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Carpet is a soft floor covering made of bound carpet fibers or stapled fibers. Carpeting refers to wall-to-wall coverage, whereas a rug is simply used to cover a space. This type of flooring is typically used indoors and can be used in both high and low traffic areas. It typically lasts for 15-18 years before it needs to be replaced. The quality of a carpet is usually measured in face weight, or how many fibers there are per square inch. The higher the face weight the more plush a carpet will feel.

Carpets come in a variety of materials including wool, nylon, olefin and polyester.

There are different types of carpet like twists, which is commonly referred to as a berber. Twist carpeting is composed of multiple twisted fibers set into the carpet backing. It is typically used in low traffic areas. Another type of carpeting is looped carpets, which are composed of looped fibers set into the carpet backing. This type of carpeting is typically used in high traffic areas as it is easy to clean.



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Manufacturers of Carpeting
Click here to view brandAladdin Carpet by Mohawk
Aladdin Carpet a division within the Mohawk Family of brands has always had a reputation as a great producer of Berber Loop styles. Today the collection of styles under the Aladdin brand name represents a commitment to value and function. Products in these categories are suitable for active lifestyles.
Click here to view brandKarastan Carpet
Karastan carpets are known for artistry, innovation and craftsmanship. Our sophisticated carpet styles range from traditional to contemporary looks and work great in today’s home, home office or business environment. Selecting the right carpet is hard work. At Karastan, we can make your choice a little easier.
Click here to view brandAnderson Tuftex Carpet
Tuftex Carpets of California, Shaw Floors premier residential brand, is known for its innovative design, color, quality, and care for the environment.