Types of carpet

When you think about choosing carpet you might think of the different materials, but did you know there are actually different ways in which it is constructed? Below we will discuss the different types so that you can make the right choice for your home:


Cut pile carpet

Cut pile is today’s most popular type. It is able to achieve it’s durability through the type of fiber used, the density of the tufts and the amount of twist in the yarn. There are 4 types of cut pile carpet. Those are:


Textured Plush –

The textured surface helps to hide footprints and vacuum marks, it add a causal beauty to any room, and it’s a great carpet for your whole house.


Saxony –

This has a refined look, it works well with traditional interiors, and is ideal for living and dining rooms.


Friezé –

This has a curly textured surface because the yarn is extremely twisted. It has a informal look, and it helps to minimize footprints and vacuum marks.



This has a dense and luxurious feel however, it does show footprints and vacuum marks easily so it’s best for low traffic areas.


Loop pile carpet

With loop pile carpet the loops are all the same height. This type generally lasts a long time in high traffic areas. Many of today’s popular Berber styles are loop pile with flecks of a darker color on top of a lighter color. This is a excellent  choice for contemporary and cottage homes.


Multi-level loop pile carpet

Multi-level loop pile usually has 2-3 different loop heights in order to create a pattern effect. This provides good durability and a casual look.
Cut loop pile carpet

Cut loop pile combines both cut and looped yarns. It provides a variety of surface textures, including but not limited to chevrons and swirls. The multicolor effect also hides soil and stains.



If you have any questions about installing carpet in your home feel free to give us a call.



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