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Carpet Glossary Q

Quarter turn

Turning the carpet pile pile direction 90 degrees, and usually joining at a carpet seam. While this practice is acceptable on stairs, a color difference will develop at flat seams

Quarternary

A cationic cleaning agent used for disinfection.

Quat

Slang term used for the family of Quarternary disinfectants I.e. quarternary ammonium chloride.

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