Carpet Types

Information on the different types of carpet to consider for your lifestyle.

Types of Carpet

You are in a carpet store, browsing the various colors and styles. Which one looks best in your home? But is that the right way to buy carpeting? If you wish to carpet a room with much traffic, try Cut pile. Examples of Cut pile are Saxony, which is smooth or curly tipped, similar to Frieze. Frieze fibers are also twisted. An advantage of using these textures allows for minimal vacuum tracks or footprints. 

Another carpet flooring that stands up to heavy traffic is Cut and Loop carpets. They are excellent for living, family or rec rooms. They also come in patterned designs. Loop pile tends to be more durable than Cut pile.  Level Loop pile has pile cut to one height. Multi-Loop pile demonstrates more texture. 

Loop pile tends to spread when placed on stairs. Take into consideration a family with young children or pets. In these cases, avoid Shag which has a deep pile. Although plush looking and very tempting to purchase, they are hard to clean. Shag carpets are also prone to pooling. This is the appearance of darkened areas due to a disturbance in the direction of the pile due to footprints and vacuuming. If one wishes to purchase a very high quality carpet, consider Velvet. Velvet can last a very long time. 

Although very beautiful, Cable pile may not be the best in heavy traffic areas. The pile is easily crushed. Random Shear, also known as Tip Shear mixes cut and uncut tips. These types of fibers are fine for formal and informal rooms. 

For more information on the different types of carpet to consider for your home, visit Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home today in South Lake Tahoe, CA! Our dedicated and professional staff is excited to work with you. 

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