What are the different carpet styles available?

Different carpet styles are created by varying the way the carpet fibres are attached to the backing. Each style offers distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, texture, and performance.

Twist Pile

  • Description: Twist pile carpets are made from twisted yarn fibres. The tighter the twist, the more durable and springy the carpet.
  • Appearance: This style often has a casual, textured look and is known for hiding footprints and vacuum marks well.
  • Suitability: Twist pile carpets are versatile and suitable for various areas, including bedrooms and living rooms.

Loop Pile

  • Description: Loop pile carpets are made from loops of yarn that are uncut. This creates a flat, level surface.
  • Appearance: Loop pile carpets can have a uniform appearance or create patterns. They often provide a more casual and practical look.
  • Suitability: Due to their durability, loop pile carpets are suitable for high-traffic areas like hallways and stairs.


  • Description: Saxony carpets have a dense, cut-pile surface with fibers that are evenly cut to create a plush, soft texture.
  • Appearance: Saxony carpets have a luxurious appearance with a smooth, velvety finish. They can show footprints and vacuum marks more than other styles.
  • Suitability: Saxony is popular in formal areas like living rooms and bedrooms where comfort is a priority.


  • Description: Berber carpets are characterized by looped fibers of varying sizes and colors. They can be made from natural or synthetic fibers.
  • Appearance: Berber carpets often have a textured, flecked appearance due to the looped construction. They can provide a casual and rustic look.
  • Suitability: Berber carpets are known for their durability and stain resistance, making them suitable for high-traffic areas.

Choosing the right carpet style depends on factors like the room’s purpose, desired aesthetics, and the level of foot traffic. Each style has its unique advantages, and understanding these differences helps in selecting the most suitable carpet for your specific needs.

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