In a movement somewhat like attaching a button to cloth, yarn is looped through a backing material to make carpet. The loops are left intact or cut at angles. The loop treatment is referred to as the pile of a carpet.
Typical carpet piles types include:
Uncut carpet pile is known as Berber or loop pile. The entire loop is left intact. Uncut pile carpet is resistant to stain, easy to clean, and highly durable. Cut pile produces pleasant, soft carpet that is also easy to clean. The rigid threads tend to show vacuum trails and footprints.
Saxony is the most iconic pile. It also shows wear easier than an uncut pile. Cut and Saxony pile carpet is best for low traffic areas. For high traffic areas, Carpet Mill suggests frieze cut, because of its tightly kinked and twisted threads.
Plush carpet is a luxurious carpet made of densely packed fibers that should be placed in low traffic settings. Textured cut is ideal for mid- to high-level traffic. We help clients from Genesee, Moscow, and Troy, ID as well as Pullman, WA when they visit our Moscow, ID showroom. We pride ourselves on making our carpet customers feel welcome, relaxed, and comfortable as soon as they walk through the door.