When selecting or evaluating a new carpet, it is important to be familiar with popular types of carpet that are readily available. High quality carpets can be a great addition to any home; the right carpet can be the perfect compliment to just about any room in your home and nearly all types of carpet are soft and easy to walk on.
First, let's take a look at the different textures that comprise the various carpet types. Cut pile carpets are one of the most popular types of carpet; these carpets have their small loops cut out and use especially durable fibers. Cut pile carpets can be broken up into three main categories: frieze, saxony and plush. Frieze carpets are known for their curly texture and are less likely to show noticeable footmarks and indents. Saxonycarpets are known for their formal look and smooth surface and plush carpets are known for their luxurious texture and are reserved for the most formal of rooms.
Other popular carpet types include the cut and loop pile carpet, which uses a mixture of both cut and loop fibers to produce a unique and decorative feel in any home. Alternatively, level loop pile carpets are durable carpets that maintain an even and consistent look by using level full fiber loops throughout the surface texture of the carpet. Finally, multi-level loop pile carpets are similar to level loop carpets; however, they differ in that the multi-level loop pile carpets use full fiber loops of different heights to achieve a look that is patterned and complex. All of these carpets can be purchased in varying sizes designed to fit any type of room or living space.
Before you decide to buy or upgrade, make sure you know what type of carpet you are looking for.