Backing: The bottom layer of a vinyl sheet is called the backing and is made of felt or fiberglass. This is the layer that sticks to the adhesive.
Berber: A type of carpet made from thick, tufted yarns that are woven into a loop pile.
Carpet backing: Yarns and fabrics that form the back side of carpet and help to preserve the appearance and longevity.
Carpet pile: The upper layer of fibers or pile that forms the surface. It is attached to the backing.
Cove: A type of trim used to give a finished appearance between the floor and the wall, or the wall and the ceiling.
Decorative layer: This is the layer that contains the decorative design of the vinyl. It is often printed on the vinyl with a rotogravure process. It is situated between the foam inner core and the wear layer.