MAC Carpet, the world leader in tufted carpet production launches new section about carpet stock lots in its main website, the main objective of launching the new section “carpet stock lots” to cover new customer needs in buying stock lots of tufted and printed carpets, area rugs and mats at extremely competitive prices.

The carpet stock lots offered on www.maccarpet.com are in a wide range of varieties such as area rugs, mats, runners, wall to wall (broadloom) carpets, in a wide range of sizes starting from 40*60 cm up to 200*300 cm for pieces and 4 meter width X various for broadloom.

These products also come in a wide range of qualities such as Polypropylene and Nylon yarns. The backing variety is in Gel foam and Action backing, with the possibility to choose your preferred packaging method.
In its home country MAC Carpet represents one of Egypt’s top manufacturers & exporters of soft floors, with more than 80% of its total production exported to around 107 countries.
The company corporate headquarters and main manufacturing facilities are located in Tenth-of- Ramadan City, the largest industrial estate in the Middle East. In total, its plants occupy a surface area of 520,000 square meters employing close to 6,000 high caliber executives & employees.

MAC Carpet was founded in 1981 with approximate production capacity of 1 million Square meters and currently its production capacity has effectively stretched to reach 60 million Square meters in 2008. In spite of this huge production capacity, MAC Carpet is still able to offer low production minimums as well as diversity in products and service offerings to our proud customers as part of our “1 stop shop concept”.

For more information contact us at; emarketing@maccarpet.com

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Posted by: Tamer Atya | August 17, 2009

How to Choose the right rug for your space

Today I read this article and I think it is very useful for you

MAC Carpet custom printed area rugs, mats

MAC Carpet custom printed area rugs, mats

“We are all familiar with certain types of rugs and carpets that are available for the home.  At least I hope we are; but for those of us who may not be knowledgeable about all types of rugs and carpets, here is a list of some of the more common varieties, along with some suggestions for their use.

• Wall to wall carpet is exactly what it says. There are hundreds of combinations of weaves, color, and quality.  Wall to wall is installed onto a tack strip that is nailed along the perimeter of the room.  The carpet is stretched onto the tack strip where it remains fast.  Then the excess is trimmed off leaving a comfortable, easy to clean, soft environment for the family room, bedrooms, or playrooms. For the best durability in wall to wall, check out berber or shag-berber.

• Oriental or Persian rugs.  Authentic oriental rugs are made by hand in countries such as Turkey and India. The Persian rug is specific to Iran. Believe it or not, a used, or antique, Iranian hand woven rug can be the most expensive of the lot. Persian carpets are so well made they are handed down from generation to generation. So if you plan to invest in Persian rugs make sure you have someone in the family to leave them to. Also, be extremely careful when buying Persian rugs because there are many simulated varieties on the market that are sometimes passed off as originals. It takes at least two people to make a Persian rug. Therefore, you will be able to pick up subtle differences in the pattern from one side to the other. This should be a clue to the rug’s authenticity. You could decorate every room of your home with Persian rugs and you would have the mark of age old elegance.  Persian rugs can even be purchased as runners and installed on a staircase using brass tread stays.

• Braided Rugs. These rugs are beautiful, and durable. They will always come in either a circle or an oval. One downside is that they tend to catch crumbs and dirt more than most other rugs. They are generally chosen for areas where food is not served. They will almost always be made of wool, so be careful when you store them because moths will have a field day within a rolled wool braided rug, and you won’t know it until you unroll it someday and find a section missing altogether.

• Southwestern area rugs. Handmade Southwestern area rugs will contain Southwestern colors, designs, and figures. They may use subtle desert tones or vibrant bright colors depending on the design. These Southwest rugs are perfect for a kitchen, bedroom, living room, sun room or family room. Some Southwestern rugs even lend themselves as wall hangings.

• Tibetan Rugs are rare, but if you ask about them when you visit an oriental rug dealer he may be able to show you one. They are great conversation pieces. In Tibet the smaller versions are used for meditation.

• Indoor-outdoor carpet is used around patios, pools or in pool houses. It is great material for outdoor porches and even outdoor stairs where you may want to minimize slippage. Indoor-outdoor carpet is sometimes used in kitchens; but if you decide to go in this direction you are asking for trouble because the carpet, although an inexpensive way to cover an old floor, is going to absorb grease, odors, spills, and possibly mildew that will only be extricated by removing the rug altogether.

