Glossary Terms

Feb09

Accent Rugs

A carpet that typically is smaller in size than an area carpet. With the growing popularity of hardwood floors, small area rugs are a perfect way to add flare to your design.
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Jan16

Adhesive

A substance that dries to a film capable of holding materials together by surface attachment.
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Feb09

Aladdin Rug

A rectangular rug that has tassels or fringe coming off each of the four corners. The reference to Aladdin is a Middle Eastern folktale about a magical carpet that has flying capacities.
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Feb09

Area Carpets

A rug that covers most of the room but shows a consistent reveal of flooring on all sides. These types of rugs can be customized so that the carpet is cut to fit the shape of the room.
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Feb09

Area Rug

Area rugs are smaller, finished pieces of carpet that cover a small space in a room. Standard area rug sizes are 2×3, 3×5, 4×6, 5×7, 6×9, 8×10, and 9×12. However, we have the capacity to customize any size area rug to...
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Jan16

Attached Cushion

Adhering a cushioning material, (foam, rubber, urethane, PVC, etc.), to the back of carpet.
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Feb09

Axminster Carpet

The most durable luxury carpet is known as Axminster. These woven wool products are highly graded for high traffic areas and are usually very decorative in their design. Axminsters have a plush feel and are used in many luxury commercial spaces like hotels...
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Jan16

Back Seams

Installation seams made with the carpet turned over or face down. Opposite of “face seams ” made with the carpet face up. Both are on the back of the weaving or tufting operation.
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Jan16

Backing

(Primary and Secondary) ­Backing is fabric (in tufted carpet) that makes up the back of the carpet, as opposed to the carpet pile or face. In tufted carpet, Primary backing is the material that the yarn is stitched through. Secondary backing is added...
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Feb09

Berber Carpet

Named after the people of North Africa, the Berber carpet is a rug that holds specks of color amid a lighter background. This carpet is constructed in a loop pile, giving it longevity and durability to last longer than any other type of carpet. Berber...
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