One of our goals at Floor Coverings International Metro East is to make sure our customers feel confident in selecting the right material for their Belleville homes. And after years of experience and feedback from our wonderful customers, we’ve learned that one of the most helpful things we can do is to provide simple, easy to understand explanations that demystify the jargon-heavy flooring industry.
So today, we’re going to walk you through one of the more common terms in the world of carpet flooring: loop pile. We’ll look at what exactly this term means, and how it affects Belleville homeowners who are considering new carpet for their homes. Lets get started!
Loop Pile Carpeting: What Is It?
In direct contrast to cut pile carpet, loop pile is a style of carpet in which the visible fibers you walk on are woven in literal loops through the backing. Left un-sheared (i.e. not cut), the carpet fibers come in a variety of densities and thicknesses.
One of the first things you’ll notice about a loop pile carpet when you walk around on it is that your footprints don’t show up as they would on a cut pile carpet. Since the fibers are woven into the backing, the surface is very flat and resists marks or impressions. The ability to withstand crushing and matting is one of the main reasons loop pile carpet is so popular.
Advantages of Loop Pile Carpeting
Belleville families and homeowners choose loop pile carpeting for many reasons:
- Flat surface is easy to print designs and colors on, so you can enjoy a limitless variety of shapes and patterns
- Resistance to visible markings from feet and vacuums makes loop pile carpeting great for high traffic areas like hallways, stairs, family rooms, or commercial spaces
- Loop pile carpeting is available in many materials, including natural fibers like wool, or comfortable, stain resistant fibers like nylon and olefin (another name for polypropylene/polyethylene).
- Try loop pile carpet tiles for the ultimate in versatility and low-stress replacement of worn-out areas
Other Important Considerations
The one major drawback of loop pile carpet is that the loops can snag and unravel in certain situations. Pets with long claws and carelessly moved furniture can cause snags—so consider who and what is in your home before you choose a loop pile carpet. It all comes down to your individual needs.
Start Your Next Carpet Flooring Project
Since our team proudly serves the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, and Belleville area, we can bring our mobile showroom to your home for a convenient, free consultation. Let our carpet experts help you find the perfect material for your home! Contact us today to get started.
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