Power loomed rugs do not have backing material on the underside of the rug. A thin coat of latex is applied to the underside of the rug to secure the yarns firmly in place.
Helpful Tip: On area rugs with no backing the design pattern is clearly visible on the underside of the rug.
Pile height refers to the face of your rug as measured from the
top of the yarns down to its foundation. Pile height is not the total thickness of the rug. The thickness of a rug is the pile height + foundation + backing material (if used). In general, you can add approx. 1/8 ¼ inch to the pile height to determine the total thickness of a rug.