FIBER TYPES of CARPET

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Warmth and charm are just some of the qualitites that a carpet can bring to any space. Whether its for your home or your business, a carpet provides undeniable comfort and understated luxury. At T-Q Floors, we offer the highest quality carpets and provide them for you at unbeatable prices. We carry carpets of all sizes, colors and textures, including stain-resistant Stainmaster® and Anso® carpets, which are great way for keeping your home clean and spot-free.

FIBER TYPES

The most basic component of carpet is the type of fiber used to construct it. The four most widely-used fibers are wool, nylon, polyester and olefin (also known as polypropylene).

Wool: 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.

Nylon: 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.

Polyester: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 comparable weights.

PolypropyleneSince 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.

FIBRE BRANDS

 

Carpets manufactured using the Stainmaster 6,6 nylon fiber are designed for lasting appearance retention. Their unique fibre technology actually repels stains and resists most liquids and texture loss, making it extremely hard to soil and wear down.


Tryesse fibres are incredibly soft, exceptionally durable and environmentally friendly. Tryesse carpets can withstand your toughest stains with an unrivaled fade resistance even after years of use. Tryesse fiber is naturally stain resistant to all water soluble or acid-based stains.


Indulgence carpets were created to fill the need for a softer, more luxurious solution dyed nylon carpet, one that is guaranteed to outperform all other carpets. Softness is the byword for this new collection and Indulgence captures it with a truer softness, a silkier softness, one that you can actually feel. Crafted of 100% PermaSoft solution dyed nylon for superior durability and styled for elegant living, Indulgence leads the way in soft carpet fibre manufacturing, and Indulgence breaks new ground in styling with patterns and textures so perfect, they have to be walked on to be fully appreciated.

Nyluxe breaks new ground in styling with patterns and textures so perfect they have to be walked on to be fully appreciated. These carpets are made with nylon, but not just any nylon; it is Nyluxe, a premier brand made exclusively by Beaulieu. These carpets offer many benefits such as; incredible softness, exceptional performance, durability, resistance to stains and odors, resistance to wear, irresistible to the touch, color fastness and fade resistance, as well as easy maintenance. Nyluxe products also feature special treatments such as Magic Fresh and Scotchgard.

These carpets are made with 100% Ultra Soft BCF polyester Tryelle fiber for soft luxurious touch, limitless styling and lasting performance. Tryelle carpets also feature special treatments such as Magic Fresh, Scotchgard and Silver Release. These carpets are durable and made for everyday life, with timeless colors and lasting fibres that will never go out of style! The possibilities are endless, as these carpets are perfect with any décor. You will never be afraid of fashion faux-pas! Last but not least, this easy to maintain collection will surprise you with its luxurious softness and texture no one can resist.

The manufacturing of carpet (carpet styles/type of carpet) – which can be described as sewing strands of yarn into a backing material – creates thousands of yarn loops. When the loops are cut, we create a CUT PILE carpet, often known as PLUSH or texture carpet and even friezes. When the loops remain uncut, we create a LOOP carpet. These two options can be combined to create various CONSTRUCTION possibilities:


Cut Pile Carpet

When the loops are cut, you create a cut pile carpet


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Loop Pile Carpet

When the loops remain uncut, you create a loop pile carpet.


 Patterned Loop Carpet

When the loops remain uncut and the loops have multiple heights, the result is a patterned loop carpet. 


Cut & Loop Carpet

When cuts and loops are combined, you can create a wide range of patterns. 

We Offer The Following Great Brand Names:
 – Beaulieu Canada
Bentley
– Burtco
– C&A
– Cadane
– Cavalier
– Cambridge
– Couristan
– Crossley
Bolyu
– Hollytex
J&J
Kane
Karastan
Karastan – Metropolitan
Kraus
Lees
Mannington
Melmart
Milliken
Mohawk
Mohawk – Smart Strand
– North west
Nourison
Omni
– Peerless
– Prestige Mills
Patcraft
– Royal Dutch
Shaw
Shnier
Stanton
Tandus
Tuftex
– Venture
– Weave Tuft Carpet
 – Aladain
– Amtico
– Arteca
Beaulieu Canada
Bentley
– Binglow
Bolyu
– Brintons U.S Axminster
– Burtco
– C&A
– Cadance
– Cambridge
– Congoleum
– Cork
– Coronet Commercial
– Couristan
– Crossley
– Dimension
– Dinoflex
– Eterna
– Flextile
– Forbo
– Gerflor
– Hospitality Carpet
Interface
– J&J
– Karastan
– Kraus
– Lees
– Mannington
– Melmart
– Metro Politan
– Milliken
– Moduleo
– Mohawk
– North West
– Omega
– Omni
– Patcraft
– Peerless
– Philadelphia PC Commercial
– Phonex
– Poly floor
– Queen QC Commercial
– Shaw
– Shnier
Tandus
– Venture
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