The following are examples of Cut Pile carpeting. Cut pile
has cut loops on the surface leaving individual yarn tufts. Velvet, Plush,
Saxony, Shag, and Frieze are all cut pile carpets. The only
difference is the yarn twist. Saxony, Velvet, and Plush all tend to give a
polished, sophisticated look to your decor. Textures (Shag and Frieze')
can hide footprints and vacuum marks. This adds a casual comfort and
is great carpeting for a busy household. Cut pile is still the
most popular carpet construction.
The following are all examples of looped construction, commonly called
Berber. The first image is a cut and loop combination.
This construction provides a variety of surface textures and tends to
hide unwanted foot traffic. The second image is depicting level-loop
construction. This is made using uncut loops of all the same
height. Level-loop carpet generally lasts a long time in high-traffic
areas. The third image is the multi-level loop. It usually has two
to three different loop heights, creating a patterned or sculptured look.
Multi-level loop carpet tends to hide soil and foot
traffic, providing good durability but a more casual appearance.
Once you have selected the style of carpet that best fits your needs,
please understand that proper installation and adequate maintenance are
equally important issues to consider.