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Carpet Glossary V

Vinyl-back

A synthetic carpet back which may be applied in either a “hard” or cushioned form. Usually used in commercial applications only. This backing typically prevents moisture from penetrating through the backing to the subfloor.

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Different carpet fibers may require different carpet cleaning methods and different cleaning chemistry. Tough synthetic carpet fibers will withstand a wide variety of carpet cleaning methods and cleaning chemistry, but natural carpet fibers can be damaged by improper cleaning.

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