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What is Broadloom?

April 28, 2023

Broadloom is a term used to describe a type of carpet that is manufactured in large rolls of continuous carpeting, typically wider than 12 feet. The term "broadloom" comes from the traditional method of weaving carpet on large looms that were wide enough to create carpeting that could cover a room without seams.

Broadloom carpets are usually installed wall-to-wall, meaning the carpeting is stretched and tacked down across the entire floor of a room. This method of installation provides a seamless, unified appearance to a room and eliminates the need for carpet tiles or seams.

Broadloom carpets come in a wide variety of materials, colours, and textures, and can be made from natural or synthetic fibres. Some of the most common materials used in broadloom carpets include wool, nylon, polyester, and olefin.

Broadloom carpets are commonly used in commercial and residential settings, and are often preferred in areas with high traffic or large open spaces, such as hotels, airports, and convention centres, as they are durable and can be more cost-effective than other carpeting options.


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