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Carpet Glossary

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.

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There is a clear-cut procedure for filling a carpet claim. Each participant has responsibilities to ensure that the carpet claim process is handled to everyone's satisfaction. The filing a carpet claim section of the Carpet Buyers Handbook examines the relationship between the carpet retailer, discount carpet wholesaler, carpet distributor, carpet installer, carpet manufacturer, and the consumer. It includes carpet manufacturing defects, visible carpet defects, carpet color, carpet dye lot, second quality carpet , carpet irregulars, mill end, carpet remnants, carpet warranties, carpet mill inspection, concealed damage, carrier claim, CRI 104, CRI 105, improper carpet care, water damage, backing material, carpet padding failure, cushion failure, topical treatments independents, independent inspector. Always preserve about 1 square foot piece of the original uninstalled carpet. Some manufacturing defect analysis only can be performed on unused (untrafficked) carpet. Also, should the carpet fail (which is rare), it is helpful to evaluate a new piece versus a sample that has been trafficked.

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