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Archives for August 2011

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, Mold and Mildew leads to Lawsuit

Hardwood Floor Cupping, Mold and Mildew leads to Lawsuit

Home inspectors do a great job of inspecting houses and commercial building, but problems may arise when expensive floor covering such as hardwood floors are not inspected to determine if they were properly installed or they're being subject to excessive moisture and possible failure. I came … [Read more...]

Carpet Roll and Pole Crush Marks

Roll or pole crush marks is a common condition seen in newly installed carpet. Roll or Pole crush marks develop as a result of weight of the carpet on top of itself during storage, or from the weight of other carpet rolls during transport. This causes a bending and compression of the pile yarns that … [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...]

Dalton GA, Carpet Capital of the World, until now

Is Dalton Georgia still the Carpet Capitol of the World? Below is a listing of the major carpet manufacturers; many are located in the Dalton, GA area but there are many more located in California, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. While Dalton may be regarded as the Carpet Capital of … [Read more...]

Janka Hardness Ratings

Janka Hardness Ratings

The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a type of wood to withstand denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (0.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball's diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine … [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...]

Why Hardwood Floors Cup

Why Hardwood Floors Cup

Cupping occurs when the edges of a board are high and its center is lower. Cupping in hardwood flooring is caused by a moisture imbalance through the thickness of the wood: The wood is wetter on the bottom of the board than on the top. The moisture imbalance is  proven by taking moisture meter … [Read more...]

Hardwood Flooring Problems- NOFMA-NWFA Certified Inspector-NJ, NY, PA

Linda Lockwood's Wood Flooring Inspection Credentials: Linda Lockwood possesses the highest Wood Flooring Inspection Credentials to provide in-depth failure analysis for all Solid, Engineered, Site and Factory Finished wood flooring complaints including; cupping, crowning, buckling, gaps, cracks, … [Read more...]