Floor And Floor Treatments 3 (1+2)

Lesson :10Floor coverings


  1. Carpet:
  2. A carpet is generally a soft floor covering fastened to the entire floor and sold by the roll in widths. It is pieced, ifdd necessary, to fit the room size. Wall-to-wall, stairs and hall carpets are examples of this kind. Carpeting from wall-to-wall makes a room seem larger than a rug does. It can be made to fit irregularities such as the bay windows so that they will not appear to be separated from the room. Wall-to-wall carpeting permits having inexpensive floors in a new house, and in old house it serve to conceal the worn out floors.

    The first carpet loom produced fabrics 27 inches wide which were cut into length that had to be sewed together. In the early 20th century, wider looms were developed to permit carpets to be installed with little or no joining. These were called 'broadlooms'. Broadloom carpet means any carpet made on a wider loom. It refers to carpeting 54 inches wider and describes no other qualities or characteristics except the width. The standard widths today are 9, 12 and 15 feet. Broadloom may be used as wall-to-wall carpeting.

  3. Rug:
  4. Rugs are that they can be used to prevent wearing out in spots and more easily handled and cleaned. Rugs are seeadaptable for use in different rooms in a house. Those who move from place to place often should have rugs of standard size. These rugs can be lifted, moved and changed as and when one feels like, so as to give a different look to the interiors, or to have variety arrangements or color schemes in a room.

  5. Floor mats:
  6. Floor mat or door mats are used at entrance to remove optimum soil. These mats near the door should be dechanged as often as necessary. These entrance mats are integral to the floor filling down into recessed frames so that they are not easily dislodged by movement traffic. These are used for important purposes and they are

  • To remove dirt, mud or water at entrance so that floors will not become heavily soiled.
  • To provide comfort.
  • To eliminate the danger of slipping.
  • To prevent wear on floor.
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