There’s no denying carpet flooring’s popularity but with so many options, choosing the right strand can be a daunting task. Continue reading to learn about four types of carpet flooring, their stain and wear resistant, performance and maintenance to help you choose the best option for your home!


Loop construction carpet is made of dense yarn that is looped and fastened together. These looped strands offer a clean, low-maintenance look that is durable, reliable and ideal for high-traffic areas.

Additionally, there are two types of loop carpet flooring: berber and level loop. Berber features large, uncut loops of natural-tone fibers, usually made from wool, nylon or olefin, and varying in size. It’s denser than most other carpets and highly stain resistant.

Level loop contains tufted, uncut loops of equal height, creating a very smooth surface. It’s durable, easy to maintain and is a great option for high traffic areas. However, level loop, is known for being stiffer than other carpet options.


                 Pattern Carpet by Shaw Floors

Pattern construction carpet is made with varying loop and cut heights for styles that range from bold and dramatic to simple and understated. The pattern looks as if it’s been cut into the carpet and usually features several tones from the same color family. This low-profile carpet is known for its softness and handles traffic beautifully.


Texture construction carpet has long, crimped yarns for a causal look that works well in any room. Its tight-twist construction helps resist soil, making it a great option for high-traffic family rooms. With higher pile for a super-soft feel, it’s no wonder that texture is the most popular carpet style!


Frieze or twist construction carpet has high, twisted yarns for a longer crimped look and relaxed feel. The fibers of a frieze carpet curl in different directions, so they hid footprints and common carpet marks. Its long twists create dimension and visual interest as well as a bouncy, springy feel underneath.

If you are interested in learning more about carpet flooring, call 252-726-8326 or email us today!

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