Are you a Loop or a Texture?

From loop to frieze and everything in between, we have a wide selection of styles.

Here are just a few:

The durability of your carpet depends on finding the right balance of three factors: fiber, twist and density.

To make a carpet, natural or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn and tufted, or locked into a backing to form the pile or surface you walk on. The five major types of carpet fiber are nylon 6,6, nylon 6, polypropylene (olefin), polyester and wool.

The twist of the carpet describes the winding of the yarn on itself. The tighter the twist, the more the carpet will resist changes in appearance and texture.

Density is the amount of pile in the carpet and how close the tufts are to one another. In general, the more dense the carpet, the better the quality. Check density by pressing your fingers on the carpet and trying to reach the backing. You can also bend the carpet into a “U” shape to see how much backing shows. The less you see, the more dense the carpet.

Take a look at our selection of carpet online at or at our  Tigard or Portland showrooms.

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We are a wholesale flooring store that has been serving the Portland Metro and surrounding areas for over 40 years. Come in today to experience what Beyond the Surface truly means....

Posted on April 11, 2011, in Carpet Talk and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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