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Types of Carpets and Rugs

12.31.2019

We listed some classifications of carpets and area rugs last time.Today we will look into the rest of those classifications and more samples starting with synthetic fibers. Synthetic Fibers Nylon.Nylon has a soft and luxurious feel and comes in a variety of colors that has great resiliency and abrasion-resistance making it an ideal choice in high-traffic areas. Its flexible and easy to maintain. Polyester.This synthetic material is another great alternative since it has great stain-resistance not to mention the variety of colors they come in. It is easy to clean and won’t fade off that easily. Polypropylene.Also known as olefin, this material resists water-based stains and static electricity. This is a popular choice for outdoor carpeting. Classified according to manufacture Depending on what particular region they originated, the manner wherein carpets and rugs are made as well as the materials they are made from will vary greatly. Before we proceed, in order t ...

Types of Carpets and Rugs

12.31.2019

In our last post, we talked about carpeting essentials or the things you need to know before buying carpets. Today we will talk about the different types of carpets and area rugs so you can choose one that will specifically suit your need. Before we go any further, we shall distinguish between wall-to-wall carpeting, carpet tiles and area rugs. As the name implies, wall-to-wall carpeting refers to traditional sheet carpeting that literally covers a room from one end to another. Carpet tiles are cut into squares or other specific sizes and are either made with tongues and grooves on the edges, has suction backing or are pre-applied with adhesives to hold them into place. Each carpet tile can have one or all of these features for better installation. Area rugs on the other hand were initially intended to protect certain areas where there is high traffic that poses threat to the flooring. These days however, area rugs are used more to create little secured spaces that offers n ...

The VOC Connection

12.31.2019

VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds have caught the attention concerned individuals and organizations alike. These are carbon-based compounds which are generally invisible – neither seen nor smelled but is a widely-recognized pollutant associated with a variety of health risks. Studies have shown that these compounds are related to allergies and several illnesses in infants, small children and adults alike. Headaches, respiratory problems and skin diseases have all been linked to VOCs. These chemical compounds are used in the manufacture of flooring products, underlays or carpet tiles’ backing, flooring adhesives, finishes and cleaning materials. Since they seem to be present in almost every stage and aspect of flooring, it will be very difficult to make our homes or establishments VOC-free. What’s important is to be mindful of the products you’re going to use and make sure it has the minimum amount of VOC on it. A commonly used example of VOC is formaldehyde which i ...

Some Things You Need to Know About Bamboo Flooring

12.31.2019

In one of our previous posts, we looked at some of the possible disadvantages of buying so-labeled green flooring products. Here, we take on some things we think you should know before deciding if you want and need bamboo on your living or working space and if it is indeed the appropriate material. Bamboo Flooring in the Making Two things everyone should consider before buying bamboo flooring because they are thinking green are these: producing bamboo flooring takes major chemical and energy inputs. What chemical and energy inputs? From its natural state, it takes a series of energy-consuming processes to convert bamboo into flooring boards: shoots are sliced into strips; strips are boiled with a solution of water and Boric acid to remove starch and sugars; to add some color to bamboo flooring, it undergoes a carbonizing process through steaming under controlled heat and pressure; bamboo flooring products will then undergo a laminating process to create soli ...