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The Carpet And Rug Institute Blog

The Carpet And Rug Institute Blog

Carpet and Rug Institute members help spread the word about carpet and allergies: Shaw Industries Hats off to CRI member manufacturer Shaw Industries for helping to promote the good news about carpet, specifically, that people who suffer from allergies do not have to remove their carpets. In … [Read more...]

The Floor Covering Institute Blog: Beaulieu International enters LVT market with SuperClick

The most exciting product at Domotex 2011 (both Germany and Shanghai) was a unique LVT called SuperClick - the fastest, easiest click system ever developed which effortlessly joins tiles while eliminating the performance issues experienced by existing LVT click systems. This morning SuperClick and … [Read more...]

Carpet- Matting, Crushing and Wear

Carpet- Matting, Crushing and Wear

One of the most frequent complaints, and misunderstood conditions with carpet is wear, matting and crushing. The carpet industry defines “wear” as a measurable abrasive loss of face fiber. Conditions such as tears, cuts, pilling, shedding, pulls, and matting and crushing are excluded from warranty. … [Read more...]

Olefin Carpet Fiber

Olefin Carpet Fiber

Spin finish is a detergent that serves as a lubricant, placed on yarns to facilitate passage through various phases of the carpet manufacturing process. If not completely removed during scouring, spin finish may contribute oil lines or rapid soiling of the carpet. Because Olefin has the lowest … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Cupping and Buckling-Crawl Space Moisture

Hardwood Floor Cupping and Buckling-Crawl Space Moisture

[flagallery gid=6 name="Gallery"] Before purchasing a Hardwood Floor: The following article explains how moisture develops in a vented crawl space, what moisture does to hardwood flooring, who’s responsible for moisture damaged hardwood flooring and how to prevent crawl space moisture … [Read more...]

Carpet Manufacturers

Carpet Manufacturers

Associated Weavers International Atlas Halicilik Interface, Inc.  Axminster Carpets, Ltd. International Design Guild  Balta Group Invision Carpet Systems Barrett Carpet Mills J & J Industries  Berry Group Joy Carpets Beaulieu of America Karastan … [Read more...]

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Before contacting a flooring inspector gather the information related to your floor; retailer/installer and manufacturer information, product, style, size (square ft, yards); then prepare a list of your concerns to discuss with the inspector. Conflict of Interest: Rule out conflict of interest by … [Read more...]