What to Know About Carpet Types

What to Know About Carpet Types

There is something so comforting and classic about carpeting, whether residential or commercial. If you are starting out on a carpet installation project or a carpet replacement project, you will quickly find that there are many types of carpet to choose from. The best way to decide which type is right for your space is to know the qualities of each one. Which is why we are going to do a quick run down of carpet types and their characteristics here today.

The Two Main Carpet Categories

No matter the style, all carpeting falls into two main categories.

Cut Pile

The first category is cut pile. After the fibers are loomed together and little loops are created, the loops are then cut open. Hence the name, cut pile. These types of carpets are generally dense and soft, which makes them shine in spaces that you want to be cozy and welcoming, such as a bedroom or a living room. Included in the cut pile category are plush and frieze styles. Plush carpet is often chosen for rooms that you wish to have a more formal appearance and frieze carpet is typically a more casual choice. Frieze can come in a range of fiber lengths with the most dramatic being shag carpeting.

Loop Pile

The second category is loop pile. For this category of carpet, the fiber loops remain uncut. This creates a durable and stain resistant material. These qualities make loop pile a popular choice for high traffic areas, especially commercial spaces. Berber is the most notable style in the loop pile category. Berber carpet is constructed of short level loops that make it excellent for high traffic spaces. Some loop pile carpeting is constructed of differing multi-level loops. The changing loop height gives the carpet pattern and texture.

And that’s the basics of the two main categories of carpeting. Whatever carpet you end up going with, in whatever setting, Nip Tuck Carpet Repair would be happy to be a part of your maintenance team. When burns, stains, or buckles appear, give us a call and we will make them disappear.

By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 1-10-2023