Creating A Great Construction Environment

About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.

What Is Carpet Pile? And What Do You Need To Know When Shopping For Carpet?

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If you are currently shopping around for new carpet, you might have noticed that it is labeled according to its pile. The pile is the type of loop used for the carpeting. Yard is looped with a backing material in order to make carpet, but each type of carpet is looped differently. The type of loop and how the angle is cut can change the pile. Not only is there a low pile, medium pile and high pile for carpeting, but there are different types of piles.

Here are the different ones you might encounter when shopping for carpet:


The first type of carpet pile is uncut, also called Berber or loop pile. This carpet is made by leaving the whole loop on the surface of the carpet, instead of cutting it. You may want an uncut carpet pile if you're looking for carpeting that is resistant to stains and easy to clean. It is also very durable, so combined with the low-maintenance quality, uncut carpet pile is best for a high-traffic area. It is frequently used in commercial areas or outdoor areas since it doesn't need as much care. Since it is usually a low pile, it has little padding and not ideal for your bedroom or living room.


When the loops are cut during the making of the carpeting, it is naturally called cut carpet pile. Cut pile is also easy to clean, and tends to be softer to the touch than uncut carpets. The biggest drawback to cut pile is that it is slightly rigid, so you can see vacuum marks and footprints more easily than other types of carpet pile. You may also see the gradual wear and tear more easily on this type of carpet.

Textured Cut

Within the cut carpet styles, there are different types of cuts. The first is a textured cut, which is a type of cut carpet that does not show footprints and various marks. This carpet is made by using individual pieces of yarn and creating spiral shapes by twisting them. They are then set by using heated steam. The spiral strands do not crush as easily when a heavy object is on it, which is why it does not show track marks as easily as some of the other cut varieties.

Saxony Cut

The Saxony cut is a plush type of carpet because it uses strands of yarn that are cut to stand straight up. It creates a fuzzy and plush surface that is also very soft on your feet. This carpet should be in a low traffic area of your home because the yarn can be crushed and show marks from your feet or furniture. Many people choose Saxony cut pile carpeting in their bedroom, since it does not get as much traffic as common areas of the home.

Frieze Cut

The last type of cut is a frieze cut pile carpeting. The frieze cut uses individual strands of yarn that is not only twisted tightly, but also kinked. They will curl at random intervals throughout the surface of the carpet, providing a durable surface that hides wear and tear, and dirt that is tracked in. It is also used often in commercial and high traffic areas.

To learn more, contact a company like Carpet Depot with any questions you have.


29 December 2014