broadloom carpet

Broadloom carpet is carpet which was created on a loom measuring longer than six feet.  Broadloom carpet is subdivided into tufted broadloom and woven broadloom.  According to Merriam-Webster, the term broadloom dates back to 1925 when the use of longer looms begin.  Today, the word broadloom is often loosely used to distinguish between carpet in a roll format and carpet in a piece format (i.e., modular carpet or carpet tile).

Sizes:  The most popular width of broadloom is 12 feet.  However, some are milled as a standard width of 13 feet or 15 feet.  The wider format may reduce seams.  Custom broadloom may be milled as 9 feet wide to reduce production waste.  The standard length of a roll ranges from 100 feet to 150 feet.

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