Cut Pile or Loop Pile

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Cut Pile

In cut pile carpets the loops are cut at the top, leaving tufts of yarn that stand straight up. Cut pile has a more luxurious, formal look compared to loop pile.

Popular cut styles include:

  • Velvet/ plush carpets, which are smooth, soft and elegant. The carpet pile is cut several times to create a velvety sheen, but this also shows every footprint. It’s best used for formal areas.
  • Saxony carpets are similar to velvet, but not quite as smooth.
  • Freize/twist carpets have tightly twisted fibers that curl slightly at the pile surface. They hide footprints and vacuum marks, making them suitable for high-traffic areas.

 

Loop Pile

These carpets are made up of individual strands of yarn pulled through the carpet backing twice to create a small loop. Loops can be all the same height (level loop pile) or two or three different heights (multi-level or modulated loop pile), to create a pattern. Carpets with short level loop pile are suited to high-traffic areas and are comparatively easy to maintain.Multi-level loop pile gives a more textured appearance and is becoming increasingly popular.

Loop pile tends to give a more casual look and is less susceptible to footprint marks and shading (the appearance of irregular light and dark areas) than cut-pile carpets.

Popular loop styles include:

  • Berber carpets, which have thick yarns tufted into chunky loop tufts. They’re usually in earth tones with a ‘flecked’ appearance — excellent for hiding stains.
  • Sisal-style/cord carpets have tighter loops than berbers, creating a stiffer feel. The loop lines can be either all the same height or alternating heights. These carpets are good for high-traffic areas.

 

Combination Cut and Loop Pile

These carpets have a combination of cut and looped yarns and can create sculptured effects such as squares, swirls and so on.

This effect is good for hiding dirt and footprints.

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