Types of Carpet

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Types of Carpeting

Your carpet will serve many important purposes: warming your feet, keeping your utility costs within reasonable range, and transforming your space, among other things. It’s really no wonder why carpeting is one of today’s most sought-after commercial and residential flooring options.

At Floor to Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home in Dickinson, we also appreciate carpeting for its flexibility, comfort, and durability. Which carpet is right for you? While there’s no wrong answer, it’s always smart to take a close inventory of your space, your style, and your functional needs.

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Carpet Types

Most of the carpeting you’ll encounter today comes in one of four types: loop, pattern, textured, and frieze.

  • Loop carpeting is extremely thick and dense, has a low profile, and, since it’s so durable, works really well in busy, high-traffic areas. It’s a great choice for commercial settings, as well as family rooms.

  • Patterned carpeting has fibers of varying heights, since its woven together in loops and then cut. Patterns carpet is a great option for restaurants and hotels, since the patterns are extremely forgiving.

  • Textured carpeting has a very casual look with its fuzzy appearance, resulting from its longer, crimped fibers. It’s a nice option for children’s rooms and dens.

  • Frieze carpeting – also called shag – is soft and springy underfoot, made of long and unruly yarns for a fun and trendy appearance.

Your new carpeting may be made from a number of different synthetic or natural substances, though most you’ll find are woven out of fibers containing nylon, polyester, olefin, or wool.

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