FIBER USE IN THE INDUSTRY

Nylon has been the dominant fiber used in carpet, both residential and commercial, for several decades. There have been fluctuations over the years where nylon, polyester and polypropylene have gained and lost share.  Wool, which only occupies 2% or less of the...

Sun and UV Flooring Damage

Sun and Ultraviolet light that occurs with it can be very damaging to flooring materials.  UV light is also emitted from florescent ceiling lighting.  The constant bombardment on a daily basis from the sun and UV light can fade flooring materials, dry them out, cause...

Carpet Installation Handbook

The procedures listed in this handbook are our best recommendations for installing J+J/Invision broadloom carpets via the direct glue-down or stretch-in methods. Additionally, there are instructions for installation of Nexus and eKo modular tile.  Select Here to...

How to Deal with Carpet Issues

Descriptions of common carpet issues and how to deal with them!Sprouts: If your carpet shows parouts, don’t worry, it isn’t growing. With cut pile carpet, small tufts or sprouts can stick up above the surface. Don’t pull them. Clip them off with scissors.Snags:...

How to compare carpet flooring

Carpet is graded by the materials used, the amount of fiber weight and how well it is constructed. There are so many ways to make the wrong choices if you don't get accurate and honest carpet information. Carpet Fibers What fiber you select will determine how long it...

CARPET FIBERS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

-By Lew Migliore With all the talk about new carpet fibers, improvements to existing fibers, recyclability and sustainability what are you to believe? How much of this is marketing hype, how much is truth and most importantly what exactly is the difference? There are...

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Modular Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles or sometimes called Modular Carpet are a popular form of floor covering because individual tiles can be replaced when stains or other damage occurs, carpet tiles are often considered a great solution for high traffic areas. While the general process for...

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Curling Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles have virtually surpassed broadloom carpet in the commercial marketplace.  They offer extraordinary styling capabilities, are easy to transport, install and handle.  They offer amazing performance and longevity when properly maintained.  They are the most...

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Choosing Carpet

Choosing Carpet

Choosing the right carpet depends on a number of factors. Below are the major types of carpet flooring. Please read on before choosing carpet for your home or office. Wool Carpet is the most expensive choice. It is the softest and most luxurious feeling because of its...

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Use the Correct Carpet Cushion

Use the Correct Carpet Cushion

The use of the appropriate carpet cushion is important for several reasons, not the least of which is maximizing  the performance of the carpet.  The correct cushion in a stretch in installation will act as a suspension system under carpet.  Softer is not better.  In...

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How to Install Carpet Flooring

How to Install Carpet Flooring

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Technical Bulletin For Seaming Cut Pile Fleck Frieze

To avoid experiencing a more visible seam on the product Lines EF298, EF204, EF308, EF303 and EF506, a straight row cutting and seaming technique should be used, the same technique used in patterned carpet seaming. These Engineered Flooring styles have a pattern of...

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FIBER USE IN THE INDUSTRY

Nylon has been the dominant fiber used in carpet, both residential and commercial, for several decades. There have been fluctuations over the years where nylon, polyester and polypropylene have gained and lost share.  Wool, which only occupies 2% or less of the...

read more

Sun and UV Flooring Damage

Sun and Ultraviolet light that occurs with it can be very damaging to flooring materials.  UV light is also emitted from florescent ceiling lighting.  The constant bombardment on a daily basis from the sun and UV light can fade flooring materials, dry them out, cause...

read more
CARPET FIBERS:  WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

CARPET FIBERS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

-By Lew Migliore With all the talk about new carpet fibers, improvements to existing fibers, recyclability and sustainability what are you to believe? How much of this is marketing hype, how much is truth and most importantly what exactly is the difference? There are...

read more