Your Feltex carpet will be with you for a long time so it’s important to think about the functionality of the space. Here are some basic explanations of the different carpet styles to help you choose the right carpet for your home.
Cut pile carpet is made by threading the fibre through the carpet backing. The tops of the loops are cut leaving upright tufts of fibre. This creates a luxurious and formal look.
Cut pile plush carpet is short and slightly twisted so the pile stands upright but can lean in any direction.
Strands reflect the light in different ways creating texture and depth.
Also known as velvet or velour carpet, it has a soft, velvet texture creating a formal look.
This style is prone to shading and tracking by footprints or vacuuming making it more suitable for medium to low traffic areas.
Cut pile twist carpet is highly twisted, producing pile that lies in different directions.
It has a luxurious feel and a smooth and random textured finish.
Less likely to show footprints or tracking.
It is hard-wearing, making it ideal for high traffic areas.
Loop pile is made by threading the fibre through the carpet backing and back through the front again to form a series of loops. It has a more casual look, hides footprints and is well suited to high traffic areas.
Level loop pile carpet has all of the loops at a uniform length.
It has a distinct texture with low and tight loops.
Doesn't show footprints.
Great carpet choice for very high-traffic areas.
Multi level loop pile is created by using loops of various heights to create a textured appearance.
Multi level loop is also known as high-low loop pile.
High and low loops are used in random or sequence to create textured patterns.
The loops in the carpet make it extremely durable for medium to high-traffic areas.
Sisal carpet is a series of textured loops that run in straight rows to create a pattern.
Sisal carpet is available in a variety of patterns and textures created by varying loop heights.
It has tighter loops, creating a stiffer feel.
The tighter loops make it practical for high-traffic areas.
Combination Cut and Loop Pile
Cut and loop pile carpet is manufactured using a combination of cut and loop piles, the two contrasting to create distinctive patterns, squares and swirls. These carpets have a combination of cut and looped yarns to create sculptured effects.
This carpet style features a combination of cut and loop tufts at differing heights producing a textured and patterned appearance.
Creates a stylish finish with a soft, smooth and textured feel.
Differing textures create a range of distinctive patterns giving your flooring a stylish appeal.
This is a popular combination as it minimises soil and vacuum marks.
A combination of level loop and cut pile creates a beautiful texture and a soft to touch, stylish finish.
This combination can be used to create a range of lineal patterns and style options.
Patterns can create the illusion of space in a room.
The patterns hide soil and footprints making it ideal for medium to high traffic