Glossary of Terms

Carpet

A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts that are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term carpet is often used in a similar context to the term rug, but rugs are typically considered to be smaller than a room and not attached to the floor.


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Godfrey Hirst EverLux Xtra
... come with the assurance of All Pet Protection and Warranty, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all pets and all mishaps around the clock. At Godfrey Hirst, we take immense pride in creating carpets that perfectly blend luxury with the most cutting-edge performance technologies available today. XTRA empowers them to offer their customers distinct solutions unavailable from any other manuf...
The Kashmere Collection
... The Kashmere CollectionBoasting unique patterns and colorations, Kashmere exemplifies lasting quality and ease of cleaning, hallmarks of Karastan's reputation for luxurious carpets and gorgeous living spaces. Inspired Designs: Kashmere presents elevated style and fashion-forward products that will spark your creativity and transform any room into a stunning livin...
Mannington Commercial introduces Crafted Collection
...Mannington Commercial is excited to unveil its latest offering, the elegant and resilient Crafted carpet collection. Primed for modular layout, this collection marries modern aesthetics with unparalleled durability, making it the perfect choice for commercial interior spaces requiring a touch of grace, without compromising resilience. The Crafted Collection perfectly blends style, stren...
Rheo Morph
...ilable in Definity, Durkan’s exclusive tufting technology that offers supreme creative flexibility across color, pattern and texture. The collection is also available in Durkan’s Pattern Perfect, PDI carpet tile, and tufted broadloom. ...
Welcome II Tile
...Style: Welcome II Tile 5T031 Size: 24 in x 24 in | 61 cm x 61 cm Type: entryway carpet tile Backing: Ecoworx® Tile Fiber: Pet Polyester Tufted Weight: 49.0 oz/yd² | 1,671.06 g/m² Area per carton: 48 ft² | 4.46 m² Warranty(s): Lifetime Commercial Limited Warranty ...
Blox Tile
...Style: Blox Tile 59357 Size: 24 in x 24 in | 61 cm x 61 cm Type: carpet tile Backing: Ecoworx® Tile Fiber: Eco Solution Q® Nylon Tufted Weight: 24 oz/yd² | 813.7 g/m² Area per carton: 48 ft² | 4.46 m² Warranty(s): Lifetime Commercial Limited Warranty GSA Approved Product ...
Peto II 20 Tile
...Style: Peto II 20 Tile 59369 Size: 24 in x 24 in | 61 cm x 61 cm Type: carpet tile Backing: Ecoworx® Tile Fiber: Eco Solution Q® Nylon Tufted Weight: 20 oz/yd² | 678.1 g/m² Area per carton: 48 ft² | 4.46 m² Warranty(s): Lifetime Commercial Limited Warranty GSA Approved Product ...
FloorEver™
...Built to withstand the "uh-ohs" in your home, 24/7, with exceptional warranties for stain and spill protection, as well as product durability. Plus, all FloorEver™ carpets with Microban® are protected 24/7 against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and remain 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces. FloorEver™ carpets are: Are Kid and Pet FriendlyHas Stain & ...
Pet-Friendly Carpet
...A stylized depiction of traditional folded-paper art, this layered geometric pattern makes an effortlessly purrfect impression. Mimicking the shaded recesses and crisp lines that give folded paper forms depth and definition, the fibers in this STAINMASTER® PetProtect® design make use of different cut and loop effects to lend a modern edge to a reflection of a centuries-old practice. This pattern c...
Rustic Revival
... room. The 16-color palette is natural and compelling. Its soft comfort and easy care are irresistible. SmartStrandLuxuriously soft and with built-in stain resistance, SmartStrand® Silk carpets use the most advanced fiber innovation to create worry-free beauty and comfort in any home. It offers All Pet Protection & Warranty, the only pet-friendly carpet protection system that cov...
Floorigami Peel and Stick Carpet Tile
...Floorigami peel and stick carpet tile is made to make your life easier. It's easy to work with, easy to clean, and oh so easy to love. Simply pop it on top of any hard surface floor and watch your new favorite room come to life. Transform Your Room In An AfternoonFloorigami peel & stick carpet tile is made to make your life easier. It’s easy to work with, easy...
