More Carpeting Flooring Terminology
Taking with last week’s theme of carpeting flooring terminology, we’ve found a few more interesting terms specifically regarding the materials and fibers used in the construction of area rugs. By educating yourself on the intricacies of carpeting flooring and Karastan area rugs, you can be a more aware consumer, and end up purchasing the perfect rugs.
Acrylic: This is a man-made fiber with a wool-like appearance. It doesn’t dye as well as nylon, and is said to be slightly less durable.
BCF: This stands for bulked continuous filament. Filament yarns are processed by mechanical methods to fluff them out before the weaving process commences.
Continuous Filament: This refers to nylon or polypropelene yarn made in one long strand that can be woven without further processing.
Polypropelene: synthetic fiber that gets a pigment added to it. It is used specifically in machine made rugs.
Polyester: This synthetic fiber is most often used in staple spun yarns.
Solution Dyed: This way of dying synthetic fiber is special because the pigment is added to the polypropelene/nylon chip before it’s extruded as a filament yarn.
Worsted: Refers to an extra step in wool processing that combs out shorter fibers. It produces durable and lustrous yarns.
Space Dyed: Yarn colored in sections of different colors before being tufted or woven into a rug.