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- Face Weight
A measurement of the ounces of fiber per square inch of carpet.
The material used to make carpet yarn; can be synthetic or natural.
One continuous strand of carpet fiber.
Loose carpet fibers that have fallen into the carpet pile during manufacturing and have come loose on the surface after installation. Referred to as fuzzing or shedding. Tends to go away after vacuuming a few times.
A type of carpet that is made from tightly twisted cut pile that curls over at the ends. This gives the floor a rough-textured, knobby look. Frieze is highly durable and hides footprints and other marks well.
A problem caused from wear or cleaning, where fuzz or hair-like fibers slip out of the yarn.