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The distinguishing feature of all authentic Oriental rugs is
that each pile tuft is ahnd knotted
the design of these rugs is often emphasized by hand carving
Aubusson and Savonnerie
Antique oriental rugs, those produced prior to the mid-1800s, often had as many as
500 knots per square inch
Rya rugs differ from Oriental rugs in two ways:
Pile height in Rya rugs is longer and more filling yarns are used between each crosswise row of pile yarns
A rug that is immersed in a deep vat in a pool beyond a natural water fall to cause the wool fibers to felt is:
Aubusson rugs
French rugs characterized by classic designs, soft pastel colors, and a fine loop pile.
chemical washing
Use of chlorine or acetic acid and glycerin to simulate the prized sheen and soft luster of older Oriental rugs that were dyed with natural rather than synthetic dyestuffs
antique Oriental rugs
Oriental rugs woven prior to the mid-1800s
Flat, hand-woven rugs having a plain, twill, or tapestry interlacing
flossa stick
Used in weaving tya rugs
Ghiordes knot
Hand-tied knot used in the production of Rya rugs and some oriental rugs
Rugs woven in eastern European countries; may have stylized designs depicting flowers, animals, and other natural things; may have slits; reversible.
luster washing
Also known as chemical washing
modern rugs
Oriental rugs produced during the twentieth Century
Oriental Rugs
Hand-woven rugs having hand-knotted pile tufts.
Persian knot
Knot used in authentic Oriental rugs; can be tied to slant to the left or to the right.
Savonnerie rugs
French Oriental rugs originally made in a factory used earlier for the production of soap; distinguished by classic designs and soft pastel colors.
Sehna knot
Hand-tied knot used in the production of some authtentic Oriental rugs; also known as Persian knot.
semi-antique rugs
Oriental rugs woven during the latter part of the nineteenth century
Turkish knot
Also known as Ghiordes knot
Which pad is best for odor control?
a. sponge rubber
b. foam
c. latex
a. sponge rubber
Which of the following statements is not correct with regard to fibrous cushion structures?
a. relatively inexpensive
b. tend to exhibit aging
c. resist moisture
d. tend to shift, bunch, and clump under heavy traffic conditions
c. resist moisture
Which of the following is not a cellular rubber cushion:
a. sponge
b. urethane
c. foam
b. urethane
The degree of resistance a cushion offers to being crushed or deflected under a static load is
One of the following is important only in cellular rubber cushions; this variable is:
a. aging
b. delamination strength
c. elongation
d. tensile strength
a. aging
Characterized by cracking, crumbling, and sticking over time.
Ease with which a textile structure can be crushed or reduced in thickness
compression deflection
Extent to which a structure restists compression force.
compression load deflection
Force required to deflect a specimen assembly a given percentage of its original thickness
compression loss
Extent to which a structure fails to recover its original thickness after being compressed under a static load
compression set
Also known as compression loss
delamination strength
Force required to separate the primary and secondary backings of tufted floor coverings
densified prime urethane foam
High density cellular cushion that is produced from a finer, elongated cellular structure; odorless, resilient, mildew-resistant, and resistant to bottoming out.
Mass or amount of matter per unit of volume of a fiber or other textile structure.
Ability of a fiber, yarn or other textile structure to extend.
fibrous cushion
Produced by needlepunching hair or jute fibers into felt-like structures.
foam rubber
Manufactured by converting liquid latex and fillers into flat, continuous sheets.
prime urethane foam
Manufactured by foaming the urethane polymer units into a continuous sheet.
sponge rubber
Contain chemicals, oils, and fillers that were added to the rubber compound for weight.
tensile strength
Force per unit of cross sectional area necessary to rupture a fabric.
