Carpet fitting trade jargon

Jargon by trade
Door bar

Also known as cover strips, these cover carpet joins at doorways or protect a heavily used piece of carpet from wear.


A strip of sharp pins fitted to the floor at the edges of a room, to which a carpet is stretched and attached.

Knee kicker

A tool used by carpet fitters to help stretch a carpet into place.

Tufted carpet

A most common style of modern carpet, cheaper to produce than woven carpets.

Woven carpet

A style of carpet, typically patterned and multi-coloured. They are usually hard wearing but more expensive than tufted carpets. Axminster and Wilton carpets are woven types.

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