Long a favorite of past generations – the 60s and 70s saw a huge demand for this particular type of carpeting. More recently, textured or “plush” carpet has recently rebounded as a favorite of interior designers and homeowners. A variety of factors have led to this latest upsurge in popularity. Here are the most common:
Improved Manufacturing – Cut-pile carpeting – as opposed to the original loop style – is one of the most common and easiest carpets to manufacture. The manufacturing process is fairly straightforward but took almost a century to perfect. The material of the carpet was woven into a backing material as a loop but then shorn on the top surface to create the “cut” look. More recent innovations allow designs to be carved into the carpeting.
Greater Functionality – Cut pile and textured carpeting can be made from a variety of materials – from synthetics like nylon to all natural materials like wool. It is imperative for a designer or homeowner to choose the right cut-pile carpet for their specific application. For example, avoiding looped textured carpeting – which is prone to snagging – if you have children or pets – is always a good idea. Consult an industry expert if you are in any doubt.
RicherTextures – Traditional cut-pile carpets are most often design wit a casual aesthetic in mind especially when it comes to color and patterns. In particular, they can run the gamut from level cuts through multi-level ones to the most complicated textured patterns. Generally, however, they are an excellent choice for use in almost any room in a home with their greater depth of feel and essentially frayless edges.
Enhanced Durability – Resilient with excellent abrasion resistance and overall wear-ability, nylon textured carpet bounces back even under the heaviest traffic. It is an ideal choice for residential hallways, office waiting rooms and other commercial area subjected to sustained use.