FHA - HUD Carpet Standards UM 44d FHA HUD Carpet Standards UM 44, serve as quality control guidelines and performance criteria requirements for new carpet production. HUD Carpet Standards HUD UM 44 and cushion standards HUD UM72, set minimum requirements and test methods for carpet products to be acceptable under FHA/HUD programs. NVLAP - National Voluntary Laboratory … [Read more...]
Carpet Manufacturing and Manufacturers
Information on carpet manufacturers and manufacturing.
Most carpets were made on weaving machines prior to tufting. Weaving created beautiful designs and intricate patterns. Though the process was slow, making wall to wall carpet was out of reach for many people. Today, the tufted carpet manufacturing process produces the majority of all wall to wall carpet. Tufting is able to produce these patterns at a fraction of the costs of … [Read more...]
How Woven Carpet is Made (includes video) Woven carpet manufacturing was once the standard in the industry. Today’s production using the woven carpet manufacturing process is small as compared to tufting. For many designers and buyers throughout the world, woven carpets such as axminster, wilton and velvet continue to be their carpet of choice. … [Read more...]
Carpet Recycling (includes video) For years wall to wall carpet has filled our landfills. More and more carpet recycling is now taking place and carpet is quickly becoming a green product. Mohawk and Shaw are examples of manufacturers participating in recycling. Shaw established a carpet collection network covering most major U.S. markets. The collected carpet is … [Read more...]
Wondering how broadloom carpet is made? At one time the most popular method of broadloom carpet manufacturing was weaving. Until 1947, carpets were primarily made of wool and some cotton. Nylon was first introduced in 1947 and grew steadily to dominate the market. Polyester was first used in 1965 and was followed soon by polypropylene (olefin). Over 70 years ago tufting a … [Read more...]