The carpet at LF Wade International Airport in Bermuda (BDA) is "a three frame Jacquard Wilton with a 100 percent BCF Nylon BASF-Zeftron 2000 ZX yarn"—a classic of the genre.
With regret, Pendle reports that airport carpets are an endangered species, increasingly replaced with linoleum and tile. They are, curiously, another one of the unanticipated casualties of the "War on Terror."
In the wake of 9/11, security became such an issue in airports around the world that carpet manufacturers found it increasingly difficult not just to install carpets but to maintain them.
Tom Ellis at Tandus Carpets [a Dalton, GA-based airport carpet manufacturer] laments the fact that, due to increased security checks and stringent regulations on what can be brought into an airport, his workers often have little more than four hours a day to install or replace carpeting. Since the work has to be done at night, the cost of overtime alone causes costs to rapidly spiral.