Carpet

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.

Read more about Carpet:  Etymology, Embroidery, Production of Knotted Pile Carpet, Fibres and Yarns Used in Carpet, Carpet Binding, Early Carpets, Modern Carpeting and Installation

Famous quotes containing the word carpet:

    Odors from decaying food wafting through the air when the door is opened, colorful mold growing between a wet gym uniform and the damp carpet underneath, and the complete supply of bath towels scattered throughout the bedroom can become wonderful opportunities to help your teenager learn once again that the art of living in a community requires compromise, negotiation, and consensus.
    Barbara Coloroso (20th century)

    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)

    A wind has started a little whirlpool
    of sand where the carpet ought to be,
    and shells lie
    by the preposterous feet
    of that woman who frets me, annihilates me,
    O she will kill me yet.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)