• Custom cut sculpted rugs. These can be made to match and compliment your décor in a thousand ways. The essential ingredient of these rugs is a plush pile wall to wall carpet that is joined together using differing colors and patterns, then sculpted into designs according to the artist’s creativity. These rugs can be both area rugs or wall to wall. They are absolutely stunning in a contemporary setting such as a dining room or living room.

• Area rugs cover all rugs that do not connect to the wall. They can be placed over top of wall to wall carpet to enhance the design or to protect high traffic areas from excessive wear.  They are often placed over wood floors to lend accent and beauty to the textures of the room. Area rugs can also be a focal point of the room. Area rugs also include throw rugs, shag rugs, rattan woven mats, hooked rugs, and bathroom mats.”

Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-17143-Allentown-Interior-Design-Examiner~y2009m8d11-Choose-the-right-rug-for-your-space

When you have a household with children (and possibly pets), it’s bound to take a toll on things you never expected – like your floors. Carpets and rugs are frequently the victim of mud, juice, food, and other things we need not describe. Need some fixes? Read on!

Quick cleaning tips for busy moms: Treating Coffee, soda, Chocolate, Candle wax, gum and Pet urine stains on carpets and rugs

Quick cleaning tips for busy moms: Treating Coffee, soda, Chocolate, Candle wax, gum and Pet urine stains on carpets and rugs

Controlling wet stains on carpets and rugs:

Any stain is best treated as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s important to get it stop running first. If your toddler knocks over his grape juice, quickly dump some baking soda or even salt on the area. This will absorb the liquid, and when it is dry you can simply vacuum it up. Then you’re free to treat the stain with club soda or your quick action carpet sprays like Resolve.

Coffee and soda stains on carpets and rugs:

Unfortunately, these two beverages will wreak permanent havoc on your carpets or rugs if not treated immediately. They will dye the fibers and once dry it is very difficult to remove the stain completely, although the color can fade. Club soda is a lifesaver and a household necessity. Pour it onto the stain and blot it. Another trick is to use 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with four cups of warm water.

Chocolate stains on carpets and rugs:

Once again, get club soda on the stain right away. Use a paper towel to get any excess pieces of chocolate off, then use a carpet spray cleaner like Resolve or Spot Shot.

Candle wax stains on carpets and rugs:

Wax can seem like an impossible item to get off of carpet, but it’s actually quite simple. You simply need to freeze the wax completely with ice. You can place plastic baggies of ice directly onto the wax and leave it there for awhile. When the wax is rock hard and cold, you can begin to remove it. Use a blunt edge tool to crack the ice and then vacuum it up quickly. If there are any particles of wax left, scrape it with a blunt object. This method is great for gum, too!

Pet urine stains on carpets and rugs:

Fido is great but pet urine on your carpet is not. Apply baking soda to the stain as soon as you can, and use a paper towel to quickly blot up excess moisture. Dampen the area with water and apply additional baking soda, letting it set overnight. In the morning, vacuum it up. You can also use a vinegar solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar mixed with 1/4 cup warm water. Pour onto the stain and then place a dry towel over it. Let is set overnight and apply a heavy object to the towel since the pressure will help the towel absorb the stain.

Maintenance of carpets and rugs:

If you’ve picked up nothing else, hopefully it’s the importance of having club soda in the house! It will help on nearly any stain, from mud to wine. Professionals recommend having carpets and rug steam cleaned at least once a year and it is surprisingly affordable (keep an eye for specials and coupons). Vacuum at least once a week, but two or three times a week is best!  Also invest in a good spray cleaner made for carpets. They help out in a jiffy, too!

Source: examiner.com

Vinyl Flooring Linked to Autism

Vinyl Flooring Linked to Autism

U.S. and Swedish researchers have discovered a surprising link between vinyl flooring and autism in children.

In the course of researching allergies and indoor air pollutants, scientists discovered infants and toddlers who “lived in bedrooms with vinyl or PVC flooring were twice as likely to develop autism five years later than those with wood or linoleum flooring.” The scientists said the connection was “far from conclusive” and recommended further study.