Device used to simulate foot traffic; imparts mechanical action as a carpet-lined drum rotates
tetrapod tester
Apparatus frequently used in the accelerated laboratory testing of carpet and upholstery fabric; specimens are rotated while abradant wheels revolve over the surface
Taber tester
With regard to sound absorption, which of the following statements correctly state the permeability principle:
a. the more permeable the structure, the more efficiently it will absorb sound
b. the less permeable the structure, the more efficiently it will absorb sound
a. the more permeable the structure, the more efficiently it will absorb sound
Which of the following statements is correct:
a. textile fibers have high K-values
b. copper materials have low K-values
c. increasing the thickness of a material does not increase its K-value
d. increasing the thickness of a material increases its K-value
c. increasing the thickness of a material does not increase its K-value
R-value is equal to:
a. thickness x K-value
b. K-value/thickness
c. Thickness/K-value
c. Thickness/K-value
acoustical value
Extent to which a structure prevfents sound from becoming unwanted noise.
airborne and surface sounds
Noises such as people talking, telephones ringing, etc.
foot traffic units
Number of passes by human walkers
impart and structurally borne sounds
Sounds generated by walking, jumping, dropping items on the floor, etc.
impact noise rating
Numerical value used to indicate the effectiveness of a floor, carpet, cushion, or combination in reducing noise transmission
Rate at which a material conducts or transfers heat
light reflectance factor
Numerical value indicating the percentage of incident light being reflected by a carpet surface
noise reduction coefficient
Numerical value that indicates the effectiveness of textile floor and wall coverings at absorbing sound.
Rate at which a material resists heat flow.
specification listing
Preferred or required features of a product, including such things as appearance, composition, construction features, functional benefits, and performance properties.
stair tread test
Long-term, service exposure test; carpet specimens are installed without a cushion on heavily used stairs.
surface noise radiation
Movement of noise created by such activities as walking, running, and shuffling throughout an interior space.
tetrapod walker
Device used in the accelerated tesitng of carpet for changes in texture and fiber loss; simulates foot traffic.
In addition to prolonging the drying time, overwtting of soft floor coverings can lead to a problem known as
Stretch-in, glue-down, and free-lay installation techniques are used in
wall-to-wall installation
When installing carpet modules, tiles should be laid:
in a pyramid or stairstep manner
Another name for a seam condition is
The use of absorbent powder or absorbent compounds in carpet cleaning is referred to as:
dry extraction
drop-match patterns
Patterns that repeat themselves diagonally across the width of the carpet
hot water or spray extraction
Properly diluted shampoo is driven into the pile as a spray by high-pressure jets; it is then immediately extracted by the vacuum component of the machine.
interim maintenance
Maintenance activities designed to assure a high level of apeparance retention for an extended period of time.
Device used to grip and anchor the edges of carpet over the pins in tackless strips.
power stretcher
Device used to place uniform stretch over carpet in wall-to-wall installations
preventative maintenance
Protective cleaning procedeures intended to capture soil and grit in track-off, funnel, and concentrated traffic areas.
restorative maintenance
Maintenance involving overall or wall-to-wall cleaning
salvage maintenance
Maintenance procedures used for extremely soiled carpet or for removing built-up residue.
set-match patterns
Patterns that repeat themselves diagonally across the width of the carpet
Occurs with new carpet when short lengths of fibers have accumulated during manufacturing work to the surface
Protusion of a tuft above the surface of the wear layer of carpet
stretch-in installation
Technique used to install rollgoods wall-to-wall
tackless strips
Pin-holding strip used in stretch-in tackless installation projects
wall-to-wall installation
Installation of carpet to cover the entire floor space, baseboard to baseboard
wet shampoo
Restorative maintenance procedure in which a diluted detergent solution or foam is driven into the pile with rotating brushes, followed by a thorough vacuuming
specification sheet - total weight
Aproximate total weight
specification sheet - face yarns
yarn content (eg Monsanto Ultron VIP Nylon 6,6)
specification sheet - pile yarn weight
specification sheet - tufts per square inch
specification sheet - gauge
Machine Gauge (eg. 1/10)
specification sheet - pattern repeat
Pattern repeat - EXAMPLE: 2.25" (L) x 2.5" (w)
specification sheet - soil retardant
Soil Retardant: 3M Commercial Carpet Protector
specification sheet - Flammability rating
Pass Methenamin Pill Test; Class I - Exceed the minimum requirements of Flooring Radiant Panel Test; NBS Smoke Chamber Test
specification sheet - primary backing
Reinforced woven polypropolyene for improved surfaced appearance and dimensional stability