WEAR-DATED NYLON CARPET FIBER


Wear-Dated carpet fiber has earned the reputation as the most durable choice for carpet. Carpet made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber is sure to stand the test of time. Over the years, Wear-Dated has refined and perfected processes that create durable nylon carpet for your home. When you see the Weard-Dated name, you can feel confident that your carpet will withstand the stresses of a busy home.

Carpet made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber is available from the major carpet mills and brands you already know, like Mohawk (Karastan, Aladdin, Horizon, CustomWeave, Wunda Weve), Shaw (Tuftex, Philadelphia, Queen, World, Trustmark), Beaulieu (Coronet, Hollytex), Royalty, Gulistan, Milliken, Fabrica, and Masland.


Durable Materials

Wear-Dated uses the Nylon 6,6 carpet fiber; the fiber specified most often by professional designers and architects. You know that if it can stand up to the demands of commercial interiors, it can stand up to your busy family. That's why Nylon is the material most used in residential carpet. It is more resilient than polyester and olefin (also called polypropylene), so it springs back under traffic. Nylon 6,6, in particular, is more resistant to abrasion and rolling traffic. This is allows it to retain its original appearance longer. It resists stains and soiling better than other fiber materials, so it cleans up more easily. Nylon comes in an infinite array of colors, and resists fading in sunlight. It feels softer to the touch than other synthetic fibers, and is more affordable than wool.

Durable Construction

Carpet made with Weardated carpet fiber is available from the most reputable, and well known carpet manufacturers in the industry. However, not every carpet can carry the Wear-Dated carpet fiber label. Only those manufacturers which have met stringent standards for construction can.
 
Carpet Density

Density

Density refers to the thickness of the yarn, and how close the tufts of yarn are spaced together. The higher the density, the better the performance of your carpet.
 
Carpet Twist

Twist

Twist refers to how tightly the pair of yarns in each tuft is twisted. The twist rate is expressed in a #/inch of length. The tighter the twist in the yarn, the higher the number, and the better the performance.
 
Carpet Weight

Weight

Weight indicates how much fiber there is in the carpet. This explains why heavier carpets tend to cost more. Weight is a function of the pile height and density combined. Pile height is a personal choice, whereas density is a truer measure of performance.
 
Carpet Pile Height

Height

Pile height is the distance from the backing of the carpet, to the top of the tufts. Selection of pile height is based on the style and functionality you're seeking. A 'deep pile' carpet is plusher, but can also show tracks and vacuum marks. A 'lower pile' height is firmer, and may be preferred where wheeled furniture or toys are being moved around.

Testing & Certification

Tough Tested & Certified

Scientists, engineers, and technicians at Wear-Dated's Nylon Textile Technology Center in Pensacola, Florida test each new carpet style following procedures established by the AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists). Before a carpet can carry the Weardated carpet fiber brand name, they ensure that it passes these industry tests, as well as lives up to their exacting standards for durability.

Wear & Soil Resistance

The technicians at Wear-Dated walk over each carpet, approximately 20,000 times, and rate how well it resists soiling and maintains its original texture and appearance. Weardated is the only company in the industry that uses real people to test carpet against everyday wear and tear.

Stain Resistance

Wear-Dated pour acid red #40 dye on the carpet, similar to that used in Kool-Aid, and then see how well it comes out. They then simulate walking on it, and stain it again to ensure that the stain resistance hasn't worn off.

Color & Light Fastness

The technicians at NTTC expose the carpet to ultraviolet light, ozone, and other gases common in the air to ensure that they do not degrade the carpet, or cause it to fade or discolor.

Tuft Bind

The technicians test the tuft bing by pulling on the yarns to ensure they are securely tufted to the carpet backing.

Durability for Your Every Need

A fiber engineered for every need

No matter your lifestyle, there is a Wear-Dated carpet fiber to meet your needs. That's because Wear-Dated carpet fiber is made for life.

Beauty - colors and styles for every decor

Whether you're looking for a plush Saxony for a formal room, a versatile textured cut pile for the whole house, or one of the trendier loop, patterned, or frieze styles, you'll find one made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber in just the color you're looking for.

Comfort - give your family styles that last

There's nothing more luxurious than walking barefoot across an ultra-soft carpet. Now you don't have to sacrifice durability for softness. Perfect for the bedroom or family room, Wear-Dated DuraSoft carpet fiber is the ultimate in softness and durability.

Extra durability - A great choice for high-traffic areas

With kids, pets and visitors, some areas in your home get more traffic than others. Great for family rooms, playrooms, and hallways, Wear-Dated Traffic Control carpet fiber is engineered for tough traffic. The tighter the yarn is twisted, the better it retains its original texture and appearance. Carpet yarn made with Wear-Dated Traffic Control carpet fiber uses innovative technology to lock in the twist, so your carpet resists crushing and matting longer than most other carpets.

Affordability - Making Berbers better

The versatility of looped carpets, often referred to as Berbers, appeals to many homeowners. Until now, most were made of olefin (polypropylene) which can feel harsh and doesn't wear as well, or wool which can be prohibitively expensive. Unlike most synthetic looped carpets, BCF (bulk continuous fiber) Wear-Dated ThermaSealed carpet fiber is a staple fiber similar to natural wool fibers. So, with ThermaSealed you get the performance of Nylon 6,6, and the magnificent look and luxurious feel of wool.

Durability Guaranteed

Unique, non-prorated warranty

Wear-Dated carpet fiber is so durable, they guarantee the entire carpet.
  • Full 5-Year Normal Wear Warranty
  • Full 7-Year Stain and Soil Removal Warranty
Other carpet warranties may be pro-rated, meaning that the longer you own the carpet, the less you will be reimbursed if you need to file a claim. Weardated's unique, non-prorated warranty doesn't diminish over the life of the warranty period.

Wear-Dated Nylon Comparison

 
Wear-Dated Nylon 6,6
Nylon 6
Polyester
Olefin
(polypropylene)
Recovery Rating
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Poor
Poor
Appearance Retention
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Fair to Good
Fair to Good/Poor
Hand
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Poor
Abrasion Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Very Good to Excellent
Poor
Rolling Traffic Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Poor
Poor
Dyeability
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Poor
Color Fastness (light)
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Very Good to Excellent
Ozone Fade Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Nitrous Oxide Fade Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Stain Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Soil Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Fair to Good
Oily Soil Resistance
Very Good to Excellent
Very Good to Excellent
Fair to Good
Poor


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