Vinyl floors are made with phthalates, a softener for plastics, which may be emitted into the air from normal wear-and-tear. The controversial chemical was banned by Congress for use in children’s products in 2008. In all, researchers identified four environmental factors associated with autism: vinyl flooring, the mother’s smoking, family economic problems and poor ventilation in the home. For more information about proper home ventilation and healthy indoor air quality, see the BobVila.com article, “Prescription for a Healthy Home.

Source: bobvila.com/OnTheLevel/Vinyl-Flooring-Linked-to-Autism-3939.html

Posted by: Tamer Atya | May 11, 2009

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Pros and Cons how to choices

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Pros and Cons how to choices

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Pros and Cons how to choices

 Carpet or hardwood? It’s ultimately a matter of personal taste, but each has its pros and cons. We’ll help you choose

Hardwood is very popular in kitchens today. The only thing that can really hurt wood is water. Carpet is very soft. It’s very cozy. It’s very warm. It’s a feel good product,” said Michael Masucci, a flooring specialist.

Quality hardwood flooring can be a showstopper. It looks great and can ultimately give you a handsome return on your investment, but it needs to be taken care of.

Hardwood will increase the value of your home. It is very luxurious. It’s hard. It’s cold. It is not the wear-all of all floors. It will damage,” Masucci said.

It is ecologically friendly. Wood is both renewable and recyclable.

Said Masucci, “Most woods today come from managed tree farms. A tree is cut, a tree is planted.”

And, according to Masucci, you no longer have to worry about your dog ruining the finish.

“The finishes are so hard I don’t think the pet nails are going to be a problem. You can’t ruin the finish, but you can ruin the wood underneath it,” Masucci said.

Carpet, however, remains the top-dog.

“It’s still the number one selling floor out there. We sell more carpeting than anything else. Bedrooms. Family rooms not so much. Formal living rooms and dining rooms have been going wood. But any place you want to be warm and comfortable, you want to lay on floor and watch TV, carpet’s the way to go,” said Masucci.

If you or a family member has a lot of allergies and you’re worried that carpet is the wrong way to go, because it’s going to trap the allergens and make your allergies worse, think again. Masucci explains.

“A hard floor, whether it be tile, wood or laminate, the allergens — fuzz, dust bunnies — they lay right on top of the floor. As you walk around you’re going to stir these up and make them airborne. Whereas carpet will trap them and hold them. It’s not to say you don’t have to vacuum it, you have to vacuum it on a regular basis, but carpet will trap the allergens and hold them so you can get them out and not have them airborne,” Masucci said.

Remember, your choices for both are practically endless. There are all sorts of designs, colors and textures, especially when it comes to carpeting. As always, we’re reminded to consult our local flooring specialist before making any decisions.

Source: news10now.com/content/features

Posted by: Tamer Atya | May 11, 2009

Flooring Questions: Paint, rugs cover old vinyl quickly

DEAR GAIL: Within three years we are looking to completely remodel our master bath and want to pull out the shower/enclosed tub and replace it with a walk-in shower. Along with that, we will be looking to repaint and redo the flooring with travertine tile.

The bath is 14 years old and right now we have old vinyl flooring. I recently repainted the room, but I can’t stand the flooring and don’t want to invest a lot right now since it will be a waste with what I have for our future plans. Can you give me any inexpensive short-term solutions? — Jamie M.

rugs cover old vinyl quickly

rugs cover old vinyl quickly

DEAR JAMIE: You’re right, it doesn’t make sense to put your new travertine floor down when you’ll be pulling out a tub and placing in a shower in the future. But three years is a long time to live with a floor that is old and you don’t like. There are a few inexpensive solutions that you can tackle in the meantime to make you bathroom fresh and enjoyable until you remodel.

First, if your vinyl is in good shape but just dated and old, you can paint it. Update the look with a faux-stone treatment. What is most important when painting any floor is to take the time to investigate the type of prep work that you’ll need to do and give yourself enough time to do it properly. I’ve had clients do a wonderful job painting over old vinyl and even concrete, but the prep work makes all the difference in a good job. Also, make sure that you put down a good durable top coat to keep the floor from wearing.

Again, if your vinyl is in good shape, just consider buying a couple of room-sized rugs to put down. An area rug can completely change the look of any room. Place a runner in front of your master sinks and then another in front of your shower. Purchase one that brings in color and pattern to give yourself a new and fresh look.

