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Carpet Construction

 
Knowing all the carpet types available will help you make your choice
 

The manufacturing of carpet—which can be described as sewing strands of yarn into a backing material—creates thousands of yarn loops

 
When the loops are cut, we create a CUT PILE carpet, often known as PLUSH or SAXONY.
When the loops remain uncut, we create a LOOP carpet.
These two options can be combined to create four CONSTRUCTION possibilities:
 
 
 
Cut pile
 
When the loops are cut, you create a cut pile carpet.
 
 
 
 
Loop pile
 
When the loops remain uncut, you create a loop pile carpet.
 
 
 
 
Patterned loop
 
When the loops remain uncut and the loops have multiple heights, the result is a patterned loop carpet.
 
 
 
 
Cut & loop
 
When cuts and loops are combined, you can create a wide range of patterns.
 
 
 
 
In addition to construction types, Carpet Source and the rest of the industry divides its carpet products into the following eight STYLES. In our online product catalog, you can search by these styles to help you determine a favorite.
 
 
 
Smooth (known as a Saxony) – This style of cut pile carpet is achieved when the tufts of yarn are sheared to a low, smooth pile height for uniform color and a formal look.

Texture – This popular style offers a smooth, level finish, but the yarns have more twist, which creates a less formal look.

Twist (known as a Frieze) – The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.

Shag – The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.
 
 
 
 
Level Loop (often called a Berber) – In this style, all the loops are the same height. The dense, firm surface of a loop pile carpet makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Patterned Loop – The yarns in this style are also looped, but they are at two or three varying heights. The various heights can be arranged to create a wide range of patterns and textures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pattern carpets beautifully blend loops and cuts in varying heights for dramatic, unique patterns, ranging from floral designs to geometric to pin-dot.
 
 
 
 
As the name suggests, these carpets feature a design printed directly onto the carpet for a stylish, often dramatic look.
 
 
 
 

Where to go from here

 
For additional free help and advice to help you find the best flooring – whether carpets, hardwood floors, tiles or laminates – at the best price, call 505-856-6268 or contact Carpet Source USA today.