carpet twist level


Carpet Twist Levelcarpet twist level

Carpet twist level is the number of times the fiber strands are spun together in a 1-inch length to form the carpet yarn. Most yarns are heat-set after twisting to lock the twist in place, giving it "memory" for improved resilience. A high level, or "tight," twist enhances a carpet's long-term durability by providing improved resistance to crushing and matting. Twist can also affect the look of the carpet. A tighter carpet twist level is better.

Since it is locked in by the closed loops, twist is not a major factor in loop pile styles. However, loop pile styles are influence by tuft bind, a measurement that denotes the relative strength of the attachment of the yarn loops to the primary backing. The higher the tuft bind the better.

See Also:  Face Weight | Density | Durability | Fiber

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