Tufted carpet manufacture was born from the candlewick bedspread makers in Dalton Georgia.
Catherine Evans 1880 from Reo in Whitfield County is credited as being the person to start tufting ,
Although tufted rugs had been made by various ancient peoples.
Addie Evans Catherine’s sister in law, took the process further and mechanised it.
The first tufted rugs were produced in 1951 in Dalton Georgia
Thomas Scatchard and sons were manufacturing fitted tufted carpets in 1952
Cleaning and Maintenance Guide
The following hints on carpet maintenance will add considerably to the carpet’s life.
Weekly vacuuming is recommended so that soil does not become embedded in the pile causing accelerated wear by grinding at the base of the tufts. Continue reading
Expectations of your carpet
Colour matching – carpet is produced in batches which all match back to the original master sample to ensure the colour is within a commercial tolerence.
Samples – use samples held by retailers as a guide for colour, as they may not be from the same batch as current production.
Shedding – during the tufting process excess fibres become trapped in the pile. Continue reading