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.