Loop-pile carpet tufted with thick yarn, such as wool, nylon or olefin. Often having random specks of color in contrast to a base hue, this floor covering has a full, comfortable feel, while maintaining an informal, casual look. Berber is known for its outstanding resilience to wear and tear as well as its lengthy life-span.
Without going into a physics lecture, friction basically refers to the rubbing together of two objects when one or both are moving. This contact releases energy in the form of heat, and eventually results in surface deterioration.
Nibs are small plastic spikes that line the bottom of certain floor mats. Without harming your upholstery, they burrow into your carpet to stop the mats from sliding out from under your feet.
Created in 1935 in the DuPont laboratories as a low-cost alternative to Asian silk, Nylon is the world's first synthetic fiber. Because it's quite durable, static-free and stain resistant, Nylon is spun into yarn and weaved into carpeting.
The visible surface of carpet, consisting of yarn tufts in loop and/or cut configuration. Sometimes called "face" or "nap."