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First Blocks

'A chip off the old block' with 51% recycled construction and ethically responsible backing.

First Blocks

First Blocks is a tufted loop modular carpet in 6 neutral colors: grey, blue, beige and brown.  First Blocks’ contemporary geometric design uses subtle shades and random block patterns to cater for the modern work space and those who prefer something as visually stimulating as it is hard-wearing and functional.  Mix&Match with other ranges in the First Collection to build your custom design.


Suitable for commercial project flooring use, First Blocks can be used for hotel floors, office building floors, multi-level residential apartment floors, education institution floors, and retail facility and showroom floors.


First Blocks is GECA certified for Green Star projects.

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


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

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

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 4400 g/m2 with standard backing5400 g/m² with optional dback
Pile Weight 600 g/m²
Pile Above Backing 335 g/m²
Total Height 6.8mm with standard backing9.6mm with optional dback
Pile Height 3.1mm
Pile Density 0,108  g/cm³
Tuft Density 174.000 /m²
Standard Tile Size 50cm x 50cm
Optional Tile/Plank Sizes 25cm x 100cm | 50cm x 100 cm | 1m x 1m  (Min Qty 250m2)
Box Size 5m²   with standard backing(4m2 for optional dback)
Pallet Size 20 boxes
Number of Colours 22

Performance Specifications

Classification EN 130733-LC1 – 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 backing0.064 m²K/W

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

Impact Noise Rating ISO 10140 with standard backing‘L: 37 dB (1 000 Hz)

ISO 10140 ?L: 42 dB (1000 Hz) – with optional dback

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

?s 0,01 0,04 0,07 0,19 0,29 0,34

ISO 354 ?w : 0,25 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 Information

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

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