Carpets & Rugs
For those looking for a soft and beautiful floor covering for their home, carpets are the answer. It’s available in a wide range of styles, patterns, and colours. In addition to absorbing sound, its cushioned surface provides additional warmth, and a non-slip surface. Most are treated with anti-static, stain, and soil-resistant treatments, making cleaning and maintaining them a breeze. Rugs, on the other hand, are portable and can only cover a small portion of a room at a time.
Carpets made of synthetic fibres can be divided into three categories:
- Nylon – The most stain-resistant and long-lasting. Pets and children will be at ease here. This flooring is also useful in high-traffic areas such as hallways and stairs.
- Polyester – It has the appearance of wool and is commonly used in cut-pile carpets. It is simple to dye and comes in a wide range of vibrant colours. It has a high-end appearance and feel, making it ideal for moderate-traffic rooms. You’ll find a soft, stain-resistant fabric that’s also reasonably priced here.
- Olefin (Polypropylene) – It comes in a variety of muted colours and has a smooth, soft feel to it. It is recommended for commercial use because it is one of the less expensive synthetics with good stain and moisture resistance. Tufted fibres account for more than 80% of residential carpet. To create the face pile of the carpet, the tufting machine functions similarly to an oversized sewing machine, with a large number of needles that pierce the carpet’s backing to insert loops of fibre (tufts or stitches).
- Seagrass – is a greenish-tinged beverage derived from various reedy plants. They’re tough but not very absorbent, so don’t use them in wet or humid conditions.
There are 5 types of Natural carpet fibres:
- Wool – long-lasting beauty thanks to its resistance to soil erosion. If you care about how your clothing looks, wool is the best option!
- Sisal – most expensive, strongest, and most versatile agave fibre. When you touch it, it feels solid and abrasive. It’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent it from fading or staining.
- Jute – jute is softer than sisal, but less durable because of the jute plant’s fibres. It is easily damaged by sunlight and liquids
- Coir – It is made from coconut husk fibres. Despite the doormat’s wiry and mildew-resistant qualities, it is extremely long-lasting and resilient.
There are 7 types of Carpet Textures:
- Cut-Pile – ends in a jumble of cut yarns Cut-pile carpet is an excellent choice for the most relaxing areas of your home. The five most common cut-pile carpet styles are Saxony, Freize, Shag, and Cable, each with its own look and feel. The yarns in each have a slightly different twist, which affects the carpet’s durability.
- Loop Pile (Un-cut Pile/Berber Pile) – As a result, these carpets are ideal for high-traffic areas in the workplace or at home, and they’re also simple to keep clean. They are unaffected by fog or vacuum marks. Varieties include those with uniformly long fibre loops and those with patterned loops of varying heights. Carpets can also be cut and looped, in which some of the fibres are cut and others are looped together.
- Saxony Cut – This article focuses on cut-pile carpets that are particularly dense and soft. The surface has a lush, fuzzy appearance due to the short, straight fibres. This design, however, has the flaw of leaving surface impressions from the strands used. Traditional cut-pile carpets are more expensive because they are more prone to wear and tear and staining.
- Plush Pile (Velvet-Cut Pile) –It is a cut-pile variant that uses shorter, more densely packed fibres to create an even more luxurious surface. As a result, use it only in high-end, low-traffic environments where you don’t expect a lot of wear and tear.
- Textured Cut (Trackless) – a cut pile carpet with irregularly sized fibres Each individual strand is curled using a special steam treatment to keep its kinked shape. It leaves no traces, such as footprints or other marks, on its surface. This pile is best suited for moderate to heavy traffic areas.
- Frieze Cut Pile (California Shag) – a carpet whose fibres have been twisted and kinked, causing them to curl erratically across the surface This style hides dirt and wear well in high-traffic and commercial environments. V. Sculpted Pile (Cut and Loop/Patterned Carpets) – has both looped and cut pile fibres, resulting in height and texture variations on the rug’s surface. The 3D texture of the carpet is achieved by arranging the various fibre cuts into geometric patterns. Different fibre cuts can be used to achieve different heights (textured cut-and-loop).
- Sculpted Pile (Cut-and-Loop/Patterned Carpets) – Because of the presence of both looped and cut pile fibres, the surface of the carpet varies in height and texture. The geometric patterns of the various fibre cuts produce a 3D texture in the carpet. Different fibre cuts can be used to achieve different heights (textured cut-and-loop).