Whats the difference between cut pile and loop pile carpets?
With so many styles of carpets online available, selecting the right carpet can sometimes be a hard task. Start with selecting which option works best for you, with our guidance should you require it. You have the choice of different pile types, and once you have chosen the option for you, your final decision will be somewhat easier. All that is left to decide upon is colour.
Cut Pile – This is often the most popular choice, and refers to a shared style of carpet, exposing each end of the carpet fibres which you can find these carpets online in an array of lengths and thicknesses. Softer underfoot, cut pile works extremely well in a bedroom, although would work fantastic throughout your whole home, where you would like an added element of luxury. Before deciding upon a cut pile you should consider the several different types. Plush displays a smooth texture with a uniformed appearance. Saxony also has a smooth finish but is slightly twisted to provide the carpet and each of its fibres with more body due to its longer fibres. The twist is designed to help the carpet stand up and to prevent it from crushing or matting. The tighter the twist, the more durable your carpet will be. Cut pile carpets for sale are typically constructed from polyester, wool and nylon, with the latter usually the most popular.
Loop Pile – Unlike cut pile, these carpet fibres are bent into small loops. This stain-resistant type of carpeting works perfectly in high traffic areas such as walkways and offices, however, offers a limited amount of cushion underfoot. Used predominately throughout residential and commercial spaces, loop piles have been made popular due to their immense durability. Materials such as nylon and wool are also used, as well as olefin which is a synthetic fibre that adds to the comfort and hard wearing nature of a loop pile carpet.
Choosing between both cut options is completely down to personal preference, but both have the potential to perform excellently throughout both the home and the office. Stop by our Wirral carpets Birkenhead showroom and see our huge range of striped carpets, grey carpets, creme carpets, patterned carpets and so much more!
Alternatively, if you cannot get to you, please don’t fear, contact us today to receive your free quote or take advantage of our effortless home selection service to assist with all your carpet requirements. We look forward to hearing from you soon.