What are the Different Styles of Carpets?

What are the Different Styles of Carpets?

Carpets are often the most elegant addition to your interior decor. Nevertheless, when you go out to buy one, you are spoilt for style options. But knowing basic carpet styles and evaluating as per your need and preferences can lead to a long-term carpet solution that is the centrepiece of your home or workplace. Discussed underneath are various carpet styles and their features.

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Cut Pile

A cut pile carpet consists of fibres that are threaded from the back to front. This forms loops which are then cut from the top and the fibres are left upright. If you are looking for a formal and regal look, this is a great carpeting choice. This can further be divided into two types as mentioned below.

  1. 1. Cut Pile

A cut pile plush carpet consists of short fibres that are slightly twisted. This results in a pile that stands upright while leaning in either direction. The strands are such that they reflect light in ways that create depth and texture.

This carpet has a formal, soft and luxurious velvety feel and texture. This is why it is called the velour carpet. It is made in a way where footprints and vacuuming marks are left behind. Moreover, it is also prone to shading. This results in the carpet being used in areas with a medium to low footfall.

    1. Cut Pile Twist 

Unlike plush, cut pile twist consists of highly twisted fibres. This leaves behind a pile that lies in various directions. Just like the plush pile, they have a raga feel and a smooth finish to it. However, they are more suitable for high traffic areas. This is because the twisted strands make it high wearing and lead to a lesser chance of displaying footprint marks/ tracking.

Loop Pile

The name ‘loop pile’ speaks for itself. This type of carpet consists of fibres that are threaded from back to front, making a cluster of loops. This results in a casual aesthetic which is perfect for areas that experience a high footfall.

These are divided into three types as described underneath.

    1. Level Loop Pile 

As the name suggests, this loop pile has uniform loops throughout. These are usually low and tight, giving the carpet a unique texture. The design is such that the footprints don’t show when walked on. This quality makes the carpet a suitable selection for high footfall areas.

    1. Multi-Level Loop 

Multi-level loop piles sport a textured appearance that is created with loops of various heights in a single carpet. This is also popularly called the high-low loop pile. The loops of varying heights are placed at random to create a distinct pattern. It is suitable for use in medium to high footfall areas and is also extremely durable.

    1. Sisal 

A sisal loop pile carpet sports loops that are of varying heights, quite like a multi-level loop pile. Nonetheless, these always run in straight rows in order to create a pattern. This style of carpet is available in a number of textures and patterns that are created by alternating between loop heights. Its distinct feature is that the feel is stiff due to tighter loops. These are what make it a popular and practical choice for high traffic places.

Combination Cut and Loop Pile

 Using up the best of both worlds cut and loop pile carpets consist of both types of loop piles. The contrast of the two is used to make carpets adorned with the most creative patterns, swirls and squares. The ultimate blend of cut and loop yarns helps to create surreal sculptured effects.

    1. Textured Cut and Loop Pile 

A textured cut and loop pile features a mix of cut and loop threads of varying heights to produce a patterned or textured look. The finished product is a smooth and soft carpet. The amount of alternative patterns available results in an abundance of variety when it comes to patterns. This is therefore a stylish investment that is also quite known for reduced vacuum and soil marks.

    1. Level Cut and Loop Pile 

If you want your space to appear bigger, a level cut and loop pile combination is the go-to. It helps create a mesmerising soft touch, amazing texture and the most fashionable finish. Due to the levelled tufts, these can create many lineal style variants and patterns. Soil and footprints can be well masked by using these carpets and therefore they are great for use in medium to high traffic areas.

Now that you are aware about carpet styles, making a purchase decision should be easier. Withal, the next query that may pop up is the place from where you should buy carpets. Mike’s Carpet Discounters can be the solution to your problem.

We are the ultimate place for carpets in Melbourne. Our collection consists of high quality carpeting solutions in all styles. You can explore and enquire for any product as per your personal preference.

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