Q. 1 What is
R. 1. A felpa é a espessura da base até à superfície da carpete. No caso de uma carpete tipo “loop” (laços), a superfície não é aparada. O corte das extremidades pode ser feito no tear ou mecanicamente, depois da tecelagem da carpete.
A densidade do pêlo forma a felpa da carpete. Os factores que influenciam a densidade são o comprimento dos fios e a fibra utilizada. O custo de produção depende sobretudo na fibra que é utilizada. Usam-se fibras naturais (como a lã, seda e juta) e fibras sintéticas (como nylon, polipropileno e o poliéster) para fabricar carpetes duradouras. As carpetes feitas de fibras naturais são, devido à sua procura, mais caras do que as de fibras sintéticas. No entanto, as fibras como o nylon ou o proliprolipeno são mais resistentes à humidade.
P. 2. O que é o reforço de uma carpete?
R. 2. O reforço é a parte de trás de uma carpete. Apesar de não se lhe dar a devida importância, o reforço é uma parte da carpete extremamente importante. É o reforço que dá estabilidade, forma e protecção à carpete.
O material usado para o reforço costuma ser algodão, juta, seda artificial ou fio “kraft”. Um bom reforço é composto de duas camadas. O “primeiro reforço” dá resistência estrutural à carpete e é tufado ou tecido com a fibra da carpete. Protege a carpete da humidade, fungos e sujidade. O segundo reforço dá um suporte global e absorve os danos da superfície.
Muitos fabricantes, para fazerem o reforço das carpetes, usam métodos ecológicos utilizando desperdícios reciclados do fabrico de carpetes ou de outros produtos têxteis.
P. 3. O que é “Cola de Carpete”?
A. 3 A Carpet Glue is a sticky substance which is used in
carpet furnishing. It is a wise way to glue up your carpets
This practice avoids slippage plus increases the life of the
carpet by retaining its pile with high strength. Along with
avoiding the carpet to move from its place, it’s
advantageous in places like stair cases. Carpet bends, if
glued on stair cases, prevent it from constant wear and
Apart from installation of new carpets, carpet glue is
extensively used in repair work too. In carpet repairs, in
case of swap damaged areas in a carpet, it provides an even
look. People usually use carpet glues to perform some quick
yet seamless carpet repair requirements.
Nevertheless, it is very important to buy the right carpet
glue to ensure longevity of your carpet’s life, especially
in wet areas. Usually, adhesives for outdoor carpeting are
more durable and tougher. They are less soluble to sustain
varied types of floorings including concrete and wood.
It should be noted that although applying the glue is easy,
removal can be difficult. However, there are three methods,
which make it comparatively easier. The most effective way
is to heat up the glue by a heat gun to melt it. Or, it can
be freezed by dry ice. Dry ice would weaken the crystalline
structure and thus chipped away.
Carpet glue can also be removed by available solvents
designed. Carpet glue is odorous in nature and carpet gluing
is recommended to be done with proper ventilation and face
Q. 4 What is Pile Weave?
A. 4 Pile Weave technique is unknowingly, a commonly found
artwork in carpets and rugs for our homes and offices. It is
a meticulous carpet weaving method incorporated to create a
plush feel in carpets. This style involves weaving three
different layers. The first layer is actually the foundation
of the carpet. The carpet foundation acts as the binding
material for the product, wholly.
The second layer is a clever blend of inter knit fibers. The
outcome is a soft and richly comfortable carpet surface. The
final and the third layer is the left out part of the pile.
This last layer is created with the help of metal rods to
create loops in the fiber called as tufts. The tufts would
provide a raised effect which can be brushed back and forth.
The tufts or yarn projecting from the layer can remain or
ends cut. A big range of textures is inclusive in this
weaving system. They are corduroy and terry toweling to
Oriental and silk velvets, etc.
Pile weave is fondly seen in the manufacture of upholstery
too, especially cloth and automobile upholstery. Area rugs
are also seen with this same application. The soft feel,
hand-made Turkish and Indian or Jaipur rugs, still employ
the same efficient comfort skill.
Q. 5 How is a Carpet made?
A. 5 While Middle East countries weaved and evolved such
artful conceptions like carpets, Europeans, for centuries,
just longed for receiving them from there. It was until
French ruler imported Moorish weavers and England too,
followed suit. We do read and learn about various wonderful
information and knowledgeable facts about carpets. However,
never do we have the foggiest of ideas that how are they
In a much broader prospect, there are mainly six types of
carpet-making techniques, which are continued till today.
They are as follows:
• Machine woven- With the revolutionary advent of
machines, hand woven carpet was accompanied with well known
yet machine made Axminster and Wilton Carpets. Such was the
beauty and impeccable finish of the resulted carpet, that it
was difficult to individualize the differences.
• Tufted- With a pre-woven backing, tufted carpets
were a delight for home owners. Needles push through the
yarn and held in place with “loopers”. Nowadays, it is done
by a hand tufting machine.
• Velvet pile- Loop pile carpets are always available
as ‘velveteen’, which are hard bearing, smooth with a
• Loop pile- Loop pile carpets are widely acclaimed
for durability and great texture.
• Fiber bonded- Such carpets sport fibers literally
bonded to the carpet backing. These carpets particularly
come with bitumen backings.
• Hand knotted- The most expensive yet admired ones,
hand knotted carpets come from the expertise of skilled
craftsmen and carpet weavers. Traditional rugs and
contemporary carpets which are hand knotted or hand woven
come as finest quality craftsmanship.
• Handloom- Those carpets which are woven with
keeping the warp and the weft as a prime focus of weaving.
Such a game of warp and weft does not shows a carpet pile.
It is a unique style of weaving craftsmanship.
Q. 6 What are
the various carpet materials used? What are their possible
advantages and disadvantages?
