Different Carpet Fibers

 

It’s a have to learn first on how to distinguish the two types of carpet fibers before using it on your home floor. The two different types of carpet are Cut Pile and Loop Pile.

 

CUT PILE

Through the type of fiber they use, the density of the tufts, and the twist of the yarn is how cut piles get their durability.

These are known styles of cut piles:

  • Plush

Due to its smooth and even finish the carpet type have a more formal look.

 

  • Textured

For this carpet style, fibers that are low in density is used thus concealing the dirt with an informal look. Anyhow, for areas with high traffic, this is unsuited.

 

  • Saxony

Saxony has a smooth and even finish just like plush.  Compared to the two styles first mentioned above, the fibers used are longer and have a twist. It has a tendency to exhibit footprints and other marks further than other carpets but it is one of the most popular styles of carpet.

 

  • Frieze

For this carpet style, it has also long fibers but the twists are abundant. The look is like that of textured, informal is the outcome. Also, it easily hides footprints and other marks, unlike Saxony. But still, it is not generally ideal for high traffic areas. Once the piles are longer, it is called shag.

 

  • Cable

For that, more comfy and pleasant feel when walked on, Cable is produced with thicker and longer fibers.

 

LOOP PILE

loop pile carpets do not slash the yarn tips, which make the loops distinguishable just like what it is called. Since they are very durable in construction, it is assessed as an all-purpose carpet. Under Loop pile, it also has various styles, which are the following:

 

  • Level loop or Berber

Making it a durable surface for places that are high traffic with casual appearance, the Level loop or Berber carpets have filled short looped fibers. It is easier to camouflage the dirt for the color flecks in the fiber. Nonetheless, it could make the seams more visible from the height of the fibers.

 

  • Patterned multi-level loop

To produce a texture and a pattern, this carpet style has loops that vary in height.

 

  • Cut and Loop

The fibers are a combination of cut pile and loop pile fibers for this cut and loop carpet style. It produced a textured appearance ideal for high traffic areas for this rationale. As a plus, it also conceals dirt and stains.