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When it comes to getting a new carpet for your home, it can be a bit daunting. There are so many different styles, designs, colours and patterns to choose from. Then, chances are you will be asked what carpet pile you are looking for. If you haven’t purchased a carpet before, chances are you won’t know. And why should you? You’re looking for a carpet for your home that looks good and feels good!

So, in this blog post, we help you understand the different types of carpet piles. This way you can better understand the right type of carpet pile for your home. However, if you’re still not sure after reading this, just pop into our carpet showroom in Peterborough. We can then show you the different types of carpet piles so you can see and touch them yourself to see the differences.

Twist Pile Carpets

You will find that twist pile carpets are one of the most popular carpets found in homes across the UK. This type of carpet is created from a yarn that has been tightly twisted together. You may notice that these fibres have a coarse finish. This is what gives your carpet a rustic and textured appearance.

Twist pile carpets are commonly available in plain or heathered styles. The great thing about heathered styles is that they are less likely to show marks. This is because they combine yarns of similar and complementary shades. In turn, this creates a flecked, multicoloured effect which makes them ideal for areas of your home that are more heavily used.

We would recommend twist pile carpets for your home as they are hard-wearing and easy to maintain. They’re available in a wide variety of shades and colours too. Twist pile carpets are recommended for homes with high-traffic areas such as stairs, landings, the lounge and the hall for example.

Saxony Carpets

If you are looking for a carpet for your home that is both dense and luxurious, then Saxony carpets are for you. Imagine a shag pile carpet, and that is very similar to a Saxony carpet. It’s soft and thick and looks incredible. Having this carpet in your home will feel like you’re in a fancy 5-star hotel.

The pile of the Saxony carpet is longer than some other styles. This means that it can show footprints and flatten more easily than other piles. For this reason, we would not recommend it in areas of the home where there is more foot traffic. However, if you want to step out of bed in the morning onto a super-soft floor, then Saxony carpet is definitely for you.

The Saxony carpets are popular for the lounge and bedrooms. The deep pile of carpet adds a sense of luxury to the home. This type of carpet pile will also provide additional warmth to your home.

Loop Pile Carpets

Do you have a home with busy rooms? In this case, a loop pile carpet could be the ideal type of carpet pile for your home. This type of carpet is made from heavier and wider uncut loops of yarn. This creates a more textured look and feel to your carpet. It’s ideal for hallways, stairs and landings.

A benefit of this carpet is that it will need less vacuuming. However, it is worth noting that the loops in the carpet pile could get snagged by pets’ claws.

We like loop pile carpets as the weave of them bounces back easily. This type of carpet pile also looks contemporary and stylish. In turn, this makes it ideal for both modern and traditional homes, and any home in between.

These are the three most common types of carpet pile for the home. However, there are other types of carpets too, such as velvet carpets that offer comfort, richness and style but can be a little pricier. Or natural carpets that are good for the environment and are hardwearing, for example. If you’re looking for a new carpet for your home, call our team now, check out our range online or come into our carpet store in Peterborough.