TEXTURE OR PLUSH CARPET
These traditional cut-pile carpets are often casual in style and great for use throughout the home.
A newer casual carpet, frieze (pronounced friz-AY) is a toned-down variation of shag composed of “twisty” fibers. It looks great between vacuuming and shows few footprints.
PATTERNED, SCULPTED, LEVEL-CUT LOOP
These carpets combine cut-pile or plush carpet and looped carpet to form a design. They are becoming popular with patterns ranging from contemporary styles to traditional floral textures. They also wear well because of their lower pile due to the looped portion.
Loop carpets can vary in size within the carpet to create a texture. They also wear well because of their tight, compact design.
They are typically more casual, but some designs are suitable for formal settings. Traditional Berber carpet is a loop with a colored fleck in it.
With a luxurious, almost velvety look, this formal and refined cut-pile carpet is ideal for dining and living rooms.