An Essential Guide to Different Varieties of Carpet

Carpets

While choosing carpets as a flooring option, you should be careful about your choice and style of the product. The type of carpets and their cleaning/maintenance requirements vary considerably. Other factors like the intensity of foot traffic and weather conditions also impact the choice of carpets. There are different varieties of carpets available in the market today. You can also take help from specialists to buy your desired item for enhanced functionality.  

Comprehensive Guide to Carpets Buying

The main appeal of any carpet is the material and cushiony underfoot. Buyers usually consider two characteristics of the carpet- the natural or synthetic fibre and the pile. All this determines the comfort, quality, and durability of the carpet fibre.  

Carpet Style

There are two significant types of carpet styles and construction. This defines the attachment of the carpet fibres to their backing.

Carpets with loop piles have fibres bent into little loops. It is also known as Berber or uncut pile. This carpet type is highly durable and stain-resistant. However, it has limited cushioning with a low profile. 

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Carpet Fibres

Nylon

Nylon is durable, soft and highly resistant to stains. It is a popular type of carpet with high resistance to wear and tear, rot, mildew. You can also get it dyed because of its capability to hold intense colour. It is long and can function for almost 12- 15 years.

Polyester

This manufactured carpet fibre is vibrant and hypoallergenic. A single drawback of this carpet type is that it can quickly flatten under heavyweight. This makes it unsuitable for rooms with high traffic.

Wool

A naturally luxurious fibre, it makes the softest carpet variety. Low-grade wool is susceptible to staining than expensive ones. The combination of wool with synthetic fibres makes the ideal kind of carpet. Do not purchase woollen carpets in areas with high humidity.

Consult Carter Throne Carpets & Flooring for a wide range of carpet varieties for domestic and commercial flooring. You can also avail of tailor-made services as per requirement. For all details, kindly get in touch with us at 01293 786924.

An Essential Guide to Different Varieties of Carpet

Carpets

While choosing carpets as a flooring option, you should be careful about your choice and style of the product. The type of carpets and their cleaning/maintenance requirements vary considerably. Other factors like the intensity of foot traffic and weather conditions also impact the choice of carpets. There are different varieties of carpets available in the market today. You can also take help from specialists to buy your desired item for enhanced functionality.  

Comprehensive Guide to Carpets Buying

The main appeal of any carpet is the material and cushiony underfoot. Buyers usually consider two characteristics of the carpet- the natural or synthetic fibre and the pile. All this determines the comfort, quality, and durability of the carpet fibre.  

Carpet Style 

There are two significant types of carpet styles and construction. This defines the attachment of the carpet fibres to their backing.

Carpets with loop piles have fibres bent into little loops. It is also known as Berber or uncut pile. This carpet type is highly durable and stain-resistant. However, it has limited cushioning with a low profile. 

  • Berberis the level loop. It has shorter loops that are perfect for high traffic areas. 
  • In the multi-level loop, the loop heights vary, so the carpet gets a textured pattern.  

In carpets with cut piles, there are sheared off, exposed fibres which make this variety soft, denser, warm and easy to clean. The types of cut piles are – 

  • The Plush pile has a formal appearance with a smooth, even texture.
  • In Saxony, the fibres are long and twisted with a smooth finish. However, with long fibres, the footprints and furniture usually create a dent.
  • Carpets with textured cut piles have fibres uneven lengths, which makes a rough surface texture.
  • Frieze carpet has long fibres. Could you not buy it for high traffic rooms? It is a kind of shag carpet. 
  • The Cable pile carpets have longer, thicker fibres. It provides high comfort underfoot.

Carpets

Carpet Fibres

  • Nylon

Nylon is durable, soft and highly resistant to stains. It is a popular type of carpet with high resistance to wear and tear, rot, mildew. You can also get it dyed because of its capability to hold intense colour. It is long and can function for almost 12- 15 years. 

  • Polyester

This manufactured carpet fibre is vibrant and hypoallergenic. A single drawback of this carpet type is that it can quickly flatten under heavyweight. This makes it unsuitable for rooms with high traffic. 

  • Wool

A naturally luxurious fibre, it makes the softest carpet variety. Low-grade wool is susceptible to staining than expensive ones. The combination of wool with synthetic fibres makes the ideal kind of carpet. Do not purchase woollen carpets in areas with high humidity. 

Consult Carter Throne Carpets & Flooring for a wide range of carpet varieties for domestic and commercial flooring. You can also avail of tailor-made services as per requirement. For all details, kindly get in touch with us at 01293 786924.