How carpet is made


How carpet is made and a little history. One of the great ironies of life is demonstrated when a client goes to a professional and advises them that they know exactly what they want and then, when that professional provides them with exactly what they requested, they are upset with the professional because they didn’t get what they wanted!  One of the ways to alleviate this problem is to be educated in the realm of what you are seeking.  In the case of carpeting, being fully aware of HOW CARPET IS MADE AND CARPET SALES AND INSTALLATION may very well save a lot of heartache and money!

Most people only have a cursory knowledge of how carpet is made and the way that construction affects the performance of the carpet. That’s why that a sound understanding of HOW CARPET IS MADE AND CARPET SALES AND INSTALLATION affects each other is an important prelude to someone deciding to buy new carpet.

Carpet Tufting Machine

Carpet Tufting Machine

It all began in 1791 in Philadelphia when William Sprague started his woven carpet mill.  This was followed by the construction of additional mills in the New England area.  In 1839 the industry got a big boom when Erastus Bigelow invented the power loom for weaving carpets.  His innovation doubled carpet production in the first year, and by 1850 tripled it.

Today, new carpet is created predominantly from synthetic fibers.  The three predominant of these are nylon, polypropylene and polyester. One other noteworthy synthetic “fiber” is PET – Polyethylene terephthalate, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.  When it comes to natural fiber, wool is by far the most common and is the most expensive carpet fiber, and represents less than one percent of the U.S. carpet market..  A specific wool that is often alluded to is Berber, which is considered a type of carpet construction.  The name is actually derived from a group of North African sheepherders known as Berbers.

Carpet “construction” is actually a three-step process:

carpet dye machine

carpet dye machine

#1 Tufting – The synthetic fiber is woven into a primary backing material.
#2 Application of dye – There are actually two possible processes here:
–    Yarn or pre-dying:  Color is applied to the yarn prior to tufting.  One advantage is it gives good side-by-side color consistency
–    Carpet Dyeing:  Apply color after tufting.
#3 Manufacturing the Carpet – Finishing process where a latex coating is applied to primary and secondary backing; shearing removes loose ends and the final product is inspected before shipping.

“Obviously each fiber – synthetic or natural – has its advantages.  That’s why when you are considering carpet installation you need to take the time to accomplish your ‘due diligence’ before investing your money.

As you can see, HOW CARPET IS MADE AND CARPET SALES AND INSTALLATION may pertain more to you and your home than you might think.  To learn more about this issue you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or info@brandicarpet.com and he and his staff will provide you with all the pertinent information you will need before you purchase your new flooring!!

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Carpet Tufting Machine

Carpet Tufting Machine