A. 6 The various kinds of carpet materials, along with
their advantages and disadvantages are as follows:
important yarn in carpet
- Especially as pile material
- Used in hand-knotted carpets, hand- tufted
carpets, hand-loomed carpets, machine-woven carpets
absorbs up to 36% of its own weight and hence,
- The surface repels water from its surface and
- Good heat insulation
- Pleasant feel
- Good image and elasticity in fibers.
soaks up steam and not suitable for damp rooms
- More expensive than synthetic fiber that look
- Tends to give off fuzz
- Has to be protected from moths
yarn in carpet manufacturing
- In the pile, very high quality carpets are made
- For fine carpets also as a basic weave
- Used in knotted carpets and very high-quality hand
- Shimmery, fine surface
- Silk fibers are very tear-resistant
- Good image by its reputation as the most valuable
-Very fine fiber
Sensitive to moisture
- Very expensive due to time-consuming production
- Silk pile is less sturdy than wool pile
most important yarn after wool for knotted carpet
- Often used as basic weave for knotted carpets
- Almost never used as pile material in knotted
carpets. If anything, it is used for details in pure
- Used in hand-woven carpets
directional stability and tensile strength
- Natural product with a good image
absorbs steam leaving it to rot in damp rooms
- Not very resilient as pile material , tends to
- Attracts dirt easily
4. Mercerized Cotton
as inexpensive silk replacement in the pile
- As pile material in knotted carpets especially in
Kashmir/ India, Kayseri/ Turkey
- Pleasant feel
- Looks similar to silk
- Slightly more hard-wearing than untreated cotton
less robust than silk, wears out fast
- Tends to become felted
- Attracts dirt easily
Artificial fiber based on plant cellulose
- Popular as silk replacement in the pile
- Pleasant feel
- Looks similar to silk
- Wood is basic raw material
less durable than silk
- Not very elastic
- Bad heat insulation
- Less durable than mercerized cotton, wears out
- Used as
pile material in machine woven carpets
- Light weight
- Good heat insulation
- Very durable
- Much less expensive than wool
- Does not regulate temperature
- Unrefined, it does not feel good
- Artificial fiber with a bad image
- Used as
pile material especially for hand tufted carpets
- Soft to touch
- Dirt resistant, can be cleaned
- Good heat insulation
little moisture, does not regulate temperature
- Artificial fiber with a bad image
Q. 7 What is Hand Tufted Carpet?
A. 7 For long periods of time, Hand Tufted Carpets have been
best known for their durability. They are commonly seen
skillfully woven carpets. However, to understand such
carpets, learning about tufts is important too. Basically,
tufts are a group of yarns or thread, which are drawn
through a textile base or carpet foundation. It can be of a
natural fiber or a synthetic thread.
Tufted carpets are not actually done with hands but with the
help of a tufting gun. Actually, the tufting gun is loaded
with needles mounted on position. With appropriate settings
in the gun, the thread is shot through and pulled from the
surface of the carpet base. The complete meticulous
procedure results in a loop or a cut strand, on the surface,
at the end. Moreover, the machine facilitates to keep an
accurate measure of length of threads on the carpet surface.
Around the world, hand tufted carpets and wall coverings are
favorably seen. In addition, area rugs too, make a prominent
flaunt. Among many, the most favorable reason behind this is
that, the hand tufted ones are usually treated and are
stain-resistant. They are widely used for both outdoor and
indoor carpeting. Their price depends on the quality of
thread used, the carpet size, and the nature of the pattern.
Such luxury carpets are sold in most home decor stores, all
over the world.
Q. 8 What is Loop Pile Carpet?
A. 8 Loop Pile Carpets are those which have a cluster or
series of uncut loops on the
surface. These loops are fashioned either by handmade
weaving or through machines. However, it is done mostly by
machines. The weaving is done by set configuration to create
a definite pattern of thread loops with a uniform height.
With such an impeccable woven art form, any kind of carpet
can be manufactured, ranging from a plain to an intricately
designed one. Manufacturers, as well as customers,
unanimously vote for this type of carpet or textile all over
the world. It is mainly due to the quality plus the fashion
statement that these make.
Generally, a loop pile carpet is woven with either natural
or synthetic fiber. However, artificial ones like
polypropylene and nylon make a good choice for this type of
carpeting. It is well known that synthetic fibers always
withstand wear and tear for a much longer time as compared
to their natural counterparts.
One of the major reasons for much likelihood towards a loop
pile carpet is that it is easy to clean. High traffic areas
with accidental spills on the carpet are easily helped out
by a loop pile carpet. There are many popular designs like
Berber Carpet, which is often chosen as the best floor
covering for homes as well as official places.
Q. 9 What is Cut Pile Carpet?
A. 9 A Cut Pile Carpet is an underfoot favorite, which
features a loop pile but clipped. It shows a set length of
cut loops created during weaving of the carpet. Many people
find it a richly softened and densely fibered carpet. A
luxurious part of residential dwellings, cut pile carpet is
also known as ‘plush’. It is been popular due to its
The overwhelmingly plush effect is created by cutting looped
carpet fibers at the top. An articulate weave obtained from
stuffing yarn into a steam or a stuffer box which gives the
fiber, a twisted look. Thus, the twisted nature also lessens
the fiber’s light reflecting property. It ultimately helps
in reducing tracking marks on the carpet.
Made for less traffic area, cut loop type floor carpet is
extensively employed for its various levels of thickness in
a carpet pile. The cushiony feel of the carpet surface is
constructed by both natural and manmade fiber.
Interestingly, a blend of both is also widely accepted for
weaving such marvelous carpets.
It is usually done to make the carpet’s plush nature to hold
back from matting and crush resistant. Saxony and Frieze
carpets are examples of best carpets with cut pile
technique. As the yarn bundles remain straight, the kinked
fibers provide a two-tone effect in reflected light due to
Cut pile carpeting is usually seen in bedrooms and high
importance official chambers.
Q. 10 What is Cut-and-Loop Carpet?
A. 10 As a cutting edge of fashion today, Cut-and-Loop
Carpet is a profitable option for carpeting floors. It is
also called as ‘multi-loop’ because of differently peaked
thread loops, cut and looped both. Such a variation offers a
distinct visual appeal of both texture and pattern. This
pattern is obtained by clipping the higher loops as the
lower ones are escaped while shearing. The resulting pile
tuft appears darker yet a luxurious carpet for living areas.
Cut-and-loop carpet is a specially sculptured carpet style
cherished by generations. The different levels in the carpet
enable it to hide dirt and footprints. Available within
solid or multiple colors, such new carpets are appropriately
priced to suit your pockets. This is the strongest reason
that makes them a favored one by families as well as
professional setups. Many leading carpet manufacturers
provide such exclusive hand-woven carpets. Adding to the
popularity of cut-and-loop carpets, there is a vast
collection offered to buyers with varied styles and choices.
Below are the following advantages of cut-loop-pile
• Defined carves and contours.
• Highlighted floors with intense colored-carpeting.
• Vacuuming turns it to look great.
• Suggestive colors range from soft tonal to bolder
Q. 11 What is Level-Loop Carpet?
A. 11 A Level-Loop Carpet is woven with equal sized loops
into carpet backing at both the ends. This kind of a
formation provides an evenly smooth surface. In addition, a
level-loop carpet is good on strength and footprints proof.
Moreover, because of the high density of the fibers on the
carpet surface, most people select it for its plush nature.
Adding a luxurious quotient to home floors, it is relatively
easy to clean. Higher loops facilitate trapping of dirt
particles too. Most wanted in cooler regions, such favorite
carpets strongly act against high traffic and are seen in
schools, airports, and other uppity set ups.
