|Since 1955 Linoleum City has proudly provided floor covering to the
Portland Metro Area
Located On Martin
Luther King Jr. BLVD
6 Blocks South of
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|By Stocking full
rolls we are able
to cut your order
to whatever length
|Since we have
bought full rolls of
carpet we are able
to pass the savings
down to you
Here are some general terms for understanding how carpet is made and how to judge carpet quality
During carpet manufacturing, natural
or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn
and tufted, or locked into a backing to
form the pile or surface that you walk
on. There are five major types of
carpet fiber - nylon 6,6, nylon 6,
polypropylene (olefin), polyester, and
wool; the most popular being nylon.
Ideal for carpeting, nylon 6,6 is a
man-made fiber that is wear-resistant
(soil and stain resistant). Its natural
properties allow for a very wide range
of colors and color blends and the
newest fibers offer the look and feel of
wool, but with much less maintenance
The twist of the fibre is the way the
fibre filaments are spun into yarn,
and how the yarn is in turn twisted
upon itself. Twist is usually locked
into the fibre with a steam or
heat-setting. The tighter the twist, the
more the carpet will resist changes in
appearance and texture.
Density describes 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. It
will be difficult to reach the backing of a
very dense carpet. With the tufts facing
outward, bend the carpet into a U shape
to see how much of the carpet backing
shows. The less backing you see, the
more dense the carpet.
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Cut and Loop - Both Cut and Loop yarns are combined to
create sculpted effects or unique patterns that go well in
either a contemporary or formal area.
Cut Pile - refers to a carpet whose loops have been cut. This creates
individual tufts of fiber. Carpet durability is maintained by choosing durable
fiber types which have an increased amount of twist in the fiber and hve a
higher density of fiber tufts. The types of cut pile carpets include:
Frieze - These have fibers that are twisted and have a very
'curly' surface texture. The frieze cut pile creates a more
casual, contemporary look that minimizes footprints as well as
vacuuming marks, so you can use it in areas with heaver traffic.
Saxony - A soft texture with a smooth surface that minimizes
footprints. It is perfect for areas that are frequently used, but
do not require a highly formal look.
Textured Saxony - These textured fibers are less likely to show
vacuum marks or footprints than a Saxony.
Plush or Velvet - An elegant, soft carpet that is ideal for that
formal look of velvet. It has a smooth, sheen which shows every
footprint. They are often used when creating a sophisticated
Shag - A bold style, often combined in a variety of textures
and thicknesses to create a stylish, trendy statement.
Cable - Nubby, plump yarns add a touch of luxury.
Loop - Whether Level Loop or Multi-Level Loop pile,
this is very durable carpet. Because they are made of
a continuous uncut surface, Loops stand up to traffic
and resist matting and crushing. The Multi-Level Loop
is made of differing loop heights which create a more
. . . not all are created equal. Some fibers have more resistance
to soil and stains, some hold color better than others.
Wool - the premier natural fiber offers ultimate comfort and
yields a soft, warm, comfortable feel. Although wool does
not possess natural resistance to moisture or abrasion, it
ages well and is easy to clean. It is a soft carpet with high
bulk and high performance resulting in it being the most
expensive carpet fiber.
Nylon - is the most widely ussed carpet fiber. It is incredibly
durable and resilient. Nylon carpet fiber is soft yet strong,
shows color brilliantly, and cleans well. Thought not
inherently stain resistant, most nylons are treated with a
stain-resist carpet treatment for protection angainst
household spills and stains. It is resistant to matting and
wear and can endure heavy weight. That makes nylon a
good choice for virtually any area in the home, even heavy
Polyester - is an exceptionally soft carpet fiber that is ideal
for thick, cut pile styles. It is naturally and permanently stain
and fade resistant. Polyester is a fiber that cleans easily
and is also resistant to water-soluble stains.
Polypropylene or Olefin - is a strong, stain resistant fiber. It's
ever growing popularity is due to the use of Berber style
loop carpets. It is a strong fiber, easy to clean and
extremely resistant to stains and wear. Because it is
solution dyed, which means the color is added during
production and not dyed later, it is notably colorfast. The
color is such an inherent part of the fiber you can even
clean polypropylene with bleach. It is also mildew and
moisture resistant. A good fiber choice of carpet for all
areas in the home.