Types of Carpet
There are a number of carpet fibers and types of carpet available today. At Masterpiece Carpet One Floor & Home, we are well-versed in the many options, and we’re here to help you understand the primary differences between them all. We can even suggest which fibers and types of carpet are best for your home! Stop by our showroom today to see our extensive carpet selection!
Nylon is one of the top fibers on the market today. It is durable enough to be installed in busy spaces, and when it is treated with stain-resistance, it’s even stronger.
Polyester is another popular fiber. It is cost-effective and durable, though not as durable as nylon.
Olefin is a synthetic fiber that is naturally stain-resistant, though not as durable as nylon or polyester. Its colors are bright and beautiful.
Wool is the best choice for your home if you want a natural fiber. This natural fiber is soft and luxurious but requires professional upkeep.
A surprise to many, there are a few types of carpet on the market that differ in their construction and performance. The type of carpet is all determined by how the fiber is attached to the backing, so keep this in mind as you browse carpets.
Cut pile carpet is created by attaching fibers to backing and then cutting off the tops of the fibers. What is left exposed is what you will feel underfoot. Cut pile carpet can vary in height and length.
Loop pile carpet is loops of carpet attached to the backing. Rather than shearing off the top layer, the loops are kept in their form. Loop pile carpets can also vary in height, with the most luxurious loop piles being high.
Cut loop carpets are cut pile and loop carpets. These two types of carpet are attached to the backing, and they can both be used to create unique carpet patterns.