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Unraveling the World of Carpet Textures: A Handy Guide



When you dive into the world of carpets, you'll soon realize that it’s much more than just color and pattern. One key aspect often overlooked is texture. Carpet texture can significantly affect the look, feel, and longevity of your floor covering. Here's a rundown of different carpet textures and their unique characteristics:

  1. Cut Pile: This is your classic, plush carpet. The carpet fibers are cut evenly, resulting in a smooth and soft surface. It’s versatile and works well in formal or informal settings, depending on the length of the pile.

  2. Loop Pile: As the name suggests, the fibers are looped and not cut, creating a durable and often patterned texture. It's a great choice for high-traffic areas like hallways due to its resilience and ability to resist wear and tear.

  3. Saxony: A type of cut pile, Saxony carpets are known for their luxurious feel. The fibers stand upright, giving a fluffy and plush texture, perfect for bedrooms or living rooms.

  4. Frieze: This style features long fibers that are twisted tightly, giving the carpet a shaggy appearance. This texture can conceal footprints and vacuum lines, making it a low-maintenance choice for busy households.

  5. Berber: A popular choice for offices and schools, Berber carpets feature a loop pile with a distinct pattern. It's incredibly durable, resisting both stains and wear.

Navigating through carpet textures can feel like a puzzle, but you're not alone! Our experts at Norman Floorcovering are here to guide you through the process, helping you find the perfect texture to suit your lifestyle and decor. Contact us today for a personalized consultation and make an informed choice that will transform your space into a haven of comfort and style.

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