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Learn Modern Carpet Styles & Fiber Options

Carpet Style Choices

Berber Pile Illustration

Berber Carpet

  • Loop Pile Carpet for High Traffic Areas.
  • Easy to clean, hides foot prints & vacuum marks.
  • Wide Variety of Colors and patterns.
  • Good choice for Living/Family Rooms. Basement, Hallways & Stairs.

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Plush Pile Illustration

Plush Carpet

  • Cut Pile Carpet.
  • Durable, absorbs sound, thick and comfortable.
  • Great for families, kids and pets.
  • Good choice for Living/Family Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms & Basement.

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Frieze Pile Illustration

Frieze Carpet

  • Cut Pile Carpet made from twisted fibers.
  • Durable, will not show footprints or vacuum marks.
  • Durable and sound absorbing
  • Good choice for Bedrooms, Living/Family Rooms & Basements.

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Cut and Loop Pile Illustration

Cut & Loop Carpet

  • Combination of Cut & Loop Pile, that offers unique designs.
  • Variety of Patterns & Textures, from Traditional to Contemporary.
  • Great durability.
  • Good Choice for Bedrooms, Living/Family Rooms, Dining Room, Hallway & Stairs.

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Carpet Fiber Choices

 

Polyester Carpet

Prefered in Medium Traffic Areas

Advantages:
  • Cost Effective
  • Fade Resistant
  • Resists Water
  • Based Stains
  • Resists Moth and Mildew
  • Sometimes made from recycled material
Disadvantages:
  • Poor Resiliency Leading to Crushing
  • Susceptible to Pilling and Shredding
  • Non- Resistant to Oil Stains
  • Synthetic

 

Nylon Carpet

Prefered in High Traffic Areas

Advantages:
  • The Most Durable
  • Very Resilient to Crushing, Matting and Abrasion
  • Stain Resilient and Resistant
  • Soil and Mildew Resilient and Resistant
  • Works well with most cleaners
  • Very Versatile
Disadvantages:
  • More Expensive
  • Prone to Static
  • Synthetic

 

Olefin Carpet

Prefered in Medium Traffic Areas

Advantages:
  • Stain Resistant
  • Mildew and Moisture Resistant
  • Resists Chemical Stains
  • Resists Bleaching and Fading
  • Cleans Well

 

Disadvantages:
  • Susceptible to Oil and Soil Stains
  • Poor Resiliency Leading to Crushing
  • Poor Abrasion Resistance
  • Doesn’t Wear as well as Nylon and Wool
  • Synthetic

 

Wool Carpet

Prefered in High Traffic Areas

Advantages:
  • Luxuriously soft, Wonderful feel, fine quality carpet
  • Resilient to Crushing, Matting and Abrasion
  • Durable
  • Works well with most cleaners
  • Naturally Stain Resistant
  • Flame Retardant
  • Environmentally Friendly
Disadvantages:
  • More Expensive
  • Susceptible to Shrinking
  • Special Care when cleaning