A very important consideration for those specifying carpet for commercial interiors is carpet construction and fiber type. But, in addition to these factors a specifier must consider how the carpet is dyed. This course will cover carpet fiber types, different methods of dye application and types of dyestuffs, why color and pattern selection is important, and how different fiber types perform in carpet industry tests where color could be affected.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental difference between carpet fiber types, including their structure and source
  • Discuss the nature of dyes and which coloration techniques are used with different fiber types
  • Describe the different coloration processes for fiber and carpets, including carpet dyeing and printing techniques
  • Examine how the main fibers used in modern commercial carpet perform in industry tests and standards where color may come into play