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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Thermal Imaging- Viewing the invisible:

Thermal Imaging- Viewing the invisible:

For those cases where the moisture damage may not be readily visible, we use thermography as a tool to aid in locating thermal anomalies which could indicate water intrusion or leakage. We can often pinpoint the source of the leakage using state of the art electronic equipment which saves  time and … [Read more...]

Carpet-Shading, Pooling, Watermarking, and Pile Reversal

Carpet-Shading, Pooling, Watermarking, and Pile Reversal

Shading, pooling, watermarking, and pile reversal are commonly used terms which are basically one in the same. This condition is an unexplained phenomenon that can occur in all pile fabrics, including upholstery materials. It may occur in traffic lanes, or in areas where no foot traffic occurs. The … [Read more...]

Buying a Home Re-Sale?

Buying a Home Re-Sale?

Carpet & Flooring Inspectors Help in the Purchase of a resale home: Candles, carpet deodorizers, cleaning products, air fresheners, cinnamon sticks, and a host of other air freshening products temporarily mask odors fooling prospective home buyers, but, once the sellers belongings are moved … [Read more...]