Level Loop Pile
Many carpets are constructed with a loop pile surface. Loop carpets are marked by
a continuous uncut surface that resists crushing and matting. This style wears well
and is suited for casual rooms with lots of traffic and activity.
Cut pile is probably the most popular construction. It’s durable because of the
type of fiber used, the density of the tufts and the amount of twist in the yarn.
Highly twisted yarn will hold its shape longer which makes it a smart choice for
higher traffic areas.
Saxony is similar to velvet but it’s not quite as smooth. It has a soft texture that’s
created by twisting fibers then uses heat to straighten the yarn. This style will
show foot and vacuum marks. This is a good choice where you want a formal look in
a room that has less traffic.
Friezé (pronounced free-zay)
Friezé has tightly twisted yarns giving it a contemporary look while making it a smart choice for any high traffic area of your home. This style is less
likely to show vacuum marks or footprints than other cut pile styles.
Cut and loop carpet combines cut and uncut loops to create a pattern available in
solid colors and multi colors. There are infinite numbers of unique geometric and
overall patterns from which to choose. This style is suited for both formal and
Berbers are usually made in a loop construction from thick bulky yarns. The term
Berber actually refers to the flecks of color against a pale background. Berbers
are available in not only loop style, but in other styles like shag, cables, and friezés.
Shags are back and more stylish than ever! The new shags combine a variety of yarn
thickness and textures to make a trendy and bold statement in your home.
Now that you have an idea about construction and texture of carpet styles, select one to three
styles that you like. Then come to your local Abbey Carpet & Floor and ask the expert at your Abbey showroom show you examples.