Similar to attaching a button to a piece of clothing, carpet is made by moving loops of yarn through backing material. The loops are either cut at various angles or left intact. The loop treatment is referred to as the pile of the carpet. Here is a partial list of the most common types of carpet pile.
Uncut pile carpet – Carpet that does not have cut loops is called 'berber' or 'loop' pile. The loops stay intact on the surface. Uncut pile is ideal for high-traffic commercial applications. It is highly durable, resists stains, and is easy to clean. Vacuum marks and footprints do not show easily.
Cut pile carpet – This method produces pleasantly looking, very soft carpet that is easy to clean. The rigid nature of the fibers makes vacuum trails and foot marks easier to see.
Customers come from Armstrong, Fairmont, Sherburne, Swea City, and Truman, IA as well as Trimont, MN come to choose from these and other carpet types in our Fairmont, MN showroom. Other types of carpet pile found in our Doolittle Carpet's and Paints store include:
Plush velvet cut pile
Our sales representatives will help choose the type of fiber and pile that suits the area you wish to carpet.