Different Types of Carpet

Carpet has been around since the early 1800’s, but since its invention, it has gotten many upgrades. Today, although there are many varieties, there are two popular styles of carpet which are categorized by the way the carpet fibers are attached to their backing.


Loop pile is where fibers are bent into loops. This type of carpet is very durable and stain resistant. The downside is that it has a low profile and limited cushioning but for a high traffic area, this could be a great choice.

  • Level loops, also called Berber, are a type of loop pile known for its short loops. This type of carpet holds up well in high traffic areas in the house like Hallways, entryways, and stairs. This carpeting provides little comfort but lasts longer so it’s best for walkways.
  • Multilevel loops are a type of loop pile that is better suited for high traffic areas that you want to give more style, like your living room or dining room. This carpet is defined by the tops of the loops being different heights, which give it a more textured look.


Cut pile is another popular style of carpeting and is categorized by cut tips so there are not any loops. These types of carpeting are softer and denser. It has a more luxurious feel to it.

  • Saxony is a type of cut pile carpeting that has a smooth finish. The fibers are longer and twisted to give each fiber more body. It’s popular for formal dining rooms and areas with little traffic.
  • Cable is another popular cut pile carpet style. It has long thick fibers and is very comfortable underfoot. The thick fibers also make it easier to put in medium traffic areas, while maintaining its durability.


A happy medium is the hybrid Cut and loop style. This carpeting is the best of both styles, providing durability with elegance and also is good at hiding stains and dirt residue.


Whichever carpeting you feel is right for your home, you can choose from a wide variety of colors and textures to find the perfect one. Here at Custom Furniture and Flooring, we have plenty to choose from so come on in and shop with us today.

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