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(pronounced TUHF-tehd)

This fun little word – which always makes us think of Little Miss Muffet’s tuffet – actually designates the process of creating carpet. Instead of weaving yarns together, tufting allows hundreds of needles on special machines to stitch hundreds of rows of pile yarn tufts through a primary backing fabric. Depending on the manufacturing process, the end product can be cut-pile (what is often seen in the residential market) or loop-pile (more suitable for higher traffic applications) or a combination of both.