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What are the Different Types of Carpet?

Carpet is one of the most versatile flooring options around since it is available in a wide array of colors, patterns, materials, textures, sizes, heights and more.

Carpet style determines how the carpet will appear on the surface as well as how the carpet will perform. The most common carpet styles are cut, loop and combination pile carpet.

Cut pile is named for the cut ends of the yarn that makes up the carpet and can come in a variety of styles. Cut pile carpet is the most popular type of carpet in residential homes.

The 5 Major Carpet Styles

  1. Saxony Carpet: twisted yarn, heat set, tufted appearance, crush-resistant and durable

  2. Frieze Carpet:  highly twisted yarn, heat set surface curl, mat resistant

  3. Shag Carpet: long and twisted yarn, deep pile, suitable for low traffic areas as it can mat easily

  4. Velvet Carpet: straight and low twisted fibers, not heat set, soft and smooth surface

  5. Cable Carpet: thick and loose yarn, high pile and twist

Interested in comparing products or seeing how cut carpet can fit into your home? Contact City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home or visit our showroom in San Rafael, CA to speak with one of our flooring consultants. 

We're proud to serve customers throughout San Rafael, CA, including the cities of Mill Valley, Novato and Tiburon.

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