Latex to Luster
A water emulsion of synthetic rubber, natural rubber, or other polymer. In carpet, latex is used for laminating secondary backings to tufted carpet, backcoating carpet and rugs, and for backcoating woven carpets and rugs
Level Loop Pile
A woven or tufted carpet style having all tufts in a loop form and of substantially the same height.
Less than 100 traffics per day. Could also include some directional traffic, but no tracked-in dirt.
The degree of resistance of dyed textile materials to the color-destroying influence of sunlight. Two methods of testing are exposure to sunlight, either direct or under glass, and accelerated laboratory testing in which several types of artificial light sources are used.
A tufted or woven carpet pile surface where the face yarns are comprised of uncut loops. Loop pile can be level, textured or patterned.
Brightness or reflectivity of fibers, yarns, carpets or fabrics. Synthetic fibers are produced in various luster classifications including bright, semi-bright, semi-dull and dull. The luster of finished carpet depends on heatsetting methods, dyeing and finishing. In high-traffic commercial areas, duller carpet yarns are often preferred for soil-hiding ability.
Carpet Industry Terms and Glossary
For your convenience, the following are terms and definitions relating to carpet manufacturing.