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Learn more about Carpet Fibers

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Most of the Carpets are made of fiber material. These fibers determine the sturdiness, look and cost in the market. While there are various methodologies in the making of these carpets, few ones which are commonly used are the ones that are woven or needle-felt, or embroidery, or knotted or tufted. The final outcome mainly depends on these carpet types in a way they are made. It sounds interesting to know more about the fibers that are used in the making of these decorative carpets.

Nylon Fiber

Nylon material is the most commonly used fabric for carpet making. It is considered as one of the flexible of all the fibers available in the market. Nylons provide finest variety in creating best designing styles. One of the main characteristics of Nylon fiber is that it is susceptible to dyeing giving it more an opportunity to display in many shades of colors.

Polyester Fiber

Polyester techniques are good options for small to medium settings like bedrooms. These fibers are considered as value for money and give you the best styles. One need not worry about the stains and color fading part as these naturally come as a resistant. With the new technology involved in the making process, polyester fibers have come a long way providing an outstanding smoothness and color clarity.

PTT (Triexta Polyester) Fiber

PTT (Polytrimethylene Terephthalate – Triexta) is a polyester fiber used to produce carpet yarns. Though this fiber is inexpensive, it lacks stain resistance technique.

Polypropylene Fiber – Popularly known as Olefin

Though Polypropylene Fiber has a fair review for style and color options, it is rated as an excellent stain resistant fiber for making carpet. Even considered as an inexpensive fiber yarn, Polypropylene has got excellent texture retention characteristics.


Make best use of your old or scrapped carpets

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For everything in the world you have durability factor affixed to it. Once used to its maximum benefit, it tends to wear and tear and becomes a scrap material. Same goes for your carpets also. Once these become old or get damaged, one need not worry to dispose them. In fact these scrap carpets can be reused for your home purpose.  Here we help you with few basic ideas of reusing your old carpets:-

  1. You can use them as foot rugs or floor mats by cutting them into small squares.
  2. Cut your old carpets into various designs and shapes using your creativity and make them as your welcome doormats or even as your bathmat.
  3. If your wall-to-wall carpet is torn off then try considering them as table mats.
  4. If you want to shift or move heavy furniture like bed or sofa, then you can slide down pieces of old carpets underneath the legs and push it across avoiding any damage to the floorings.
  5. If you have damaged plush carpet made of smooth fur, you can consider making soft beds for your pet dogs and cats. We are very sure this will be the best gift to your pets.
  6. If you have concrete flooring in your shed house, then you can use your old carpets to protect your feet during winters.
  7. Cut your old carpets in long length making it look like a walkway in your child’s room.
  8. You can place the carpet pieces underneath the dining table or a fridge to balance the uneven flooring if any.
  9. You can consider covering your Caravan floor if you have one with your used carpet or else you can donate to ones who have one.
  10. Just for fun, you can spread across your garden area or play area for your children to dance around.

How carpets can be fascinating? Know more

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Though carpet is a very generic term, we rarely know about the origins and amazing facts about it. Though the fact about its origin is still not confirmed, few researches suggest that carpets were made centuries before Christ.

  1. The world’s costliest carpet has been bought by an unknown overseas bidder for £6.2 million. The main specialty of this carpet is that it is made of Persian art crafts belonging to the 17th century.
  2. To make the carpet look brighter in case of any faded area, you can give your carpet a “salt rub”. This process involves vacuum cleaning which later will give you an immediate effect.
  3. A carpet can house number of bacteria and germs vacationing for over a month in your house, creating unhealthy atmosphere in and around.
  4. The Qasr al-Alam carpet in Iran which got completed in 2007 holds the largest carpet in the world. It measures an astounding 60,500 sq ft which is about the size of the Superdome’s playing field.
  5. The beautiful Anatolian rugs that were depicted in European paintings of The Renaissance indicated the high economic and social status of the owner.
  6. Strange but true, this weaving culture has been traditionally dominated by women folk. It is always found that women and girls become both artisan and weaver.
  7. In India, study says that it was Mogul emperor Akbar was the first to introduce the art of weaving carpets during his rule.
  8. The deadly Norovirus, the virus that causes the stomach flu can stay for a month on an unclean carpet for a month.
  9. 2000 year old Pazyryk Carpet is the oldest surviving carpet found in Southern Siberia.
  10. Carpet has a capacity to withhold several pounds of soil underneath every year.

Types of carpets.

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Introducing Multi Purpose Carpets

Carpets are commonly used for decorating one’s living room. It gives an Oomph factor to the living area where it is spread all over. Considered as one of the important elements of an interior décor, carpets are used for both flooring and wall hangings.  Carpets are available in various sizes, textures, colors, designs and many more add-ons to make your place look beautiful and elegant. These multipurpose carpets can be used indoors as well as outdoors.

Best of Interior Furnishing

Carpets are very popular in terms of making up your living rooms. It fabricates lively and colorful ambiance which truly indicates best example for Interior designing. Though it can be used as a wall-to-wall display, most of the household’s use them as area carpets spread across the floorings. Understanding your taste for living room, you can select from the wide range of best carpets available in the market. You can actually match the color according to your rest of the furniture placed in the living room.

Considering the texture, carpets come with wide range of cloth materials and styles. Softer and furry make better choice. These are called as Plush Carpets. Then you have Cut-pile carpets that are commonly used in every household. Known for its durability feature, Berber carpets are made out of looped fibers that can resists dust elements.

Carpets for Outdoor settings

Even Outdoor Carpets come in array of designs and durability. Basically these carpets are made up of plastic materials which have water proofed feature in it. One can use these carpets for any outdoor events – spreading across the garden area, or for making a walkway, or to cover up balcony area so that guest can feel privileged. People walking across red carpets always considered themselves as privileged. Green, Red makes the best colors for outdoor carpets.

Authors Bio

Dariusz Krak works for carpet cleaning company in Cardiff www.dmcarpetclean.co.uk