Carpet is a soft floor covering made of bound carpet fibers or stapled fibers. Carpeting refers to wall-to-wall coverage, whereas a rug is simply used to cover a space. This type of flooring is typically used indoors and can be used in both high and low traffic areas. It typically lasts for 15-18 years before it needs to be replaced. The quality of a carpet is usually measured in face weight, or how many fibers there are per square inch. The higher the face weight the more plush a carpet will feel.
Carpets come in a variety of materials including wool, nylon, olefin and polyester.
There are different types of carpet like twists, which is commonly referred to as a berber. Twist carpeting is composed of multiple twisted fibers set into the carpet backing. It is typically used in low traffic areas. Another type of carpeting is looped carpets, which are composed of looped fibers set into the carpet backing. This type of carpeting is typically used in high traffic areas as it is easy to clean.
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Since its establishment over nine decades ago, Couristan and its entire team has dedicated itself to a universal commitment of excellence. Weaving four key components into every product – Trust, Style, Quality and Innovation – Couristan has earned its place as one of the most highly regarded companies in the floor covering industry. This long-standing position of success is a direct result of providing customers with the highest levels of design, value and customer service.
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The Kraus Group is one of the largest integrated carpet and flooring manufacturers and distributors in North America with facilities throughout Canada and the USA. Established in 1959, the Group has grown from a sole manufacturing facility to a multinational distributor servicing approximately 10,000 customers in both the residential and commercial flooring markets.
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As a leading manufacturer of residential carpet, Phenix has been committed to producing the highest quality products. Our mission is to provide carpets that excite and enhance their consumer’s interior spaces with innovative and relevant designs that offer outstanding value. We seek to fashion, manufacture and deliver products that offer exceptional design aesthetics, value, quality, and service.
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Dream Weaver® is Engineered Floors’ retail carpet brand. Made with PureColor® technology, Dream Weaver carpet is infused with color, instead of dyed in it. Dream Weaver carpet fades less, resists stains more, and looks better longer than any other carpet.
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Like you, Shaw Floors is passionate about creating beautiful homes founded on innovative design and lasting function. We know that a beautiful room doesn’t happen by accident. Shaw offers more than 25,000 carpet styles and colors. That means your ultimate carpet choices will always reflect your own, unique vision.