Utilize this 3-part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify Sheet Carpeting (often called broadloom) for floors and wall bases.
Carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile is made of synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon, or polyester.
Due to the wide variety of sheet carpets, this section provides a framework for specifying carpets by manufacturer and product.
Specifying carpet by performance can be difficult, as the carpet’s attributes must be specified as well as test methods to determine compliance.
Comparing alternative carpets by other manufacturers can be confusing.
Sheet carpet is installed in three methods:
- Adhesive directly to the subfloor
- Installation over a carpet pad with tack strips around the perimeter
- A double stick method where both a carpet pad and the carpet are adhered.
Sheet carpeting can also be used as a wall base where it is cut to the required height and adhered to the wall surface. A cap strip or other trim is applied to the top of the base.
Sheet carpet varies in its fire hazard classification. Building codes will dictate which requirements must be met.
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