- Dec 3, 2012
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The face weight combined with type of fiber is a way to determine durability. But not the only way. The face weight is just that. The weight of the fiber excluding backing and adhesives. And when comaring face weight of carpet you have to compare apples to apples as i did. Same loop same olefin fiber same height. The weight is the fiber alone per sqyrd of carpet. Now when comparing 2 different carpets of interest you need to also look at the density. As one may have a lower weight its fiber type or its finish (ex. Berber) maybe denser then the heavier cut pile. Or viseversa.Can you explain the significance of face weight and how they reach a number?
That carpet in my pic you can see the backing. Never mind the height. The thread count is low so if you take a screw driver and separate the rows you will see alot of gaps. Kinda like a person with a full head of hair vs a guy whos balding. Cut to the same height the hair fibers themselves are the same. But the bald guy has less per sq then the other.
I have seen i had a pic of nylon carpet cut pile. You could spread the fibers apart and see enough backing that you could put a dime on in there and not cover a thread. Thats freakin horrible. Customer "did i get a good carpet they said nylon was a great fiber." Me (no answer lol). Sure the nylon will clean up easy but this carpet wont hold up. One fiber pull and you got a hole larger then a cigarette burn. I know because my kicker tooth pulled one out and i had to fudge a fiber back in to hide it. And nevermind the traffic lanes they'll lay right over in a weeks time.