Level-loop carpets come in an assortment of various lovely
colors. They are made by both weaving and tufting. When a
carpet is woven on a loom, loops of weft fiber are created.
Then they are attached to the carpet backing as warp
threads. In case of tufting, the thread loops are attached
to the carpet backing with knots. Thus, in both the cases,
the backing relevantly provides a sturdy and shapely benefit
to a home carpet.
Many manufacturers and retailers provide level-loop carpets,
ranging from hard to soft cut pile carpeting. There is also
a considerable option for level-loop carpets with thick
loops. It’s understood above, that for a lush feel, thicker
loops are a right choice. Carpet supply stores always keep a
stock of sample swatches for customers to have a feel of
what they are actually buying.
Q. 12 What is Double Carpet or Face-to-Face Carpet?
A. 12 A Double Carpet is a clever manufacturing process for
weaving carpets. It is prominently done by machine. This
kind of carpet is also known as Face-to-Face Carpet.
For weaving a face-to-face pile carpet, two carpets are
woven at the same time. This procedure goes in while doing
single work process. Since each warp thread system,
possesses its binder warp threads, there is a mesh of three
pick-weaves with tension warp threads and pile-forming warp
During every case, pile is formed on the first weave fiber
received on the back of the second and the third weft fiber.
The dead pile warp fiber is tied and spread over both the
fabrics. The third weft thread forms the pile on a back
In a nutshell, the warp which finally sets as the pile is
knitted in between the two backs. The backs are in a
formation of one on top and the other on the bottom. The
final resulting textile product is separated in the middle
with the help of a blade.
Simultaneously, two carpets are produced with similar
patterns at one time. A face-to-face pile carpet can be
found at various manufacturers and carpet stores quite
Q. 13 What is Oriental Flat-Woven Carpet?
A. 13 Oriental Flat Weaves have been named after the places
of their origin, collectively. Believably, these carpets and
rugs have emerged from the Asian continent. With a rich
rug-making tradition, the term covers the art forms from
countries like Turkey to China. Moreover, the countries of
North Africa are also influenced by the same art due to long
political and cultural domination, such as Morocco and
Talking about Oriental flat weaves, they are flat woven but
lack pile. Their designs dawned exclusively from the warp,
and weft. This is done, unless embroidery and other appliqué
are adapted. Once the craftsman has all the tools, it is to
be decided which type of Oriental rug or flat weave to
weave. Flat weave could be a Kilim, Sumac, and Dhurrie, etc.
They also include hand woven ones such as Palas, Jajim,
Sileh, Verneh, Shaddah. They are woven with weft strands
(horizontal threads) meshed through many warp strands
(vertical threads), and looped back again.
Just as the name reflects, these are flat weaves, which are
flat, almost like tapestries. The designs mostly seen range
from angular to simple geometric patterns. Fewer colors are
used in comparison to elaborate ones, in case of carpets.
Flat weaves can generally be seen used as curtains, tent
hangings, decorations, coverings, etc. Originally, nomads
used them to embellish their floors, pillows, and furniture
upholstery, etc., with the help of flat weaves.
Q. 14 What is Gobelin?
A. 14 Gobelin, actually tapestries, derived their name from
the Flemish or French family of dyers. The family named ‘Gobelin’,
all probably came from Reims, and established themselves in
the Faubourg Saint Marcel, Paris, situated on the banks of
the Bievre brook.
Gobelin tapestries were normally clothing, personal artful
textiles, which were initially manufactured at the Gobelin
Works in Paris, France. They consisted of trimmings and
figures, accordingly made by a technique named ‘Arazzi’.
During its much popularity, medieval themes were
incorporated such as royal gatherings on the textile form.
Such images captured eventful pictures of wine and feasts,
the unique tastes of courts, nobility and upper middle class
families of European culture, etc. Gobelins usually reflect
luxury and are noted for rich pictorial design.
Now, gobelins are woven in China using the classic European
styles, techniques, and colors. Such is the beautiful
artwork of the modern made tapestries that they are hard to
differentiate from the originals. These specialize in using
custom dyed yarns, hand-woven wool fabrics, using natural
dyes, and different traditional weaving styles.
Popularly, a gobelin tapestry, with a renaissance
picturization would make a beautiful decorative piece for
your living areas. The hand woven magic could turn out be an
heirloom fancy to bring out the interior beauty of any room
along with a sense of history.
Q. 15 What is Berber Carpet?
A. 15 A Berber Carpet is a type of handmade, bulky
fabricated, wool floor covering. It is being named after
Berber tribe of Northwestern Africa. It is also known as a
form of Oriental carpet. In the starting,
Berbers usually used wool and camel hair, not only to weave
carpets but to be worn as cloaks too. Since these people
used to live in the desert to arid and semi-desert
environments, nights were bitterly cold. Therefore, such
marvels could resist cold.
Nowadays, Berber Carpet is a term that describes popular
designs such as level loop, multi-level loop as well as
cut-and-loop designs. The main versions in fashion are
simple (knot with a simple wool thread) and double knotting
done in two different sets: one row with plain thread and
the next row with double knotting thread). These show that
whether the knotting fiber is applied individually or doubly
parallel to each other and hence twisted. Pile yarns which
are triply placed are used occasionally.
Berber Carpets are manufactured using natural as well as
synthetic fibers. Wool makes a non-toxic and allergen-free
option for weaving whereas nylon and olefin stand up for
long lasting. These carpets tend to be crush resistant and
can be cleaned easily. However, it is suggested that going
for an expensive Berber Carpet would be wise rather than a
cheaper one. This is so due to fraudulent retailers who tend
to sell low quality Berber Carpets assured with similar
quality and durability.
Q. 16 What are the advantages of Berber Carpet?
A. 16 As a most popular flooring option, Berber Carpeting
has many profitable advantages for home as well as
professional places. Initially used for high traffic public
areas such as offices and schools, etc., they were
commercial grade carpets. However, since years they have
evolved and adapted to various styles, yet durable. The most
likely places to sport such a comfortable choice as a home
décor are homes, recreational rooms, three-season rooms,
playrooms, and finished basements.
There are many advantages of Berber Carpeting. Below are the
following points to be noted:
• Berber Carpets are durable. They are very able to cope
with high traffic without a single fleck of matting or
crushed pile. It is actually a loop pile carpet which makes
it a densely lush surfaced carpet.
• They are easy to make them dirt-free. Especially vacuuming
carpets turns them to look newer like before. It doesn’t
allow leaving any footprints or vacuum marks on the surface.
Although, they are propagated as stain resistant, at times
cleaning of stains becomes cumbersome due to thorough
absorption of stain substance by the fibers. Thus, carpets
with dark colors are preferred the most.
