What Are the Types of Carpet?
Easy and ever-versatile, carpet is a favorite flooring medium: likely due, in large part, to the sheer variety of carpet types to choose from. At Sidney Inn Carpet One Floor & Home we carry a wide assortment of all different carpeting types. We believe variety is truly the spice of life, and we understand that at the end of the day, the “best” carpeting is the one that meets ALL of your design and performance requirements.
Let’s take a closer look at the different variations in carpeting types, and learn what each respective carpet type can offer us in terms of texture, decorating potential, performance, and long-term durability.
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Level Loop Carpets
With yarns that are intentionally looped and uncut at the rug’s upper surface, this is multipurpose carpeting that has many capabilities. It is inherently sturdy and can hide soiling readily, with rich shadings to conceal many flaws. Since this type of carpeting is available in varying pile heights, there are level loop rugs that vary from low and tight, to some truly luxurious heights.
A composition of high and low loops, this type of rug boasts the appearance of subtle, yet stunning patterns. In addition to offering exceptional wear and durability, patterned rugs are a great way to create added texture and depth. They also help disguise footprints, as well as tracks from your vacuum cleaner and imperfections in your subfloor.
Is your home of office best described as “heavy traffic up ahead?” Textured carpeting might be a great option for you to consider. With its tightly-curled yarns and carefully cut piles, textured carpeting obtains subtle patterns that hide everyday imperfections. These durable rugs not only remain free of foot prints, but they reduce light reflection as well.
With its unruly twists and cables, frieze carpeting is also referred to as “shag” carpet. Its long yarns are great additions to casual, comfortable settings. Frieze is a popular choice for playrooms and dens, since its shaggy exterior hides many ills, while serving as a soft landing pad for crawling toddlers, pampered pets, and tired, post-workday feet.
Often compared to lush, enticing velvet fabric, plush carpeting is one of the softest rugs available today. Its high-density construction and appearance is often preferred in more formal settings. Since its deeper pile can reveal traffic marks faster than other rug types, this variety isn’t always a great pick for heavily-tread areas. However, it’s still favored by many due to its sheer comfort underfoot.
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