Neighborhood Homes

Loop Carpet vs Cut Pile

Ryan Commerce from Indoor City talks about the different types of carpet and explains the advantages of each.

Carpet is still the flooring product used most often in homes throughout the United States. Although hard-surface products have captured a larger market share of homes, carpet still represents over 50 percent of the areas covered in homes.

Probably the biggest advantage that carpet has over all other flooring products is that it is soft, and it is the most comfortable flooring to walk on and to lay on.

Stain Resistance
Another advantage of carpet today, when it comes to stains and pets and so forth, they all have some sort of stain resistance, either applied or inherent in the fiber of the yarn. So, they are far more stain resistant and pet friendly than what they might have been 10 or 15 years ago.

Different Types
The EGStoltzfus Design Studio at Indoor City offers are three different types of carpet:

  • Cut-pile carpet has a classic, traditional look that has stood the test of time. The yarn is sheared at the top, making it the softest carpet to walk on. And it probably provides the most warmth.
  • Looped-pile carpet has a popular look and a more casual feel. It’s more durable as well—as opposed to the yarn being cut, the carpet is looped. So, you’re walking on the tips of the yarn. You don’t see the crushing and matting that you might see with a cut-pile carpet.
  • Cut and loop carpet offers some interesting visuals. The manufacturers alternately cut and loop the yarn, creating some great-looking patterns.

Carpet is a wonderful choice and the EGStoltzfus Design Studio offers wide variety of styles, textures, and designs to choose from. You’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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