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Types of Carpet

What are The Different Types of Carpet?

 

Arguably the most versatile flooring option to consider is carpet flooring. With a vast selection of colors and styles, the process can be overwhelming. Here at Gold Star Carpet One Floor & Home in Denison, we would love to inform you on the styles of carpet to consider. You may find that your decision is much easier once you learn about the types and fibers available today!

 

Carpet Fibers

 

Nylon carpet fiber is a top choice for many because of its durability. Even in high traffic areas, nylon will stand up to wear and tear. 

 

Polyester is another exciting choice for carpet fibers because it is durable and stain-resistant. Polyester can also be a more budget-friendly option. 

 

Olefin is known for its moisture-resistance. While it is not ideal for busy areas like hallways and staircases, it can be an excellent choice for bedrooms. 

 

Wool is resistant to soiling, meaning that it keeps dirt from getting stuck deep in the carpet. It does require professional maintenance, so keep this in mind when making a decision.

 

Carpet Textures 

 

Carpet texture is how the carpet attaches to the backing. It’s important to know more about carpet textures to determine which is best for your space, whether it’s a high traffic or low traffic area.

 

Cut pile carpet is a common type, and it is created by cutting the fibers of carpet. The top of the carpet that is exposed can be a varying length and height. You can find cut pile carpet in velvet, cable, shag, frieze, and saxony. Velvet has an untwisted non-heat set yarn that allows for a soft touch. Cable is great for a loose and informal look with its thick yarn. Shag mats and crushes easily with the longer length yarn it has. Frieze has a higher resistant to matting with its highly twisted tufts and surface curl. Saxony uses its heat set to provide carpet that is durable with a tuft appearance.

 

Loop carpet is carpet fibers that are looped then connected to the backing. Loop pile carpet varies in height, and generally, the most luxurious loop carpet is a high loop. There are also two types of loop carpets, level loop, and multi-loop. Level loop has a smooth look with loops that are all of the same height. Multi-loop pile has a pattern effect because the loops that make up the products are of different heights.

 

Cut loop carpet is both cut and loop carpet on one backing. The benefit to having both types is a variety of styles and patterns. Cut loop is best for low traffic areas.