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Ingenuity Braided Texture Tile by Karastan

Ingenuity Braided Texture Tile by Karastan

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  • HEX: B9A898
  • RGB: R:185 G:168 B:152
  • Identification Number: 268
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About this product

Minimum Sq. Yd.: No minimum Construction: Tufted Surface Texture: Textured Patterned Loop Gauge: 1/10 (39.37 rows per 10 cm) Density: 7226 Weight Density: 276,108 Stitches Per Inch: 10.0 (39.37 per 10 cm) Finished Pile Thickness: .185" (4.70 mm) Dye Method: Solution Dyed Backing Material: EcoFlex NXT Fiber Type: Duracolor® Premium Nylon Fiber Technology: Duracolor® MD Stain and Bleach Resistant System. Passes GSA requirements for permanent stain resistant carpet. Face Weight: 38.0 oz. per sq. yd. (1288 g/m2) Pattern Repeat: Not Applicable Size/Width: 24" x 24" (.6096 m x .6096 m) Soil Release Technology: Sentry Soil Protection Installation Method: Vertical Ashlar, Quarter Turn Foot Traffic Recommendation TARR: Heavy


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Signs of Quality


While you are looking at the label, also examine the backing of the carpet. Make sure the backing has a tight weave. This ensures quality and wear.


Stain-resistant treatments, like those from Karastan, Solutia and Stainmaster, are often applied to nylon carpets to make them easier to clean. Since wool is naturally soil resistant, it does not require further treatment.


Most carpets are either woven or tufted. Weaving is the superior method as it locks each yarn into the backing, creating a highly durable carpet. Tufted carpets are less expensive because they can be made faster.

Pile Density

Density refers to the amount of pile yarn used in the carpet and the closeness of the weave. In general, the denser the pile, the better the performance. Take the sample and bend the face-pile away from you. Can you see the backing? The denser the pile, the less backing will be visible.

Face Weight

Face weight is the amount of fiber used on the surface of the carpet expressed in ounces per square yard. This should not be confused with total weight, which is the face weight plus the weight of the backing. Do not buy a carpet because it has a high face weight. Other qualities, like density, fiber, and weave are more important. Keep in mind: a lighter weight woven carpet will outperform a higher weight tufted product.


Carpet fibers are twisted together for harder wear and a defined look. The tighter the fiber twist, the longer the carpet will perform.

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