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- Tackless Strip
A strip made of wood or metal used for stretch-in carpet installation. Tackless strips contain 2-3 rows of pins and are fixed firmly to the floor close to the walls, with the pins angled toward the walls. The carpet is then stretched and secured on top.
A type of carpet with a two-toned appearance made from cut piles with alternating twists.
A term used to describe the place where two different flooring surfaces meet. A molding is often used to cover this transitional area.
Loops or cut loops of yarn that form the surface layer of carpeting.
- Tuft Bind
The force that it takes to pull a tuft away from the carpet backing.
Carpet created by weaving loops or cut loops of yarn onto a primary backing.
A process where tufts, or clumps of yarn are grouped together on carpet-backing. The result is a surface consisting of looped and/or cut ends.
The winding of each individual tuft. Generally, the tighter the tuft is twisted, the more durable the carpet.