Carpet
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Carpet is the most widely chosen flooring option for its warmth, durability, price, and stain resistance.

Carpet Types

Cut Pile
A versatile tufted carpet that features clipped yarn loops. This type of carpet is soft and dense with well-defined individual tuft tips. Many dealers call their smoother finished carpets "plushes." New generation cut pile carpets resist stains and are less susceptible to traffic wear. It is the most widely used type of residential carpet.
Level Loop
A carpet style that has a pile surface consisting of uncut loops. May be woven or tufted. Also called "round wire" in woven carpet terminology. Great for high traffic areas.
Multilevel Loop / Pattern
Multilevel Loop Pile CarpetThis carpet has loops of pile at different heights, thereby allowing interesting patterns to be created in the carpet.
Frieze
A cut pile-style of carpet that has a very high twist level, meaning that each strand of yarn is twisted so tightly that it actually curl over at its end. The result is a textured surface with a nubby appearance and a highly durable product.
Cable
This cut pile-style carpet is made of thicker and longer yarn and is suggested for low traffic spaces. Heavy foot traffic can cause matting and crushing, so it’s not the ideal choice for hallways or stairways.
Textured
A popular cut pile carpet with alternating crimp, loops or other modifications of yarn that results in a two-tone appearance. Textured yarns have increased cover, resiliency, abrasion resistance, and insulation.

Carpet Fibers

Carpets are generally made from one or more of 6 types of fiber: acrylic, nylon, olefin (polypropylene), polyester, wool, and recycled material.

Acrylic fiber is known as art, art wool, or man-made wool because it is an artificial fiber. This fiber provides the look and feel of wool at a fraction of the cost. It resists static electricity, moisture, mildew, fading, crushing, staining, and sun damage. However, acrylic fiber is not durable enough for high traffic areas (it fails under abrasion when compared to other fibers).

Blends are typically made from nylon and olefin. This blend is resilient but the different fiber types often resist stains unevenly. Stains will often stand out prominently with these blends.

Nylon is the most popular fiber (about 90% of residential carpets and 65% of all carpets). Nylon is a good choice for all traffic areas because it is durable and static free, maintains fiber height, and resists soiling, staining, and mildew. Nylon fibers, which are dyed after production, maintain color. Nylon comes in continuous or spun fibers. Spun carpet is made of short lengths of fibers that are spun together. These continuous fibers are less likely to unravel.

Olefin (polypropylene) is the next-best seller after nylon (about 80% of commercial carpet). These fibers are colorfast because the production process involves mixing polypropylene with dyes. Olefin works best in loop carpets such as Berbers. It is strong (resisting abrasion), mildew resistant, moisture resistant, and easy to clean (bleach can be used safely in some cases). However, olefin can be easy to crush depending on the pile. This fiber is good for indoors and outdoors (e.g. artificial sport turfs).

Polyester is luxurious, durable against abrasions, easy to clean, and resistant to water soluble stains. Polyester carpets costs less than wool and nylon.

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) carpet is made from recycled plastics of consumer packaged goods (typically soda containers). PET carpet is durable, water resistant, and static resistant.

Wool is luxurious, strong, stain resistant, and it maintains its fiber height.