What is carpet?

  • (verb): Form a carpet-like cover (over).
    See also — Additional definitions below


A carpet is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of "pile" attached to a backing. The pile is generally either made from wool or a manmade fibre such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester and usually consists of twisted tufts which are often heat-treated to maintain their structure.

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Some articles on carpet:

Latif Karimov - Soviet Period
... his native Shusha and married Shovkat, a young local carpet-weaver ... He was appointed import instructor to a carpet factory ... In addition, he founded and conducted courses in carpet weaving introducing Iranian techniques that were not known to the Karabakh weavers ...
Sustainable Flooring - Natural and Recycled Carpet
... There are carpets that are sustainable, using natural fibers such as cotton, sisal, wool, jute and coconut husk ... It is also possible to have carpet made completely from recycled polyethylene terephthalate used for food/drink containers ... is also a common material used and the process takes carpet made with nylon 6 fibers and recycles it into brand new nylon carpet ...
Carpet America Recovery Effort
... The Carpet America Recovery Effort or CARE is an economic recovery plan that would actually involve carpeting all of America ... with carpet ...
Carpet Plot - Temporal Raster Plots
... Another visualization that is sometimes called a carpet plot is a graphic representation of occurrences in a certain temporal relation ... color-coded variant of the plot may easily show a carpet-like pattern ... Carpet plots make it easy to show time-based relations within a large sets of time-interval data and often make it easy to recognize local maxima and minima ...
Modern Carpeting and Installation
... Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the USA, 4m and 5m in Europe ... In the UK some carpets are still manufactured for pubs and clubs in a narrow width of 27" (0.69m) and then sewn to size ... covers an entire room area is loosely referred to as 'wall-to-wall', but carpet can be installed over any portion thereof with use of appropriate transition ...

More definitions of "carpet":

  • (verb): Cover completely, as if with a carpet.
    Example: "Flowers carpeted the meadows"
  • (noun): Floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile).
    Synonyms: rug, carpeting
  • (verb): Cover with a carpet.
    Example: "Carpet the floors of the house"

Famous quotes containing the word carpet:

    There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you’re faced with somebody whose needs won’t be put off.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats.
    John Cheever (1912–1982)

    A child of three cannot raise its chubby fist to its mouth to remove a piece of carpet which it is through eating, without being made the subject of a psychological seminar of child-welfare experts, and written up, along with five hundred other children of three who have put their hands to their mouths for the same reason.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)