Carpet pile: Know what's under your toes

Carpet pile: Know what's under your toes

Stumped over how to choose carpet? Understanding the different types of carpet pile can help you select the best one for you.

Pile refers to the texture and how the carpet fibers are put together, whether the face is cut or looped. Cut pile consists of yarns that are cut with one end exposed on the carpet surface. These fibers are softer and offer more comfort.

In loop pile both ends of the yarn in loop pile are attached to the backing, creating a loop of fiber. Loop pile fibers sacrifice softness but they are woven and more durable.

Consult a highly rated carpet installer for help choosing the best type for your home.


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