NYLON CARPET AND YOUR NEW FLOORING


When you consider carpet materials, one of your main options really should be Nylon.  Though man-made, unlike wool, for example, it is still a most viable material to have carpet made out of. Nylon is most noted for its durability. Because it’s the hardest of all the synthetic carpet fibers, it resists wear and abrasion extremely well. A nylon carpet will usually last much longer than one made from any another type of fiber. Its strengths include good resiliency, good yarn memory to hold twist, good stain resistance with stain treatment applied, good soil hiding ability, and good abrasion resistance. The fiber also has good resilience — it bounces back after being bent or crushed.

There are of course, several reasons this is the case.  When considering NYLON CARPETING AS NEW FLOORING, there are a number of attributes that you will want to take into consideration.  These include:
•    Fiber Strength
•    Appearance Retention
•    Stain Resistance
•    Piling and Fuzzing

“Nylon has been around since 1935 when Dupont invented it.  It’s earliest uses were for women’s stockings, toothbrush bristles and fishing line.

When it comes to NYLON CARPETING AS NEW FLOORING, the fishing line use is actually quite important, as it helps to explain “fiber denier.”  If you can picture the fish line you would use for trout you will know that it is not as “thick” as that used for salmon.  Thickness is what denier is all about.

With Nylon Carpet “the ‘thinner’ the thread used, the softer it is.  Though typically the ‘thicker’ threads are stronger and more durable.

Carpet tufting machine

Carpet tufting machine

For the most part, Nylon Carpet is made through a process known as “Tufting.”  Here, several hundred needles stitch hundreds of rows of “yarn” to a fabric backing known as the “primary backing.”  Following are the steps for Tufting:
•    Threads are fed from cones into the machine.
•    Primary Backing is fed into the machine
•    Thread and Backing come together.
•    Needles penetrate backing to “tuft” threads.
•    Tufted Carpet is inspected.
•    Carpet is rolled.

Nylon is resilient as a result of the hydrogen molecules in its structure.  The most stain resistant nylon carpets are those that are made from solution-dyed Nylon.  When the color is actually part of the fiber, spills are unable to attach themselves to the fiber’s cells to create stains.

Nylon carpet is something you may very well want to give serious thought to when you are considering NEW CARPET.  To learn more about this 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 regarding this issue!!