For a cosy and softer underfoot feeling, cover your floor with one of our wool or synthetic solution dyed nylon carpets. We offer cut pile, loop, textured, plush, patterned, industrial carpets and more.
LOOP, CUT LOOP, AND PILE
When carpeting is made, fibers, also called yarns, are woven into a material backing. This creates small loops of yarn all along the surface. This surface is referred to as the carpet’s “pile”. If the loops are left in-tact, the carpet is referred to as loop pile carpet; if the loops are cut, the carpet is cut pile (a plusher/softer option). Some carpets have a combination of both techniques and are referred to as cut and loop. Loop pile, cut pile and cut and loop carpets all have different characteristics because of differences in their surface textures.
In addition to the differences in carpet pile, an important distinction between carpets is the fiber used in their construction. Fiber refers to the material used to create the carpet’s yarn, and fibers can be either synthetic or natural. The majority of carpet on the market today is made of synthetic fibers including nylon, polypropylene or polyester. Natural fiber carpets are usually made of wool though you will occasionally see other natural materials such as silk, cotton or bamboo. Carpet characteristics will vary depending on their construction and material.
WHICH CARPET TO CHOOSE
Choosing carpeting can seem like a daunting task. At Urban Flooring, we are happy to walk you through all of your options and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to call or email us to talk through all of the options available to you.