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First Waves

A harmonious marriage between sustainability, style and substance.

First Waves

Make your own waves with First Waves low tufted loop pile carpet tile.  Its variable linear pattern will enable you to make a variety of stunning visual effects.   First Waves comes in a variety of formats and laying options.  Choose from 6 timeless colour variations in grey, blue and beige.  Specify First Waves independently or Mix & Match in combination with any carpet tiles from the First collection.


Meeting the stringent requirements of today’s offices, First Waves is particularly suitable for heavy project flooring use, such as hotel floors, office building floors, multi-level residential apartment floors, education institution floors, and retail facility and showroom floors.


First Waves is GECA certified for Green Star projects.

STANDARD TILE is 50 x 50cm.  Laying options for First Waves are monolithic, brick, and quarter turn 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 Waves 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 4300 g/m2 with standard backing5100 g/m² with optional dback
Pile Weight 540 g/m²
Pile Above Backing 330 g/m²
Total Height 6.4mm with standard backing9.2mm with optional dback
Pile Height 2.9mm
Pile Density 0,114  g/cm³
Tuft Density 156.000 /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 backing0.047 m²K/WISO 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: 43 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 0,34ISO 354 ?w : 0,25 with – optional dback
Permanent Antistatic ISO 6356? 2 kV
Transversal Resistance ISO/DIS 10965 with standard backing? 109 OhmISO/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 54% 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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