Saturday, October 27, 2012

Commercial Carpet Fibers Comparisons





The polypropolene/olefin fiber would not be my first choice. It has an affinity for oily soils also it is very hard to clean . I will avoid this fiber for restaurants,
hallways , heavy traffic areas . I will use in a moderate traffic office.
the only good olefin in carpets is the one scoured and extracted by Krauss.

My choice for heavy traffic carpet for hallways will be the standard 36 oz solution
dyed nylon 1/10. this construction will last for several years in good shape with
proper maintenance and cleaning (at least once a week vacuum and Host dry cleaning)
this carpet the color goes through the fiber. (like a carrot)

Also if you want more intricate designs and patterns you will have to choose
36 oz print dye nylon (like an apple) this are good carpets but you have
high maintenance and avoid bleach or highly concentrated cleaners usually
for commercial use marble and porcelain because the carpet will loose it colors.

the wool/nylon blend 80/20 will be the best for extra heavy use like casinos.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Natural Fibers for Area Rugs

Everything you need to know about Natural Fibers in Area Rugs

Cotton

Natural, soft fiber.

Sometimes used as thread for the base of a rug

Easy to clean and maintain



Sisal Wool


Natural fiber

Stems from the agave plant

Highly sustainable

Does not attract dust and is static free

Jute

Shiny, vegetable fiber

One of the most affordable fibers

Second to cotton as the most produced vegetable fiber

Durable, low thermal conduction, and antistatic make it a popular choice

Wool

The most commonly used natural fiber in rug production

In rug production, wool usually refers to the fibers from sheep

Fiber diameter is the single most important wool characteristic, determining price and quality

Wool rugs will shed initially, but subsides over time 4a