• Berber Carpets can be obtained cheap too, as compared to
the hand knotted or natural fiber counterparts. It is an
affordable carpeting style when seen in synthetic threads.
• For bigger yards, Berber Carpets can be an advantageous
choice, for functionality over form.
Q. 17 What is Saxony Carpet?
A. 17 A Saxony Carpet is a type of versatile tufted carpet
with clipped yarn loops. Actually, the term Saxony belongs
to a famous carpet manufacturer. As Saxony has become a
synonym for quality and luxury, such new
are noted for their elegance and an assortment of solid
Many people call their Saxonies as ‘plushes’ due to the
smoother finish and appeal provided. Consumers find such
carpets much expensive than other types of woven carpets and
rugs. Nevertheless, being an underfoot favorite, still they
exhibit all sorts of footprints and vacuum marks.
Widely used as residential carpets, Saxony carpet is
typically densely woven. Always preferred as a new yet
formal type of carpeting, Saxony carpet is found woven in
wool, linen, and silk. They are usually constructed as high
definition broadloom carpets, which are ideal for
traditional and formal rooms. The various product families
which reflect Saxony’s beauty are Alberto Pinto, Wiltonian,
Alicante, and Ann Smith.
If you ever wish to add a glamour quotient to homes and
other set ups, then various local authorized carpet dealers
could ensure the obtainment of a genuine product with
installation facility too.
Q. 18 What is Broadloom Carpet?
A. 18 A Broadloom Carpet is a type of carpet, which is
constructed on a very wide loom. Furthermore, used as an
area carpeting option, it bears a favorable choice for
decorating larger rooms. They can be installed without any
presence of seams. In addition, they have an advantage over
small sized machines too, which cannot accommodate bigger
carpets. Therefore, many retailers and manufacturers store
hand woven rugs and carpets for such customer demands.
Broadloom carpets can be woven with pile and loop, as per
the demand. Along with directed patterns and designs,
different machines employed for weaving, work on various
computer programs and set sizes. Broadloom carpets are found
in fibers such as wool, sisal, horsehair, etc. Synthetic
fiber counterparts include nylon and polypropelene. Talking
about synthetic broadlooms, these facilitate the ease of
stain cleaning, if any. They are made fire resistant with
the help of chemical treatments or specially treated
threads. Such carpets incorporate vivid and lively colors in
a variety. Moreover, these fulfill the purpose of a throw
rug by programming the borders in the loom.
Broadloom carpets are also seen with carpeting pads when as
wall-to-wall carpeting, or area carpet. Installing carpet
pads underneath, wonderfully change the altogether feel of
the carpet along with protection from condensation. If a
carpet is cut and resized according to the room’s criteria,
it is generally nailed or stapled.
Q. 19 What is Outdoor Carpet?
A. 19 Although indoor carpets are a synonym for beauty,
elegance and style, Outdoor Carpets are a no-nonsense and
dutiful home styling product. Outdoor carpets are those,
which are installed outside the home. They are manufactured
with a rough and tough covering for areas ranging from
patios to pool sides. These carpets function as dirt
trappers, which are handy. Moreover, they are all weather
resistant with commercial models of durability.
Generally, outdoor carpets are-made of synthetic material to
resist water or moisture and light. Materials like
polypropylene are used in making such products. This means
that they would never fade and fibers of such a composition
would also hold for long term. They pose as rugged outdoor
decorations, which are relatively inexpensive. Overall, such
applications add a splash of color and variety to the usual
dull outside setting. They are fire resistant too. Along
with custom sized carpeting, standard sized carpets are also
available in manufacturer’s inventories’.
Q. 20 What is Wool Carpet?
A. 20 Wool Carpets has been a part of the human civilization
history, since an estimated 8000 years. As man learnt to
shear sheep and goats, he also developed the art of weaving
techniques from wool. Wool carpets
to meet the demands of heat insulation during winters. Many
people still prefer 100% wool carpets, which prove to be a
timeless piece to treasure and enjoy.
Silk carpets or silk flower carpets are definitely the most
luxurious ones to purchase but woolen carpets too, enjoy a
great deal of admiration. Along with several incarnations,
there are varieties seen as woolen Persian style rugs and
oriental rugs. They are invariably purchased as wall-to-wall
carpets too. Due to their popularity, they are present in
numerous shades of colors and designer patterns. In
addition, wool carpets also sport both wool and a synthetic
fiber. For example, nylon is beautifully enmeshed with wool
to create a piece of durability. Although such carpets are
relatively inexpensive yet quality wise they are
In today’s world, with increasing maintenance demands of
customers, wool threads are being treated chemically to be
made stain resistant. Being a highly demanded natural carpet
fiber, several manufacturers have been experimenting with
wool as an organic thread, which is invulnerable to stains
and spills, such as wool, which is easier to maintain.
Q. 21 What is
A. 21 Be it your staircase, hallway, living area, or the
parlor of your house, Sisal Carpets serve all the roles of
providing comfort and beauty to floors. A sisal carpet is a
carpet type which is woven with fibers from the Agave
Sisalana plant, which is farmed in Mexico, Brazil, and East
Africa. Such natural fibers are celebrated for their quality
and strength. A versatile, weaving fiber, sisal is spun into
yarn after crushing the succulent leaf, washed, dried and
graded. Such fibers are also dyed well.
Durable sisal fibers are popular for their static
electricity resistance, easy to clean, and its strength.
Moreover, it doesn’t attract much dirt particles in its
knits. There are not many maintenance issues with this kind
of a carpet. There are a number of weaving and pricing tags
for various types of sisal carpets. Many premium carpets may
be expensive based upon per square yard.
Many carpet customers could complain of sisal being odorous
in the beginning. This is due to many carpets are due to the
latex backing. In addition, it can be a slipping one on wood
or stone flooring. Therefore, a slip-free pad is suggested,
which will keep the carpet motion free.
Although, sisal carpeting is preferred to a great extent, it
is a little out of action in damp areas. In high humidity,
such as bathrooms, sisal fibers tend to shrink. Continuous
exposure like this tends to destroy the carpet gradually.