If the vinyl is in bad shape, purchase a carpet remnant and have it installed over the vinyl. You can put down an inexpensive pad or even none at all being it is short-term. You could save money and install it yourself by taking a paper template of your bathroom and cutting the carpet to size. Make sure to flip the template over on the back of the rug before you cut it, otherwise the carpet will be backwards. Then, use carpet tape and tape down the edges so that they don’t fray and you don’t trip.

To completely change the look, another do-it-yourself tile project is to use peel-n-stick, self-stick tiles. They come in a wide range of colors and patterns and you could completely change the look of your room in a day.

If you’re installing the tiles over your existing vinyl flooring, you still need to do some prep work. The floor needs to be dust free and any old holes, cracks or gouges must be filled. If your vinyl is in very bad condition, you might want to consider placing down an underlayment first or pulling the old vinyl up. Again, please check with your flooring center before starting this project.

Sourse: http://www.lvrj.com/furniture_and_design

Posted by: Tamer Atya | April 13, 2009

Huge loss for Mohawk

Floorcoverings maker Mohawk Industries, USA, recorded a net loss of almost $1.46 billion, or $21.32 per share, in 2008 after a massive non-cash impairment charge for goodwill and intangibles.

Full year sales were down by 10% to $6.8 billion but fell by 18% in the fourth quarter alone, compared to same period a year ago. Operating income for the year, excluding charges, was US$449 million; including charges the company reported an operating loss of more than $1.1 billion versus operating income of $750 million a year ago.

Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO commented, “We are in an unprecedented time with the U.S. and world economies under great stress. Our category is suffering from the same issues as the entire economy including increasing unemployment, falling consumer confidence, limited credit availability and declining business investment. In addition, the housing contraction has had a significant impact on the purchase of flooring for our residential channels.”

Fourth quarter sales from the company’s Mohawk [carpet] segment fell by 17%, with both the residential and commercial businesses down. The company permanently closed a number of manufacturing and distribution assets in the fourth quarter to align operations with present conditions.

Carpet price increases did not cover peak material increases which escalated higher and remained longer than Mohawk anticipated. As a result, the Mohawk segment is expected to have an operating loss in the first quarter due to a $60 million flow through of peak material costs passing through inventory. In the second quarter, however, the company anticipates that margins will be positively impacted as peak inventory costs abate and from a seasonal improvement in volumes.

Source: inteletex.com

Posted by: Tamer Atya | April 13, 2009

Carpets and Rugs purchase requires wealth of information

Everybody knows carpet. But do we really “know” carpet?

The choice in types, fibers, construction, etc., makes purchasing carpet for our homes or offices a difficult decision.

While there are many Web sites for tips on carpet selection and materials, I found a lot of good information in Home-improvement and carpet stores. Before you buy your next carpet or area rug, you should at least know the basics.

Four major types of fibers are used in the construction of most carpets. Each fiber type has unique qualities and hopefully these tips will help you the next time you purchase carpet.

Nylon is the most widely used fiber and is mostly known for its strength. It is extremely durable and resilient. Because of its resistance to matting and wear, you will never see a visibly worn carpet path in even the busiest spots of your home. Nylon carpet fiber is soft yet strong, shows color brilliantly and cleans well. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylons are treated to protect them against household spills and stains.

The use of polypropylene (also called olefin) in carpet has grown dramatically during the past 10 years due to the popularity of Berber style loop carpets. Polypropylene is extremely resistant to stains, fading and moisture. Polypropylene is also notably colorfast because it is solution dyed, which means the color is added during production and not dyed later. The color is such an inherent part of the fiber that you can even clean polypropylene with bleach.

Appreciated for its versatility, polyester’s popularity continues to grow. Polyester offers exceptional softness, making it ideal for thick, cut-pile styles. Polyester also is naturally and permanently stain resistant and fade resistant. It has excellent color clarity, color retention, strength and abrasion resistance. Carpets made from this fiber are easily cleaned and they resist water-soluble stains.

Wool is the pre-eminent natural fiber and yields a soft, warm, comfortable feel. Although wool does not possess natural resistance to moisture or abrasion, it ages well and is easy to clean. Because it is the most expensive carpet fiber, wool is generally used only in luxury carpets and area rugs.

