Different Types of Carpet


A carpet is a thick, heavy floor covering typically constructed of woven wool or synthetic fibers that may be loosely laid out on a floor surface or fitted directly from wall to wall.

Carpets come in all forms: needle felting, tufting, Loomed (Berber or Wilton), flat weaving, or hand knotting can all produce carpets for use as floor coverings. A rug may also be stained, dyed, or painted before installation.

What is a carpet?

Carpet is a heavy, often woven fabric used to cover floors. Although similar to rugs, its key difference lies in being permanently attached to the ground surface. Carpet comes in many styles and colors to meet different looks for each space it covers.

Carpet is typically produced in wide widths of between 12 feet and 15 feet (3.7m and 4.6m) in the United States and 4m and 5m in Europe, and secured to floors over cushioned underlays or pads using nails, tack strips (known in Britain as gripper rods) or adhesives. Once on the floor, it can then be bound around its edges with cotton or synthetic binding (known as carpet binding) before being stitched back onto its primary backing material.

A carpet pile surface consists of yarn or fiber tufts in loop form, either cut or uncut, formed into loops, either level, textured, multilevel, or multicolor tufts. Dyeing and yarn heat setting methods influence its color, while its luster depends on color fastness and soil hiding ability.

Carpet is often an effective means of thermal and acoustic insulation, helping reduce vibration and noise from floors and furniture. Furthermore, custom-made carpets can meet specific customer specifications in terms of shape, size, and fiber content – including eco-friendly or natural options.

Your carpet selection for any given room will depend upon its level of traffic and activity, whether children use it or adults do. Your budget should also come into play; certain carpet styles are more costly than others.


Berber carpet’s looped pile construction creates its signature appearance, as well as being highly durable in heavy traffic areas. Furthermore, it can easily be cleaned, making this an excellent choice for family rooms and basements.

Berber was originally handwoven by indigenous North African people for insulation in their homes, providing warmth. Today’s industrialized versions can often use innovative synthetic materials with stain-resistant finishes as well as colorful earth tones or bold, patterned options ranging from intricate weave patterns.

Note that carpets constructed of natural fibers such as wool require more frequent cleaning than synthetic material Berbers, so be sure to consult with the carpet manufacturer’s warranty information and follow the care instructions that come with your purchase.

Berber carpeting can make an excellent choice for high-traffic areas, yet can become easily snagged by furniture or other objects in the home. Furthermore, this flooring may not be appropriate for families with pets as it traps pet nails, which then unravel or snag the carpet – so regular nail trimming should help avoid such situations, and the use of vacuums with beater bars should also be avoided as these could worsen existing snags or cause loose strands to unravel more rapidly than otherwise.

Berber carpets make an excellent addition to any living room, as they create a cozy atmosphere while complementing virtually every style of decor. Many Berber types feature earth tones like tan or brown; this neutral coloring makes a Berber blend in seamlessly with any color scheme and helps hide minor stains that might occur over time.


Patterned carpets add visual interest and visual texture to any room in the home with their vibrant designs, patterns, and colorways. From stripes, tartan patterns, and botanical motifs, you are sure to find one to complement the style of your room and furniture perfectly. However, using one does require additional consideration when designing the space: making sure its colors complement those on walls and furniture.

Patterned carpets can make a bold statement when combined with sleek contemporary furnishings to create an eye-catching living space. Geometric shapes in particular, make for striking visuals and add order and structure to any room. When combined with sleek contemporary furnishings, patterned carpets create an exquisite aesthetic in any living area.

Swirls and vine-like patterns are another popular option when selecting patterned carpet styles, lending an organic aesthetic to any interior design scheme. These carpet styles work exceptionally well in traditional homes and come in numerous shades.

For those nervous about choosing an all-out patterned carpet, the ideal approach would be selecting a single-tone or tone-on-tone pattern carpet that allows them to choose their desired style with ease. This helps minimize its impact while still creating your desired aesthetic throughout your space.

Color options for patterned carpets can come either through the dyeing of fibers prior to construction (when tufts are inserted into a woven backing) or afterward through a screen or jet printing; quality dying processes provide limitless options in terms of colors and patterns.


Cut-loop carpets typically cost more than other residential styles with the same fiber type due to the intricate patterns required in making cut-loop designs, which often take more time and labor to produce than different patterns. Standard methods for cut-loops include geometric shapes like squares, diamonds, circles, and waves set against surrounding loops for an inviting casual appearance that is best suited for family rooms rather than hallways. Unfortunately, cut-loops show wear more quickly due to fibers being cut that lengthen over time, becoming visible, causing it to look worn quickly, causing wear over time, causing it to look worn in high-traffic areas of a home.

Cut-loop carpets make a fantastic addition to any room in the home because they provide a warm, welcoming texture with extra softness not found elsewhere – ideal for bedrooms!

Loop pile carpets are durable and ideal for family rooms. Their loop pattern helps hide footprints while holding spillages and dirt better than other styles do, providing more comfortable walking environments for their users.

Loop pile carpets are constructed using interlocked strands of wool or synthetic fibers woven together and tied into knots before being attached to their backing in a knot. There are various styles of loop pile carpet: Level loop pile is a dense carpet with uniformly-sized loops with distinct textures that work to hide footprints; Textured loop pile has variable height loops, creating a unique patterned appearance, while multilevel has even more textured variation due to more significant differences between heights of loops.

Twisted Yarn

Twisted yarn carpets feature high-density piles and exceptional durability, making them suitable for commercial and residential settings like offices and living rooms. Their superior abrasion resistance and stain resistance make these types of carpets popular choices among businesses as well as homes alike, while their versatility – dyeable wool, cotton, or silk yarns can be dyed to complement any decor while providing texture. Their twist offers more stability than untwisted thread threading would.

Twisted yarn rugs make the perfect addition to any room, from improving its aesthetics and adding warmth to being easy to maintain and clean. Their high-density pile is comfortable underfoot while providing insulation against colder climates.

All yarns begin as single yarns but can then be combined and twisted for specific applications. This form of twist is known as ply yarn, and its twist is opposite from that found in singles. Twisted cords are commonly used in rope and cordage applications where their amount of twisting can determine strength and durability.

This invention pertains to a carpet twisted yarn and carpet made with two or more fiber yarns, including polytrimethylene terephthalate false twisted yarn that is twisted together and used as pile yarn for cut-pile mats. This invention features pencil point aesthetic qualities with high cushioning properties, reasonable compression recovery rates, light resistance properties, and antifouling qualities; heat setting may be utilized prior to being tufted onto the carpet by means of a tufting machine or similar device.