Tape Decision Tree
Because we understand your varying seam tape needs for different types of jobs, as well as carpeting backing picks, we’ve simplified our recommendations on the chart below to help you make the best choice:
Residential (Stretch-In): Apartments, Homes, High-End Residential
A note on tighter-pick, or “high pick count” carpet backings:
In order to get adhesive into ‘high pick count’ backings, a lighter, lower-melt adhesive should be used. In other words, the ‘Good’ choices shown above are examples of this, however XU-90 is also an excellent choice, as it is a low-melting tape and will seam virtually anything!
ORCON Tapes: A Green Choice
While everyone is on the “green” bandwagon now, ORCON’s tapes have always been on the safest possible side permitted by OSHA and Cal OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). In fact, well below their limits! A few years ago, ORCON put its tapes to the test. Here’s what the results were:
Dr. Timothy Rohm of Industrial Hygiene Services, the independent consultant who designed and ran the tests, reported that “The results of the measurements made to determine the concentration levels associated with the use of ORCON seaming tapes, indicates that installers are exposed to extremely low concentrations of a variety of organic compounds.” All VOC’s were found to be less than 10% of acceptable levels set by OSHA and Cal OSHA. In most cases, concentration levels of the measured compounds were 1,000 to 10,000 times less than the tolerance limits set by these agencies.
Orcon Seaming Tape Product Guide
K SERIES: Knitted Carpet Seaming Tape
CT Series: BOCS*
Tape-in-the-Box is offered in:
K-20 - Catalog No. 12170
K-40 - Catalog No. 12171
XK-30 - Catalog No. 12178
XK-50 - Catalog No. 12172
Tapenology™ Behind ORCON’s Tape
ORCON’s seam tape utilizes three distinct performance technologies as coded below:
ORCON’s original Bonded Oriented Continuous Strand (BOCS) scrim. An exceptionally low profiling tape for wide range of conventional applications.
ORCON’s knitted scrim tape. Engineered for ActionBac and heavier secondary backing systems. Most tapes are at 3 ¾ inch paper width, except where noted.
ORCON’s most advanced tape. Engineered with premium adhesives and combination of BOCS and knitted scrim. Reduces hinging, adds strength, and provides greater adhesive penetration. For woven, axminster and heavier commercial secondary backing.
Orcon Carpet Seam Tapes
ORCON's High Performance Tapes are guaranteed to accommodate even the toughest carpet installation with superior adhesive formulation. All tapes are fiberglass reinforced for added strength and flexibility and backed with silicone treated paper (unless otherwise noted).
ORCON standard tapes come in 22-yard rolls - 10 rolls to a case, and 5 rolls to a case in the wide format (unless otherwise noted for some specialty tapes). Tape-in-the-Box™ comes in rolls of 69.33 yards - one roll per box.
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Tape Decision Tree
Carpet Seam Tapes Intro
Safety Data Sheet