Carpeting 101 – The Different Types of Carpet

June 17, 2010

So out of all the different flooring options available you have decided that carpeting is the best choice for your room remodel. That is indeed a great start, but the next decision to be made is what kind of carpet do you want installed? Color and/or patterning issues aside modern carpet comes in a number of different textures and types and some work better in certain situations than others. Here is a guide to some of the most popular types of carpeting, all of which can be found in abundance at Aladdin Carpet and Floors.

Frieze Carpet – Pronounced “free-zay” frieze carpeting is an excellent choice for high traffic areas. It has a highly twisted cut pile that contains short fibers whose tendency to curl in different directions helps to hide footprints or marks left by the vacuum.

Texture Carpet – When texture carpet is being created the carpet fibers are cut and twisted only slightly- they are nowhere near as “curly” as those found in frieze carpeting.  This too is an excellent choice for areas that see a lot of foot traffic.

Berber Carpet – Also known as loop carpet this resilient type of carpeting has taller loops that are all roughly the same height. Berber carpets are often multi-color in nature with soft highlights complementing the main color perfectly. Loop carpeting is a great choice for the family room or areas where spills are likely to occur on a regular basis (a child’s bedroom for instance.)

Wool Carpet – All natural and beautiful to behold wool carpeting is often the first choice for those seeking to make their home a more environmentally friendly place. Some people are surprised by how easy it is to care for as well.

Pattern Carpet – The patterns are created in the cut of the carpet pile itself, with “islands” of higher cut carpet pile contrasting with lower cut loops to create an overall three dimensional patterned effect. Pattern carpeting is great for adding a modern and contemporary touch to any room in your home.

Plush Carpeting – The ultimate in carpet luxury the velvety softness of plush carpeting makes it the perfect choice for a formal dining or living room.

Hopefully this basic guide helps you start to make a choice but if you visit us at Aladdin Carpet and Floors our friendly and very knowledgeable staff will be happy to spend as much time as you need helping you to make the perfect carpeting choice for your home.

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