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Exploring Carpet Styles

When it comes to carpet flooring, a variety of style options are available, each unique in function and feel. Understanding the different carpet styles available will help you make the best decision based your flooring needs. With all offering multiple choices of colors and prices, below are simple guidelines on how to differentiate among these styles.

Berber Carpets

Loop (berber)

Loop pile does not have exposed tips (unlike cut pile), it is particularly durable. A Berber carpet style is a suitable choice for high-traffic areas, such as family rooms, hallways, and staircases.

Cut and Loop Carpets

Pattern (cut and loop)

Cut-and-loop pile or cut-pile carpet provides a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of level loop and cut pile. The textured surface of pattern or cut-loop style carpet can disguise marks and stains; this material is another excellent choice for children's rooms or other high-traffic spaces.

Plush Carpets


Pile is cut to a smooth, level height. Plush carpet is extremely comfortable underfoot, making it cozy for bedroom floors. The carpet's look, texture, and durability are determined by its fibers. This material can be found in a variety of natural, synthetic, or blends.

Cut Pile Texture Carpets


When the loops are cut, you produce a cut pile carpet. Texture or Cut-pile carpet is a popular style offering an upright finish.

Twist & Frieze Carpet style

Twist (frieze/shag)

Frieze is a cut-pile carpet with twisted yarns and a crimped, textured appearance. The twisted strands of a frieze carpet hide footprints and vacuum marks well, and the tousled look complements an informal room. Shag has long pile that doesn't stand upright, giving it a ”shaggy" look. Today's shags come in designer colors and have an inviting feel.

Woven Carpets


Commonly found with Sisal and grass materials, woven carpet is created on looms by interlacing yarns.

At The Perfect Carpet, find the above simple icons on our product pages when shopping for your new carpet flooring. You can also check out these links to learn more about how to choose your perfect carpet style at the best price online:
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