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WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CARPET FIBER



WHY IS FIBER SO IMPORTANT?

Fiber is one of the hardest working elements of your carpet or rug.  It’s what creates the yarn, captures the color, style and texture and delivers the “final touch” – so important, especially with today’s trend toward soft-feeling fibers.

 

WHAT KIND OF FIBERS ARE TYPICALLY USED IN CARPET AND RUGS?

You’ll find predominantly manmade fibers like nylon and blends. Fibers have different performance characteristics, like the ability to absorb and retain color, create texture, resist wear and remain resilient.  The qualities of the fibers and how they are selected and made into yarn determines the ultimate quality of your carpet.

 

ARE THE NEW SOFT FIBER CARPETS TOUGH ENOUGH TO STAND UP TO MY FAMILY?

They’re stylish and also incredibly – and deceptively – tough. Leading fiber makers consistently develop higher standards to keep up with today’s lifestyle needs.

 

WHY DO THERE SEEM TO BE SO MANY NEW COLORS?

Those fiber advancements are part of the equation. So, too, is the dye process itself, including processes that provide a visual sense of texture, tone and color variations all from the same color.

 

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A CARPET FIBER?

Begin with a carpet manufacturer featuring a name brand fiber. Share your lifestyle with your retailer and discuss your plans for décor and color. You’ll be able to find a carpet made with fiber that will meet your needs. Remember to ask about fiber warranties as well.

 

WHAT ABOUT USING A TOUGH COMMERCIAL-STYLE CARPET AND FIBER IN MY HOME?

Innovative commercial styles are finding their way into more and more residences. People find their bold design and colors appealing, as well as the higher performance.