Which Carpet is Best for Pets?
...When you have a pet, it’s more than just an animal—it’s part of the family. And you want every member of your family to be comfortable in your home! Everyone knows carpet feels great underfoot—whether you have two feet or four!—Shaw has developed some carpet benefits you’ll love, and so will your furrier family members. They add up to a healthy, sweet-smelling home for you and your pet...
SmartStrand
...When it comes to a carpet that truly has it all, look no further than SmartStrand. Where traditional carpets fall short, the innovative fibers in SmartStrand Forever Clean offer unbeatable spill protection, permanent stain resistance and long-lasting durability. Truly a worry-free solution, SmartStrand Forever Clean is the perfect flooring for busy households. Smart Strand Silk<...
Maroon Bells
...eatures 14 solids and 14 fleck tones. WARRANTYTwo-year limited repair or replacement warranty. Dixie Home warrants to the initial purchaser and original seller that its carpets will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of two (2) years from date of delivery to the original seller. This is a limited warranty and contains specific exclusions and limitations....
Teton
...ul selection of 12 contemporary hues. WARRANTYTwo-year limited repair or replacement warranty. Dixie Home warrants to the initial purchaser and original seller that its carpets will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of two (2) years from date of delivery to the original seller. This is a limited warranty and contains specific exclusions and limitations....
ColorBurst® Variable Color Technology
.... ColorBurst uses natural coloration to create a balanced, blended visual that adds depth and richness to Dream Weaver products. And since we infuse the colors in each strand of PureColor® fiber, the carpets are guaranteed not to stain or fade. At the intersection of art and innovation. ColorBurst technology takes a more elaborate approach to bring more color to the face of carpet. Traditi...
STAINMASTER® PetProtect® Carpet: Pet-Friendly Carpet
...With STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet in your home, no room is off limits. Family, friends, and trusted sidekicks are free to enjoy life as it happens. Discover room to roam and lose your worries with the ideal foundation for pet-friendly adventures. Pets are superheroes, taking the lead in family adventures. When those adventures get messy, STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet is ready, feat...
Pet Friently PureColor Fiber
...Our proprietary PureColor solution-dyed fiber is superior to traditional piece-dyed fibers. Imagine the difference between a carrot and radish. The color on traditional carpet fibers sits on top like the red skin of a radish. With PureColor, the color penetrates the fiber like the orange of a carrot Doesn’t fade from prolonged exposure to harsh sunlightWon't wear,...
SmartStrand All Pet protection
...When it comes to a carpet that truly has it all, look no further than SmartStrand. Where traditional carpets fall short, SmartStrand Forever Clean offers permanent stain resistance, spill and soil protection, long-lasting durability and it’s made in part from renewable ingredients. Truly a worry-free solution, SmartStrand Forever Clean is the perfect flooring for busy households. Smart ...
Wool Carpets: The Best Carpets for Allergies
...me entirely of these microscopic particles, but you can minimize dust, pet dander, mold, pollen and other annoying allergens in the air that trigger allergic reactions. Did you know that natural wool carpet is an effective tool in your anti-allergy arsenal? A properly maintained wool carpet can improve indoor air quality and have a beneficial effect on your health. There’s a common...
Bring high-end fashion home
...High-end fashion comes home with a luxury collection of 14 unique, fashion inspired carpet designs that bring ease of care, durability and fresh style to your home. Curated into three coordinated palettes, Modern Contours includes vibrant styles and textures that mimic luxury fabrics, materials and knitting techniques making it the perfect marriage of fashion and durability. All with the feeling a...
Looking for a modern, chic upgrade in your home? Our new Modern Contours Collection is your answer.
...Bring high-end fashion home with a luxury collection that marries unique designs with durability. High-end fashion comes home with a luxury collection of 14 unique, fashion inspired carpet designs that bring ease of care, durability and fresh style to your home. Curated into three coordinated palettes, Modern Contours includes vibrant styles and textures that mimic luxury fabrics, mate...
