Carpet Types

Carpet Types

Prior to starting cleaning your carpet, it is essential to know which carpet types you have and what material(s) it is created from. Carpet is still widely used in bedrooms, home offices, kid’s play areas, stairs (often as runners) and basements. In fact, carpet is my preferred floor covering for bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ play areas.carpet types

Although carpet can make a world of difference in your home, it doesn’t mean that every type in your home is made in the same way. You have to choose a quality carpet that fits in perfectly with the surroundings around your home. It needs to come with not only a comfortable body but also a great pile and color. You must also know how well you can maintain a good carpet.

Our carpets are created in either cut pile, loop pile or a combination of the two carpet types. The following information will help you to select the best carpet type to suit your needs and create the look that you are after.

An Overview of Carpet Types

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpet types are manufactured by cutting the yarn loops which produces an upright pile that has a more luxurious, formal look than loop pile. There are various types of cut pile carpets shown below:

  • Frieze – A luxurious feel and a stylish, less formal, almost shaggy appearance.
  • Saxony –  A smooth and luxurious looking finish, similar to the plush pile but with a higher pile height and a little more twist in the yarn.
  • Velvet/Plush – A soft velvet appearance and even upright finish that makes for a formal look.
Cut and Loop Pile

These carpet types contain cut and looped fibers. Loops of yarn create a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel.


Berber is a well-known level loop pile carpet. Thicker than usual loops of yarn.

Level Loop Pile

A distinct textured loop finish created by a simple loop. Does not show footprints.

Multi-Level Loop Pile

Can be used in a random or sequenced design to create textures or patterns.


Comes in a variety of patterns and textures.


These carpets may consist of cut pile, loop pile, or a combination of both. The yarns in these can be dyed or printed with a style. Tufted carpets can be quite economical and are commonly at the lower end of the market.


These carpets are created on a loom nearly the same as woven cloth. There are numerous different yarns used and they generally contain very detailed patterns. This is the finest quality of carpet available.

Make sure you watch carefully when getting carpet added in your home. A great carpeted surface can make a world of difference and has benefits if chosen right. You should look around to see what’s available and how well it can all fit into your home when used properly enough.

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