(carpet) consists of hundreds of needles, which thread the yarn through the backing (jute or polypropylene), which forms loops or tufts to the required length. The backing is then given a layer of adhesive coating to fix the tufts in position; another layer of backing is then fixed for added strength. It is available in broadloom or narrow width.
An exceptionally soft floor covering made of yarns that are drawn through a heavy backing. Tufted rugs are made with the same technique as looped rugs, except they are sheared at the top to create individual strands for a dense pile. Yarns are punched through a backing material to form a looped or pile surface. Then, the backing is sealed with a secondary backing (frequently latex). Most carpeting is made using this process. Tufting may be done by hand, but most often, it is done by machine.
any cut-pile or looped-pile carpet made by punching individual fibres into a base material.