Carpets can be petted with one’s foot. Probably.

  • Carpet is an invention made of a layer of textiles, that is used to cover a floor.
  • ‘Carpets’ are also known as ‘rugs’, although this term is generally used in reference to movable versions.
  • Generally, carpets are made of a nylon, polyester, wool, acrylic, sisal or polypropylene fibre.
  • Carpets are commonly used for ornamental and decorative purposes, to protect feet from cool floors, for comfort purposes, or to hide floor anomalies.
  • Carpets can be made through weaving, knitting, felting, tufting or hooking, often on a loom, and are made by hand or machine.

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  • Cotton, polyester, nylon, or sisal bindings are generally used on a carpet edge to seal the edges, and thus assist in preventing unravelling.
  • The origin of carpets dates from 1000 to 2000 BC or beyond; with the oldest discovered one dating back to 400 to 300 BC, found in 1949 in Siberia, Russia.
  • A machine, known as a ‘power loom’, used to produce carpets, was invented in the 1830s by American, Erastus Bigelow, which immediately increased production.
  • It is typical for a carpet to feature two layers – the top layer of fibres, and a backing affixed to the fibres.
  • If the carpet is to be secured to the floor, a soft underneath layer known as ‘underlay’ is added to enhance its properties and increase its life.
Carpet, 2016, Wikipedia,
Carpet History, 2009 Carpet & Rug Pedia,
Early U.S. Carpet has Woven Wool, n.d, The Carpet and Rug Institute,


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