Difference Between Loop Type and Cut Pile Carpet
In this article we will be discussing about loop type and cut-pile carpets or combination of both and discuss some of its advantages and disadvantages and which ones most suitable for your home or office.
Loop Type Carpet
Loop type carpet has small loops that is usually made of nylon or olefin. Commercial carpet is usually glued directly to the floor although it can be installed over 1/4″ underlay foam padding. Any looped carpet can snag and run, and for that reason is not often used in residential setting where there are small children or pets.
In the picture above and photos below you’ll be able to visualize how loop type carpet looks like. We have several types of loop type carpet e.g. Korona, Emperor, Excalibur, New Tango brands. Also, most carpet tile are loop type carpets. The photo below is taken from Ojero brand that you’ll be able to browse at http://gallery.carpetphilippines.com/category/carpet-samples/ojero
Cut Pile Carpet
Cut-pile carpet texture of heat-set plied yarns in a relatively dense, erect configuration, with well defined tuft tips as illustrated in the photo below. A dense, short napped cut-pile would be easiest to clean as wet accidents tend to bead up and would be less likely to quickly penetrate deep into the pile – giving you more time to clean it up. It’s also easier to vacuum up pet hair with a dense, short napped carpet.
The sample cut-pile photo below is from Platinum brand that you’ll be able to browse at http://gallery.carpetphilippines.com/category/cut-pile-samples/platinum and is one of the best selling cut pile carpet.
Combination of Loop and Cut Pile
The combination of loop and cut-pile is also possible and is usually done to create beautiful patterns. Since it is a combination of loop and cut-pile these types of carpets also has the same advantage and disadvantages.
The brand in the photo below is Nourison that you’ll be able to browse at http://gallery.carpetphilippines.com/category/carpet-samples/nourison
Carpeting is a major purchase for home or office and you surely want it to have a long life, look great, and comfortable to walk on. By understanding the difference between the cut pile and loop type you will surely find the suitable carpet for your home or office.
Each carpet has their own good points, that’s more fitting in a particular area compared to the other carpet type. Now, we’ll be discussing about the pros and cons of each type.
Advantage and Disadvantage of Loop Type Carpet
Loop type carpet is highly recommended for high traffic area like commercial places because of the designs of the fiber loop. Loop type carpets are one of the most durable carpets today because its loops will not easily break or pull out of bucking and it allows the loop pile to return to normal even after being compressed by heavy furniture. Loop Type carpet is also very easy to maintain and resist some types of common stain. When it comes to appearance and design loop type can offer a wide variety of choices. The downside in loop types is that it cannot provide so much more cushion for under feet unlike the softness cut pile can provide and it has a stiff feeling that’s not really good for residential places. There’s also a probability of incidence that loop type carpet snags sometimes catch nails or furniture being moved across the carpet that’s not very friendly for children.
Advantage and Disadvantage of Cut Pile Carpet
Cut pile carpet is the most popular of all the carpeting, with a textured cut pile outselling all the others makes up the majority of residential carpets. Cut pile carpets do a great job of combing an elegant look with durability. It is even and firm colored look makes these carpets artistically appealing. Cut pile carpets are popular for its luxurious and soft feeling to the feet. If your priority is the feel of the carpet then cut pile is the best for you. Cut piles are also recommended for those who have kids or animals because it does not snag like loop type. The problem is cut piles can blossom, giving them a shabby look as time pass. It also do not do a good job in hiding dirt and stains and sometimes cut pile has tended to show vacuum and footprint marks.
At the end of the day is still depends on what you want and needs, cut pile and loop type are a style of construction, making them a “style of carpet” for you to choose from. The important thing is now you know the difference between both style of carpets. Although carpet styles generally don’t tell you about the performance and durability of the carpet, the construction of the carpet might help to give you the ideal carpet you need.
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