Types of Carpet

There is no floor covering more popular than carpet, and it is installed in nearly two-thirds of American homes. The two most common types of carpet are cut and loop, but there are many available options to suit any taste, with many newer carpets combining materials and styles to give homeowners more options.

Cut. Cut pile carpet, also referred to as tufted, is recognizable by the spring-like shape of its twisted yarn. A high-quality cut pile carpet will be densely tufted and have textured variations that make it a good option for covering a high-traffic area.

Loop. Loop carpet, named for the loop-style of construction, is excellent for high-traffic residential and commercial needs because of its durability and stain resistance. This style of carpet often works best in a less-formal room. One of the most popular carpet styles, Berber, is a loop carpet.