TEXTURED carpet helps you
create a relaxed look with smooth, twisted yarn. A textured carpet is
more casual, can be used in any room, and is great for active
families – and a bonus benefit is that it does a pretty good job of
TWIST – frieze, cable,
or shag – hides footprints and vacuum tracks. It might be your
choice for a more casual atmosphere. It is great for the busy
household as it is durable and long-wearing.
PATTERNED – or “cut
and loop” – will provide a distinctive carved appearance. A
patterned carpet will add interest to any room owing to the variety
of surface levels.
FASHION LOOPS can have a
level or multi-level textured surface. A looped carpet can handle
heavy traffic and hides footprints well. Uneven loops add texture
while level loops boost durability. Looped carpet is often referred
to as “Berber,” but that term actually refers to the flecks of
additional color accenting the main hue in a looped carpet.What about FIBER?
NYLON – 90% of fine
residential carpet is nylon. It is the most durable of the synthetics
and is practically static-free. Nylon maintains its fiber height; and
resists soiling, staining, and mildew.
WOOL is luxurious, strong,
stain resistant, and maintains fiber height. This natural fiber is
more expensive, however, and can maintain static and moisture.