floor covering

Definitions of floor covering
  1. noun
    a covering for a floor
    synonyms: floor cover
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    mat
    a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
    parqueterie, parquetry
    a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor
    carpet, carpeting, rug
    floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
    broadloom
    a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
    Brussels carpet
    a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
    doormat, welcome mat
    a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
    drugget
    a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
    flying carpet
    (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
    hearthrug
    a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
    Kurdistan
    an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
    nammad, numdah, numdah rug
    an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
    prayer mat, prayer rug
    a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
    red carpet
    a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
    runner
    a long narrow carpet
    scatter rug, throw rug
    a small rug; several can be used in a room
    shag rug
    a rug with long pile
    stair-carpet
    a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
    Wilton, Wilton carpet
    a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
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    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
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