Carpet Tiles Flooring 20 01 11
Carpet Tiles are a flooring product produced from nylon, polypropylene, rubber backing and as a composite structure which is made from a number of materials that are difficult to separate. Carpet Tiles are manufactured in a range of standard sizes of various thicknesses and durability of finish, depending on the colour and pattern required.
Usage & Probable Locations
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE requirements indicated are for guidance purposes only. DRIDS has identified the PPE that is mandatory on all demolition projects and ones that may be required subject to site specific Risk Assessment & Method Statement (RAMS). Hover over the icon to determine the types of PPE required for the removal of this material.
Removal, Segregation & Storage
Carpet tiles are relatively easy to remove, segregate and store. Carpet tiles that are in good condition, not water damaged and not fixed in place with glues will have some reclamation and reuse value. They should be segregated and stored flat on a suitably sized pallet, wrapped in cling film and stored inside or under cover to keep them dry. They should also be stored away from plant movements to prevent splash damage. Carpet tiles destined for recycling should be stored in a similar fashion. Carpet tiles destined for incineration with energy recovery are often added to a mixed waste skip along with similar items of calorific value.
Fixtures, Fittings & Connections
Health & Safety
Subject to task-specific Risk Assessment & Method Statement (RAMS). Use correct protective equipment for removing fixings especially screws, door strips and edging strips. Wear gloves when handling carpet tiles especially those coated in bitumen or adhesives to prevent irritation and cuts. Wear eye protection when removing screws with a crowbar, hammer or bolster chisel.