The filing of a carpet claim is something that neither the end user or the industry looks forward to. For a consumers own protection they should consider even before purchasing their next wall to wall carpet that you may need to file a carpet claim. A statement like that makes it sound like I am trying to make work for my own company and other Certified Carpet Inspectors. Actually my goal is to prevent the purchaser of carpeting from experiencing the need to file a carpet claim. [Read more…]
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. Shaw is an example of a manufacturer participating in carpet recycling. They have established a carpet collection network covering most major U.S. markets. The collected carpet is made with nylon 6 face fiber. An average of 80 percent of the post-consumer carpet Shaw collects is made with nylon 6 fiber. When reclaimed material can’t be recycled into new carpet, it can also be diverted for reuse in carpet cushion, erosion and sediment control products and engineered resins that are used to produce injection molded plastic automobile parts. Another industry example is Mohawk. As part of there recycling program they recycle pop and water bottles into EverStrand carpets. With this product, all recycled content can be certified. [Read more…]
Carpet backing delamination is the most serious problem that occurs with the back of a wall-to-wall carpet. Carpet backing delamination is the separation of the carpets secondary back from its primary back. [Read more…]
Wondering how carpet is made? At one time the most popular method of carpet was weaving and the fiber was primarily wool. Over 50 years ago tufting a process once used to make bedspreads came into popularity for making carpet. Many of the tufted carpets were first made of cotton. Today most carpets are made with synthetic fibers and still tufted.