Carpet Tape Key Terms
Understand the key terms related to carpet tape productsWhether you want to join carpets at their seams or avoid unraveling carpets, you will need to use carpet tape. In addition, you can use carpet tape for repairing carpets and protecting carpet pieces at the time of painting or similar home repair operations.
While using carpet tape, you will come across various technical terms about types of tapes, adhesives and specifications for adhesives. In this guide, we will cover some key terms related to carpet tape, such as carpet seaming, double-sided carpet tapes, pressure sensitive tapes and backing.
BackingBacking is a layer of soft material that is laid over the floor before installing the carpet. Backing insures proper positioning and dimensional stability for the carpet tape.
CuringCuring (or hardening) is the process of setting of an adhesive in standard climatic conditions. Before buying a carpet tape or adhesive, you must inquire about the curing time for the adhesive applied to the carpet tape.
Double-sided carpet tapesDouble-sided carpet tape is useful for sticking the carpet to the floor or backing material. One end of the tape is stuck to the floor material and other end is stuck to the lower side of the carpet.
Masking carpet tapesA masking carpet tape is useful to protect the carpet when you are painting or repairing your home. These tapes are also useful for protection of switches, glass panels and light fittings.
Pressure sensitive tapesAs the name indicates, a pressure sensitive tape can be fixed by applying pressure on it. These tapes do not require any solvent, heat or water for fixing it to the carpet or backing.
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