Carrot vs. Radish

Carrot

Typically, orange in color although other colors do exist, carrots are native to Europe & Southwest Asia.

Most people consume the orange part called the taproot however it’s not unheard of for the greens to be eaten as they are high in vitamin K & B6.

The more carrots you eat the better your eye sight will be! Well not exactly this is a myth originating from the British in WWII.

Radish

Unlike the carrot which is orange completely through radishes are white on the inside and reddish purple on the outside.

Radish plants also make great starter plants for children, as they are very easy to grow and yield a tasty snack.

The Ancient Egyptians often used radish oil in their diet before olive oil was discovered.

Now for the boring flooring part!

Just like the carrot, solution dyed synthetic yarn is simply dyed before the carpet is manufactured making for outstanding colorfastness. This process starts when the synthetic yarn is extruded and the filaments are impregnated with pigment in its liquid form. Solution dyed yarn is extremely stain resistant which is great for high traffic areas, such as in your family room or on the steps. Since the color goes all the way through the fiber fading is nearly impossible.

Pieced dyed fiber (the radish) starts as a gray good (uncolored) and then is dyed to the color desired, this process allows carpet manufactures to dye small amounts of carpet making special orders possible. In today’s flooring market, most carpet fibers are dyed this way. Another great feature of pieced dye yarn is that because it is dipped after the yarn is extruded carpet manufactures can bring bright colors to the market.

Picking the dye method is an important factor in the carpet buying process & finding a knowledgeable sales associate to help will make this a lot easier and less confusing.

 

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