Self-Adhesive Carpet Tiles
...Suppose you're looking to cut out the hassle of traditional flooring adhesives. In that case, it's time to turn to self-adhesive carpet tiles. We're sharing the pros and cons of self-adhesive floor tiles from sticky backed carpet squares to friction-based coatings to see how they stack up compared to conventional adhesives. 1) Traditional Adhesive for Carpet Squares Most floor...
The Complete Guide to Printed Carpet
...Printed carpet offers unparalleled design flexibility and creative freedom. Designs can be made to match perfectly from tile to tile, and vary hugely in size – from high-resolution half-inch patterns, to patterns as large as your floor plan. New technology made printed carpet available for the first time, more than 40 years ago. Since then, decades of technical refinement, improvement a...
Breathe easier with carpet
...Carpet and Indoor Air Quality In a recent study it was shown that carpet trapped allergens to a greater extent than hardsurface floors, resulting in fewer particles escaping into the air. Allergens trapped by carpet did not return to the carpet's surface or the air, even when the carpet was disturbed by walking or other similar activities. Furthermore, effective carpet cleaning - such a...
Why Carpet?
...Carpet is an integral and valuable part of most of our homes. And although we love the beauty of other floors like hardwood, laminate, tile, and resilient luxury vinyl flooring, we also know and love all the great benefits of carpet. Here are just a few: Soft, Luxurious Comfort - There is nothing quite like carpet for a soft place to play, sit, and work. Warmth - You...
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Gets a Face-lift
...ct Frank Lloyd Wright believed every element of the space he was creating should work together—from floor plan to fabric to furniture to floor covering. In fact, he once considered designing rugs and carpets for Karastan. It was those early discussions that encouraged the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to choose a Karastan product for the newly restored Taliesin West, Wright’s home in Scottsdale, A...
Axminster Carpet
...Axminster Carpets: The Ultimate Blend of Luxury, Durability, and Style for Your Home When it comes to choosing floor coverings for a home, homeowners often seek a perfect blend of luxury, durability, and style. Axminster carpets, with their rich history and exceptional quality, stand out as an ideal choice for those looking to elevate their home's interior. This article delves ...
Wilton Carpet
...Wilton Carpet: An Elegant Choice for Discerning Homeowners When it comes to choosing floor coverings, homeowners are often faced with a plethora of options. Among these, Wilton carpet stands out as a superior choice for those seeking a blend of durability, elegance, and timeless style. Originating from Wilton, a town with a rich history in weaving in the United Kingdom, Wilton ...
Vinyl Backed (6 FT) Carpet
...Vinyl Backed (6 FT) Carpeting: A Comprehensive Guide for Commercial Consumers When it comes to selecting office floor covering, commercial consumers face a plethora of options. Among these, vinyl-backed (6 FT) carpeting stands out as a particularly appealing choice for its durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic flexibility. This article explores the features, benefits, ...
Recycled Carpet
...Embracing Sustainability: The Rise of Recycled Carpet in Home Décor In an era where environmental consciousness is not just a trend but a necessity, the flooring industry has made significant strides towards sustainability. Among these eco-friendly innovations, recycled carpets have emerged as a popular choice for consumers and homeowners looking to combine style, comfort, and ...
Needlepunch Carpets
...Unraveling the World of Needlepunch Carpets: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners In the quest for the perfect floor covering, homeowners often find themselves navigating a labyrinth of options, each with its unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Among these myriad choices, needlepunch carpets emerge as a noteworthy contender, particularly for those prioritizing durability, ver...
Indoor/Outdoor Carpet
...The Ultimate Guide to Indoor/Outdoor Carpet: Transforming Spaces with Style and Practicality In today’s world of home décor and design, the quest for versatility and functionality without sacrificing aesthetics is a top priority for homeowners. One such innovation that brilliantly bridges the gap between practicality and style is the indoor/outdoor carpet. This comprehensive gu...
