That cloud nine feeling.

Carpet brings a sense of comfort and warmth to any room.
Take your shoes off and stay awhile. A popular option
for those who prefer softness and style.

The choice is yours.

Browse the four carpet types and get to know the benefits and considerations of each. 

  • Looped
  • Patterned
  • Textured
  • Frieze (Twist)
  • Loop construction carpet has dense, looped strands and a low profile for a clean, low-maintenance look. This style is durable, reliable, and ideal for high-traffic areas.

    Looped fibers create a casual appearance and reliable durability. This carpet hides footprints well with a rugged looped surface: ideal for high-traffic areas.


    Ideal Rooms

    Great choice for family rooms, home offices and hallways.

    Benefits

    Durability – Since there are no exposed tips, looped carpets are extremely durable.

    Easy to clean – Spills sit on the top of the pile due to the looped construction. If you get to the stain quickly, it will not sink into the fibre. Looped carpets will also hide footprints and vacuum marks well.

    Considerations

    Pets – Pet nails can snag the loops if the carpet features large loops. Cats tend to see looped carpets as great scratching pads.

    Texture – Looped carpets are not as soft on your feet compared to other types.

    Weight – When choosing your looped carpet, you’ll see it expressed in weight. A typical carpet may have a face weight of 35-40 ounces for example.

     

     

    Pattern construction carpet is made with varying loop and cut heights for looks that range from bold and dramatic to simple and understated. This low-profile style handles traffic beautifully.

    Patterned fibers create a dramatic look with varying loop and cut height. From contemporary to traditional designs this carpet adds texture and colour to any room.


    Ideal Rooms

    A great choice for bedrooms, family and living rooms, home offices and hallways. Any room looking for a touch more personality.

    Benefits

    Easy to clean – Patterned carpets are effective at hiding stains due to the different look and cut heights.

    Opens a room – Pattern carpets make rooms look larger and hallways look longer.

    Considerations

    Excessive material – Possible to have more waste when installing due to pattern matching.

    Enhanced performance – Carpet with spill and pet protection are in high-demand.

    Pattern matching – Bring samples home before you buy. The proportion of a pattern will look quite different in the context of your room.

    Texture construction carpet has long, crimped yarns for a casual look that works for any room. With a higher pile for a super-soft feel, texture is a popular style.

    Textured styles and are a great choice for busy families as it is “trackless” as it won’t show footprints or vacuum cleaner marks. This is a casual carpet that will show less wear and tear then other styles.


    Ideal Rooms

    Family/living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

    Benefits

    Easy to clean – Darker colours can hide stains well. This is a great choice for stairs.

    Price – Available in a broad range of prices.

    Style – Textured carpets will never go out of style. It’s a classic look for many homes.

    Considerations

    Look – Create a less formal look with the smooth, level finish of twisted yarns.

    Quality – Textured carpet can be deceiving when it comes to quality. Some carpets may look full and dense but can sometimes just be a number of fibres puffed up.

    Trackless – this style is “trackless” because it doesn’t show footprints and other marks on its surface

    Frieze, or twist construction, carpet has high, twisted yarns for a longer crimped look and relaxed feel. Its long twists create dimension and visual interest as well as a bouncy, springy feel underfoot.

    Twisted fibers create a soft, bouncy, springy feel – great on bare feet. For this reason, the style is sometimes referred to simply as ‘twist’.


    Ideal Rooms

    Active areas like a family room or playroom.

    Benefits

    Durability – Works well in high traffic areas of your home. The fibres make frieze great at hiding footprints and seams.

    Considerations

    Stains – As frieze fibres are long and loose, a spill is free to run everywhere. Accidents could be harder to tackle.

    Look – Go for a soft, comfortable, casual look with a longer cut pile frieze.

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