Definition of carpeting in US English:



  • 1Carpets collectively.

    ‘offices with wall-to-wall carpeting’
    • ‘Kilmartin is offering free carpeting for purchasers who reserve a property before the end of the month.’
    • ‘She can reach higher velocities on carpeting than she can on our hard wood floors at home.’
    • ‘A number of rooms from a typical 1944 home had been recreated with period furniture and household items, ranging from old radios to the prodded rugs which provided the main carpeting in most houses.’
    • ‘His ground floor office was much as you would expect - a dusty edifice full of old books and even older carpeting.’
    • ‘Modern houses also offer an ideal home for dust mites through central heating, carpeting and double glazing which make homes warmer.’
    • ‘Once she decided to buy red wall-to-wall carpeting for our dining room.’
    • ‘Though wall-to-wall carpeting is the least costly floor option, carpets are harder to keep clean and harbor smells.’
    • ‘The church floor was carpeted in mottled wall-to-wall carpeting.’
    • ‘Each apartment has wall-to-wall carpeting, inlaid flooring, a private veranda with a spa pool and an ornate ‘state room’.’
    • ‘Now the seating and carpeting has been done, it makes you feel that you should take off your shoes when entering the theatre.’
    • ‘Thick, beige, wall-to-wall carpeting covered the floor, and the vast bed had a frame of some sleek, dark wood.’
    • ‘She found a sterile waiting room furnished with boring, wall-to-wall carpeting and uncomfortable armchairs.’
    • ‘Many well-meaning parents invest in new wall-to-wall carpeting in the nursery to create a cozy and fall-proof environment for their baby.’
    • ‘With wall-to-wall white carpeting and ceiling-to-floor flowered curtains running along two sides of the room, the place had a homey ambience.’
    • ‘The installation of new carpeting or an area rug are perhaps the most common reasons.’
    • ‘I yearned for a huge area rug to cover the existing carpeting.’
    • ‘Eliminating carpeting or frequently cleaning carpets may help.’
    • ‘When the doors opened I had to wait for her to readjust herself to the soft lighting and carpeting before we could be seated.’
    • ‘Consider replacing wall-to-wall carpeting with another type of floor coveting and upholstered furniture with leather.’
    • ‘The noise was hardly covered by the old thin carpeting and beaten up rugs that covered the floor in some places.’
    1. 1.1 The fabric from which carpets are made.
      • ‘I started pacing along the red plush carpeting, scuffing my beige leather boots against the floor.’
      • ‘The mauve plush carpeting felt good as my toes wriggled back and forth in it.’
      • ‘The homes also have wool carpeting and floorings made of bamboo or cork as alternatives to traditional carpeting made from synthetics, which gives off noxious gases.’
      • ‘For instance, broadloom carpeting may run $20 per yard, and the going rate for installation might be around $5 per yard.’
      • ‘It was a white and creamy colored room with light plush carpeting and at the far right of it, a sectional couch that surrounded a large sixty-inch television.’
      • ‘Hardwood flooring in the living areas and cork flooring in the kitchen replaced industrial carpeting, which was hiding the original linoleum floors throughout the home.’
      • ‘Flooring consists of linoleum and non-PVC-backed carpeting.’
      • ‘When she heard the door shut, signaling that she was all alone in the condo, she stomped her foot on the plush carpeting and muttered profanities.’
      • ‘At first her movements were clumsy, but after a couple of gentle tugs it was like standing on plush carpeting.’
      • ‘Even the wool carpeting is colored with vegetable dyes, and is collected and recycled after its useful life span.’
      • ‘The fibers from used carpeting can be added to concrete slabs to help prevent them from cracking.’
      • ‘Chemicals in synthetic carpeting can react with a component of smog to generate unpleasant aromas.’
      • ‘He led the way up some stone steps to a long hall with silver and green carpeting.’
      • ‘She slowly descended the stairway, making no noise due to the plush carpeting below her feet.’
      • ‘Instead of synthetic carpeting, Spector suggests a natural-fiber throw rug made of wool, cotton, jute or sea grass.’
      • ‘Avery entered and dropped her bag on the plush carpeting.’
      • ‘The largest door was open, revealing a candle lit room with plush red carpeting and leather bound chairs.’
      • ‘The Castle is a fairly unimpressive affair, all conference rooms, plush carpeting, pomp and circumstance, but the grounds and gardens are calm and serene.’
      • ‘It had a high ceiling and thick, plush carpeting of a rich beige color.’
      • ‘I pulled my mother's flannel robe around me and concentrated on the orange industrial carpeting.’