Product information

tesa® 51960

Carpet laying tape for professional users
- removable -

Product description

tesa® 51960 is a double-sided carpet laying tape. The open side is largely residual-free removable from many surfaces and consists of PP-film with an acrylic adhesive. The different adhesion value is tailor-made for carpet laying applications and guarantees a very high tack on many commonly used surfaces.

tesa® 51960 is most extensively resistant to ageing and plasticisers (no discoloration of PVC or CV-floorings). The side with the higher adhesion is covered with a white liner.

Main applications

Border and butt joins of floor coverings based on foam or textile woven backings as well as PVC and CV-floorings on most surfaces.




Technical properties

Elongation at break

80 %

Type of adhesive

tackified acrylic

Tensile strength

30 N/cm

Total thickness

248 µm

Backing material

PP film reinforced by fabric



Adhesion properties

Adhesion to Steel (initial)

4.7 N/cm

Adhesion to PE (initial)

3 N/cm

Adhesion to PE (covered side, after 14 days)

5.1 N/cm

Adhesion to PP (covered side, initial)

4.2 N/cm

Adhesion to PE (covered side, initial)

4.5 N/cm

Adhesion to Steel (covered side, after 14 days)

13.7 N/cm

Adhesion to PE (after 14 days)

3.5 N/cm

Adhesion to PP (initial)

3.5 N/cm

Adhesion to Steel (after 14 days)

6.6 N/cm

Adhesion to Steel (covered side, initial)

9 N/cm

Rating properties

Static shear resistance at 23°C


Resistance to chemicals


Humidity resistance




Temperature resistance long term

60 °C

Static shear resistance at 40°C


Temperature resistance short term

120 °C

Softener resistance


Additional Info

According to DIN 18365 the surface has to be even, clean, permanently jointed and dry as well as free of oil or wax.

(Not suitable for natural stone)

tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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