|Types & Styles
The manufacturing of carpet--which can be described as sewing strands of yarn into a
backing material--creates thousands of yarn loops.
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Beiges Blues Browns Golds Grays Greens Oranges Reds Violets
FIBER BRAND Anso Nylon Nylon R2X Stainmaster Active Family Stainmaster Trusoft
|When the loops are cut, you create a cut pile carpet.
|When the loops remain uncut and the loops have multiple
heights, the result is a patterned loop carpet.
|When cuts and loops are combined, you can create a wide
range of patterns.
|When the loops remain uncut, you create a loop pile carpet.
Fiber is carpet's basic ingredient.
The four basic fibers used in carpets today all have their individual strengths. Even more importantly, they all make
excellent carpets. Your ultimate choice will be determined by the characteristics that are most important to you.
Although some carpets are made of blends, most are made entirely of one of the following four fibers:
Nylon is more expensive than other synthetic carpet fibers and has been the most commonly used carpet fiber since the
early 1960's. In overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent flexibility
in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles. It is
durable, resilient, and receptive to dyeing for color versatility and uniformity; many new nylon yarn systems are also
exceptionally soft. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylon carpets are treated with stain-resist carpet
treatment for protection against household spills and stains.
Polypropylene (also called Olefin)
Since 1980, the use of polypropylene carpet fibers has grown dramatically. Unlike the other fiber types, polypropylene
will not absorb water and must therefore be solution dyed (pigmented) to impart color. Solution dyeing is a pigmentation
process in which color is actually built into the fiber when it is formed, or extruded, thereby becoming an inherent part
that cannot be removed from the fiber. The color will not fade, even when exposed to intense sunlight, bleaches,
atmospheric contaminants, or other harsh chemicals or elements. However, since it is not as resilient as other fibers,
poypropylene is normally used in loop pile constructions in which there is less need for superior resiliency.
Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and it is also naturally stain and fade resistant. While polyester is
not as inherently resilient as nylon, carpets made of polyester fiber will perform well if appropriately constructed.
Carpets of polyester are generally available only in cut pile styles and are usually less expensive than nylon in
The preeminent natural fiber and used in the manufacture of carpets and rugs longer than any other fiber. In fact, the
weaving of wool carpets has been traced back to 3,000 B.C., and wool rugs and carpets have been prized as objects of
beauty and prestige ever since. Wool does not have the stain and abrasion resistance of some of the man-made fibers,
but it has an enduring quality, and many wool carpets and rugs are said to "age gracefully." Soft underfoot, wool also
offers the somewhat intangible consideration of prestige. However, wool carpets are considerably more expensive than
most synthetic carpets and represent less than 1% of all broadloom carpets sold.
A number of carpet styles utilize a fiber blend, such as nylon and polypropylene. The blending of fiber types to form the
carpet yarn is designed to combine the beneficial characteristics of each fiber, such as the resiliency of nylon and fade
resistance of polypropylene.
While these descriptions outline basic characteristics of different fibers, how the fiber is processed and fabricated - the
construction - is more of a determining factor of a carpet's performance potential.
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