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2TEC2 is seriously high-tech flooring. The ultimate balance of science and design.


August 4th, 2015

It’s an odd proposition to think of flooring as technological, I know. And while many flooring agents are purely aesthetic, clever brands such as 2TEC2 are the result of a refined design with a evidence-based scientific and technological approach.

2TEC2 is a brand that love carpet collections that have that little extra. An extra surprise when it comes to design. Extra imagination for personal service. But also extra commitment to environmental health. Their expertly crafted woven PVC floor coverings are not only intended to make the world more beautiful – but also better through technology.


For example, 2TEC2 products are designed to last for generations. This translates into sustainable carpets that are particularly wear-resistant to intensive usage in the long term. 2TEC2 is also committed to using PVC that is not only recoverable but can also be re-used again in full.


Well, that all sounds great, but how does this technology actually work?


2TEC2 collections are guaranteed not to contain any traces of mercury, cadmium, chromium 6+, lead and other harmful heavy metals. European regulations have banned the use of these substances, which does not apply to similar products that are manufactured in Asia.



2TEC2 amply complies with the strictest international standards governing the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Reducing these emissions by a factor 10, their carpet collections are certain to enhance the indoor air quality inside buildings.



The responsible use of raw materials is the cornerstone of 2TEC2’s high-tech vinyl tiles. For instance, 2TEC2 uses only high-grade plasticisers (DINP and DIDP) that are fully compliant with European regulations. Their PVC powder is entirely harmless and meets the ÖKO-TEX 100 Class 1 label, which is widely considered to be the world’s strictest standard in this respect.



Courtesy of innovative materials – vinyl and fibreglass – these woven floor coverings can be perfectly cleaned using only water and some detergent. Fast and easy, especially compared against conventional textiles. Good maintenance not only gives your carpeting a look that continues to retain its aesthetic appeal, it also guarantees longer service life, optimum hygiene and better acoustics.



2tec2 has covered an impressive journey when it comes to environmental care. Just some of our milestones include:

  • 2006 // 2tec2 discontinues the use of vinyl made from toxic products, including BBP (ButylBenzylPhtalate) as a plasticiser
  • 2008 // 2tec2 rolls back VOS emissions by a factor 10, resulting in improved indoor air quality inside buildings.
  • 2010 // Collaboration with German company Wulff for the adhesives used to bond the carpets. All Wulff products – the world’s first adhesive manufacturer to carry the strict Blaue Engel cer-tificate – are free from solvents, guaranteeing improved indoor climate.
  • 2012 // 2tec2 actively conducts research into the use of plasticisers based on renewable sources involving a smaller ecological footprint. That same year, our collections are awarded the A+ certificate by TFI (Textile & Flooring Institute Gmbh), a risk assessment of the emissions from building materials.

2TEC2 actively conducts research into the use of materials that can be re-used and do not contain harmful substances. We firmly keep our finger on the pulse of the latest developments and adapt our production processes where necessary.

The future of woven floor coverings for example, is one we would like to see involve the use of PVC that can be wholly re-used. To be continued …

2TEC2 is stocked exclusively in Australia by De Poortere.

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