Therefore, nowadays, sisal carpets woven with a blend of
sisal as well as a synthetic fiber, such as vinyl, are
making a profitable option for preserving sisal carpets for
long. The top of range is European manufactured sisal
Q. 22 What is Frieze Carpet?
A. 22 As an exciting addition to your home and family,
Frieze Carpets are a very good choice. A frieze carpet is
constructed from kinked fibers and sports a cut-pile weaving
pattern. Such curly fibers actually create a very informal
look on the carpet surface. Although recommended for high
traffic areas, they smartly come up as a great carpet style,
for both professional set ups as well as residential
The frieze style has been more popular than Berber Carpets
recently. It doesn’t show any foot marls or vacuuming traces
on its surface. Adding to the delight of housewives, it
comes in an assorted array of colors and patterns. Moreover,
it’s always feasible to custom-made a frieze as per
The weaving technique in a frieze is by knotting the pile
through a sturdy backing. After weaving, it is sheared to
maintain equal length. The fiber used is also springy in
nature, giving the pile a bouncy attitude. Frieze carpets
are also woven with soft threads. These provide a pleasantly
smooth feeling to the underfoot. Frieze carpet is also
fashioned as wall-to-wall carpets and area rugs too.
Due to twisted fibers of the carpet, the patterns cannot be
delved complex on the surface, but some very simple ones.
However, in case of a difficult pattern, some designers also
use variegated yarn adding more texture and color to the
carpet. Fire resistant fibers are also incorporated to make
it a versatile one.
A regular vacuuming of a frieze carpet and get rid of the
crushed and dull look acquired from excessive foot traffic.
In addition, it helps in pulling all sorts of dirt and grime
from the roots of the carpet. Ever since its popularity in
1990, many people inclined towards the easy maintenance and
casual look of the frieze carpet.
Q. 23 What are the different types of Outdoor Carpets?
A. 23 Outdoor carpets are some multipurpose utility
products, which complete the outdoors in every possible
aspect. Firstly, they add elegance and beauty. Secondly,
they protect the area from dampness and moisture, at the
same time. Overall, they are a value added style statement,
highly pronounced for home décor.
Outdoor carpets are seen in many forms and bought at a range
of price tags. The different types depend on the pile, grade
of the carpet, and backing. The classification of outdoor
carpets also depends on the type of problem to be solved.
Such carpets are ideal for patios, porches, swimming pool
areas, workshops, sun rooms, spas, and decks, etc.
The various styles of outdoor carpets are as follows:
• Grass Turf- The classic option for a green grassy
one. Resembling like a vivifying golf turf, it is the oldest
of the variety. Still popular, these types of carpets are
usually seen in pool areas, patios, or any area to be turned
into a green pasture. Designer sports turf is of the same
kind with a modern cut pile synthetic grass.
• Cut Pile Velour- With a formal look, these carpets
are mostly found inside cars, patios or boats. This kind of
a carpet has no loops.
• Marine carpets- Marine carpets are named after
their primary use in boats and boat trailers. It is usually
made of olefin, which repels water.
Q. 24 What is carpeting, especially Plush Carpeting?
A. 24 With the help of a reliable survey done, it is found
out, that, carpeting is like a bulky fabric made from
various kinds of popularized face yarns and backing. Today,
most of the carpets are tufted on massive machines. These
are stitched and woven to synthetic backing of a carpet,
with hundreds of highly monitored needles. Once finished
with stitching, they are coated with latex to seal back the
Talking about Plush Carpeting, it is an example of
cut-pile-carpeting. It is a lush yet densely woven carpet
with a smooth and soft surface. A perfect example of such a
carpeting would be Saxony carpets, widely available and
known for its pleasurable underfoot experience plus
expensive price tags.
Reason behind its wide popularity is that it is voted to be
a comfortable carpeting option for floors. The surface
consists of small tufts, which are closely packed, offering
a unique cushiony effect. Remarkably, like other carpets, it
doesn’t require any carpet pads either.
Nevertheless, to maintain a plush carpet can be a time
consuming job. Buyers would find foot marks and marks of
vacuuming on the carpet surface as many likelihood problems.
Although, they look unattractive to people, the protective
chemicals on the surface of the fibers could resist dirt and
Q. 25 What are carpet runners?
A. 25 Lacking the pile behind, Carpet Runners are long and
narrow rugs, meant to be installed in hallways, kitchens,
galleries, and other areas where space is constricted but
long. However, carpet runners differentiate from carpet
runners used on floors, with carpet backing. Ideal for
hardwood floors, it can add warmth to feet and are more
comfortable to walk on.
Matching various area rugs, there are many carpet runners to
add to the beauty of hallways. They are available in various
sizes too. Several retailers and departmental stores,
usually stock such match up expensive rugs as well as carpet
runners. Carpet runners also provide some nice cushiony
areas to stand in the kitchen to stand and execute cooking
as well as dish washing jobs too. Synthetic fibers are very
well able to meet such expectations.
It is also best to install carpet runners on stairs,
professionally. On the other hand, else, a poorly set runner
would just invite the possibility of slippage and causes
some serious concern. Although putting carpet runners on
bare floors is possible, installing them on top of padded
carpet should be avoided. They could be hazardous to elderly
people and young kids just learning to walk.
Q. 26 What are the different types of Knitting Yarn?
A. 26 Knitting Yarn is defined as a regular strand of
interlocked fibers which are used to make fabric or
textiles, knitting and weaving. Various types of yarns are
classified on the basis of weight, purpose, ply, source of
fiber(s), color, texture, and pattern.
Knitting yarn is also differentiated as natural and
artificial fibers. To know more about them, following points
• Natural Fibers: Natural fibers are obtained from
nature, be it plants, vegetable or animals.
Animal fibers are acquired from insects, or animals, which
are composed of proteins. For example, wool and silk are
obtained from sheep and silk worms, respectively. Other
animal obtained natural fibers are Mohair, Angora, Cashmere,
Camel, and Alpaca.
Vegetable fibers are derived from cell walls of plants or
vegetables. For instance, cotton and linen are two popular
examples of such fiber. Ramie is also one of the oldest
fiber crops. It is principally used for fabric production.
• Artificial Fibers: Numerous types of synthetic
fibers are in use for production of textile and fabric
today. Such manmade fibers are usually chemically treated
and evolved in various forms to bring out the desired
characteristics, such as quality and durability. Some of the
popularly known varieties of fibers are rayon, nylon,
polyester, acrylic, and spandex.
Q. 27 How is India considered as a country of origin of
A. 27 In India, around 16th century, carpets started to be
knotted, under Persian influence at the court of Mughal
emperors. At the time of British expansion in the country,
the knotting industry became strongly export-oriented and
experienced a strong upswing.
For many years, India has been one of the major exporters of
carpets to the European Union (EU). Since 2007, the country
is strong on number one position with regard to the value of
the carpets exported to the EU. Today, the most important
knotting region in India is around Bhadohi/ Varanasi in the
northern region of Uttar Pradesh, and other areas such as
the state of Jammu & Kashmir. For instance, Jaipur Rugs,
Jaipur is one of the specialized ones for Kashmiri hand
woven carpets. Amritsar and Agra are other areas in the
list. The above mentioned places are also termed as main
carpet trading avenues in India.
