How do you tell what material carpet is made of?

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Dec 12, 2016
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Jacob Jones
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I'm just getting started, and I'm not sure how to tell carpet materials apart. Can you tell just by looking, or do you need to feel the carpet?

I'm focusing on residential to start, but I know someone who might be able to get me a few jobs with some local banks.


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get some education, there are many fine carpet schools out there
 

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mostly you want to be able to identify wool so you dont ruin the carpet

a long time ago when I was starting out I didnt realize a carpet was wool and my solution line burned lines in it. luckily it was on the verge of being replaced anyways.
 

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Burn test is most common and suitable for most circumstances. Chemical tests can be more conclusive in some situations.

Here are a couple of charts that may help. One covers most of the carpet fibers. The second also covers the rare carpet fibers and upholstery fibers.

Send an email if you want a nice copy. Ask for burn test charts. nstoker@interlinksupply.com