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Important Terms about Carpets & Rugs

Rugs and carpets are very frequently used in a wide range of residential and commercial settings. They are valued for their aesthetic qualities as well as their practical functions. Despite this, a lot of people tend to be confused by the terminology used in the field of rug and carpet sales, so let's define certain key phrases often used by dealers in this business.

  • Pile - The uppermost layer of a rug or carpet, it is composed of a dense layer of natural or synthetic fibers. Piles come in several different varieties. A level loop pile is one where the fibers are all the same length, creating a level surface. In a patterned loop pile, the fibers are different lengths, and often form an elaborate design.
  • Oriental Rug - A handmade type of wool rug, originating in various areas of Asia and the Middle East. The well-known Persian rug is considered a type of Oriental rug.
  • Runner Rug - A type usually placed in a home's doorways and stairways, intended to protect the carpet or floor beneath from wear.
  • Shag Carpet - A type of carpet with a thick pile, giving it an unruly look. The unorthodox appearance of shag carpets can help give a home a unique character.
  • Carpet Tile - Small squares that are attached to the floor. Unlike conventional rolled carpeting, carpet tiles are fairly easy to install and can often be attached without professional aid. They also have the advantage of being easily maintained, as a damaged or worn tile can be replaced with a new tile or one from a low-traffic or out-of-sight area of the room.
  • Underlay - The thin padding placed underneath carpeting to provide insulation and help reduce wear. An underlay is often made of foam or felt.
    Flooring America
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    We make it easy to choose the perfect type of carpet or rugs for your home with help from our experienced professionals. Visit us today to get great deals on new carpets and rugs from our dealers.
    Deco Rug Imports
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    For Carpet Dealers who carry a wide variety of products, come to us. You'll love our antique rugs, Persian rugs, Pakistani rugs, handmade rugs, and more. The best Rug Dealers in the Asheville area.
    Natural Area Rug
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    If you're thinking of redecorating your entire home or office, then add a modern touch with our local Asheville area new carpet and rug dealers. We help you find the perfect carpet or rug with our dealers.
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    Wright's Carpet
    1800 Us 70 Hwy, Swannanoa, NC 28778
    Since our family owned and operated company began, choosing flooring for your home has not only been easy and affordable, but our one-of-a-kind selection also makes it stylish and better than any of our competitors.
    (828) 298-1142
    Design Avenue Home Furnishings
    3 Design Ave Unit 101, Fletcher, NC 28732
    Design Avenue, and Jackie Teague have helped many satisfied customers with creating a new look for their home, or personalizing the new home of their dreams.
    (828) 687-3690
    Patriot Floors & More
    1015 E Highway 11 E, Jefferson City, TN 37760
    Welcome to Patriot Floors & More, Jefferson City, TN's premier flooring showroom, and licensed flooring contractor. As a locally owned and operated company, we take great pride in offering quality.
    (865) 475-9513
    Carpet One Floor & Home
    80 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 252-1594
    Carolina Carpet Magic
    Asheville, NC 28814
    (828) 253-6809
    Blue Ridge Carpet Installation & Repair
    Asheville, NC 28814
    (828) 712-2583
    Fisher Flooring Co
    528 Emma Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
    (828) 253-6200
    Rug and Home of Asheville
    799 Brevard Rd Ste B, Asheville, NC 28806
    (828) 665-4512
    Carolina Carpets
    1000 Brevard Rd Ste 167, Asheville, NC 28806
    (828) 665-0240
    Carpet Connection
    356 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806
    (800) 277-4747
    Leicester Carpet Sales Inc
    25 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704
    (828) 681-1900
    Stanley Steemer
    85 Avery Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704
    (828) 684-3941
    Carolina Furniture Concepts Inc
    2617 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704
    (828) 681-5011
    All American Flooring & Design Group
    751 Jupiter Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787
    (828) 734-8623
    Main Street Flooring
    2 Monticello Village Dr, Weaverville, NC 28787
    (828) 645-1031

    Many folks think the terms "carpet" and "rug" are interchangeable. This is not true. Carpets cover floors from wall to wall, giving the area a plush place in the home for folks to stand on. Rugs only cover a certain amount of space, are often more d├ęcor related, and fit over already established harder flooring, like tile and hardwood. Carpeting can be dated all the way back to 6000 BC in central Asia. The weaving of these fibers became a highly regarded craft over time, with Persian products being made as early as the Bronze Age. It wasn't until the 18th century that the industry came to the United States and in the 19th century, China started exporting "oriental" rugs all over the globe. Because of the increasing western influence on China, "oriental" products started to be manufactured with more modern, contemporary art-deco designs. The US imported these products until proper simulations could be made in this country. These floor coverings became mass produced in the US for commercial and residential use in the early 20th century. Around 1950, makers started seeing new fibers and weaving techniques, custom colors, and more contemporary equipment for products to be made. Homes and offices started seeing shag mats and woven table runners as well as custom area rugs for sale. More house interiors became carpeted or at least had several floor coverings over preexisting tile. The simplest way to purchase these products is through a dealer. Since they often work directly with manufacturers, they may be able to get you the styles you prefer at a discounted retail price.
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