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Carpet | Styles

Choosing the ideal carpet style is all about knowing the right combination of aesthetics, performance and budget that meets the needs of your lifestyle.

Six basic styles of carpet

  • Textured, Saxony or plush, frieze, cable, looped, and cut & loop.
  • Each style has its own characteristics and performance capabilities.
  • Carefully consider all of each style's features, qualities and conditions in making your buying decision.

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Textured

Saxony

Frieze

Cable

Looped

Cut and Loop

Textured


Textured
  • textured carpet if you want casual
  • very popular cut pile carpet
  • alternating twists of yarn
  • two-tone appearance.
  • hides footprints and vacuum marks
  • great for all areas in the home, especially for active families
  • available in a broad range of prices

Saxony


Saxony
  • formal, traditional and elegant look
  • smooth, soft, velvet plush look
  • luxurious feel
  • yarn has uniform twist and finish
  • good for master bedrooms, dining room or a formal living room
  • not a good choice for high traffic areas or active kids
  • shows footprints and vacuum marks

Frieze


Frieze
  • cut pile style with a high twist level
  • each strand of yarn is twisted so tightly that it curls over at the end
  • for active areas
  • has a textured surface with a knobby appearance
  • durable and wears well
  • performers well in high-traffic areas
  • can go anywhere in your home
  • hides footprints
  • available in various pile heights for different looks

Cable


Cable
  • constructed of thicker, typically longer yarn
  • very comfortable underfoot
  • beautiful in a bedroom or living room
  • better suited for rooms without a lot of activity
  • can matte and crush with heavy foot traffic
  • not recommended for stairs, hallways

Looped

Looped
  • referred to as a Berber
  • big bulky yarns produced in a level loop or multi-level loop
  • made out of olefin fiber
  • some made with nylon, or a blend of various fibers
  • very durable because of not cutting the yarn tips
  • you can see each individual loop
  • ideal for casual, active family rooms
  • come in solid colors, Berber fleck, patterns with varying levels of loops
  • hides traffic patterns well
  • may make seams more apparent
  • backing is more visible on stairs

Cut & Loop

Cut & Loop
  • combination of cut and looped yarns that create pattern effects by the variation in surface textures
  • also referred to as patterned carpet
  • low profile and thus perform well
  • sometimes seams are visible
  • very fashionable
  • used in casual and traditional rooms
  • available in many patterns like fun geometrics and formal botanicals
  • distinctive carved appearance and multiple colors
  • hides stains
  • stands up to traffic