Today’s carpeting offers much more than a conventional loop pile. To add to a room’s sophistication and interest, consider choosing a textured pattern. The texture, colors, and pattern of the carpet can be made to complement or contrast with patterns of your furniture and window treatments. Using a solid color, textured carpet is a great way to provide interest and pizzazz, without going to a multicolor, overall pattern.

Textured styles also fit well with today’s active and casual lifestyles. This particular look can be created through the use of several construction techniques. Many of these styles are known for their soil-hiding ability.


Cut pile carpet

Cut pile Carpet: Loops are cut, leaving individual yarn tufts. Still one of today's most popular constructions, its durability is achieved with factors including the type of fiber, density of tufts, and the amount of twist in the yarn.

Plush Carpet

Plush Carpet:This cut pile carpet is made from straight, untwisted yarn. The cut ends blend together to form a smooth, level surface. This luxurious carpet is suited for formal settings, because it shows all footprints and vacuum marks.

Frieze Carpet

Frieze Carpet: This cut pile carpet is suitable for high traffic areas. The highly twisted yarn tufts curl at the surface, hiding footprints.

Saxony Carpet

Saxony Carpet: This dense, cut pile carpet is made with the yarn tufts packed closely together to form a smooth surface. This is a more versatile carpet, and is used in less formal settings. Saxony styles will show footprints.

Textured Carpet

Textured Carpeting: A cut pile carpet made with twisted yarn tufts, creating a surface that masks footprints.

Loop pile Carpet

Loop pile Carpet: Loops are the same height, creating an informal look. It generally lasts a long time in high-traffic areas. Many of today’s popular Berber styles are level loop styles with flecks of a darker color on a lighter background.

Cut and loop pile carpet

Cut and loop pile Carpet: Combination of cut and looped yarns. Provides variety of surface textures, including sculptured effects of squares, chevrons, swirls, etc.

See: axminster | berber | bonded | carpet tile | commercial velvet | custom | cut & loop | cut pile | frieze | knitted | level loop | needle punch | plush | recycled | saxony | textured | tip sheared |  tufted | velvet | wilton | woven

See Also: Carpet Guide

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