A Guide to Cleanable Performance Wallcoverings

The ability to clean the finishes you specify in accordance with CDC cleaning guidelines using EPA approved disinfectants is as important than ever.

 

Carnegie offers three distinct high performance wallcovering categories that deliver beautiful, sustainable materials which perform, provide value and longetivity. Meeting the most stringent criteria for cleaning and performance, all three categories are:

  • Cleanable, maintainable
  • Class A / Class 1 fire rated, ASTM E84
  • Tear & abrasion resistant
  • PVC-free

Xorel®

Woven from a highly technical polymer system, Xorel’s performance emanates from the yarn itself; without the need for any finishes or coatings. It can be aggressively cleaned and its proprietary backing technology prevents stains and moisture from passing through textile to the wall.

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 and Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified.

Available in more than 350 colors, patterns and textures, Xorel provides boundless opportunity for designing unique environments that require stringent of cleaning protocols.
Xorel can be safely cleaned with bleach solutions, and the most dominate cleaners types Quaternary Ammonium, Hypochlorite(bleach), Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide, and Ethanol.

Xorel is also safe for UVC Disinfecting.  

Look Aesthetic

  • Woven high performance textile
  • Wide range of design options
  • Lustrous quality, brightens long corridors

Performance

  • Inherently antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-staph
  • Bleach Cleanable
  • Class A / Class ASTM E84
  • Tear, abrasion, impact resistant 
  • Exceeds Type II performance
  • Warranty: 10 years

Sustainability

  • PVC-free
  • LEED points
  • 3rd party certified
  • C2C Certified (Cradle to Cradle), Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified
  • World’s first biobased performance wallcovering

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. TPOs may also be cleaned with a bleach solution.

Look Aesthetic

  • Non-woven, high performance
  • Printed and embossed

Performance

  • Cleanable
  • Class A / Class 1, ASTM E84
  • Tear and abrasion resistant
  • Warranty: 10 years

Sustainability

  • PVC-free

Durable Wovens

When you want a natural textile look but need the durability of high performance yarns we offer a wide variety of options. These textiles withstand abuse and clean up effectively. Here again there is no PVC content, since Carnegie is the only PVC-free wallcovering company in the industry.

Look Aesthetic

  • Woven with strong durable yarns
  • Natural textile appearance

Performance

  • Tear and abrasion resistant
  • Stain repellent
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cleanable with water and solvent
  • Class A / Class 1

Sustainability

  • PVC-free

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