What are the different types of fiber for carpeting?
Carpet is made with four different types of face yarn: Wool, Nylon, Olefin, and Polyester. Many of the carpets we carry have nylon pile, however we do carry all of the different types of face yarns, along with blends of more than one type of yarn. Here is some basic information on the different types of yarn commonly used in carpet.
Nylon: Nylon is used in a high percentage of all carpets manufactured in the United States. Nylon is higher priced than polyester and olefin. It does have advantages that make it the more desirable yarn type. Nylon has outstanding wear-resistance and can be cleaned readily.
Olefin: Olefin is a strong fiber that will resist wear and staining. Is is colorfast and is very easy to clean. Olefin is a filament fiber and is commonly used in commercial and berber carpeting.
Polyester: Polyester has a very soft hand. Polyester has excellent color clarity and retains its color, and is easy to clean. Polyester is often made from recycled plastic bottles.
Staple and Filament: Both nylon and polyester can be made in a staple or filament.
What are the different types of construction for carpeting?
All tufted carpet start out as a loop pile construction. After the carpet has been looped the style of the carpet is defined by what happens to the loops, are the loops cut, left looped, or some cut and some looped.
Cut pile carpet comes in different finishes:
Velvet carpet, plush carpet, saxony carpet
shag carpet, and frieze carpeting
While all of these are cut pile, carpets differ in yarn twist levels. This twist allows the manufacturers to change the look and feel of the carpet.
Level loop carpet consists of loops that are the same height and are not cut.
This creates a smooth level surface. This type of construction is used for commercial carpet as well as berber styles. This is a great choice for high traffic areas.
Cut and loop carpet are carpets that have both cut and looped tufts of yarn.
This provides a variety of textures, including sculptured effects like squares, or swirls etc. These are also called LCL (level cut loop).
Multi-Level loop carpets are made with two or three different loop heights to create a pattern or sculptured look.This type of carpet tends to hide traffic patterns and soiling. While this type of carpet provides good durability and a more casual looking apperance.
Although we sell carpet at discounted and wholesale prices, the quality of our material is the same as you would find at any full service store, at a fraction of the price. The major manufacturers (Shaw Industries, Mohawk, and Beaulieu) partner with us to liquidate carpet. So if you need a remnant or an entire house of carpeting, Nylon carpet, polyester carpet, wool blends, and olefin, we carry all different types of carpet. We have one of the largest selections of outdoor and marine carpets you will ever see. Carpet Manufacturers Warehouse ® is your best choice for carpet. We have just the carpet you are looking for. Give us a try! Even if you need cheap carpet we are your best choice for carpet stores.