Yarn to Yarn Weight
A continuous strand of fibers used in tufting, weaving and bonding to form carpet and other fabrics. Carpet yarn is often plied and may be either spun staple or continuous filament.
A number used to describe the size of the yarn. Denier is used for BCF yarns, and cotton count for spun yarns.
Applying color to yarns before tufting or weaving it into carpet.
The number of single yarns ply-twisted together in a plied yarn
The weight measure of the total bundle of filaments making up a yarn which indicate if the yarn is fine or coarse. Continuous filament yarns are sized by the denier or decitex system. Spun yarns are sized by the cotton count system. (See "Denier"or "Cotton count.")
Total amount of yarn used in the manufacturing of carpet. It is measured in ounces per square yard.
Carpet Industry Terms and Glossary
For your convenience, the following are terms and definitions relating to carpet manufacturing.