The following Carpet Glossary has been amassed from years of collecting carpet related terms. Many of these carpet terms have been borrowed from various sources over the years and in many cases the original source has been lost. In essence, these terms and definitions may be found in numerous publications with the exact verbiage, making it impossible to decipher the original source. Our apologies to the original authors.
Carpet offers more than simply softness under foot. Carpet absorbs sound, reduces heating and cooling costs by improving R-value, and offers lower maintenance costs when compared to other flooring systems. In purchasing discount carpet or buying wholesaler carpet, make sure you understand carpet construction. Carpet wholesalers located on our carpet wholesaler links pages can help you make the right carpet buying decision.