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...

Allergens and Energy – Shaw Educates

There are many myths surrounding carpet regarding allergies and indoor air quality. In response, Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, has introduced an educational and attention-grabbing marketing platform including messages via web, in-store and...

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:...

New Standard For Environmentally Friendly Carpet Developed

  ScienceDaily— Don’t call it ‘green’ carpet, call it sustainable carpet. A new standard for assessing the environmental-friendliness of carpet was announced at the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago. The new sustainability standard, approved by the...

What Is Plush Carpeting ? The luxurious look, feel and comfortable choice for homes

Plush is a cut-pile loop ended carpet fiber which is evenly sheared and tightly twisted in one direction to appear flat. Wool piles carpets were the first plush pile carpets introduced to the market over 50 years ago. PR Log (Press Release)  – Wool piles carpets were...

Georgia Flooring Company Offers Affordable Options for Home Improvement

As the economic crisis in the country continues, as people lose jobs and lose homes, consumers are looking for good deals.     15th March 2010 - Georgia Carpet Industries, based in Dalton, Georgia, has answered thiscall by offering their customers high quality...

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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...

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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...

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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