Nowadays, carpet industry in India, which is of social and
economic significance, is geared towards increasing its
export line to US and UK. India’s carpet export kitty also
includes many modern Gabbeh and Nepal Carpets, in addition
to Persian Carpets. Moreover, hand tufted carpets, mostly
made from wool, and hand loomed carpets come from India.
Q. 28 What are the other major countries contributing
towards knotted carpet industry?
A. 28 When we talk about the main countries behind the
origin of carpets in the world, we talk about Oriental
carpets, mostly. Oriental carpets include knotted carpets
with classic patterns from Iran and Turkey and all handmade
carpets from Oriental countries. The orient includes those
countries which include or are influenced by Arabic-Islamic
culture, as well as south-east Asian countries.
The major carpet producing countries are India, Iran,
Pakistan, etc. Import figures from Afghanistan, Morocco,
Nepal, China, Tunisia, and Turkey are also statistically
documented. Latest figures of 2008 say, that, a total of
13.0 million m2 of value 330 million euros were imported
into the EU. Germany being the leader, other important
countries for importation are Italy, the Netherlands, the
UK, and France.
Other countries of origin for Oriental carpets are:
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Slovenia, Russia
including its autonomous region Daghestan, Macedonia,
Kyrgyztan, Romania, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Egypt,
Bhutan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Algeria, Albania, Croatia,
Chechnya, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Q. 29 What is Kilim?
A. 29 A Kilim is a uniquely woven flat weave which is
identified by splashes of brightly colored, bold designs on
its surface. The word ‘Kilim’ is derived from Turkish
origin, which denotes a pile less form of textile. It is
generally produced through various weaving techniques,
reflecting the heritage of that particular geographical
area. Areas such as Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), the
Balkans, North Africa, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran,
Pakistan, China, and Central Asia, come as places of full
flourish for such an art.
Generally, known as an Oriental flat weave, a Kilim is made
by interweaving the several colored wefts and warps, tightly
woven, so that no traces of plain warp are seen. The cotton
or linen warp threads are woven to create geometric or
floral themes. In fact, many specimens reflect the
references to the areas from which they come from. An
interesting feature of Kilim is, slits in the design. Rather
than interweaving threads, the rug obtains tiny slits
alongside its patterns. However, collectors find such
specimens with slits, valuable enough.
Except floor coverings, Kilims are abundantly seen as wall
hangings too. This trend helps in insulating homes from bad
weather such as cold. They are also seen as prayer rugs and
saddle rugs. Still, many nomadic tribes of the Middle East,
who are closely associated with this ancient art form,
produce and sell traditional Kilims.
Q. 30 What is Shag Carpet?
A. 30 Shag Carpets are such a type of carpets which sport
deep pile style carpeting. This is somewhat less dense
carpeting, in comparison to, other types of plush carpets in
Just like silk flower carpets are a fashion statement for
the wealthy today, shag carpets has been a favorite for the
economy class since its origin. Certain attributes are
there, which classify shag carpet stand apart from other
types of rugs and carpets. Firstly, based on design, the
length and configuration of the carpet fiber are
incorporated. Secondly, twisted fibers are also incorporated
in a loose design used with short loop technique.
Due to its versatility, many carpet producers are happily
offering shag carpets, in spite of less popularity among
buyers. Even online retailers or manufacturers like Jaipur
Rugs tend to provide some good quality range at affordable
Nowadays, shag carpets are available in three unique types.
One can choose from long shag, short shag, and mini shag.
The colors seen are solid as contradictory to the
multicolored designs of old times.
Q. 31 What are various types of carpets?
A. 31 The carpet industry offers seemingly endless options
to buyers to choose their favorite rug or carpet. The
popular ones range from lovely silk flower carpets, plushes
to flat weave carpets or tapestries. Nevertheless, it is a
vast field to be acknowledged about. Therefore, it is
suggested that consumers should always do a proper and
self-satisfying research for the carpet type intend to buy.
Below are some extremely voted carpet types, which offer
some great value and comfort with assured quality and
durability. They are as follows:
• Woven- Produced on the loom, a woven carpet is very
similar to a woven fabric type. The difference is that the
carpet type also possesses a cut pile carpet formation. The
pre-determined designs and weaving designs make the carpet
weaver capable of weaving impeccable patterns of the highest
quality and beauty.
• Tufted- A tufted carpet is made by a tufting
machine with needles mounted in the front. It is also done
by hand with the help of a hand tufting gun. The colored
thread is used to create tufts, which can later be turned
into a cut pile, loop pile or a type of both the fashions.
• Needle felt- This is a technologically advanced
carpet type made by electrostatic attraction of the yarn
threads to acquire a highly durable carpet. It is usually a
high traffic carpet.
• Flat weave- With interlocking warp and weft
threads, such oriental flat weaves or tapestries include
Soumak, plain weave, etc. These types of art forms are very
• Other well known carpet types are Hooked rug, Knotted
pile, Plush/velvet, Cut and loop piles, Textured Saxony,
Frieze, and Level loop pile.
Q. 32 What is Oriental Carpet?
A. 32 Oriental Carpets are those handmade carpets, which
originated from the countries of the oriental influence.
Orient includes the names of the countries, which Europe
learned further, located in East. It consists of major
countries of East, which pan from Turkey to China. Along
with the Eastern countries, North African countries such
Morocco and Egypt are a part of this list. This is due to a
long time cultural and political influence of the orient on
Moreover, this category of handmade rugs and carpets, also
includes Berber Carpets and Nepal Carpets. A carpet named
after a location or region is properly explained after
detailed information on the place of origin. The detailed
information includes where the carpet was knotted, and thus,
the type of knots and patterns.
Such handmade oriental carpets differ greatly based on
appearance and production. The varied range of carpets
includes knotted pieces, flat woven fabrics without pile,
modern designer rugs and carpets made according to customer
demands and traditional nomad carpets.
Q. 33 What are the various types of Oriental Carpet?
A. 33 Various Oriental carpets are consumer’s choice with
lovely knot types and carpet types of symmetrical and
asymmetrical knots which highlight the real beauty of the
culture and heritage of the place that they are named after.
The various types of Oriental carpets are as follows:
1. Knotted Oriental Carpets- Knotted carpets are made
mostly with Turkish knots (also known as Turk baff, Ghiordes
knot and symmetric knot) and Persian knots (also known as
Farsi baff, Senneh knot and asymmetric knot). However, both
these types of knots are not bound to their native
The carpet is found to be knotted when the pile yarn is
inclusive in the basic weave with the help of a knot.
Although the basic weave is made from wool or cotton, the
pile is seen from wool. For example, Nepal Carpets and
various Chinese Tibetan Carpets reflect the Tibetan knot.
