What are the Different Types of Carpet?
There are multiple factors that go into choosing the right carpet for your home. Choosing the right color is one of them. If you have pets or children, going with a carpet that is darker can help hide pet fur and stains. If you are carpeting a small space, then something light and neutral will help open up your room. There are other carpet characteristics you should also be aware of when picking out a new floor.
Carpet pile is made up of the fibers and is twisted to make either a cut or loop type style. A pile style can affect how your new carpet will perform in your home. If you are looking for a carpet that is more firm or plusher, then knowing pile styles can help make your search easier.
- Cut pile
- Loop pile
- Multi-level pile
- Cut and loop pile
What Type of Carpet is Best?
What makes each pile different? Cut pile has fibers that are cut at the ends making the carpet denser. Loop pile is the opposite, where no fibers are left at the surface and are in a series of loops, giving the carpet an even look. Multi-level loop staggers the height of the loop fibers to create an uneven surface. Cut and loop piles also provide an uneven look but also give texture to the carpet and hide dirt.
Carpet fibers can be made out of different materials as well and make a difference on the look and feel of the carpet. It also determines the stain and matting resistance as well as long term durability.
- Nylon is the most durable
- Polyester has a comfortable feel
- Wool is a traditional fiber
Carpet makes a home feel warmer and cozier. It is great for families who have young children just learning how to walk, or for spaces like bedrooms and dens. Check out our carpet selection and choose which brand is right for your home at Nice Carpets in Newark, OH.