Month: March 2013

How Do I Choose the Right Carpet Fiber? What is BCF?

Most homeowners have little or no clue about the new Carpet they purchase and spend too much and end up unhappy! Learning about how Carpet is made and about the five main carpet specifications will go a long way toward buying a suitable carpet that will last as long as you expect. Visit my free Carpet Information website at AbcCarpets.com to learn more! I also have a special list of locally owned and trusted carpet dealers that I recommend to my readers.

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What Does BCF Mean? Q. I have four kids and three dogs. I need a carpet that is able to take a beating. My question: I am confused about carpet specifications. What is BCF?  I see these initials on the back of some carpet samples but not others? What does this mean?

Alan’s response:

BCF stands for Bulked Continuous Filament. You want to buy a carpet made from a continuous filament fiber.

The work “Bulked” refers to a process where the manufacturer makes the strand of fiber beefed up, or bulked to create a fatter and more beefy feel.

Think of it like using a volumizer on your hair, it makes it feel thicker and fuller. 

The “CF” or Continuous Filament, means the strand is formed or “extruded”  in one long strand. 

When they make carpet from a CF fiber is virtually eliminates the shedding and fuzzing that you experience…

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Where To Buy Carpet? Alan’s Preferred Carpet Dealers

Wondering where to get the best deal on new carpet? Buying new carpet for your home is a major expense and it's difficult and confusing to know how to buy the right carpet and padding, and how to be sure to get qualified installation. Did I mention how hard it is to get a fair and square price these … Continue reading Where To Buy Carpet? Alan’s Preferred Carpet Dealers