All about carpet textures

All about carpet textures

We all want something warm and soft to step on, especially when it's the first thing in the morning. That cozy comfort and warm feeling are some of the significant reasons carpeting is the most popular product. You'll see lots of styles when you walk into our carpet store. You will find all kinds of textures, but choose the floor covering most aligned with your needs and installation.

When it first starts out

All carpeting begins the manufacturing process as a looped pile. (Pile refers to how the yarns are attached to the backing.) The two most well-known looped styles are Level Loop, durable but not soft, and Berber has thicker yarns and a distinctive flecked pattern on a neutral background. It's stylish, durable, and soft. The fiber either remains looped or is cut into piles of various lengths.

When they’re also cut:

These include the basic cut-pile, which has short, even fibers with the ends exposed. Again, this is good for all traffic levels. Others include:

1. Saxony: This is a cut-pile with longer yarns that are densely packed and going in one direction. A plush texture, this rug has a soft, velvety feeling and shows footprints and other marks, making it best for low-traffic rooms. Another version of Saxony, called Texture or Trackless, has yarns going in different directions; therefore, it does not show marks.

2. Shag: This is a high pile with long, loose fibers. It is best for low-traffic rooms.

3. Frieze: This has longer yarns so tightly twisted they curl, giving it a more casual look. Durable, it's a good choice for high-traffic rooms.

4. Low pile rugs: With short, tightly woven fibers, this rug is more durable and easier to keep clean, which is why you see it so often in offices.

5. Cut and loop: Exactly as it sounds, the various fibers' heights create patterns.

At Seestedt's, our carpet flooring inventory includes brands from Mohawk, Masland, Dixie Home, Godfrey Hirst, and more. Whether your project is residential or commercial, we'll help you find the perfect one for your project. Our showroom is in Saint Paul, MN, so come in for a free quote, especially if you live or work in or near Woodbury, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Oakdale, or Cottage Grove.