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1. Carpet:-Any fabric or textile floor covering..
Submitted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:31:21 PM

2. Carpet:
The general designation for the textiles used as floor coverings.
Submitted on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:31:21 PM

3. Carpet Backing
Definition: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 Monday, November 26, 2018 10:31:21 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 Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:31:21 PM

5. Carpet cushion:-Material placed under carpet to absorb vibration and add softness. Also known as padding or underlay.
Submitted on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:31:21 PM

6. Carpet Cushion: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
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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 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:31:21 PM

8. Carpet Pile
Definition:Fibers that form the upper surface of carpet.
Submitted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:31:21 PM

9. Carpet squares
Definition:"tiles" of carpet that usually are adhesive-backed for easy installation.
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10. Carpet Squares
Loose laid or self-adhesive backed "tiles" of carpet.
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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.
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12. Carpet Underlay
Definition: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 Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:31:21 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 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:31:21 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.
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15. Ceramic Tile:Tiles of varying shapes and sizes made from kilned clay and other organic materials.
Submitted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:31:21 PM

16. Charge Decay
The decrease and/or neutralization of a net electrostatic charge.
Submitted on Saturday, March 07, 2020 10:31:21 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 Friday, December 18, 2020 10:31:21 PM

18. Common Point Ground:(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 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:31:21 PM

19. Computer Grade Carpet
Definition: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 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:31:21 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 Monday, December 14, 2020 10:31:21 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 Monday, August 03, 2020 10:31:21 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 Monday, November 25, 2019 10:31:21 PM

23. Conductive Material-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 12, 2020 10:31:21 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 Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:31:21 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 Friday, June 28, 2019 10:31:21 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 Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:31:21 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 Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:31:21 PM

28. Cork Flooring
Definition: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 Friday, June 26, 2020 10:31:21 PM

29. Corner Trim:
The trim used where two walls and the floor meet.
Submitted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:31:21 PM

30. Countersink:
To drive a nail or screw below the surface.
Submitted on Friday, June 07, 2019 10:31:21 PM

31. Crowning:A convex appearance of individual strips with the center of the strip higher than the edges. (Opposite of cupping.)
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32. Cupping
A concave appearance of strips, with the edges raised above the center. (Opposite of crowning.)
Submitted on Sunday, July 08, 2018 10:31:21 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 Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:31:21 PM

34. Cut and Loop Carpet: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 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:31:21 PM

35. Cut and Loop Carpet:
A looped carpet with many levels and cut variations to create a sculpted pattern.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:31:21 PM

36. Cut and loop carpet:Varied-level pile of both uncut low loops and sheared top loops create a sculptured pattern. .
Submitted on Tuesday, January 07, 2020 10:31:21 PM

37. Cut Pile:
The face of a carpet where the surface is composed of cut ends or yarn.
Submitted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:31:21 PM

38. Cut pile
Type of carpet in which the face is composed of cut yarns..
Submitted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:31:21 PM

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