2013 has brought about some amazing trends in both commercial and residential carpets. These trends are far more intrinsic than simple—or sophisticated—aesthetics. New fiber systems, improved performance characteristics and alternative formats to broadloom are just a few of the meaningful ones. Soft-handed fibers and the entrée of residential carpet tile systems are two of the more important trends on the horizon and merit some special attention.
When it comes to advent of the “soft” carpet fiber is has become a mega trend in residential carpet. After all the technological improvements mills have achieved in residential product development, they had to search for a new direction that would appeal to consumers. Soft-handed carpets proved to be the next big thing.