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Carpet Quizzes & Trivia

As part of interior decoration, carpets have been used for a long time now. How well do you take care of your carpet? Find out how to do this and more below. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    During a busy dinner period, a busperson dropped a tray with four full pitchers of water. Which of the following carpet problems could result if the spill is not attended to promptly?

    • A.

      Pile distortion

    • B.

      Fading

    • C.

      Wicking

    • D.

      Pilling

    Correct Answer
    C. Wicking
    Explanation
    If the spill of water from the dropped tray is not attended to promptly, it could result in the carpet problem of wicking. Wicking occurs when the liquid from a spill penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and the underlying padding. As the liquid evaporates, it can leave behind stains or residue that can be difficult to remove. This can lead to discoloration or permanent damage to the carpet if not properly treated.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following carpet problems is commonly experienced with new carpeting and will eventually disappear with routine but frequent vacuuming?

    • A.

      Pile distortion

    • B.

      Fading

    • C.

      Wicking

    • D.

      Shedding

    Correct Answer
    D. Shedding
    Explanation
    Shedding is a common problem experienced with new carpeting where loose fibers come off the carpet surface. This occurs because during the manufacturing process, some excess fibers are left behind. Shedding will eventually disappear with routine but frequent vacuuming as it helps to remove the loose fibers from the carpet, reducing the shedding over time.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following carpet problems is caused by sunlight, wear, cleaning, and natural aging of the carpet?

    • A.

      Shading

    • B.

      Fading

    • C.

      Pilling

    • D.

      Pile distortion

    Correct Answer
    B. Fading
    Explanation
    Fading is the correct answer because it is caused by sunlight, wear, cleaning, and natural aging of the carpet. Sunlight exposure can cause the colors in the carpet to fade over time. Additionally, frequent cleaning and general wear and tear can also contribute to the fading of the carpet. Natural aging of the carpet fibers can cause them to lose their original color and appear faded.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following carpet problems results when carpet fibers become twisted, pilled, crushed, or flared due to heavy traffic or improper cleaning?

    • A.

      Shading

    • B.

      Wicking

    • C.

      Pile distortion

    • D.

      Shedding

    Correct Answer
    C. Pile distortion
    Explanation
    Pile distortion is the correct answer because it refers to the twisting, pilling, crushing, or flaring of carpet fibers that occur due to heavy traffic or improper cleaning. This problem can make the carpet look uneven, matted, or distorted, affecting its overall appearance and texture. Shading refers to the appearance of light and dark areas on the carpet due to the fibers lying in different directions, while wicking refers to the upward movement of moisture or stains from the carpet pad to the surface. Shedding refers to the loss of fibers from the carpet.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following statements about common carpet problems is true?

    • A.

      Proper cleaning procedures that avoid overwetting the carpet can help prevent shedding.

    • B.

      Carpets made with natural fibers are especially prone to mildew.

    • C.

      A pile lifter or carpet rake is used to prevent wicking.

    • D.

      Carpeting in heavy traffic areas is especially prone to shading.

    Correct Answer
    B. Carpets made with natural fibers are especially prone to mildew.
  • 6. 

    Pilling is another name for wicking.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pilling is not another name for wicking. Pilling refers to the formation of small, fuzzy balls of fibers on the surface of a fabric, typically caused by friction or wear. On the other hand, wicking refers to the ability of a fabric to draw moisture away from the skin and spread it across the surface for quick evaporation. These terms are not interchangeable and have different meanings in the context of textiles. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    Pilling can be removed by heavy vacuuming.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pilling refers to the formation of small balls or pills on the surface of a fabric. These pills are usually formed due to friction and can make the fabric look worn out. Vacuuming can help remove these pills by sucking them off the fabric's surface. Therefore, it is true that pilling can be removed by heavy vacuuming.

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  • 8. 

    A pile driver can help to eliminate pile distortion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A pile driver is a machine used to drive piles into the ground. It exerts a high amount of force to push the piles into the soil. However, this force can sometimes cause pile distortion, especially if the piles are not properly aligned or if there are obstructions in the ground. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that a pile driver can help eliminate pile distortion.

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  • 9. 

    Proper cleaning procedures can help prevent mildew.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Proper cleaning procedures, such as regular cleaning and disinfecting, can effectively remove and prevent the growth of mildew. Mildew thrives in damp and dirty environments, so keeping surfaces clean and dry can help inhibit its growth. By regularly cleaning and maintaining areas prone to mildew, such as bathrooms and basements, one can minimize the risk of mildew formation and maintain a clean and healthy environment.

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