How are Carpets Made

To make the carpeting, the textile materials are formed into pile yarns that are dyed and sewn to a primary backing and then glued to a secondary backing that adds strength and stability to the carpet and separate layer of padding. Woven or non-woven is most often used to make both layers of backing, although a small percentage of carpet backing is made with jute, a natural fiber woven into coarse fabric. Synthetic rubber latex is the glue that binds the layers together.