Each area of your home could, in essence, have different carpets. High-traffic areas, or areas that might see more dirt, would probably benefit from nylon or polyester carpet. In areas with less foot traffic, like bedrooms or sitting rooms and formal living rooms, wool or silk carpets would be a viable option.

Here are two more carpet options for you (confused enough?). One is carpet style. Carpet tiles come in many different colors, patterns and materials. The beauty of the carpet tile is that if you spill or destroy one of the tiles, you can just pop it out and replace it. Tiles are budget friendly and their use will make your floor covering last longer. Rather than replacing an entire carpet, you can do one tile at a time. Carpet tiles are great for family rooms, children’s rooms or play areas.

Another option for carpeting is the full-room fitted carpet that is not installed or glued down. If you have hardwood or tile floors and want to cover them with more than an area rug, a good carpet vendor can custom cut carpet to fit your room. The carpet will be bound around the edges and just laid down on your floor. The advantage to this type of carpet cover is that you can take it with you when you move if you want or you can get the entire floor covered but not destroy or damage the original floor material.

These guidelines are primarily for wall-to-wall carpet, but if you are selecting area rugs, the same fiber types are used and will possess the same qualities.

One last tip: When installing carpet, get the best carpet padding you can afford. It will give you a more luxurious surface and a good padding will prolong the life of your carpets.

So, while enjoying your current floor covering or shopping for new ones, remember that this vital component of home décor is more than a pretty face. A lot goes into it.

 

Source: lvrj.com

What Carpet Can Do for You

Carpet is something that is still very popular, even in today’s brand new homes. Out of all of the floor coverings that are bought each year, more than half of them are still carpet! When compared to all of the other types of floor coverings on the market today, carpet offers far more benefits to the consumer.

No one wants to have their bare feet hit a cold tile floor in the morning, and kids don’t want to sit in the floor and watch television on a cold, hard surface, which is where carpet comes in. At the bare minimum, most people prefer to have carpet in their dens and bedrooms, just for their own warmth and comfort.

You may not realize it, but carpet also helps insulate your home better as well. The better your home is insulated, the less energy will be required for heating and cooling, meaning that you will save money on your monthly utility bill, which is also a big thumbs up for carpet in my book!

A lot of injuries occur in the home from people falling on slippery, wet floors, especially children and seniors, and with carpet, this danger is completely eliminated. Likewise, it can protect those little knees of babies learning to crawl as well!

Since carpet acts as insulation, it can also help reduce the noise level in your home as well. It cuts down on the noise made from people walking back and forth through the house, as well as any sound that may travel in from outside.

Carpeting can also cover up any damages that may be visible to the floor underneath, and can even hide floors that are uneven, if they are dense enough. If you don’t have time to repair your floor, which can be a major undertaking, carpeting can be another, easier solution!

At one time, no one really liked the idea of having carpet in their home because they thought it was hard to keep clean, and would stain easily, but that really is no longer the case. There are few compounds that can be spilled onto your carpet that can’t be removed in some way, so don’t stress about it overmuch.

Another myth is that carpet can make allergies much worse, and in some cases that may be true, but rarely. In fact, carpets if taken care of properly can help trap allergens in the air, relieving many common allergy symptoms.

Carpets are versatile, and can be used in basically any area of your home. You can carpet your stairs, your walls, and even posts in your home if you wish.

It is easy to incorporate your carpet into your decorating scheme, whether you want it to blend in, or be a focal point. There are so many different colors and patterns today; you can easily find what you are looking for.

Carpet is often much easier on your wallet than many of the other flooring options, and is typically a lot more durable as well. Even if you have someone install it for you, you will still come out much better than you would if you had chose to do hardwood or tile.

Many carpet companies also offer warranties on their carpets, which means you’re your investment is protected, another great reason why you should go with carpet in your home!

Good news for all

Finaly you can see the latest creative and Contemporary carpets, area rugs, floor mats and runners designs now in flickr from MAC Carpet the leading tufted & custom printed carpets and rugs manufacturer in the world,

Also you can join MAC Carpet group on flickr: carpet flooring to watch the carpets and rugs designs, and add comments about designs you are interest on.

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