Berber Carpets show the Berber knot which is also used for
Moroccan Carpets. The main versions are simple and double.
Triple knot is used quite occasionally.
2. Flat Weaves- Pile less carpet with Oriental
influence on knots and patterned designs, term such textiles
as Oriental flat weaves. The main aspect is the warp and the
weft, unless appliqué and embroidery is applied later. The
types of flat weaves are Soumak, Kilim, Jajim, Palas, Dhurry,
Sileh, Verneh, Shaddah.
3. Designer Oriental Rugs- Oriental Rugs originated
in Asia and other similarly influenced places and became a
synonym for high quality materials and luxury. Natural
fibers like silk, wool, and linen are used to create
handmade rugs, which are often very thick and plush. Just
like floral patterns in silk flower carpets, floral themes
are common in rugs too.
Q. 34 What is Wilton Carpet or Wire Loom Carpet?
A. 34 A Wilton Carpet is a carpet type which is woven and
exhibits a cut-pile formation. It is a carpet woven with a
variety of patterns and textures. However, with a limited
yet set number of colors per pattern and with textures such
as looped or a cut-velvet appearance, it is a popular one.
Originally, they date to Wilton, England, where they were
Wilton Carpets are known to be woven on a Jacquard loom with
loops. Similar to Brussels Carpet, it forms a close velvety
pile. Moreover, known as Wire Loom carpet, the carpet pile
may be formed by wires and hooks. The weaving is done
between two backings. After finishing with the weaving, as
pile ends are cut, two distinct carpets are acquired. This
is a face-to-face carpet.
A single frame Wilton Carpet is produced with a looped pile
which may or may not be cut. Thus, yarn used can also be
multicolored. Multi-frame method can produce Wilton Rugs in
textures, which are not obtainable with machine weaving.
Q. 35 What is Persian Carpet?
A. 35 A Persian Carpet is a carpet type reflecting the
artistic magnificence of the carpet industry since history.
Persian Carpet word (Pahlavi bōb Persian farš فرش, meaning
"to spread" and qāli) is undoubtedly one of the
distinguished excellences of Persian culture and art.
Carpet-weaving is Iran’s important part of its culture.
A Persian Carpet is traditionally tied with a single looping
knot (Persian knot). This means that for every ‘vertical
strand’ of fiber in the carpet, there is one loop for it.
Thus, the traditional Persian Carpets sport single knotting.
The other is Turkish knot, which is an inevitable part of
the Iranian carpet industry. Such finest carpet designs in
the world are copied by various other carpet manufacturers
across countries. Still, Iran is the largest producer and
exporter of best carpets, producing three quarters of the
world’s total output.
With wool as the most important material for carpets, there
is a generous use of silk, camel wool, etc. The most
wonderful parts come as the designs, motifs and patterns
woven on the Persian Carpet surface which is awe-inspiring.
There is an elaborated study on the classification of
Iranian carpets too, which is quite vast. The
classifications depend on nature’s inspiration, human
achievements, or place of production, etc., with sub groups
Q. 36 What is Axminster Carpet or Gripper Carpet?
A. 36 Axminster Carpet is named after the carpet pile woven
in the carpet. The name actually comes from a town in
Southwest England, which was chosen for extensive carpet
production. It still continues to make carpets. In the
beginning, Axminster carpets were hand woven but with the
advent of the Industrial revolution, machine made Axminster
carpets started to occupy inventories.
Amazingly, the quality, look, and feel of machine made
carpets often retained the same handmade carpet look, at an
affordable expense. Made traditionally by wool, they are
often seen woven with threads with bright colors. Seen as
carpet runners, throw rugs, etc., carpeting with Axminster
style is remarkable.
An ideal Axminster Carpet would show characteristics like a
stiff backing, frequently made from linen, with a soft
woolen pile. Most carpet manufacturers and retailers do
stock Axminster carpets due to its high popularity. Such a
durable stain resistant carpet has become synonymous with
the word Axminster.
Q. 37 What is Carpet Cutter?
A. 37 One of the tools used while installing a carpet, a
carpet cutter possibly trims and cuts
carpeting to fit in properly. It depends on the type of
design on the carpet that which size carpet cutter is to be
employed for carpet cutting.
Resembling a common utility knife, the simplest carpet
cutter would be one with a handheld unit. It fits easily in
hand and possesses a single retractable blade. After
extending the blade, the blade is moved through the cutting
surface marked on the carpet. More professional forms of
carpet cutters are used while installing wall-to-wall
carpeting in a domestic as well as a professional set up.
The retractable function remains common for most of the
knives because once the job is finished it retracts back.
This minimizes chances of any accidents.
Nowadays, modern carpet cutters have evolved a lot. These
days, cutters with a combination of hard plastics and
stainless steel provide resistance from rust and dulling.
Many models also have the option for replaceable blades in
them. Moreover, costlier ones are loaded with infrared
technology to ensure an accurate cut through the carpet
surface. The cutter body would have a coating on the body to
minimize slippage during usage.
Carpet cutters of various brands and designs, are always
available with hardware stores.
Q. 38 What is ‘Burn Test’?
A. 38 Silk or silk carpets are known widely because of its
luxurious feel and comfort. It is harvested from the silk
worm cocoon and makes an incredibly smooth and shiny fabric.
All sorts of prized apparels and articles are seen in silk
manufacturing. In Chinese culture, since 3000 BC, silk has
been harvesting till today.
However, due to the advent of various synthetic fibers, it
has been quite difficult to distinguish between a natural
and an artificial fiber carpet. Therefore, to determine the
difference, ‘Burn Test’ is used. Burn test is a
professionally acclaimed test which is done to find a
difference between the real and fake. However, it should be
cautioned that this test should be done by skilled burners
To start, a small piece of fabric is sufficient enough to
burn and test. In a fire proof place, with the help of
tweezers, a piece of silk cloth is burnt over a metal dish.
Since silk is a protein based fiber, the fibers would burn
with a smell of burning hair. In case of a manmade fiber,
the burning thread would smell like burning plastic.
Q. 39 What to know about Carpet Cleaning?
A. 39 Carpet Cleaning is a process which is carried on for
beautification and removal of stains and grimace from the
carpet surface. In this process, various allergens are also
removed from it. They get accumulated in the carpet due to
everyday walking, spilling drinks, dropping foods, pet poop,
etc. However, thanks to professional carpet cleaning
industry which is educated and informed about a wide range
of carpet cleaning solutions to keep carpets safe and
Depending upon the degree of filth and the type and carpet
size, the budget is chalked out. The size of the company
hired is also important. Truck mounted carpet cleaning
service is more expensive than the portable cleaning
Various self cleaning solutions, along with portable
machines are crammed in the inventories of many home supply
stores. Renting a carpet shampooer also provide some
cleaning solace to consumers at a cheaper rate than
professional cleaners. Steam cleaners are easy to handle and
light weight. It is advised that before cleaning carpets,
all furniture should be moved away for a thorough vacuuming.