Hand Carved/Artistic Carpets
...The Timeless Beauty of Hand-Carved Artistic Carpets: A Guide for Discerning Homeowners In the realm of home décor, the choice of floor covering is a pivotal decision that significantly influences the ambiance and aesthetic of a living space. Among the myriad options available, hand-carved artistic carpets stand out as a testament to craftsmanship, artistic expression, and endur...
Cushion Back Carpeting
...Cushion Back Carpeting: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners and Shoppers When it comes to selecting the perfect floor covering for your home, comfort, durability, and aesthetics play pivotal roles in the decision-making process. Among the various options available, cushion back carpeting has emerged as a popular choice for homeowners who prioritize both comfort and longevity i...
Modular Carpet Tile
...Maximizing Value and Versatility in Commercial Spaces: The Rise of Modular Carpet Tile In the ever-evolving world of commercial interiors, the need for flexible, durable, and aesthetically pleasing floor covering solutions is paramount. Among the myriad options available, modular carpet tile has emerged as a frontrunner, offering a blend of practicality and style that caters to...
Saxony (Plush) Carpet
...Saxony Carpeting: A Plush Choice for Homeowners When it comes to selecting floor coverings, homeowners are often seeking a balance between comfort, style, and durability. Saxony carpeting, known for its plush, luxurious feel, has become a popular choice among those looking to add a touch of elegance and comfort to their homes. This comprehensive article delves into the world of...
Berber Carpet
...Exploring the Timeless Elegance of Berber Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners Introduction:When it comes to choosing the perfect floor covering for a home, homeowners often seek a blend of style, comfort, and durability. Berber carpet, with its unique aesthetics and practical benefits, stands out as an exceptional choice. This comprehensive guide is designed to help c...
Carpeting
...The Comprehensive Guide to Carpeting for Homeowners When it comes to selecting floor coverings for a home, carpeting stands out as a popular choice for many homeowners. Its warmth, comfort, and vast range of styles and textures make it an appealing option for various living spaces. This guide aims to provide an in-depth understanding of carpeting, helping consumers make inform...
Synthetic Turf
...Unveiling the Charm of Outdoor Synthetic Turf Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners and Shoppers In the realm of floor covering, the allure of outdoor synthetic turf carpet has burgeoned, captivating the hearts of homeowners and consumers alike. This article aims to delve into the world of synthetic turf carpet, a product that's not just a mere floor covering, but a statement of style...
Wool Carpets
...Wool Carpets: The Ultimate Guide for Homeowners When it comes to choosing the perfect floor covering for a home, wool carpets stand out as a premier choice for many homeowners. Revered for their durability, comfort, and aesthetic appeal, wool carpets have a timeless charm that complements various interior designs. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide for consumers...
Commercial (Tufted)
...Tufted Commercial Carpeting: A Comprehensive Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Buyers In the realm of commercial floor covering, tufted commercial carpeting stands as a hallmark of style, durability, and practicality. This article delves into the intricacies of tufted carpeting, aiming to inform architects, interior designers, and commercial buyers about ...
Patterned Carpet
...Embracing Elegance and Comfort: The Allure of Patterned Carpet for Homeowners In the realm of home decor, the selection of floor covering plays a pivotal role in defining the ambiance and aesthetic appeal of a space. Among the myriad options, patterned carpet stands out as a choice that combines elegance, comfort, and a unique ability to transform a room. For consumers and home...
Sculptured/Cut & Loop
...Exploring the World of Sculptured/Cut & Loop Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners and Shoppers When it comes to selecting the perfect floor covering for a home, the options can feel endless. Among the plethora of choices, sculptured, also known as cut and loop carpet, stands out for its unique texture, durability, and aesthetic appeal. This article aims to provide homeowners and ...
Shag Carpet
...Shag Carpet: A Stylish and Comfortable Choice for Homeowners When it comes to choosing floor coverings for a home, comfort, style, and durability are often at the forefront of a homeowner's mind. Shag carpet, with its distinctive deep pile and luxurious texture, ticks all these boxes, making it a popular choice among consumers looking for both comfort and aesthetic appeal in th...
