A fabric that is either woven or knitted that contains a design that is curled or looped.
A natural matting that is very durable. It is created from the exterior husks of coconuts. Most of them originate from Kerala, India.
A surface that is made from carpet threads; the threads may be manipulated in a variety of ways to create the "look." Threads may be twisted, looped, cut...etc to create the desired effect.
Also known as "average pile yarn weight." It is the pile yarn weight within a carpet's unit volume. Carpets are denser when the turfts are nearer to each other. It is desirable for a carpet to have high pile density because the durability of the carpet will be greater.
A type of marine plant that grows in the countries of Vietnam and China.
An African and South American low-cost grass that may be tightly or roughly woven together.
Pile material attached to a backing material prior to the fixing of a 2nd layer of backing material. It lends more structural strength to the unit.
Multiple or a couple pieces of yarn twisted together in order to make a carpet. Greater durability and a better maintenance of a carpet's texture are made possible the more closely the yarn threads are twisted together.
An underlay is positioned beneath a carpet and aids to shield the carpet from daily wear-and-tear.