What Is - Carpet Types - Styles

Carpet Types

Our carpets are created in either cut pile, loop pile or a combination of the two carpet types. The following information will help you to select the best carpet type 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
Plush Pile

A soft velvet appearance and even upright finish that make for a formal look.

  • The pile is short and slightly twisted

  • Sometimes called velvet or velour carpet

  • Can display tracking from footprints and vacuuming

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Plush Pile - Velvet Velour
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Saxony
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Saxony
Saxony

A smooth and luxurious looking finish, similar to plush pile but with a higher pile height and a little more twist in the yarn.

  • Fibers are densely packed together for a luxurious look.

  • Can display tracking from footprints and vacuuming.

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

A luxurious feel with a more textured finish.

  • The pile is highly twisted and lies in different directions

  • Hardwearing and maintain their finish, so ideal for high foot traffic 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 a stylish, less formal, almost shaggy appearance.

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

  • Extremely durable

  • Made 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 traffic areas

  • Does 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 sometimes 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
Sisal

A textured loop pile that is made 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 Berber
Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Berber
Berber

Usually a thicker loop pile in neutral shades from browns to beiges with occasional flecks of different shades throughout.

  • Thicker than usual loops of yarn

  • Hard wearing with flecks that can hide soiling

  • Can also be a made as a cut pile

Carpet Styles - Types - What Is Berber
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 and patterned 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 Loop Cut 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 patterns are available

  • 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 textured finish with distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile at different pile heights.

  • Creates a visual affect with patterns

  • Has a textured finish