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Everything you need to know about carpeting:

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. 

  • Staple fibers are short lengths of fiber, that have been chopped from continuous filament and then twisted  together to form a spun yarn.  While staple products bloom more, giving a "bigger hand" or "fuller hand" they also will shed some of the loose yarn.
  • Filament fibers or BCF (bulked continuous filament) are continuous strands of fiber that have been texturized to increase the resiliency and bulk of the fiber.  The continuous strands allow the yarn tips to be smooth and have a fine or clean finish, and minimize shedding. 


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 and Shag carpet.

Frieze carpeting is a special type of cut pile.  Frieze 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.  This type of carpet tends to hide traffic patterns and soiling, while providing good durability and a more casual looking appearance. 

Carpet Tile can be used in offices, bonus rooms, as a DIY project or can be professionally installed. 

Multi Color Carpet is very popular.  We have many options in stock, blending any number of popular colors in one carpet.

Berber Carpet has many uses in your home.  We have Berber carpet in stock in many colors.

Commercial Carpet can be a solid color or have a pattern.  We have many choices of commercial carpet in stock.

Outdoor Carpet is perfect for your porch, backyard, and for your social distant dining area.   Many options in stock for resturants, your home, and your boat. 

We carry thousands of different carpets in stock, in every color.  Take a look at our Event and Fun Colors page.

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 and Mohawk) partner with us to liquidate carpet. So if you need a remnant or an entire house of carpeting, Nylon carpet, polyester carpet, or 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.

6111 East Randolph Street
City of Commerce, CA 90040

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