Nylon: Durable and versatile, nylon is most widely used fiber. Most nylon styles today receive a stain-resist treatment for protections against household spills and stains.
Olefin (polypropylene): Will not absorb waters, is extremely resistant to stains, fading and moisture.
Polyester: Exceptional softness and color clarity and is also naturally stain and fade resistant.
Triexta: Is a new fiber developed by Dupont & used in Mohawk carpets. The only carpet with built-in stain and soil resistance that will never wear or wash off.
Staple: Yarns that are produced in short lengths and spun and twisted together to form threads of yarn and tufted into carpet. Note: After installation carpets can shed loose fibers. This is common and will stop with time depending on how often you vacuum or the amount of foot traffic.
Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF): Yarns that are actually long filaments of fiber that are piled together to form continuous bundles of fiber.
Face Weight: The amount of surface yarn in a square yard of carpet.
Twist: The number of times fiber strands are twisted together in one inch length of carpet yarn.
Density: How tightly carpet fibers or yarn are packed together and bound into the carpet backing.
Vinyl is a durable, comfortable, long lasting flooring that is easy to clean. It comes in 12′ or 13'2" sheet goods in tile and wood looks.
Felt back: traditional style must be adhered to subfloor
Fiberglass: a cushion form vinyl, will not curl, allows it to lay flat, and is installed with adhesive or loose-laid.
Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank vinyls give you the appearance of real tile or wood with the stability and performance of a vinyl. LVT comes glue down which allows you to grout it. Some styles specifically by Mannington do have a locking system.LVP comes glue down, interlocking, waterproof core-interlocking and floating. Specific situations will require one type over another. We recommend sharing your needs with us so we can help you determine the best type for your space.Vinyl Tile and Planks that do not require adhesive are still considered water resistant. You do not need a waterproof core to achieve a water resistant flooring. This product is especially great for kitchen and bathrooms.
This flooring ranges from 6mm to 12mm. The thicker the core the more stable and will sound more like real hardwood when walked on. Laminate requires a moisture barrier to prevent swelling to the floor. Surface scratches are possible on the top layer.
Tile is a type of flooring that is super durable, long lasting, and can be be installed custom due to its many sizes and shapes.
Ceramic tile is made up of sand, natural products, and clays and once it has been moulded into shape they are then fired in a kiln. When making ceramic tiles they can either be glazed or unglazed.
Porcelain is made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in impervious, fine grained and smooth. Usually frost-proof and can be installed outdoors.
Solid hardwood is made from one solid piece of wood and is typically 3/4" thick.
Engineered woods have 5-11 plys of plywood with a veneer on the top layer.
Domestics woods are classic and have a warm appearance. Common types are red oak, white oak, hickory, walnut and maple.
Exotic woods are unique looks. Common types are brazilian cherry, teak, mahogany, rosewood, tigerwood and bamboo.