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1. Carpet-Any fabric or textile floor covering..
Submitted on Friday, December 11, 2015 5:31:32 PM

2. Carpet:The general designation for the textiles used as floor coverings.
Submitted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:31:32 PM

3. Carpet Backing:
Fabrics or yarns forming the back of the carpet as opposed to the carpet pile or face. In tufted carpets, there are two backings
Submitted on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 5:31:32 PM

4. Carpet backing
The textile back of the carpet as opposed to the carpet pile front or face. Tufted carpets have two backings. The first is a primary backing into which the yarn is inserted. The secondary backing is laminated to the back of the carpet for reinforcement and to neutralize stretching.
Submitted on Monday, December 07, 2015 5:31:32 PM

5. Carpet cushion-Material placed under carpet to absorb vibration and add softness. Also known as padding or underlay.
Submitted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:31:32 PM

6. Carpet Cushion
Definition:A variety of materials placed under carpet to provide softness and longer wear when it is walked on. In some cases, the carpet cushion is attached to the carpet when it is manufactured. Terms also used
Submitted on Monday, November 17, 2014 5:31:32 PM

7. Carpet pile
Yarn, either looped or cut, that is pulled through the base fabric to form the face or surface of the carpet.
Submitted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:31:32 PM

8. Carpet Pile-Fibers that form the upper surface of carpet.
Submitted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:31:32 PM

9. Carpet squares:
"tiles" of carpet that usually are adhesive-backed for easy installation.
Submitted on Friday, June 20, 2014 5:31:32 PM

10. Carpet Squares:-Loose laid or self-adhesive backed "tiles" of carpet.
Submitted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:31:32 PM

11. Carpet Squares-Easy to install tiles of carpet that are laid down next to each other or have self-adhesive to be glued next to each other.
Submitted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:31:32 PM

12. Carpet Underlay:
Materials placed under a carpet (or attached to the bottom) that create more cushioning and longer wear. Also called lining, padding or cushion.
Submitted on Friday, June 19, 2015 5:31:32 PM

13. Ceramic Tile:Made from clay or a mixture of organic materials, ceramic tile is finished by kiln firing. The common types are mosaic and quarry. Made in many shapes and sizes, it is glazed or unglazed. For floors, it is set in a cement or mortar type mixture.
Submitted on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 5:31:32 PM

14. Ceramic tile-Flat shapes made of unglazed or glazed fired clay. Used for floors by setting in mortar or cement in a variety of patterns. Ceramic tile is strong, durable and easy to clean.
Submitted on Friday, May 30, 2014 5:31:32 PM

15. Ceramic Tile
Definition:Tiles of varying shapes and sizes made from kilned clay and other organic materials.
Submitted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:31:32 PM

16. Charge Decay:-The decrease and/or neutralization of a net electrostatic charge.
Submitted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:31:32 PM

17. Color Shade Variation-The variation of color, texture, value and tone between individual tiles in a ceramic tile floor. Rated V1-V4, where V1-V3 refers to an increasing variation among one color, and V4 refers to an intended variation (multiple colors for design purposes.)
Submitted on Saturday, January 03, 2015 5:31:32 PM

18. Common Point Ground
Definition:(1) A grounded device where two or more conductors are bonded. (2) A system or method for connecting two or more grounding conductors to the same electrical potential.
Submitted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:31:32 PM

19. Computer Grade Carpet:
Computer grade carpet is the predecessor to conductive carpet. Computer grade carpet was designed during the infancy of the information age and contains a high density of bi-component yarns. Like all anti-static carpet, it cannot be grounded. The antistatic properties of computer grade carpet are usually described by obsolete standards, such as the IBM/Burroughs standard which grades the carpet by its kV rating (see low kV). A carpet specified for usage around computers should be rated by both kV rating and resistance to ground (measured in OHMS).
Submitted on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:31:32 PM

20. Conductive
refers to the ability of a material to conduct a charge to ground and is usually indicated by an electrical resistance range measured in ohms of a minimum of 2.5 x 104, (25,000 ohms), to a maximum of 1.0 x 106, (1 million ohms)
Submitted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 5:31:32 PM

