Types of carpet flooring, for a completely different feel.
If comfort is the most important feature to you, then choosing carpet is a no-brainer. Other than obvious softness and warmth, carpet goes a long way in terms of maintenance, allowing you to do more living than cleaning in your home. Carpet is one of the most flexible floor coverings because you get to choose from a wide range of colours and textures. Here are a few textures to consider when choosing which types of carpet flooring work for your space.
CUT & LOOP
Cut and loop carpets offer a combination of various cut and loop fibres at differing levels resulting in a sculptured pattern with several tones of the same colour. These carpets can be stunning in both wall-to-wall and area rug configurations.
Looped carpet keeps the loops uncut and intact. The loops can be produced in uneven heights for texture or level for durability. Loop carpets are suitable for high-traffic areas of the home. Solid shade loops are often referred to as ‘sisals’ and loops with multi-coloured yarns or coloured flecks are referred to as berbers.
A cut pile, also known as a plush saxony, refers to any carpet that is made up of evenly cut fibres. Because of its uniform surface, vacuum marks and foot traffic will be visible on these carpets. For this reason, this type of carpet is best suited for formal areas of the home.
FRIEZE / TWIST
Frieze carpets are made up of varying lengths of highly twisted fibers. The fibers curl in random directions creating terrific texture and dimension. These carpets are virtually trackless and are suitable for most areas of the home including heavy-traffic areas such as stairs and hallways.