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Types of Carpet

The manufacturing of carpet – which can be described as sewing strands of yarn into a backing material – creates thousands of yarn loops. When the loops are cut, a CUT PILE carpet is created, often known as PLUSH. When the loops remain uncut, a LOOP carpet is created, often known as BERBER. These two options can be combined to create FOUR construction possibilities…

Cut Pile

Loops are cut. web-cutpile

Loop Pile

Loops remain uncut. web-looppile

Patterned Loop

Uncut loops with multiple heights. web-patterned_loop

Cut & Loop

Cut and uncut loops are combined. web-cutloop

Plush (Cut Pile) Styles


Smooth (known as a Saxony)

This style of cut pile carpet is achieved when the tufts of yarn are sheared to a low, smooth pile height for uniform color and a formal look.


This popular style offers a smooth, level finish, but the yarns have more twist, which creates a less formal look.

Twist (known as a Frieze)

The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.


The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.

Loop Styles


Level Loop (often called a Berber)

In this style, all the loops are the same height. The dense, firm surface of a loop pile carpet makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Patterned Loop

The yarns in this style are also looped, but they are at two or three varying heights. The various heights can be arranged to create a wide range of patterns and textures.



Pattern carpets beautifully blend loops and cuts in varying heights for dramatic, unique patterns, ranging from floral designs to geometric to pin-dot.



As the name suggests, these carpets feature a design printed directly onto the carpet for a stylish, often dramatic look.[/modal]

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