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

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