What Is - Carpet Styles - Types

Carpet Styles

Our carpets are created in either cut pile, loop pile or a combination of the two styles. The following information will help you to select the best style to suit your needs and create the look that you are after. 

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpets are manufactured by cutting the yarn loops which produces an upright pile that has a more luxurious, formal look than loop pile.

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Plush
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Plush
Cut Pile Plush

A soft velvet and even upright finish with a formal look

  • The pile is short and slightly twisted

  • Can display tracking from footprints and vacuuming

  • Sometimes called velvet or velour carpet

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Plush
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Twist
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Twist
Cut Pile Twist

A luxurious feel and a smooth textured finish.

  • The pile is highly twisted and lies in different directions

  • Hardwearing and maintain their finish, so ideal for high foot trafficked areas

  • Textured finish is less likely to show shading or tracking

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Cut Pile Twist
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Frieze
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Frieze
Frieze

A luxurious feel and stylish, less formal, shaggy appearance.

  • The long pile lies in different directions providing a deep texture

  • Extremely durable

  • Available in variations of thick and thin as well as long and short pile

  • Carpets with longer pile than Frieze are known as "shag piles"

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Frieze
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Frieze

Loop Pile

Loops of yarn create a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and can have a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of higher and lower loops.

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Loop Pile
Level Loop Pile

A distinct textured loop finish created by a simple loop.

  • Well suited to heavy trafficked areas

  • Do not show footprints

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Multi Level Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is High Low Loop Pile
Multi Level Loop Pile

A textured finish made using loops of various heights.

  • This style is also called High-Low Loop pile

  • Can be used in a random or sequenced design to create textures or patterns

  • Extremely durable

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Multi Level Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Sisal
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Sisal Pile
Sisal

A textured loop pile in straight rows.

  • Comes in a variety of patterns and textures

  • Loop heights can vary to produce different patterns and textures

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Sisal
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Combination Cut and Loop Pile

Combination Cut and Loop Pile

These carpets have a combination of cut and looped yarns and can create sculptured effects such as squares, swirls etc. Many different patterns can be achieved in a wide range of styles.

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Cut and Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Cut and Loop Pile
Level Cut and Loop Pile

A stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile.

  • Wide range of lineal patterns

  • Patterns can create the illusion of space in a room

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Level Cut and Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Textured Cut and Loop Pile
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Textured Cut and Loop Pile
Textured Cut and Loop Pile

A stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile.

  • Creates a visual affect with patterns

  • Has a textured finish

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Textured Cut and Loop Pile