Glossary of Terms
ResilienceAbility of carpet pile or cushion to recover original appearance and thickness after being subjected to compressive forces or crushing under traffic.
Commercial (tufted)...or cut by blades for cut-pile carpet. Next, a secondary backing, usually polypropylene, is laminated with latex to the carpet. Other alternatives are attached cushion backings that will add resilience, acoustical insulation, and comfort underfoot. Tufted patterns are now very elaborate and durable. Patterns that were once only achieved through weaving or printing are now achieved t...