Commercial and Domestic floor covering solutions.
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Commercial and Domestic floor covering solutions.
Carpets & rugs - Styles Plush
The term describes a traditional "cut pile" carpeting. Other terms for plush carpeting are "saxony" and "velvet plush" in addition to " textured plush "The various names refer to the overall look and construction of each style. Saxony refers to a looser constructed, casual look, while Velvet plush is more dense with a velvet finish and a formal look.
Also referred to as "Trackless" and "boucle" as well as "frize". The term describes a traditional " cut pile " carpeting that has been subjected to " yarn crimping" to achieve a virtual non-directional pile thus helping to hide foot-prints or vacuum marks.
Prints in carpeting refers to patterns printed on the face of the carpet utilizing a screen printing process. Some methods of printing are proprietary , as in the jet drying method called "Millitron". The object behind printed carpeting is the various patterns that can be achieved such as floral and geometric patterns with the look of a much more costly woven carpeting as in Axminster and Wilton which are made in the same fashion as oriental rugs. Pattern carpets or prints may be used wall to wall, custom cut into area rugs and bound or used as hallway or staircase runners.
Patterns are very versatile and may be combined with solid tones to create borders or to separate the different rooms in the home. Patterned carpets or prints are treated to resist stain and soil, however, stains and soil are less noticeable with patterned carpet than with solid tones, therefore, you can use patterns virtually anywhere without worrying about stains or soil.
Woven - Wilton
A fashion statement in itself, a Wilton Woven carpet is the ultimate in quality, beauty, and performance. This type of carpet is woven using the Wilton method and is available in beautiful delicate patterns with up to eight color combinations. Most Wilton carpets are made of wool or wool blends, and will perform exceptionally well under extreme heavy use conditions. Wiltons are used as a wall to wall carpeting and in making fine area rugs. Borders are available for most our Wilton patterns for custom area rugs making or stairway and hallway runners. Wilton woven carpeting is preferred by the discriminating home owner seeking a broad selection of elegant patterns and fine wool's in addition to quality craftsmanship.
Woven - Axminster
Beautiful patterns replicating the look and feel of oriental hand - made rugs for a fraction of the price, plus the ability to use such beautiful patterns for a wall to wall installation. An excellent choice in heavy duty construction. An Axminster carpet is usually a pattern with vivid hues and intricate detail.
Berber is a style of carpeting that incorporates loop-pile instead of cut-pile finish. Berber has had tremendous appeal for a long time and will continue to be a popular style because of the versatility if offers with traditional and contemporary environments alike.
Carpets & rugs - Fibres Wool
For centuries, wool has been used in the making of the finest area rugs for some very good reasons.
Wool is the softest, most luxurious of fibers. It is inherently stain and soil resistant in addition to being exceptionally resilient (bounces back after repeated crushing).
Nylon is man's finest achievement to date in creating an alternative man-made yarn with outstanding performance characteristics. There are many types of Nylon available, the most common are type 6, and type 6.6. Type 6 Nylon is currently produced by BASF® and Allied Signal®. Type 6.6 is produced by Dupont® and Solutia ® (formerly Monsanto).
Polyester has been used in clothing, drapery, carpeting and other fabrics as well as in resin form for various uses. It has good properties such as resistance to stains and depth of color absorption.
Olefin has been produced for a number of years in manufacturing inexpensive commercial level loop carpeting. In recent years, however, many Berber styles of carpeting have been made with this fiber due to the fiber's low cost and ability to resist stains (from spills).
Acrylic / Acrylic blends
Rarely used alone, it is blended primarily with Nylons for strength resulting in a soft hand and wool-like luster. However, Acrylic is brittle and has tendencies to break in addition to being less resilient.
Stain and soil resistance properties differ with the percentage of the blend as in 20%/80%, etc.
A lot of cotton wall-to-wall carpeting was made in the 50's. The fiber was very soft and it accepted dyes well resulting in soft pastel colors and rich jewel tones common to natural fibers, but lacked resiliency and stain resistance. Currently, few manufacturers offer cotton carpeting, but it is still widely used in bath mats and many other fabrics.