Looping yarn through a backing in a movement similar to sewing on a button is how carpet is made. The loops are either cut at a variety of angles or left intact. The loop treatment is referred to as the pile of the carpet. Common types of carpet pile are uncut and cut.
Uncut carpet pile is known as Berber pile, or loop pile. This type of carpet tends to be highly durable. They resist stains, are easy to clean, and are perfect for high traffic areas. Drawbacks include being less padding and soft as their counterparts. The loop may be a snagging hazard for small children and pets.
Cut pile carpet produces a pleasant, soft appearance that is easy to clean. Different styles are created by changing shearing angles when slicing the loops. Other thread treatments are also applied before and after inserting them into the backing.
Other styles available include Saxony, textured, frieze, and plush. Saxony and plush should be used in low-traffic areas. Textured carpet is suitable for mid to high-traffic. Frieze is used in high-traffic and commercial settings.
All pile types and carpet fibers described here are available from First Class Flooring. Customers come from Henderson, Humboldt, Jackson, and Lexington to choose a carpet that meets their needs.