Carpets have been a common feature in homes for hundreds of years, and that is not expected to change any time soon. This is attributed to the advantages that they offer, ranging from improved aesthetics to comfort. There are different types of carpets that you can choose for your home. The main differences are in how the yarn is looped in the carpet backing. The two main types are called loop pile carpets and cut pile carpets.
Loop Pile Carpets
Berber design is currently the most common type among the available loop pile carpets. For this style, all the fibers are bent to form a looped series. The loops are somewhat short but can have some variance. Berber style has the benefits of the high durability of the carpet and more stain-resistance. The downside is that Berber carpets do not have much cushioning compared to other options.
- Level Loop
For the level loop design, short loops are used, with each loop measured carefully so that all of them are of the same length. The carpet feels slightly stiff compared to other options, but it is a perfect choice for placing in high traffic areas.>
- Multi-level loop
The multi-level loop design is similar to the level loop design, with the difference being that the loops are not all of the same height. That gives the carpet more appealing visuals to a neat classical appearance. The texture variance can also vary over time.
Saxony is a cut pile design where the ends of the fibers are all cut evenly. The fibers are usually packed tightly together and are about half of an inch in length. Saxony carpets are generally plush because of the soft and luxurious feel that they have.
For textured style, the yarn is first twisted before being cut. Thus, this carpet has a soft feeling, but the surface has a more natural appearance because of the twisting. The twists are made tight enough to resist stain and to make cleaning easier.
Frieze is a cut pile design that uses short fibers, which can be curled in many directions. That gives the carpet a sturdy look that does not show footprints, although it is not meant for high traffic areas. The style has an informal feel to it, the reason why it is usually referred to as a shag pile carpet. It also has a sense of luxury but is a bit tough to clean.