Most commercial and residential carpets have staple fibers blended. When it comes to strength and beauty in carpeting, there are many fibers to choose from. However, there is no single fiber that is ideal for every use and location. Of course, because carpet is subject to lots of wear and abuse via foot traffic, spills and more, people want the most durable and resilient. That’s why it’s common to choose staple fiber carpets.
But what is staple fiber? This type of carpet is made from staple yarns, which are produced in short lengths and spun and twisted together. This forms long threads that are then tufted into carpet.
It’s common for staple fibers to be blended, or mixed with other types of fibers. This allows manufacturers to get the best results and achieve the look and performance they desire. It makes the fibers uniform and allows them to compensate for a number of characteristics in the fiber.
When the latest technology and developments in creating long-lasting fibers are implemented into carpet production, it’s a good thing for manufacturers and clients alike.