Prior to tufting machines and the tufted carpet manufacturing process most wall to wall carpets were produced on weaving machines. Beautiful designs and intricate patterns were achieved by weaving though the process was slow, making wall to wall carpet out of reach for many people. Today, the tufted carpet manufacturing process is used to produce the majority of all wall to wall carpet at a fraction of the costs of woven products. [Read more…]
Carpet cushion tests methods are used for the evaluation of carpet pad (cushion). The industry has developed a number of carpet cushion tests methods for evaluating carpet cushion. These evaluations have resulted in a better carpet pad being offered to the consumer. [Read more…]
Laying Modular Carpet Tile Patterns
Modular carpet tile patterns a great benefit for those that want more than just a solid or quarter turned appearance. With modular carpet tile patterns it is possible to use virtually unlimited color combinations and designs. When choosing modular modular carpet tile patterns there are a number of directions that the tiles can be turned, or adjusted to achieve a particular look. The more common patterns are quarter-turn, monolithic, brick, ashlar, non directional and duolithic. [Read more…]
Carpet Cushion, Carpet Pad, What’s the Difference?
Is carpet cushion carpet pad? Cushion, pad, lining, or underlay are all synonymous terms used to describe any type of material that is placed under the carpet. A cushion carpet pad adds comfort, absorb shock, reduce noise, increase insulation, and improve the performance of a carpet. While all of these names are synonymous and all of them are used, the preferred term in the carpet industry is cushion. [Read more…]
Why is My New Carpet Turning Different Shades?
There are many types of carpet shading complaints. Carpet shading is a localized alteration in the orientation of the pile. Shading occurs as the result of randomness in pile lay direction. Shading will be seen on both wall to wall carpets and rugs. The physical cause of shading is due to the difference between light reflection from the greater surface area of the side of the bent fibers, which appear lighter in color, compared to the greater light absorption and darker appearance of the more vertically oriented fibers. [Read more…]
Wall to Wall Carpet or Modular Tile
Broadloom carpet is not the only carpet that can be installed wall to wall. When in the market for carpeting for a high traffic area, keep in mind that carpet tiles are another alternative to stretch in carpet. Carpet tiles are available in a wide variety of designs, colors and materials. Carpet tiles are manufactured by many of the same companies that manufacturer wall to wall carpet such as Shaw Carpet, Mohawk Carpet, Beaulieu Commercial, Interface Carpet, Milliken Carpet and others. [Read more…]
Carpet Holes Sprouting and Yarn Pulling Out
My carpet is going to go bare! A complaint so often heard from consumers when they see loose tufts, snags and carpet sprouting on their wall to wall carpet. Seeing the yarn coming out of their carpet says to them that the carpet is failing and there must be a manufacturing problem. Most carpet sprouting issues, high tufts or even holes in carpet are not manufacturing problems even though they are a carpet issue that needs to be addressed. At the same time, some tuft loss on a cut pile carpet is considered normal and is not a reason for alarm. When in question, expert certified carpet inspectors like Terry and Kevin Weinheimer of the Weinheimer Group can determine cause and if a simple correction is called for or a carpet needs to be replaced. [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…]
Terry Weinheimer and Kevin Weinheimer of The Weinheimer Group, are respected Floor Covering Consultants and Certified Floor Covering Inspectors. Kevin and Terry are experts at preventing floor covering problems, identifying the cause of a flooring problems and claims resolution. Our services are available for most types of floor covering including carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, VCT, linoleum, cork, concrete and most other flooring materials and installation systems.
Carpet repair may just save you the expense of a new carpet. Accidents occur and your carpet is unexpectedly damaged and you need a carpet repair. Hopefully you saved the scraps when your new carpet was installed.