that are easily cleanable using standard cleaning protocols.

Which tests are relevant when selecting a high performance wallcovering?

Flammability : ASTM E84 Test Method – Adhered

This is the flammability test for any wallcovering that will be adhered to the walls of a building. This test measures both flame spread and smoke density. Materials which achieve 25 or less in flame spread and generally 75 in smoke density (this can vary by municipality) will enable a wallcovering to be used in all areas of a building (Class A / Class 1 areas being highest occupancy areas).

Myth Busters: Wallcovering is too expensive

False
Paint seems like a cost-effective solution at first. In the mid to long term, however, it requires frequent labor investment and tenant inconvenience. When it comes to design impact, paint simply falls flat.

The following chart shows the short and long. term costs of our wallcoverings versus paint. 

Wallcovering versus Paint Cost Analysis

Myth Busters: Wallcovering is too expensive.

False
Paint seems like a cost-effective solution at first. In the mid to long term, however, it requires frequent labor investment and tenant inconvenience. When it comes to design impact, paint simply falls flat.  

Lower Cost + Easier Maintenance

This chart shows the short and long. term costs of our wallcovering versus paint.

Typical Carengie high performance wallcovering installations last 15 years or more and are much easier to maintain during their lifespan.

*assuming repainting is required every 3 years.

*assuming repainting is required every 3 years.

Typical Carengie high performance wallcovering installations last 15 years or more and are much easier to maintain during their lifespan.

High Performance Wallcovering Solutions

Xorel

Woven from a highly technical polymer system, Xorel’s performance emanates from the yarn itself; without the need for any finishes or coatings.

Xorel is Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified and passes the highest indoor air quality standards.

In 2013 Carnegie introduced the first and only biobased high performance textile in the world – Biobased Xorel. This product is made from the rapidly renewable sugar cane plant and delivers all the same performance.

It is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified.

Xorel's Appearance

• Woven High Performance
• Lustrous quality can brighten long corridors
• Matte options available

Xorel's Performance

• Durable, from 200,000 to 1 million double rubs wyzenbeek
• Inherently Antibacterial, fungal, staph
• X-Protect backing: can be aggressively cleaned on the wall
• Easily cleanable with water, solvent, bleach
• Lab tested 60+ performance & safety tests
• ASTM E84 Class A/ Class 1
• Tear, abrasion, impact resistant
• Colorfast, solution dyed
• No finishes or coatings needed
exceeds requirements of a Type II wallcovering
• 10 yr warranty

Xorel's Sustainability

• PVC free
• Free of Chlorine, plasticizers, heavy metal, ozone depleting chemicals
• Silver & Gold Cradle to Cradle Certified
• World’s first biobased performance wallcovering
• Living Product Challenge Certified
• Meets Cal 1350 indoor air quality
• Finish free
• Responsible Return Program
• LEED points

Featured Xorel Wallcoverings

TPO

PVC (Vinyl) is 20th century technology; TPOs are 21st century.

Instead of being derived from chlorine chemistry with all its inherent environmental dangers, TPO emanates from an olefin based film which is simpler, lighter and environmentally superior to PVC.

Our TPO products match vinyl performance and design possibilities, without the environmental hangover that vinyl leaves the planet with.

TPO Appearance

• Non-woven, high performance
• Printed and embossed
• Range of looks
• Textures to bold, colorful, high impact patterns

TPO Performance

• Water & Bleach Cleanable
• ASTM E84 Class A/ Class 1
• Type II performance
• 10 year warranty

TPO Sustainability

• PVC free
• Clean Thermoplastic Olefin Technology
• No Chlorine, formaldehyde, heavy metals, halogenated flame retardents
• Water based inks & coatings
• Leed points
• Meets Cal 1350 indoor air quality
• Safely disposable

Featured TPO Wallcoverings

Durable Wovens

A natural textile look with the durability of high performance. These textiles withstand abuse and clean up effectively.

Durable Woven Appearance

• Natural, woven textile appearance
• High texture & smooth surface woven options
• Sophisticated color palettes
• Low Lustre

Durable Woven Performance

• PVC free
• Woven with strong durable yarns
• Tear and abrasion resistant
• Cleanable, maintainable
• ASTM E84 Class A/ Class 1
• 10 yr warranty

Featured Durable Woven's Wallcoverings

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