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.
Buying carpet is the third most expensive consumer purchase. The Buying Carpeting section of the Carpet Buyers Handbook addresses a number of consumer questions, when shopping for carpet. Carpet benefits, carpet myths, how to budget for carpeting, carpet cushion selection, where to buy carpet, questions to ask when buying carpeting, carpet warranty issues, and carpet color selection are each discussed in detail. For questions related to Carpet R-value, acoustics, and safety issue visit our carpet benefits tab. For carpet myths, such as Kawasaki Syndrome, carpet allergies, and carpet chemical emissions visit our Carpet Myths section. For carpet measuring for installation, visit budgeting for carpet.