Automotive Carpeting
...The Evolution and Importance of Automotive Carpeting Automotive carpeting, a critical yet often overlooked component of vehicle interiors, plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall aesthetics, comfort, and functionality of cars. Over the years, automotive carpeting has evolved significantly, adapting to changes in consumer preferences, technological advancements, and enviro...
Spike Resistant Carpet
...Golf Spike Resistant Carpet: A Revolution in Golf Facility Flooring In the world of golf, the focus often lies on the lush greens, the precise clubs, and the players' skill. However, an often overlooked but crucial aspect of a golf facility is its flooring, especially in areas where players transit while wearing golf spikes. The development and use of golf spike resistant carpe...
Commercial Printed Carpet
...Revolutionizing Commercial Spaces: The Art and Functionality of Printed Carpet IntroductionIn the dynamic world of commercial interiors, the confluence of aesthetic appeal, functionality, and innovative materials plays a pivotal role in creating environments that are both inviting and practical. Among the myriad choices available to architects, interior designers...
Commercial (Woven) Carpet
...Woven Commercial Carpet: A Comprehensive Guide In the world of commercial interiors, the choice of floor covering is a critical decision that impacts not only the aesthetic appeal of a space but also its functionality and long-term durability. Among the various options available, woven commercial carpet stands out as a preferred choice for architects, interior designers, and c...
Fusion Bonded Carpet
...Fusion Bonded Carpet: A Comprehensive Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Buyers IntroductionIn the world of commercial floor coverings, fusion bonded carpet has emerged as a popular choice among architects, interior designers, and commercial buyers. Known for its durability, design versatility, and aesthetic appeal, this type of carpeting so...
Commercial Cut Pile
...The Evolution of Commercial Cut Pile Carpet: A Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Buyers IntroductionIn the realm of commercial floor coverings, cut pile carpet holds a significant place. Revered for its plush texture, aesthetic versatility, and enduring comfort, it is a popular choice among architects, interior designers, and commercial buyers. This a...
Commercial Cut/Uncut
...Navigating the World of Commercial Cut/Uncut Carpet IntroductionIn the domain of commercial interiors, the choice of floor covering is pivotal. It's not just a matter of aesthetics but also functionality, durability, and comfort. Among the various options available, commercial cut/uncut carpet stands out for its unique blend of visual appeal and p...
Commercial Cut Pile (Pattern)
...Navigating the World of Patterned Commercial Cut Pile Carpeting: Insights for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Buyers Introduction:In the dynamic world of commercial interior design, patterned commercial cut pile carpeting stands as a crucial element, balancing aesthetics, functionality, and durability. This article aims to provide architects, inter...
Commercial Loop Pile
...Unraveling the Benefits of Commercial Loop Pile Carpeting. IntroductionIn the dynamic world of commercial interior design, flooring plays a pivotal role in shaping the aesthetics and functionality of a space. Commercial loop pile carpeting, known for its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal, has emerged as a favored choice among architects, interior des...
Commercial Loop Pile (Pattern)
...Navigating the World of Commercial Loop Pile Patterned Carpeting Introduction:In the realm of commercial interiors, the choice of flooring plays a pivotal role in both aesthetic appeal and practical functionality. Among the diverse options available, commercial loop pile patterned carpeting stands out for its unique blend of durability, style, and comfort. This a...
Carpet Cove Base
...Exploring the Aesthetic and Practical Appeal of Carpet Cove Base In the world of interior design and building finishing, the details often make the most significant impact. One such detail, which combines functionality with aesthetic appeal, is the Carpet Cove Base. This element, though seemingly minor, plays a critical role in both protecting walls and adding a cohesive look t...
Commercial Loop Pile (Texture)
...Exploring the World of Commercial Loop Pile Textured Carpeting In the realm of commercial interior design, flooring plays a pivotal role in both aesthetics and functionality. Among the myriad choices available, commercial loop pile textured carpeting stands out for its unique blend of durability, style, and comfort. This article delves into the intricacies of this flooring opti...
Commercial Cut/Uncut (Pattern)
...Commercial Cut/Uncut Patterned Carpeting: A Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Floor Covering Buyers In the realm of commercial interiors, the choice of flooring plays a pivotal role in defining the aesthetic and functional quality of a space. Among the myriad options available, commercial cut/uncut patterned carpeting stands out for its versatility, durab...