Q. 40 What is Carpet Bonnet?
A. 40 A Carpet Bonnet is a durable thread device that easily
fixes over rotors of carpet cleaning machinery. Ideally, a
carpet bonnet is seen made of a fiber blend including
cotton, rayon, and often polyester. The fibers with a
rotating action help in sucking a great deal of moisture
along with pulling out dirt particles from the surface or
Carpet bonnets are seen with both clipped threads and looped
fibers. It is always incorporated with a carpet bonnet
cleaner. An electronic device, carpet bonnet lacks a storage
compartment or a vacuum pouch. Nevertheless, the bonnet is
drenched with a mixture of water and cleaning solution,
Q. 41 What is Carpet Layer?
A. 41 A Carpet Layer is a professionally trained carpet
installer and possibly other flooring substitutes. He may be
a self-employed or hired by a company. An ideal carpet layer
is a physically fit, reliable person with good basic math
skills. They are seen working in homes or in business
A carpet layer is meant to take accurate carpet measurements
including an area’s dimensions. Taking appointments from
various clients ranging from home owners to official
employers, most of the carpet installations are preferably
done in the evenings to avoid disruption of work. Some of
the carpeting is also carried on during the daytime too.
Often assistants accompanying a carpet layer help him in
cutting under-padding and hammer it to the floor. In case of
carpet gluing, the assistant layer helps in applying the
carpet adhesive to the floor before stretching and laying
the carpet in place.
Carpet layers are responsible for laying down for other
flooring materials like vinyl, ceramic and bamboo. They also
carry out the necessary repair work in case of worn or
stained carpet areas. Interestingly, carpet layers carry a
tape that they use to join the carpet sections together.
After heating, the tape melts and completely seals the
crevice like never before. There are other options like
staples in a staple gun used for carpeting on stairways to
piece together the carpeting.
Q. 42 What are
A. 42 Referred to as house shoes or comfort warmers, Carpet
Slippers are a cozy example of slip shoes for indoor use.
Carpet slippers are specially designated foot wears with a
soft sole and a cushiony feel. The snug shoes are able to
protect feet including safety for furry or fibrous carpet
Carpet slippers are named so, because just the way carpets
provide a soft and balmy underfoot pleasure, similarly,
carpet slippers provide the same relieving feeling from the
tighter enclosed experience of outdoor shoes. Almost every
type of carpet slipper is made with a motto of
comfortability. Although, they are not seen in many
fashionable designs and materials, carpet slippers are
popular with carpet padding inside, among men.
Carpet slippers are actually voted on for both men and women
and serve their actual purpose in cold climates. They range
from funny, comical, and fluffy carpet slippers.
Nevertheless, there are many models for customers to suit
various budget lines, along with temperament and taste.
Delightfully, present are many exclusive carpet slipper
boutiques to cater to all sorts of customer demands. In
addition, there are many big stores, which meet such needs
in the stocked variety also.
Q. 43 What is
A. 43 Basically, Carpet Tape is a sticky tape which is
placed to the section of joining of two carpet lengths to
produce an intersection. However, it is a collective term to
describe three types of tapes for carpeting projects. First
type of a carpet tape is used to keep carpets and area rugs
intact on their places. The second type of a carpet tape is
also used to bind the rough and fibrous edges for a clean
look. The third carpet tape type helps in joining two carpet
or rug pieces to fasten together to create a solo piece.
The two sided tape is sticky on both the faces. Therefore,
such types of tapes help in creating a strong bond between
the carpet backing or rug and the floor surface. Such tapes
are found in rolls, which maintain carpets against slippage.
Carpet tapes, to unify two broader sections of rugs or
carpets, create a string connection in between, like never
before. The one side carpet tape is applied on the back side
of the carpet. In case of a damaged carpet, a new section
can easily be inserted and stuck in between.
Q. 44 What is Carpet Pad?
A. 44 A Carpet Pad is a cushion or a supporting pad which is
placed underneath a carpet. Initially, carpet padding was
practiced only for wall-to-wall carpeting. However, with
time, carpet pads could be trimmed and resized according to
the type of area rug or carpet.
Carpet pads are a
best solution to provide a soft feel to underfoot underneath
a new carpet. Carpet cushions
or pads with various utilities are available in the market
for consumers to pick. Nevertheless, they all serve three
universal purposes. Carpet pads absorb sound, provide
comfort while walking, and lessen down the stress on back or
legs while on foot.
There are various types of carpet pads available. Foam
rubber pads are a basic utility for carpet cushioning in
homes and is inexpensive. For both home and official
environments, sponge pads are a good option. Fiber pads are
a durable choice suitable for high traffic places, for
instance, manufacturing plants or other busy buildings. The
floor in such places is likely to be made of hard concrete.
Apart from such broader alternatives, there are many other
options in varying thickness and density.
Q. 45 What are the various types of carpet pads?
A. 45 Nowadays, there are different types of carpet pads
available to meet all kinds of carpet padding requirements.
The main ones are discussed below:
• Rebond Pad- Available almost everywhere and in all
possible sizes, Rebond Pad is most commonly used in
residential places. An economical choice for offices and all
Foam Padding- Foam Padding is the most inexpensive and light
weight kind of carpet cushion, which usually comes as a part
of a free gift with a new carpet bought. Unable to hold high
traffic, this type of padding, turns flat like a pancake in
a year or so. It is not a right choice for residential
• Prime urethane foam- Prime urethane is a dense form of
carpet pad, which is not so common for homeowners. It was
primarily constructed for professional and business places
and is a bit costlier than a standard rebond.
• Wool or fiber pad, synthetic fiber pads- Made for
luxurious carpets like Berber and other commercial carpets,
such natural and synthetic made carpet pads are made from
recycled or shredded wool. They are ideal for high traffic
areas and prevent carpets from stretching and wrinkle
formation. Usually seen in basements to resist mold, mildew,
• Rubber pad, waffle or slab (flat) - Although rubber pad is
often seen in business places, rebond pad is usually
recommended for most carpet cases. Rebond pad serves as an
economical choice for carpet padding.
• Specialty pads- Often publicized as a best solution for
problems like excessive moisture, odor resistant, and pet
odor pads, specialty pads are, in fact, costlier but aren’t
that effective. Various carpet sellers persuade to upgrade
to a specialty carpet pad. However, it’s wise enough to
address the problem and then act accordingly.