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Berber

A level or multilevel loop style carpet that has a very full, comfortable feel. It often has tiny specks of color contrasting a base color. It is made of nylon, olefin, or a mix of various fibers.

Binding

A strip that is used to protect or add strength that is sewn on the edge of carpet.

Broadloom

Carpet that comes in rolls wider than 6 feet. Usual widths are 12', 13'6", and 15'.

Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF)

Yarn bundles that are formed from continuous strands of fiber and then texturized to increase overall bulk.

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