Every carpet is different. Sometimes even within the same home, there are a few different types of carpet. From Berber to loop to textured, the type of pile you have determines its comfort and durability.
There are 10 different types of carpet piles, and each one brings its characteristics suitable for any number of applications. Each one may also require a different method of carpet cleaning in Detroit. Today let’s explore the different types and what they’re best used for.
One of the most common types, cut pile features a uniform, tufted appearance with short- to medium-length fibers. You get a soft feel underfoot, which is why it’s great for living rooms, hallways, bedrooms, and other areas of moderate traffic. It also resists crushing and staining.
Featuring loops of yarn that are uncut and durable, this is a great choice for high-traffic areas such as stairs, hallways, play rooms, and family rooms. Loop pile is also easy to maintain because dirt isn’t easily embedded into the material. This type of carpet comprises straight or slightly curved fibers arranged in a circular shape. Because of its soft, short fibers, it resembles a cut pile; however, with a loop pile, the fibers are spiral-bound together.
Featuring a combination of strands and loops, textured carpets boast a pattern in the fibers.
The tufts are not uniform but rather comprised of irregularly-spaced bands throughout, best for high-traffic areas, such as home offices, lobbies, and hallways.
Featuring tightly-twisted yarns for an attractive texture with a coarse brush pattern, this type of carpet is extremely versatile and is best used in high-traffic areas. It’s highly resistant to crushing and staining and can be maintained easily. It can also be used in formal living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.
Comprised of a short loop pile made of wool, Berber is very durable and is best in high-traffic areas such as family rooms, home offices, and basements. They are available in a variety of colors and styles.
Featuring a long, fluffy pile comprised of uncut loops, the shag carpet is soft and luxurious, making it great for living rooms, home theaters, and bedrooms. The most expensive pile type, shag, is at a higher risk of staining and crushing than others, so it’s best for low-traffic areas only.
This is a popular loop pile that has soft, thick fibers tightly twisted together to form a luxurious appearance. They are best for living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.
Featuring a dense, flat design, this pile is thought to be one of the softest carpets around. Thanks to the twisted fibers, you get a velvet-like surface yet with a tight pile. Use them in low-traffic areas, such as bedrooms, or in high-traffic areas, such as hallways and living rooms.
Comprised of short, thick fibers, plush is also soft to the touch and makes a great addition to bedrooms, home theaters, and living rooms. Plush is one of the most common carpet pile types, known for durability and comfort.
Made with wool yarn braided together diagonally, this type is known for its odor resistance, durability, and easy maintenance. Use it in areas with moderate foot traffic, such as dining rooms, living rooms, and hallways.
Each of the above carpet pile types brings its own unique characteristic to a home or business. The one that’s right for you will depend on your usage, budget, and personal preferences.
Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration
Our team can safely and efficiently clean any of the above carpet pile types. To book your appointment, call 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration at (248) 491-3088.