cut pile carpet colors, floor coverings international oahuConsidering how many styles, materials, colors and patterns there are to choose from, it’s no wonder carpet shopping can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately the experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu are to help! Below we’ll go over the basics of cut pile carpeting — a popular style in Honolulu homes due to its soft and comfortable texture. Keep reading to learn more!

What Does “Cut Pile” Mean?

When carpets are manufactured, thousands of yarn loops are sewn into a durable backing material. When these loops are cut, it exposes the ends of the yarn fiber and creates a style known as cut pile carpet — which can be further divided into more specific styles such plush or frieze carpeting. The main difference between these types is the length and thickness of the pile (the cut yarn). If the loops are left intact, it’s called a loop carpet.

What Are The Advantages of Cut Pile?

plush bedroom carpet, floor coverings international oahuCut pile carpeting is an extremely popular choice for wall-to-wall carpeting. Generally made from nylon or a wool-nylon blend, cut pile carpets are known for their softness underfoot. An important detail to look for when selecting a cut pile carpet is to check the twist of the yarn. The tighter the twist, the better the carpet will hold up to matting and crushing. A tighter twist also creates more texture, which can help disguise dirt — useful for areas with higher foot traffic. While less durable, a lighter twist can create a number of interesting looks. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference and where the carpet will be used.

Your Carpet Experts

If you want to learn more about carpet options for your Honolulu home or business contact Floor Coverings International Oahu today! Our flooring experts will come to your location for a free design consultation where you can view samples. We partner with top manufactures to provide a wide selection of quality carpets and will help you find the perfect match for your project!

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