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textile floor coveringsclick to hear

Textile floor coverings, such as rugs and pile carpets, are comfortable and attractive, and dampen impact noise.
textile floor coverings rug pile carpet tackless strip underlay pile

rug click to hear

Piece of thick heavy fabric usually having a nap and covering a section of the floor; it is removable.

pile carpet click to hear

Piece of thick heavy fabric attached to and covering the entire floor of a room.

tackless strip click to hear

Small strip of wood covered with tacks and nailed or glued to the perimeter of the room; the pile carpet is fastened to it.

underlay click to hear

Covering placed beneath the pile carpet to make walking more comfortable and to dampen noise.

pile click to hear

Visible surface of a carpet made of raised fibers that are cut or looped.