A world of carpets

There are so many different types of flooring out there. Furthermore, for every type there are countless subtypes and other options. Hardwood floors, carpets, tile, laminate floors, etc. For some reason I like carpets. I think they have a warm feel. I would not even bother putting a rug or anything else on top. Of course there are different types of carpets, from thick to thin, consisting of different types of fabric, and ranging in quality. When it comes to colors the choices are endless. I prefer something dark, but not at the very extreme. I can’t wait to have my own house or condo someday so I can make all these decisions in a real context.

They take care of all carpet related issues. I was thinking about asking them about what I call “new age carpets”. I am thinking about carpets made of nontraditional materials. I think there would be a good market for such product, especially if these new materials drive down cost. There are natural and processed materials that can potentially be used. I must admit I have not looked into this too much yet. I don’t profess to know the details, but it is something to think about. There are many new cutting edge methods of producing things more efficiently across all industries. The carpet industry is not exempt. Hopefully it will be beneficial to everyone involved, including the consumer who would get the most out of using such products. I feel lucky to live at this point in time because it is a very interesting time to be alive, and witness so many revolutionizing changes across the world.

These days all carpets are machine made. It is rare to see any made by hand. Most carpets are classified according to style, density, pile height, and many other factors. I recently learned that “pile” refers to the actual fibers that spring up from the “backing”. The backing is the bottom portion underneath that nobody thinks about. “Density” as the word implies, basically refers to how many piles there are in a square inch. Most people worry most about color, and of course there are countless colors to choose from. The “pile” can be made out of a number of materials, but a common one is polyester.

These days all carpets are machine made. It is rare to see any made by hand. Most carpets are classified according to style, density, pile height, and many other factors. I recently learned that “pile” refers to the actual fibers that spring up from the “backing”. The backing is the bottom portion underneath that nobody thinks about. “Density” as the word implies, basically refers to how many piles there are in a square inch. Most people worry most about color, and of course there are countless colors to choose from. The “pile” can be made out of a number of materials, but a common one is polyester.

I went to Lowe’s the other day. I was looking at the nursery section. I asked this one guy about an aquaponics system. I mean a system where multiple organisms feed from one another. Organisms such as fish (big and small), algae, mosses, flowers, vegetables, etc. Even the water is circulated and recycled. There are certain bacteria that can be added as a natural filter. These bacteria feed on the impurities in the water yielding clean natural filtered water. Anyway, I was talking to a guy who works there. He was saying a couple of his friends had built ponds in their backyard.