Types of Carpet

A few weeks back I wrote about the different types of carpet fiber. This time I want to write about the styles of carpet. There are two main styles, which are a cut pile and a loop pile, however, there are many variations of the two. I’ll list a few of the more common styles starting with cut pile.

“Plush” carpet is a great whole house carpet. Its very versatile and holds up well to a busy household. “Frieze” carpet usually has a long curled texture. It helps to reduce footprints and vacuum marks. It too is good in a whole house application. “Plush (Velvet)” carpet shows footprints and vacuum marks easily but has a very soft and thick feel. Its best for low traffic areas.

The second type of carpet is “Loop Pile” carpet or more commonly known as “Berber”. “Loop Pile” requires a lot of regular vacuuming and professional cleaning to maintain a good appearance. On the flip side it is extremely durable and when properly maintained it can last a long time. “Patterned loop” is similar to Loop pile but with different lengths and heights of fiber. This creates patterns, swirls, chevrons, shapes in the carpets appearance. The last is a combination of cut loop and loop simply called “Cut and Loop”. This carpet requires regular vacuuming and professional cleaning like a standard Berber and also is used in creating texture or patterns in the carpet.

Whichever style you choose, remember that weekly vacuuming and professional cleaning (once a year minimum) are the most important things you can do in extending the life of your carpets.

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Ammon Child
Ammon Child
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