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Best Time to Buy New Carpet?

Free Carpet Buying Information for homeowners 2020 by Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet Professor (carpetprofessor.com) When is the Best time of year to buy new carpet and flooring? Learn insider secrets about when, where and who to buy from, how to get your best deal on NEW CARPET! Choosing new carpet is time consuming and … Continue reading Best Time to Buy New Carpet?

Best Time to Buy New Carpet and Flooring?

When is the Best time of year to buy new carpet and flooring? Learn insider secrets about when, where and who to buy from, how to get your best deal on NEW CARPET! Choosing new carpet is time consuming and confusing to say the least. However, there are certain times of the year when homeowners … Continue reading Best Time to Buy New Carpet and Flooring?

Tempted by Home Depot $37 Carpet Installation?

Tempted by Home Depot $37 Carpet Installation?   A new round of 2014 TV ads from Home Depot now offers whole house carpet installation for just $37.00. Big box stores want to entice you to buy new carpet from them and it would seem that they are willing to give you a fantastic deal on installation … Continue reading Tempted by Home Depot $37 Carpet Installation?

A Bad Carpet Buying Experience…

A Common Carpet Buying Nightmare... “Unless you learn how to make wise and informed carpet choices this scenario could happen to you...” After saving upyou have finally stashed away enough money to buy new carpet for your home! So you head over to a nearby carpet retailer and the salesperson helps you select the carpet … Continue reading A Bad Carpet Buying Experience…

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.

Carpet Selection and Buying Guide 2023

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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