CARPET TYPES

(Cut Pile, Loop, Cut and Loop)

CUT PILE

Cut pile carpets are manufactured by cutting the yarn loops which produces an upright pile that has a more luxurious, formal look than loop pile.  Cut pile carpets are divided into four groups, Plush, Saxony, Twist and Frieze.

A soft velvet appearance and even upright finish that make for a formal look.

  • The pile is short and slightly twisted

  • Sometimes called velvet or velour carpet

  • Can display tracking from footprints and vacuuming

 
saxony carpet
 

A smooth and luxurious looking finish, similar to plush pile but with a higher pile height and a little more twist in the yarn.

  • Fibers are densely packed together for a luxurious look.

  • Can display tracking from footprints and vacuuming.

saxony carpet

 
twist carpet crossview
 

A luxurious feel with a more textured finish.

  • The pile is highly twisted and lies in different directions

  • Hardwearing and maintain their finish, so ideal for high foot traffic areas

  • Textured finish is less likely to show shading or tracking

twist carpet room

A luxurious feel and a stylish, less formal, almost shaggy appearance.

  • The long pile lies in different directions providing a deep texture

  • Extremely durable

  • Made in variations of thick and thin as well as long and short pile

  • Carpets with longer pile than Frieze are known as “shag piles”

LOOP PILE

Loops of yarn create a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and can have a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of higher and lower loops.  Loop carpets are divided into four groups, Level Loop, Multi Level Loop, Sisal and Berber.

level loop crossview

A distinct textured loop finish created by a simple loop.

  • Well suited to heavy traffic areas

  • Does not show footprints

level loop carpet

 
mulit level loop carpet
 
A textured finish made using loops of various heights.
 
  • This style is also sometimes called High-Low Loop pile

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

  • Extremely durable

multi level loop carpet

 
sisal carpet
 
A textured loop pile that is made in straight rows.
  • Comes in a variety of patterns and textures

  • Loop heights can vary to produce different patterns and textures

sisal carpet

 
berber carpet
 

Usually a thicker loop pile in neutral shades from browns to beiges with occasional flecks of different shades throughout.

  • Thicker than usual loops of yarn

  • Hard wearing with flecks that can hide soiling

  • Can also be a made as a cut pile

berber carpet

CUT AND LOOP

These carpets have a combination of cut and looped yarns and can create sculptured and patterned effects such as squares, swirls etc. Many different patterns can be achieved in a wide range of styles.  Cut and Loop carpets are divided into two groups, Level Cut and Loop (LCL) and Textured Cut and Loop.

level cut loop

A stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile.
 
  • Wide range of patterns are available

  • Patterns can create the illusion of space in a room

level cut loop

textured cut loop
 
A textured finish with distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile at different pile heights.
 
  • Creates a visual affect with patterns

  • Has a textured finish

textured cut loop

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