brookfield carpeting flooringDid you know that carpets lower your heating bills with their insulating properties? Brookfield families love the warmth of wall-to-wall carpeting—especially during these winter months! At Floor Coverings International Waukesha, we work with homeowners to find their dream floors. Here is some more information about one of the most popular styles of carpeting: cut pile.

Cut Pile or Loop Pile?

There are two types of carpeting: cut pile and loop pile. To understand their differences, it helps to have a working knowledge of carpet manufacturing. Carpets are made by threading yarn through a backing material. This results in row after row of loops. When the loops are left intact, you have loop pile carpet. Cut pile carpeting is achieved by cutting each loop into two strands.

When you make cut pile carpet, you sacrifice some durability for comfort. That’s why it is by far the most popular type of carpeting for homes—it’s soft and warm. Loop pile is more commonly found in offices and retail settings because of its durability.

Types of Cut Pile Carpet

There are many types of carpeting in the cut pile genre. They differ in terms of pile height and level of twist. Here are some of the most common:

  • Textured: this is probably what you think of when you hear the word “carpeting”. Textured carpet is the most common residential wall-to-wall carpet because of its strength. Its short fibers are twisted to add durability.
  • Frieze: pronounced freeze, this carpeting is far from frosty. Frieze carpets have long fibers that are twisted upwards of ten times, resulting in a tousled, casual appearance. They are great at hiding dirt and vacuum tracks.
  • Saxony: this carpet is prized for its subtle elegance, with short, uniform fibers. This is a popular choice for formal spaces.

Find Your Dream Carpeting

Brookfield families trust Floor Coverings International Waukesha with their flooring needs because of our friendly service and excellent product selection. Call today for a free, in-home consultation.

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