Carpet Pile Style

There are many different carpet styles & piles. What are the differences and how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at a few of the common one’s you will see typically in your home.

Level Loop – Simple loop with same heights and wears well due to tips of fabric not being exposed. Great for high traffic areas.

Multilevel Loop – Loops made of various heights, also known as a high-low loop. Texture helps hide wear and dirt. Great for high traffic areas.

Cut & Loop – Features both looped yarn and cut piles to create different patterns. Great for hiding wear and dirt and ideal for high traffic areas.

Level Cut & Loop – A combination of loop and cut piles of the same height. Can create different patterns  with different combinations. Ideal for high traffic areas.

Saxony – Individual strands that stand straight up and down.  This creates a cushioned, fuzzy surface.  Better for low traffic areas.

Cut Pile –  A cut loop, creating an upright pile.

Velvet Plush – Short, densely packed fibers that often give off a soft and smooth level surface. Better for low traffic areas.

Frieze –  Twisted and kinked strands, this causes more of a curl and erratic look across the whole surface.  Great for high traffic areas.

Shag  – Sames as the Frieze, the only difference is the pile is much longer to give that “shaggy” look

Now that you have a better understanding of what each carpet style is, which one is your favorite? Let us know!


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