21. Conductive Fibers-Fibers capable of conducting electricity to ground. Most conductive fibers contain carbon, graphite or stainless steel. Conductive carpets used by the computer industry are carbon-coated on the exterior of the fiber. External conductivity allows for static charges to make contact with the fiber's conductive element and then safely discharge to a ground source, such as electrical conduit. Carbon fibers are inverted bi-component fibers. Conductivity is a permanent property.
Submitted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:31:32 PM

22. Conductive Flooring:
The term conductive floor is often misconstrued as too conductive. Unlike highly conductive materials like copper and steel, conductive flooring is actually relatively resistive. Conductive floors like static dissipative floors are classified based upon their electrical resistance to ground. electrical resistance is measured in ohms of resistance. The resistance to ground of a properly specified conductive floor is = 2.5 X 104 and < 1.0 X 106 measured per ANSI/ESD STM7.1 Conductive flooring always meets all three recommended electrical parameters of ANSI/ESD S20.20.
Submitted on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 5:31:32 PM

23. Conductive Material
Definition:A material that has a surface resistivity less than 1 x 10E5 ohms/square or a volume resistivity less than 1 x 104 ohm-cm.
Submitted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:31:32 PM

24. Conductive Tile:A floor tile material used for the mitigation of electrostatic discharge (ESD) composed of carpet, synthetic rubber or vinyl composition. Meeting the same electrical parameters described as "conductive flooring." Conductive tiles are usually combined with conductive adhesive and grounded to either earth ground or electrical ground.
Submitted on Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:31:32 PM

25. Conductivity:(1) The ratio of the current per unit area (current density) to the electric field in a material. Conductivity is expressed in units of siemens/meter. (2) In non-technical usage, the ability to conduct current.
Submitted on Saturday, April 09, 2016 5:31:32 PM

26. Conductor-A material with low electrical resistance, (a conductor), that will safely attract an electrical charge to ground. Examples of conductors are water, copper, aluminum and carbon. Practical examples of conductors are a lightning rod and a copper wire.
Submitted on Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:31:32 PM

27. Cork flooring-Cork is a natural resilient floor covering. Made from the bark of cork oak trees, cork flooring is available in both tiles and sheets. It is available in many different colors, including natural and can also be found reinforced with resins or vinyl.
Submitted on Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:31:32 PM

28. Cork Flooring:
One of the easiest of modern resilient floor coverings, the flooring is made from the bark of cork oak trees, a renewable material. Cork flooring is available in tiles and sheet goods in natural unfinished cork, waxed cork, resin-reinforced waxed and vinyl impregnated cork in many colors including natural shades.
Submitted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:31:32 PM

29. Corner Trim:The trim used where two walls and the floor meet.
Submitted on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 5:31:32 PM

30. Countersink
To drive a nail or screw below the surface.
Submitted on Saturday, March 19, 2016 5:31:32 PM

31. Crowning:-A convex appearance of individual strips with the center of the strip higher than the edges. (Opposite of cupping.)
Submitted on Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:31:32 PM

32. Cupping:-A concave appearance of strips, with the edges raised above the center. (Opposite of crowning.)
Submitted on Monday, April 20, 2015 5:31:32 PM

33. Current Limiting Resistance-A resistance value incorporated in series with the wrist strap's electrical path to ground. This resistance limits electrical current that could pass through the ground cord in the event of inadvertent user contact with electrical potential.
Submitted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 5:31:32 PM

34. Cut and Loop Carpet
Definition:A multilevel loop carpet, where the taller loops are sheared. The resulting uncut loops and sheared top loops create a sculptured pattern. The texture and often subtle, variegated colorings help hide soil and traffic wear.
Submitted on Thursday, December 24, 2015 5:31:32 PM

35. Cut and Loop Carpet:A looped carpet with many levels and cut variations to create a sculpted pattern.
Submitted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:31:32 PM

36. Cut and loop carpet:-Varied-level pile of both uncut low loops and sheared top loops create a sculptured pattern. .
Submitted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:31:32 PM

37. Cut Pile
The face of a carpet where the surface is composed of cut ends or yarn.
Submitted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:31:32 PM

38. Cut pile:
Type of carpet in which the face is composed of cut yarns..
Submitted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:31:32 PM

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