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DSGN Absolute

Style and sophistication, while delivering premium performance without the premium price tag.

DSGN Absolute

First Absolute is a loop pile carpet tile that gives a room a unique look, through its mix of colour nuances in a ribbed-like-structure which can be laid to create striations or cross hatched effects.  First Absolute is part of the First Collection of loop pile carpet tiles which means its 12 timeless colours mix and match perfectly with other First ranges including First, First Blocks, First Lines, First Radiant, First Stripes, and First Waves.  View project images.


If you’re looking to specify a carpet tile which is suitable for heavy project flooring use, then add First Absolute to your mood board.  This product is absolutely suitable for hotel floors, office building floors, multi-level residential apartment floors, education institution floors, and retail facility and showroom floors.


First Absolute is GECA certified for Green Star projects.

STANDARD TILE is 50 x 50cm.  Laying options for First are monolithic, brick, and quarter turn formats, as shown above.


EX FACTORY PLANK is available in 25 x 100 cm, and in 6 exiting colourways (see below).


OTHER NEW SHAPES (available with minimum order of 250sqm) are 100 x 100cm, 100 x 50cm, and 100 x 25cm (excluding 6 noted colours). Laying options for First New Shapes can be viewed here for a new dimension of creativity.

Samples are available in quarter tile format. For any special requests contact

Product Specifications

Construction TUFTED 1/10″  LOOP PILE
Standard Backing Back2Back: Modified bitumen enhanced with a thermoplastic elastomer, reinforced with a glass fibre fleece covered with 100% PES fleece.10% post-industrial recycled content included
Optional Acoustic Backing dBack: modified bitumen enhanced with a thermoplastic elastomer, covered with a sound absorbing, recycled polyester felt. Min Qty 100sqm
Total Weight 4500 g/m² with standard backing5300 g/m² with optional dback
Pile Weight 730 g/m²
Pile Above Backing 420 g/m²
Total Height 7.2mm with standard backing10.0 mm with optional dback
Pile Height 3.5mm
Pile Density 0,120 g/cm³
Tuft Density 186.000 /m²
Standard Tile Size 50cm x 50cm | 25cm x 100cm Plank (Colours 181, 575, 809, 912, 930, 993)
Optional Tile/Plank Sizes 50cm x 100 cm | 1m x 1m  (Min Qty 250m2)
Box Size 5m²   with standard backing / 4m2 in 25cm x 100cm planks(4m2 for optional dback)
Pallet Size 20 boxes
Number of Colours 12

Performance Specifications

Classification EN 130733- LC2 – Commercial Heavy Duty
Castor Chair Suitability EN 985A : continuous use
Anti-soil Treated
Fire Resistance ISO 9329.1 with standard backingEN 13501-1 Bfl -s1 – with optional dback
Fastness to Light ISO 105-B02?7
Rubbing Fastness EN ISO 105-X12?4
Colour Fastness to Water EN ISO 105-E01?4
Thermal Resistance ISO 8302 with standard backing0.075 m²K/W

ISO 8302 ? 0,17 m² K/W – with optional dback

Impact Noise Rating ISO 10140 with standard backing‘L: 39 dB (1 000 Hz)

ISO 10140 ?L: 44 dB (1000 Hz) – with optional dback

Sound Absorption ISO 354 with standard backingHz 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000

?s 0,01 0,04 0,09 0,22 0,34 0,42

ISO 354 ?w : 0,30 – with optional dback

Permanent Antistatic ISO 6356? 2 Kv
Transversal Resistance ISO/DIS 10965 with standard backing? 109 Ohm

ISO/DIS 10965 ? 1011 Ohm – with optional dback

Dimensional Stability EN 986max. 0,2 %

Environmental Specifications

Green Star GECA 50-2011 v2 – ‘Carpets’ – Level A GBCA recognition
Recycled Content 51% Overall recycled content
End of life Re-use: At the end of life, after cleaning, carpet tiles can be re-used in non-critical areas, to extend the product life.Recycling: Carpet tiles can be used as raw material for the backing of new carpet tiles in our back2back program.

CARE: Partnership Modulyss®/Vanheede Environment Group in which carpet tiles are converted into secondary fuel to reduce CO2 emissions significantly. The minerals are extracted from the carpet tiles and recycled into raw material for the cement production industry, which results in 50% recycling of Modulyss® carpet tiles.


LEED Product contributes toward satisfying Credit 4.3 under LEED®. Products are not reviewed under LEED®, LEED® credit requirements cover the performance of materials in aggregate, not the performance of individual products of brands.

Technical Specifications

Warranty 15 Years
Specified Adhesive Modu-tak – PS adhesive available from Gibbon Group

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