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First Absolute

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First 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.  First Absolute 039 and 990 also feature in the White & Black Collection.  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 format for First Absolute is 50cm x 50cm tile in all colours

Plank – in 25 x 100 cm  – available ex factory in 6 colourways (see below).

Other Tile and Plank formats in any colourway –

100 x 100cm, 100 x 50cm, and 100 x 25cm (excluding 6 noted colours) –

available with minimum order of 250sqm.

Samples are available in quarter tile format. For any special requests contact [email protected]

Product Specifications

ConstructionTUFTED 1/10″  LOOP PILE
Standard BackingBack2Back: 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 BackingdBack: modified bitumen enhanced with a thermoplastic elastomer, covered with a sound absorbing, recycled polyester felt. Min Qty 100sqm
Total Weight4500 g/m² with standard backing5300 g/m² with optional dback
Pile Weight730 g/m²
Pile Above Backing420 g/m²
Total Height7.2mm with standard backing10.0 mm with optional dback
Pile Height3.5mm
Pile Density0,120 g/cm³
Tuft Density186.000 /m²
Standard Tile Size50cm x 50cm | 25cm x 100cm Plank (Colours 181, 575, 809, 912, 930, 993)
Optional Tile/Plank Sizes50cm x 100 cm | 1m x 1m  (Min Qty 250m2)
Box Size5m²   with standard backing / 4m2 in 25cm x 100cm planks(4m2 for optional dback)
Pallet Size20 boxes
Number of Colours12

Performance Specifications

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

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

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

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

Sound AbsorptionISO 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 AntistaticISO 6356? 2 Kv
Transversal ResistanceISO/DIS 10965 with standard backing? 109 Ohm

ISO/DIS 10965 ? 1011 Ohm – with optional dback

Dimensional StabilityEN 986max. 0,2 %

Environmental Specifications

Green StarGECA 50-2011 v2 – ‘Carpets’ – Level A GBCA recognition
Recycled Content51% Overall recycled content
End of lifeRe-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.


LEEDProduct 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

Warranty15 Years
Specified AdhesiveModu-tak – PS adhesive available from Gibbon Group

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