DESIGN CHALLENGE

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





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.



ASTM E84 Test Method – Adhered

A 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).

Requirements of a Type II wallcovering

These requirements which were initially formulated for vinyl wallcoverings measures durability and cleanability to ensure a certain performance level generally required for high traffic areas such as corridors, public gathering areas etc.




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; assuming repainting is required every 3 years. Typical Carnegie high performance wallcovering installations last 15 years or more and are much easier to maintain during their lifespan.







Carnegie offers 3 High Performance Wallcovering Options

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.


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LOOK
• Woven high performance textile
• Lustrous quality, brightens long corridors

PERFORMANCE
• Meet criteria for use in Class A / Class 1 building areas under ASTM E84 test protocol
• Tear, abrasion, impact resistant
• Easily cleanable, maintainable
• Meets or exceeds requirements of a Type II wallcovering under CCC-408D
Cleaning document
Warranty: 10 years

SUSTAINABILITY
PVC free
• LEED points
3rd party certified
• C2C Certified (Cradle to Cradle)
World’s first biobased performance wallcovering



Durable Wovens


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


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LOOK
• Woven high performance textile
• Natural woven textile appearance

PERFORMANCE
• Meet criteria for use in Class A / Class 1 building areas under ASTM E84 test protocol
• Tear and abrasion resistant
Cleaning Document
Warranty: 10 years

SUSTAINABILITY
PVC free

TPOs


PVC (Vinyl) is 20th century technology; TPO’s 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.


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LOOK
• Non-woven, high performance
• Printed and embossed

PERFORMANCE
• Meet criteria for use in Class A / Class 1 building areas under ASTM E84 test protocol
• Bleach Cleanable
• Easily cleanable, maintainable
• Meets or exceeds requirements of a Type II wallcovering under CCC-408D
Cleaning document
Warranty: 10 years

SUSTAINABILITY
PVC free
• LEED points
• Meets Cal 1350 indoor air quality




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