Commercial Cut Pile (Texture)
...Commercial Textured Cut Pile Carpeting: An Essential Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Buyers In the dynamic world of commercial interior design, flooring plays a pivotal role in creating an ambiance that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Among the various flooring options, commercial textured cut pile carpeting stands out for its unique blen...
Velvet (woven)
...Woven Velvet Carpeting: A Fusion of Luxury and Durability for Commercial Spaces In the realm of commercial floor covering, woven velvet carpeting stands out as a sophisticated and durable option, capturing the attention of architects, interior designers, and discerning buyers. This luxurious flooring choice marries the elegance of velvet with the robustness needed for high-traf...
Custom Carpet
...Navigating the World of Commercial Custom Carpets: A Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Floor Covering Buyers In the dynamic sphere of commercial interior design, the selection of floor covering plays a pivotal role in defining the aesthetic and functional character of a space. Among various options, commercial custom carpets stand out for their versatility, design p...
Commercial Cut/Uncut (Texture)
...Exploring the Nuances of Commercial Cut/Uncut Textured Carpet: A Guide for Architects, Interior Designers, and Commercial Buyers The world of commercial floor covering is a complex tapestry, woven with various materials, styles, and functionalities. Among the plethora of options available, one type that stands out for its unique blend of aesthetic appeal and practicality is the...
Children/Juvenile Carpet
...Children/Juvenile Carpet: The Ideal Choice for Your Home When it comes to decorating a child's room or play area, choosing the right floor covering is a crucial decision. Among the various options available in the market, children/juvenile carpets stand out as a popular and practical choice for consumers and homeowners. This comprehensive guide aims to provide an in-depth look ...
Saxony (textured)
...Unveiling the Elegance of Saxony (Textured) Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners and Shoppers When it comes to selecting the perfect floor covering for a home, Saxony textured carpets stand out as a luxurious and popular choice among homeowners. Known for their plush, soft feel and elegant appearance, these carpets are a symbol of comfort and style in modern home interiors. This arti...
Commercial Carpet
...The Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Carpeting In the realm of commercial interiors, the choice of floor covering is pivotal in defining the aesthetic, functionality, and comfort of a space. Among the myriad options, commercial carpeting stands out for its versatility, durability, and the warm, inviting ambiance it can create. This guide provides architects, interior designers...
Woven Carpet
...Woven Carpet: A Fusion of Aesthetics, Durability, and Practicality for Modern Commercial Spaces Introduction:In the realm of commercial floor coverings, woven carpet stands out as a premier choice for architects, interior designers, and commercial buyers. Its unique blend of aesthetic appeal, durability, and functional versatility makes it an ideal selection for ...
Loop Pile Carpet
...Understanding Residential Loop Pile Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners and Interior Decorators When it comes to selecting floor coverings, homeowners and interior decorators often find themselves navigating a myriad of choices. Among these, Residential Loop Pile Carpet stands out as a popular and practical option for various living spaces. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive...
Cut Pile Carpet
...Residential Cut Pile Carpet: The Perfect Choice for Homeowners and Interior Decorators When it comes to choosing floor covering for a residential space, homeowners and interior decorators often seek a balance between style, comfort, and durability. Among the various options, residential cut pile carpet stands out as a popular and versatile choice. This article delves into the w...
Residential Carpeting
...Choosing the Perfect Residential Carpet: A Guide for Homeowners IntroductionWhen it comes to creating a warm, inviting, and comfortable living space, few floor coverings can match the appeal of residential carpeting. This article aims to guide homeowners and consumers through the intricate process of selecting the ideal carpet for their homes. From understanding ...
Speciality Carpets
...Exploring the World of Specialty Carpets: A Diverse and Functional Art Form The realm of interior design and functionality is enriched by the presence of specialty carpets, a diverse category of floor coverings crafted for specific purposes, environments, and aesthetic considerations. These carpets are not just functional elements in a space but often embody artistic expression...