Olefin carpeting is the second most used fiber for commercial carpeting. Olefin’s relatively inexpensive cost is its allure.
Olefin fiber is predominantly used in making level loop pile carpeting. The reason that this fiber is constructed that way in commercial carpeting is that this fiber doesn’t have good spring-back ability.
So, if you make carpeting with the fibers close to the ground and very tight, when the carpeting does flatten out, it won’t show very much. The olefin fiber is normally only solution dyed and its styling is more limited by the construction limitations.
Tom Mikulski, on Dec 15, 2007 3:00:00 PM
Topics: Commercial Carpet